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Top defense officials tour El Paso area as military studies how to divert funds for wall | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 23, 2019
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, accompanied by the Joint Chiefs chairman, Gen. Joseph Dunford, visited Monument Site 3 near El Paso.        
'Don't call me before you text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 23, 2019
Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren’t used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.        
Poisonings from herbal drug kratom have soared: What to know about the risks | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 23, 2019
Poisonings reported from kratom have soared as the herbal substance has become a popular treatment for opioid and addiction.        
South Carolina woman mauled by her own dogs died in horrific scene, neighbors say | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 23, 2019
She suffered several "extremely severe" dog bites at her home, according to the Greenville County Coroner's Office.        
El Paso Times | February 23, 2019
Defense officials tour part of U.S.-Mexico border Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as the Pentagon weighs diverting funds for President Trump's border wall.        
Billionaire equity firm owner John Childs accused in Florida prostitution ring | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 23, 2019
John Childs, a seasonal resident of Indian River Shores, Florida, is the former president of Ducks Unlimited's Wetlands America Trust.        
Crime of Week seeks knife-wielding robber who held up 2 stores in El Paso's Mission Valley | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 23, 2019
The robber threatened employees at Howdy's and 7-Eleven convenience stores on Feb. 18-19.        
Knife-wielding robber holds up 2 stores in El Paso's Mission Valley | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 23, 2019
A knife-wielding robber who held up two convenience stores in El Paso’s Mission Valley on Feb. 18-19, 2019, is the target of the Crime of the Week.        
Who will be watching the Oscars? Count on El Paso to tune into the Academy Awards | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
While New Yorkers love the Academy Awards, El Paso was the No. 2 city to watch the Oscars last year with one in five homes tuning in.        
Newcomers vs. Incumbents: Here's who is running for EPISD board | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
Several El Pasoans are throwing their hat into the race for the May 4 school board election        
HOPE Border Institute members talk about visiting families of Guatemalan migrant children | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
Members of the HOPE Border Institute took a trip to Guatemala to visit the families of Jakelin Caal Maquin and Felipe Gomez-Alonzo, who died in US custody.        
Online romance scams cost victims thousands. Read the story of one man who lost $31,000. | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
Victims of romance scams aren't just losing their life savings. Some are taking on new debt in the name of love, such as opening up credit cards.        
Robert Mueller: Justice Department says special counsel won't finish report next week | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
The Justice Department said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller won't complete his Russia investigation next week, tamping down speculation        
Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias makes visit to Bowie High School | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
The comedian made a visit to Bowie High School on Friday for Operation H.O.P.E. before his performance at the Don Haskins Center.        
Prosecutor suffers medical emergency in the middle of police officer's trial | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
A prosecutor suffered a medical emergency and had to be rushed to the hospital, delaying the trial of a police officer accused of shooting a man in 2015.        
El Chapo Guzman lawyers seek new trial after reports of jury misconduct | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
The defense team for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of "misconduct" by several jurors.        
Advocates renew the push for a burn pit registry for Texas vets exposed to toxic chemicals | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
The measure to create a registry to help Texas veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits died in 2017. So advocates are renewing their fight.        
College student who needs lifesaving surgery will get her medical records | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
Caitlin Secrist could die if she doesn't get her medical records. After The Arizona Republic investigated, Arizona governor and a judge intervened.        
Mexico to help family of El Chapo Guzman seek visas to visit drug kingpin in US | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 22, 2019
Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Mexico would help the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman seek visas to visit him in United States        
One person killed in East El Paso accident Tuesday | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
The fatal accident was a vehicle versus semi-truck crash at about 8 p.m. in East El Paso.        
CBP strengthens El Paso ports of entry against immigrants gathering in Juárez: officials | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
To prevent the ports of entry from being overrun, they are being hardened with concrete K-rails and concertina wire, CBP said in a news release.        
After El Chapo Guzman trial, two of his sons indicted in U.S. drug conspiracy charges | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
Just weeks after drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera was convicted on 10 counts in U.S. court, Justice Department indicted two of his sons        
HOPE Border Institute Visits Guatemala | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
Five members of the HOPE Border Institute visit Guatemala in show of solidarity with the families of Jakelin Caal Maquin and Felipe Gomez-Alonzo who died in US custody.        
