Three weeks ago, the Otay Mesa Border Crossing changed its hours of operation and almost immediately turned the northbound lanes into an overnight campground. Each morning, by 2 a.m., people begin lining up waiting for the gates to open, which doesn’t happen till 6 a.m. The new hours went into effect on May 3. Before then, the border crossing was open 24/7. Read Salvador Rivera’s full report.
If Elon Musk wants to move Tesla Inc. to Texas, El Paso is ready to help him relocate and hook him up with Juarez’s high-powered automotive manufacturing industry. On Tuesday, the El Paso City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Tommy Gonzalez to send the California-based electric car and solar panel manufacturer a letter inviting him to expand and bring related suppliers to this border region. Read Julian Resendiz’s full report.