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Rep. Gonzalez will pursue infrastructure, social justice in lege session
Austin Bureau AUSTIN – As the Capitol gears up for the 84th Legislative Session, Texas Rep. Mary Gonzalez again has a big agenda.
58-year-old motorcyclist killed in traffic accident on I-10
A 58-year-old El Paso man was killed while riding a motorcycle Saturday night, El Paso police said.
The Texas Tribune: Church Volunteers Say Immigrant Surge Will Continue
McALLEN - The media tent that once stood in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church is gone, as are the television crews and reporters who descended this summer when the flow of Central American
Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins Christmas, 'Big Eyes' flops
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Audiences had their pick of genres over the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for
5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio
CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) - Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said.
AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost; 3rd Malaysia airline shock
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.
TxDOT conducting study to increase pedestrian safety on Mesa
Texas Department of Transportation officials are conducting a new study on Mesa Street in hope of creating a safer area for pedestrians while concerns from residents have continued to grow after several deaths in a decade and three in less than six months.
Hyundai Sun Bowl: RB Powell stands out in loss for Duke
When it comes running the ball, the Duke Blue Devils generally spread the ball around to various runners.
Hyundai Sun Bowl atmosphere electric for fans
Relieved by the outcome of the battle of the Devils, Derek Fig and his four friends embraced each other in a group hug and said, "We did it."
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Sun Devils hold off Duke with late interception
Throughout a Hyundai Sun Bowl that began looking like an Arizona State rout but ended up as one of the most thrilling games in its 81-year history, one that featured a trade of huge fourth-quarter plays that had the momentum bouncing from sideline to sideline, everything was destined to be decided by one snap.
Replay live coverage: Hyundai Sun Bowl
Follow live coverage of the 2014 Hyundai Sun Bowl game between Duke and Arizona State starting at 11 a.m. Saturday on Join the chat via Twitter with #sunbowlept.
UTEP women's basketball: Miners look to stay hot against Alcorn State
The trajectory of UTEP's season changed last week but the talking points haven't. Heading into this afternoon's game with Alcorn State that marks the close of non-conference play, coach Keitha Adams is banging on the same things that sparked the Miners' slump-busting 86-48 victory over Prairie View A&M.
El Paso native illustrates "Lowriders in Space" for young readers
Raúl Gonzalez III was hooked the minute he read the manuscript for a fantasy graphic novel for young readers — a book he ended up illustrating.
Horse racing: Quarter horse stakes race loaded with talent
Sunday's 14th running of the 400-yard, Grade 1 The Championship at the Casino at Sunland Park Racetrack figures to be one of the best ever in the history of the event.
Spira unveils new shoe with spring technology
EL PASO >> In December 2001, the first shipment of locally developed ShoeSpring shoes with stress-reducing springs tucked into the midsoles arrived in El Paso.

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