El Salvadoran sex offender captured near former Asarco plant site in Downtown El Paso | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
Mario Guevara-Cartagena, who was convicted of sodomy of a child, was captured Wednesday near the old Asarco copper-smelter site near Downtown El Paso.        
Video of man telling El Paso woman to speak English at Cracker Barrel in El Paso | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
An El Paso woman who took her mother to breakfast at Cracker Barrel recorded a video of her arguing with a man who criticized her for speaking Spanish        
What killed the dinosaurs? An asteroid or volcanoes? Or both? | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
Maybe it wasn't just the asteroid that killed off most of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago: Research reveals how volcanoes may have played a role.        
In 2005, about 200 people ate ‘zombie’ deer meat. Here’s what happened | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
A fire company in New York state unknowingly served deer that tested positive for CWD. Health officials have been following them ever since.        
EPISD cheating scheme trial date set for August for final 2 defendants Tanner, Anderson | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
A new trial date is set in the EPISD cheating scheme case for the final two defendants, John Tanner and James Anderson.        
First Porsche dealership opens in El Paso, new Volvo dealership on the way | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
El Paso's first Porsche dealership opens as new Volvo dealership begins construction in growing area for luxury car buyers        
El Paso Electric warns residents about phone scam demanding payment | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
El Paso Electric warns residents the scammers are masking the phone calls to make it appear the utility is calling, then a recording demands payment.        
Man dead in Kimble County chase suspected to be connected to El Paso murder | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
A man who died after a highway chase in Kimble County on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2019, is believed to have shot a convenience store clerk in El Paso.        
Video shows bystanders detain a stabbing suspect in a Las Cruces Walmart parking lot | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 21, 2019
After a stabbing inside a Las Cruces Walmart, bystanders detained the suspect until police arrived.        
Lead of New Mexico Engineer's office to tackle battle over Rio Grande | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
John D'Antonio will lead New Mexico's engineer office as the state prepares to battle Texas in the Supreme Court over the Rio Grande        
Clerk found dead in East El Paso 7-Eleven; police call death 'suspicious' | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
A convenience store clerk was found dead at an East El Paso 7-Eleven, on Zaragoza. El Paso police are investigating the "suspicious death."        
Man stabbed to death during fight at Central El Paso home, El Paso police say | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
El Paso police said the fight broke out before 10 p.m. The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital, where he died.        
El Paso police officer set to go to trial Wednesday in fatal shooting of mentally ill man | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Officer Mando Kenneth Gomez, who is facing one count of manslaughter, is set to go to trial Wednesday.        
EPISD to get lease extension on current central office property | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
EPISD will spend a few more months at its current central offices while new buildings are renovated and built Downtown        
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Photo gallery: Mexican army soldiers, federal police sent to border city of Juárez to fight crime as part of Mexico security plan.        
A drive along the border barrier between El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
A ride along El Paso's Cesar Chavez Border Highway/Loop 375 offers a look at commuting alongside the border barrier.        
Lawmakers seek probe of force-feeding of immigrants at El Paso ICE detention facility | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Texas U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar and Oregon U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici request probe of El Paso ICE facility where immigrants were allegedly force-fed        
Mexico deploys 600 soldiers, federal police to quell violence in Juárez, 16 other cities | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Mexico deployed 600 soldiers and federal police officers to Juárez to quell violence in the border city as part of AMLO's "17 Priority Cities" plan.        
El Paso County district attorney to investigate Trent Hatch's resignation from EPISD board | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Trent Hatch's resignation as district board president amid residency concerns raises questions about what happens next for the EPISD board.        
El Paso police arrest three teens for having 18 pounds of marijuana, 17 pounds of THC | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Three teenagers were arrested after El Paso Police found more than 18 pounds of marijuana, 17 pounds of THC after a traffic stop.        
