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El Paso police did not talk to VA gunman after threat in 2013, documents say
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:15:06 MST
El Paso police did not question an Iraq War veteran who shot and killed a psychologist at a VA clinic after the psychologist reported being threaten by the gunman more than a year earlier, according to police documents released this week.

Train wreck trial abruptly ends in dismissal after move for mistrial
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:25:00 -0600
The trial between veterans affected by the parade and train crash on Nov. 15, 2012, and Union Pacific Railroad Co. is likely to end in a dismissal after the presiding judge made a decision behind clos

Protesters heckle annual Muslim rally at Capitol
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:29:56 MST
AUSTIN >> A small group of vitriolic hecklers and overt suspicion from one lawmaker greeted hundreds of Muslims who rallied Thursday during their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day — the first time the event has drawn protesters.

NTSB: Guard rail factor prison bus crash
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:30:00 -0600
A preliminary report on a West Texas prison bus accident that killed two prison guards and eight inmates says the bus likely hit a piece of displaced highway guardrail before it veered onto the median

Snow showers make this a great time to hit Ski Apache
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:53:00 -0600
The El Nino weather system has brought cooler, wetter conditions to Midland and apparently has brought some of the best ski conditions to Ski Apache in some time.

Smith Energy awarded $8.5 million in fraud claim against Midlander
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:21:00 -0600
A Midland landman has been ordered to pay more than $8.5 million to Houston-based Smith Energy Co. after a jury found that the man breached his fiduciary duty to the company and committed fraud and th

Felony arrests for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:48:00 -0600
Raymundo Acosta, 29, of Midland was charged Wednesday with a third offense of driving while intoxicated.

Former EPISD administrator sentenced to five years supervised probation for role in cheating scandal
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:18:33 MST
A federal judge today sentenced former El Paso Independent School District administrator Myrna Gamboa to five years supervised probation and a $5,000 fine for her role in the scheme to artificially inflate the district's test scores.

New United Way director passionate about helping families
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:30:00 -0600
It has been a winding road that has led Mark Alexander to his position as the executive director of the United Way of Midland, and he intends to channel all of his experiences to do the best he can in

El Paso DA Jaime Esparza roasted at annual comedy event
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:30:52 MST
It's not every day that 200 people gather to laugh at El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza.On Thursday night, Esparza willingly let himself become the center of jokes and ridicule during the fourth annual League of United Latin American Citizens's comedy roast.

MPD: Midland arrested on assault charge after alleged shotgun scare
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:14:00 -0600
A 24-year-old Midlander was arrested Wednesday after allegedly assaulting a man and then threatening him with a shotgun, according to court documents.

MPD: Midland man arrested after yielding knife
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:43:00 -0600
A 34-year-old Midland man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening a man he knew with a knife, according to court documents.

El Paso fugitive sex offender arrested in Midland
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:33:08 MST
A convicted child molester among this week's El Paso's most-wanted fugitives has been arrested in Midland, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

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