Artwork is on display during the 2013 Lincoln Park Day and Car Show in Central El Paso on Sept. 22, 2013. [Photo courtesy of Visit El Paso under Creative Commons license. Terms below.]
Community activists and elected officials in El Paso have bought more time in their fight to save a historic Chicano and border cultural center from demolition. El Paso Judge Thomas Spieczny issued a temporary restraining order May 21 that prevents the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) from moving forward with demolishing the Lincoln Center in south central El Paso, until a hearing on the matter is held on May 29.
Pro-Lincoln Center activists have organized a 24-hour encampment outside the more than 100-year-old building and are planning a large rally for late Sunday afternoon, May 25, Hector Gonzales, Lincoln Park Conservation Committee member, told FNS. “Everybody is working on trying to save the center,” Gonzales said.