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BREAKING NEWS: MountainStar Sports Group To Pay For Additional Features At Ballpark

El Paso is in the process of building a new downtown ballpark - perhaps you've heard about it?  A couple of weeks ago, we found out that some of the design elements for the ballpark might not be built because of a lack of money.  But that has all changed, thanks to group that owns the baseball team.

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Mexican American Boy Sings National Anthem At NBA Finals Game And Sets Off Racists

You know me, I'm all about the National Anthem, and being a proud American, and being proud of my Mexican/Lebanese heritage.  That's why I'm really not proud of a pretty loud, stupid segment of my fellow Americans right now for bashing a little boy for singing the National Anthem at last night's NBA Finals game in San Antonio.

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Farewell Fiesta For Mayor John Cook

The City of El Paso will be honoring Mayor Cook and his 14 years of public service.

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EPISD To Limit Public Speech

The EPISD school board says we talk too much and they want to put a time limit on all that yakking at their meetings.

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Early Voting Continues For El Paso Mayoral Race

If you haven't early voted in the run-off elections for El Paso Mayor, and 3 City Reps, and you want to, you still have a couple of days to get that done.

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West Texas Dump Now Accepting Nuclear Waste

The federal government is now depositing low-level radioactive materials in Harold Simmons’ remote waste facility in West Texas. That’s because Simmons says he has grand visions of making the dump accessible to a myriad of waste byproducts.

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Texas Could Be Getting Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

There is some speculation that the latest FBI crime statistics will encourage Texas to seriously consider legalizing marijuana.

According to Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project, millions of dollars are essentially being thrown away by law enforcement agencies busting casual smokers. “There is no logical reason why law enforcement officials should be spending their time arresting and prosecuting adults simply for possessing a product that is objectively less harmful than alcohol,” he said.

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Early Voting Begins Today – Ortega vs Leeser

Today is not only the beginning of another week, it's the beginning of early voting in the runoff election for a new El Paso mayor and three city representatives.

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Texans May Soon Have More Email Privacy

Texans may soon be getting a little more privacy when it comes to who is legally able to read their emails.

Earlier this week, lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Perry’s desk that, if signed, will essentially make it against the law for any state-level officials to snoop around in a Texan's email account. The governor has until June 16, 2013 to either sign or veto the bill or else it will automatically be passed into law and go into effect in September.

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Downtown Triple A Ballpark Breaks Ground Today

Today is the day the whole city comes together to celebrate the official ground breaking of the Downtown Triple A Ballpark!  There will be banners flying, marching bands, kids and parents embracing our City officials who brought us....... yeah, ok, not everyone is happy.  I got it.  But it's happening, so here are the details.

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Don’t Believe The El Paso Media Freak Out Fest Over The Downtown El Paso Ballpark

‘El Paso ballpark costs may rise $10M’!  ‘City wants $10 million more for ballpark construction’!!   ‘The cost of the downtown AAA ballpark is about to go up. Way up’!!!  The downtown ballpark doesn’t need any help in causing people to freak out, but the El Paso media is doing it’s best to continue to stoke the freak out fires.  So what’s the real deal on the ‘additional 10 million dollars’ that city officials are being asked for?  Well, pull up a chair and I’ll try to break it down for you, and why you shouldn't believe the drama queen El Paso Media.

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Texas “Merry Christmas Bill” Has Critics Screaming Bah Humbug

Earlier last week, Texas lawmakers passed a piece of legislation that is being so poignantly deemed the “Merry Christmas Bill,” which serves to protect teachers and other public servants from being ripped to shreds by secular groups if they choose to openly celebrate Christmas.

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