El Chapo lawyers claim jury misconduct after report of jurors watching trial news | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
One of the jurors in Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's trial told Vice News that at least five other jurors watched news coverage of the hearings.        
Putin vows to target US with new weapons if Washington deploys missiles to Europe | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Moscow will target the U.S. with its new missiles if America deploys new missiles in Europe.        
Emotional first day in trial of El Paso police officer accused of shooting and killing man | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
El Paso Police Department Officer Mando Kenneth Gomez is facing one count of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Erik Emmanuel Salas Sanchez.        
Prosecutors: Beto O'Rourke on hit list of Coast Guard lieutenant in domestic terror case | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Officials say Christopher Paul Hasson's hit list also had House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.        
El Paso artist Hal Marcus will be featured at Las Cruces Arts Fair | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Life-long El Pasoan Hal Marcus is the featured artist at this year’s Las Cruces Arts Fair, March 1-3 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.        
President Trump: ISIS wife Hoda Muthana won't be allowed to return to the United States | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 20, 2019
Hoda Muthana was born in New Jersey. She wants to come home and face the U.S. justice system, her family's lawyer tells USA TODAY.        
Spending bill would up teacher pay by at least 6 percent in New Mexico | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 19, 2019
Democratic lawmakers advanced the plan to increase New Mexico state spending on public education by about $450 million.        
El Paso police: 72-year-old pedestrian hit, killed by several vehicles on Montana Avenue | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 19, 2019
Alberto Escoto, 72, was crossing Montana Avenue on Feb. 9 when he was hit by several hit-and-run vehicles in a deadly El Paso pedestrian collision.        
El Paso commuters have to hold their horses after equines cause traffic delays on I-10 East | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 19, 2019
Horses loose on Interstate 10 near Horizon City caused traffic delays Tuesday morning in far East El Paso.        
El Paso Museum of Art to host lecture on Jacob Lawrence for Black History Month | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 19, 2019
Leslie King-Hammond will give a lecture on artist Jacob Lawrence at El Paso Museum of Art for Black History Month.        
Man allegedly sexually abused by priest sues El Paso Diocese for more than $1 million | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 19, 2019
The lawsuit was filed Feb. 12 by the victim and his lawyers against the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso.        
El Paso's Most Wanted fugitives for the week of Feb. 18, 2019 | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 19, 2019
Murder, robbery and other crime suspects are featured among El Paso's most wanted fugitives for the week of Feb. 18, 2019.        
El Paso Times | February 19, 2019
Photo gallery of El Paso's most wanted fugitives for the week of Feb. 18, 2019.        
American ISIS bride Hoda Muthana, from Alabama, wants to return, face US justice | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 19, 2019
American Hoda Muthana wants to come home and face the U.S. justice system, her family's lawyer tells USA TODAY.        
El Paso bar shooting leaves one dead, two injured in Upper Valley | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 18, 2019
El Paso Police say a man was fatally shot, and two others wounded outside an Upper Valley bar late Sunday night.        
EPISD Board President listed home outside district as residence before and after election | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 18, 2019
Records raise questions about how long EPISD's Board President Trent Hatch lived outside of his district before resigning.        
Man killed after car crashes through fence onto Patriot Freeway ramp in Central El Paso | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 18, 2019
An El Paso man was killed Sunday when the car went through a fence and crashed onto an exit ramp of the Patriot Freeway.        
Controversy, vandalism claims follow protest at National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 18, 2019
A protest at National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso sparked controversy after what some called vandalism of a memorial to fallen agents.        
Shots fired by Horizon City police after vehicle crashes into patrol car during chase | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 18, 2019
Gunshots were fired by Horizon City police after an officer was struck by a vehicle during a chase.        
ACLU files lawsuit for two women, one an El Paso native, detained by Montana CBP agent | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 18, 2019
The two women, one of whom is from El Paso, were questioned and briefly detained by a Montana CBP agent last year after they were heard speaking Spanish.        
One killed in traffic accident Sunday morning in Central El Paso | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 17, 2019
One person was killed in a traffic accident early Sunday morning in Central El Paso.        
