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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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Texas Judge Rules Lesbians Cannot Live Together

Lesbians cannot live together, at least that is the ruling by a judge in North Texas who says that because of a morality clause in one of the women’s divorce papers, it is unlawful for the two to cohabitate.

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El Paso County Moving Closer To Complete Fireworks Ban

We told you a couple of weeks ago that the El Paso County Commissioners were thinking about banning fireworks for the third year in a row.  Today, they took the first step to doing that.

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Chico’s Tacos Stays In Central El Paso – For Now

A central El Paso neighborhood gets to keep it's Chicos Tacos, for now, at least.

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El Paso County Looking At Banning Fireworks For Third Year In A Row

The 4th of July Fireworks could be banned in El Paso County for the third straight year in a row.

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Texas House Approves Bill to Enforce Stricter Laws on Teen Tanning

Teen tanning in Texas has taken a tumultuous turn. Try saying that five times, fast.

Earlier today, the Texas House voted to approve a measure that would increase the  legal age to frequent a tanning facility to 18 years of age. The bill, which met with Senate approval last month, must now pass a procedural House vote before going before Governor Rick Perry.

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Texas Doctors May Soon Swipe Your Driver’s License for Medical Records

Texas health care providers may soon be able to use a patient’s driver’s license to collect vital information. At least that is what the Texas Medical Association hopes to get lawmakers to pass in order to create more modernized medical practices.

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