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No WalMart In Central El Paso – But Porn Shops Can Stay

Residents in Central El Paso have successfully beaten back a  proposed Walmart Neighborhood Market in their neighborhood.  So, why is that a bad thing?  It’s a bad thing because they missed out on the chance to bring jobs to the area, more shopping choices, and a well landscaped retail site.

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Texas Ranks as a Leading State for Collecting Sin Taxes

All of the drinking and smoking indiscretions of Texans have become a multi-billion dollar business, as a recent report indicates that the state’s sin tax revenue has risen over 107 percent within the last decade.

According to Bloomberg, while Texas takes pride in low personal income tax and overall tax rates, taxes on alcohol by itself generated about $930 million in revenue in 2012 – that’s 42 percent more than in 2011.

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Is Saying ‘El Chuco’ Just Frontin’?

I was reading the newspaper on Sunday, and I ran across a column that talked about a very popular nickname for El Paso.  I've never used 'El Chuco' before, and honestly, had never heard it used a lot until about 3 years ago.  What about you?

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The Final Words of the Last Five Texas Inmates Executed for Their Crimes

For over 30 years, the state of Texas has been compiling a semi-disturbing database consisting of the “last words” of death row inmates just before the killswitch was pulled.

Just last week, the Lone Star state executed its 500th prisoner, which was documented for the sake of the darkest posterity by having her final words put into a sadistic, online database that serves to keep the flame of a dead man’s criminal legacy alive past the pulse of their ghost.

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Eddie Holguin
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Why Does City Rep. Eddie Holguin Want A Guarantee On Downtown El Paso Ballpark Money

City Rep. Eddie Holguin demanded yesterday that Paul Foster and Josh Hunt guarantee the 12 million dollars for their part of the ballpark build. He says he just wants to make sure that if MountainStar goes bankrupt that we wouldn't be stuck holding that bag. So I have a couple of questions for the venerable Mr. Holguin....

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El Paso Gets New Mayor And City Reps Today

The new City Hall in downtown El Paso will be seeing some new faces at tomorrow's City Council meeting because a new Mayor and two new City Reps. will be sworn into office today.

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El Paso To Build Ballpark
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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 Wants To Limit Public Speech
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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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El Paso Gets New Mayor And City Reps Today
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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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