El Paso Times | February 17, 2019
Cody Rostockyj of Lorena, TX took the win Saturday night and took home a $20,000 pay day.        
EPISD board President Trent Hatch resigns, no longer lives in district he represents | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 17, 2019
EPISD Board President Trent Hatch resigned from the board because he no longer lives in the district he represents.        
El Paso man accused of DWI, false ID after police say he parked car sideways in driveway | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 16, 2019
Police say the red Camaro Julio Cesar Alcala was driving ended up parked sideways in a driveway in the 200 block of North Walnut Street.        
Man dies in motorcycle-car collision Saturday morning at I-10 and Artcraft Road | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 16, 2019
Interstate 10 was closed in both directions in the area as the fatality was investigated, police said.        
Crime of the Week spotlights 2 suspected of stealing food-truck generator in East El Paso | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 16, 2019
Two men are suspected of stealing a generator from a food truck at Craze Restaurant at the Las Palmas Marketplace on Jan. 28.        
Trump says wall will stop traffickers: So how do most drugs get into the U.S.? | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 16, 2019
The Trump national emergency speech indicated a wall would help stop traffickers from transporting narcotics. So how do most drugs get into the U.S.?        
El Paso leader calls the Trump emergency order 'dangerous;' says no border crisis | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
El Paso leaders and immigrant rights groups said there is no crisis on the border after President Trump issued an emergency order to build the wall.        
El Paso Police: Man wanted by U.S. Marshals arrested for DWI | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
Julio Cesar Alcala, 38, was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated and lying about his identity to police.        
Journalist Julian Cardona Discusses Juarez Violence | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
Juarenses are returning to life after years of fear over cartel-related killings in the city.        
Juveniles detained in El Paso homeless shelter fire, center seeks donations | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
Dame la Mano Crisis Center, 1014 South Virginia St., sustained severe damage in a fire Thursday and the center is now seeking donations.        
How Donald Trump broke the 'funk' that seemed to paralyze Beto O'Rourke | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
If Beto O'Rourke appeared brooding and introspective in the weeks after his loss to Ted Cruz, that changed when Donald Trump arrived in his hometown.        
Electric scooters to return to Downtown El Paso in city pilot program | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
Three companies will be able to operate dockless, electric scooters in Downtown El Paso during a one-year pilot program approved by City Council        
Judge dismisses Tiguas tribe's countersuit against Texas over alleged illegal gambling | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
The ruling is a large defeat for the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo as they continue their tense decades-long battle with the Texas Attorney General's Office.        
Border security deal includes $30 million for new El Paso holding center | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
The border security compromise that cleared the Senate on Thursday includes $30 million for a new Customs and Border Protection holding center in El Paso.        
As Trump demands wall, violence returns to Mexico's Juárez on El Paso border | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
Juárez police recorded 1,259 homicides for the city that border's El Paso in 2018, including 182 deaths in August. Last year, Mexico had 33,341 murders.        
El Paso County community leaders announce lawsuit against state of emergency declaration | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
El Paso County community leaders announced a lawsuit Friday over President Donald Trump's state of emergency declaration.        
El Paso Reacts to President Trumps Emergency Declaration on the Border | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
El Paso Reacts to President Trumps Emergency Declaration on the Border        
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
Trump National Emergency: Business as Usual in El Paso        
Distraught man pulls gun in El Paso auto shop, says costly repairs taking too long | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
A man distraught over a recent death and frustrated with an auto shop caused a brief standoff with El Paso police.        
El Paso woman arrested, accused of lying to police about car burglary, theft of $9,000 | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
Erica Rodarte, 38, was arrested after allegedly lying to police that her vehicle was burglarized and her wallet with $9,000 had been stolen.        
Trump repeats El Paso, Juárez murders claim for border wall national emergency | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
President Donald Trump repeated his claim about the effect of the fence on on El Paso and Juarez murders and violent crime rates        
Donald Trump declares national emergency for border wall, speaks about El Paso rally | El Paso Times
El Paso Times | February 15, 2019
Emergency declaration by Donald Trump expected to be challenged in a legal and political battle.