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15 hrs ago | El Paso Times

El Paso County commissioners send memo on proposed indigent defense plan

County Commissioners Court on Monday provided its input on a proposed plan to improve the indigent defense appointment system in El Paso.

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19 hrs ago | KDBC

El Paso County votes to reorganize operation, $254,000 to hire new Chief Administrator

Lots of changes are coming to El Paso County -- costing taxpayers $254,000. Monday, County Commissioners approved a plan to reorganize the way they do business, saying the quarter of a million dollar move may actually save taxpayers money in the long run.

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21 hrs ago | KDBC

Boxer Antonio Escalante charged with DWI, third arrest in 2014

Boxer Antonio Escalante was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DWI after an El Paso Police Officer observed 'defective vehicle equipment' on the vehicle that Escalante was driving.

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Yesterday | El Paso Times

Manhunt Monday: Two men wanted in unrelated theft cases

El Paso County sheriff's deputies are looking for Jesus Ortega, 44, for allegedly stealing equipment from Tri State Electric in May and June.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, Call, TX

Sun Jul 20, 2014

El Paso Times

UTEP students & professors team with NMSU, EPA to provide colonia residents with drinking water

Past the city limits in east El Paso County lies Hueco Tanks, a sparsely inhabited area where residents coexist with the harshness of the Chihuahuan Desert and where drinkable water is as scarce as cellphone reception.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, New Mexico State University, Home Listing, Home

Sat Jul 19, 2014

El Paso Times

Texas Showdown Tattoo & Music Festival offers all kinds of entertainment

Jessie Hart focuses in on her work as Tiffany Jackson of Las Cruces, New Mexico relaxes as she gets her tattoo during the second day of the Texas Tattoo & Music Festival at the El Paso County Coliseum.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, Pop/Rock, Crazy Town, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, The Wu-Tang Clan

El Paso Times

Man arrested on suspicion of firing a gun during an argument with his friend

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of firing a gun during an argument with a friend on Friday afternoon in Northeast El Paso, officials said.

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El Paso Times

City Council District 6 election: Eddie Holguin's chair up for grabs

Today is election day for the District 6 seat on City Council, where four candidates are vying to complete the term of outgoing city Rep. Eddie Holguin.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance

Thu Jul 17, 2014

El Paso Times

El Paso code enforcement officer injured in July 2 crash dies

A 59-year-old city code enforcement officer who was hit by a car earlier this month has died, city officials confirmed today.

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El Paso Times

El Paso's Tattoo & Music Festival, nation's largest, to take over El Paso County Coliseum

George Galindo, president of the Texas Showdown Tattoo & Music Festival, is once again hosting the nation's largest festival at the El Paso County Coliseum on July 18-20.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, Black Entertainment, RZA, Hip-Hop, Method Man, The Wu-Tang Clan, Entertainment

Wed Jul 16, 2014

El Paso Times

Claudia Ordaz raises nearly 15 times more than challengers in City Council District 6 race

Claudia Ordaz has raised nearly 15 times more money than the other three candidates competing for the District 6 seat on the City Council combined.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

El Paso Times

El Paso County Courhouse reports shortage in court translators

The cost of interpreting services at the County Courthouse has increased 75 percent compared to last year, the County Auditor's office recently reported.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

El Paso Times

Oktoberfest celebration planned at El Paso County Coliseum

John Hernandez of Howl at the Moon Promotions, Marco Andresen, Live Events Texas representative, Brian Kennedy, president and CEO of the El Paso Sports Commission and James Smith, vice-president/director of Operations for the El Paso Sports Commission, address the media on the new location for the Authentic El Paso Oktoberfest which will be held at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss, TX

Thu Jul 10, 2014

El Paso Times

Local political consultant facing felony charges in El Paso, Arizona

A political consultant was paid tens of thousands of dollars to work for prominent political candidates in El Paso in the past year while awaiting trial on felony charges in Arizona and Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, El Paso, TX

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Colorado Springs Independent

Term limits tabled for now

The El Paso County commissioners are putting off until September a decision on whether to ask voters to tighten term limits for the sheriff and district attorney.

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El Paso Times

El Paso County to hire First Transit for bus service

The county's Rural Transit Fixed Route Commuter Bus Program will experience some changes because a new company will take over its management.

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Related Topix: Fabens, TX, Tornillo, TX, Canutillo, TX, Clint, TX, Vinton, TX

Tue Jul 08, 2014

El Paso Times

UMC wants $60 million line of credit

University Medical Center of El Paso's Board of Managers on Tuesday approved getting lines of credit of $25 million this year and a $35 million next year to help with cash-flow problems at the county-run hospital, officials said.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Texas Crop Report

Central: Soil moisture was rated good, as were overall rangeland and pasture conditions.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Texas, Life, Food, Vegetables, Presidio County, TX, Weather

Courthouse News Service

Claims of Invasive Search at Border Settled for $1M

A New Mexico woman who claimed she was subjected to body-cavity searches for six hours at the Texas-Mexico border has settled her claims against a hospital for $1.1 million.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

El Paso Times

ACLU: Woman settles suit with UMC over cavity search during border stop

County commissioners on Monday approved a UMC plan to create an Intermediate Care Unit, or IMCU, at the hospital.

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Related Topix: ACLU, El Paso, TX, Medicine, Activism

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