Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Organized and hosted by the 1918 Porvenir Massacre Descendants


Friday, October 4

Doors open: 6 p.m.

Film Screening: 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 8 p.m.


YISD Theater, 9600 Sims, El Paso, TX 79925


Porvenir, Texas journeys into a dark chapter in American history, a chapter that led to many civilian casualties along the Texas border, from 1910 to 1920, a time of one of the worst, sustained episodes of racial violence in American history.

“The Porvenir Massacre” stands out historically as a major incident that should not be forgotten. Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men and boys in Porvenir, a tiny border town in Texas. One hundred years later, the film asks what led to the events of that fateful night and reveals the tensions that remain along the border a century later.

High Q

High Q is an academic bowl competition for area high school students. Hosted by Dr. Richard D. Pineda, it airs weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays.

El Paso Physician

This monthly program hosted by Kathrin Berg, features local medical specialists discussing a variety of health topics and answering questions from our viewers.

American Graduate

Through the American Graduate initiative, KCOS explores YouthBuild, a community based program aiming to provide educational and job opportunities for at-risk youth.

306 Sessions

306 Sessions is a dynamic variety music show filmed at Zeven Music Entertainment studios in El Paso, TX, created to highlight talented area musicians performing original music.

The El Paso Show

Join Ilean de Anda as she explores our city and introduces you to interesting area residents, musicians and restaurant entrepreneurs.

National Issues Forums

Each spring KCOS hosts three National Issues Forums where diverse community members discuss their opinions on timely issues impacting our entire country.

Telling El Paso

Six local veterans were given a voice to share their stories of service and coming home.

El Paso Election Forums

Each election season KCOS partners with the El Paso League of Women Voters to host election forums where our audience can hear directly from local political candidates.