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San Miguel Has Holes

Calle de Relox

By Jesús Aguado “The sidewalks in the historic center are a minefield; you have to watch your step in order to not end up stuck or injured in one of those holes,” a pedestrian told Atención. The holes are a constant on the streets and sidewalks of San Miguel due to the lack of maintenance [...]

El Sabino in La Huerta

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By Jade Arroyo, photos by Jade Arroyo and Ángel Miquel A well-kept local secret is the spectacular sabino located in the nearby community of La Huerta, only 20 minutes from the city. The sabino, a bald cypress, has been standing with dignity in this quiet town for more than 450 years, surrounded by fruit trees [...]

Glowing Nights

Glow Party 2015

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Jade Arroyo, photos courtesy of Rosewood Hotel To say good-bye to 2015 in the best fashion, a unique party took place at the Rosewood Hotel. Bypassing sequins and fur, the attire for this evening was as whimsical as it was mysterious: glow yourself. The party featured an all-black [...]

2015 in the Pages of History

JUNIO Ricardo Villarreal won the mayoral race

By Jesús Aguado This year Atención turned 40 years old after publishing all kinds of stories. This is a summary of the last 12 months with topics that certainly will emerge with a twist in 2016 because in the pages of our history there are still crimes under investigation, major works are uncompleted, halted developments, [...]

The New Mexican Design

Shannon Hosford, Patrice Wynne and Clara Peretz

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Jade Arroyo Last weekend the 12th edition of the Bazaar of Alternative Design took place. This itinerant organization, which strives to be a platform for young designers, held its event at the Rosewood Hotel on the rooftop terrace. The bazaar featured 40 independent designers in fashion, jewelry, decoration, [...]

For Whom Is the Celebration on Migrants Day?

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By Jesús Aguado When Mexico “was Mexico,” Sergio Bautista illegally crossed the border between this country and the United States “10 times.” Later with other migrants, he started the Park of Adventures in San Miguel. In contrast. José Álvaro Pichardo died due to inclement weather in Texas. Both migrants received support from the Institute for [...]

Secretary of Public Safety Gets New Assets


By Jesús Aguado Daily at the fields adjacent to the city hall, ten canines—Belgian Shepherds and Rottweilers—are trained in detection of narcotics, search and rescue, and immobilization. A visit to the Canine Unit creates awareness that each dog learns how to be a police officer and obey the primary orders in French for formation and [...]

Postcards from San Miguel

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By Jade Arroyo During December, the town has a romantic and somewhat mystical vibe. It is as if time stops and even the pigeons fly more slowly. The cold, bright mornings—too beautiful for going to work—make us forget about our agendas and invite us to stroll past the beautiful sites of San Miguel, which may [...]

Magic Town Music Festival

Carrie Cameron, co-fundadora de Magic Town

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Jade Arroyo, photos by Sean Reagan Magic Town Music is a San Miguel-based festival which features the best country, rock, funk, and alternative musicians from both the US and México, to raise funds to benefit local children. The last take of this festival was named Feel the Groove, [...]

This Is the Season of Nativity Scenes

P María, José y el Niño Dios en el templo de Santa Ana

By Jesús Aguado “For your happiness and because you mean peace, we want to call you this, Christmas friend” observes a Christmas carol and it continues, “because when you are here, our eyes and skin smile.” Christmas is the season when people easily show their love, affection, solidarity, and compassion. With the excitement of baby [...]

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