Beto O’Rourke Art from El Paso

Beto 6

Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well! I’m sorry I haven’t been around the blog too much, I’ve been on assignment lately. I’ve been reading and commenting on blogs but I haven’t written in a few days here. I had fun writing my last couple of assignments for a weekly publication in El Paso. One of my stories has to do with local artist Patrick Gabaldon’s art of Beto O’ Rourke. All of the monies Patrick raises from his art goes towards O’ Rourke’s campaign. If you follow current events, social media and/or my blog, you’ve most likely heard of O’ Rourke. He’s running against Senator Ted Cruz in the midterm election on Nov. 6. Texas is known as a red state aka conservative state. Some say it’s impossible for Texas to ever become  a blue state aka liberal. El Paso is liberal but most counties in Texas are conservative. People need to have their voices heard by getting out there and voting! This is the only way change will happen. It doesn’t do any good to complain about issues, especially if you didn’t go to the polls.   

O’Rourke was on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday. I included video of it. If you missed my post about him, you can check it out here. I don’t want to give away too much about the story so I’m just going to leave you with some of Patrick’s art. I’ll include the story or a link to it once it runs next week. I also had fun interviewing an actor from a classic movie. I plan to share them here when they run. Take care everyone and I’ll see you soon! 

Beto 2


Beto 7

Paint 3

Beto 5

Photos provided by Patrick Gabaldon



  1. Hi Lisa. It’s great to meet you via Rob Goldstein’s reblog of this post. I saw O’Rourke on a clip of Colbert this week. I was intrigued. Although I’m (sadly) in DC now, I’ve been trying to get a job in TX so that I can move back to the southwest… been trying for a long time…
    Anyhow, well done with your assignment. TGIF hugs!

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  2. Yes, Austin is expensive! We wouldn’t mind being there. There are a lot of jobs in Houston and Dallas. I love it here but it’s been hard for me to find something. I’m freelance writing right now but I would like at least a part-time job as well. Don’t give up, keep looking! 🙂


  3. Sort of. I’ve been looking all over the southwest for the past 6 years. Most places won’t consider you if you need to relocate. However, I’m more interested in near-desert areas, because I want to be away from tornadoes, and I simply like the desert. Austin (they aren’t toooo bad for that, but housing is so expensive), San Antonio. I had an interview in Edinburg a couple of years ago, but it’s just as well that I didn’t hit it off with the woman there… not an agency I can stomach. You can guess which one…

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  4. Hello Teagan! It’s nice to meet you! Thank you for the comment and for following my blog! I saw his interview on Colbert. It was good! I hope you get to come to Texas. Are you looking in the bigger cities for work??

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  5. I really like and admire Beto; he’s handsome, articulate, thoughtful and seems genuinely kind, all things the smarmy Ted Cruz is not. The GOP has morphed into a party of cruelty and xenophobia, and needs to be crushed at the polls in November and again in 2020.

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