Latest El Paso, Texas Stories

2009-07-24 11:30:00

EL PASO, Texas, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionic ears, night vision gear and thermal imaging equipment are on the El Paso Police Department's shopping list after receiving an $80,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation.

2009-07-17 12:00:00

DENVER, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marked the ceremonial groundbreaking of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, a first-of-its-kind retail development located on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

2009-07-08 08:00:00

DENVER, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 17, 2009, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and ServiceStar Development Company will commemorate the groundbreaking of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, the first-of-its-kind retail development to be part of a United States military installation. Fort Bliss is undergoing significant expansion under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 including $4.8 billion in fully-funded construction that is already underway.

2009-06-23 16:40:00

Texas wildlife officials say there are six alligators living in the Rio Grande, east of Fort Hancock in Hudspeth County.

2009-05-04 05:00:00

ELKHART, Ind., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- All American Building Systems, LLC (AABS, allamericanbuildings.com), the major projects division of Coachmen Industries, Inc.

2009-04-07 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- While many communities across the country are struggling with a down real estate market, there are some positive signs for Texas.

2009-04-03 23:18:39

Rickey Claitt scored 28 points Friday in leading Oregon State to an 81-73 win over Texas-El Paso and the championship of the College Basketball Invitational. After the teams split the first two games of the best-of-three championship series by winning on their own court, the Beavers pulled off a road victory that allowed them to finish their season at 18-18. Texas-El Paso cut what had been a 14-point deficit with 3:15 to play down to six with 2:06 to go, but Oregon State made 9-of-13 foul...

2009-04-01 23:29:43

Stefon Jackson scored 28 points Wednesday and Texas-El Paso held off Oregon State 70-63 to even the College Basketball Invitational final at a game each. The teams will meet in the third and deciding game Friday. Jackson made 9-of-20 shots from the field and hit 10-of-14 from the foul line, including three in the final minute while the Miners were scoring the game's final five points. Randy Culpepper added 17 points for Texas-El Paso (23-13).

2009-03-31 00:53:05

Roeland Schaftenaar had 19 points and Lathen Wallace 18 Monday when Oregon State beat Texas-El Paso 75-69 in the opener of the College Basketball Invitational. Game 2 of the best-of-three series will be played Wednesday in El Paso. Seth Tarver scored 17 points and Rickey Claitt finished with 13 points and six assists for the Beavers (17-17) -- who shot 68.4 percent from field in the second half. Randy Culpepper led Texas-El Paso with 20 points.

2009-02-22 23:48:33

One-third of El Paso, Texas, residents cross the Texas-Mexico border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, for medication and healthcare services, researchers said. Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional campus found cross-border medication shopping and medical attention can present health dangers -- including medications laced with toxic substances that are banned in the U.S.

Word of the Day
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".