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Fourth flu-related death recorded in the El Paso area
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:48:36 MDT
A fourth person has died in El Paso County this flu season after catching the virus, officials said today.

Austin-based Bush’s Chicken chain opens first El Paso location
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:01:39 MDT
Bush's Chicken, an Austin-based chain with about 65 locations in Texas, has opened its first El Paso location on the far East Side, and will have a grand-opening celebration Saturday.

El Paso’s 8th annual James Butler Spring Games brought in more than 1,000 spectators
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:36:59 MDT
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The roaring cheers, applause and music coming from the Socorro Independent School District Student Activities Complex on Wednesday let everyone know something special was going on inside.

›› Photos: James Butler Spring Games for special education students

Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:41:56 UT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year. Last year, the black-and-orange butterflies covered only 1.65 acres (0.67 hectares) in the pine and fir forests west of Mexico City, down from more than 44.5 acres (18 hectares) at their recorded peak in 1996. Because the butterflies clump together by the thousands in trees, counting individuals in near impossible; instead they are counted by the area they cover. Mexican writer and environmentalist Homero Aridjis, said the butterflies face a number of challenges, including climate change and illegal logging in Mexico, in addition to the loss of habitat in the United States.

Tall City sees slowing population growth trend
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Midland has ranked No. 9 in the country for fastest-growing metro area for the time period between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, according to U.S. Census figures released today.

El Paso recognized as a “Tree City” by Arbor Day Foundation
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:53:46 MDT
The Arbor Day Foundation has named El Paso as a member of the 2014 Tree City USA program for meeting foundation standards in having tree boards or departments and tree ordinances, as well as spending money on trees.

‘Give it 110%’ - Athletes converge on Fort Bliss for 2015 Army Warrior Trials
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:08:52 MDT
FORT BLISS >> Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Sifuentes of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Riley, Kansas, is energized by what he has seen this week.

Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:58:03 UT
New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November. After years of lobbying for more nutritional information on alcoholic beverages, public health advocates say the menu labeling rules are a first step. "Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor to the calories Americans are consuming, and most of the time when people have a drink they have absolutely no idea what its caloric impact is," says Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. [...] FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the agency decided to include it in the final rules this year after those who commented on the rule were largely in favor of such labeling because of its potential impact on public health. Treasury's oversight, which includes minimal input from FDA, has "well served the consuming public," a coalition of alcohol groups wrote in a 2011 comment asking to be left out of the menu labeling rules. Endless combinations of mixed drinks won't have to be labeled at bars, unless they are listed on a menu, and the FDA is allowing restaurants to use estimates of calories and ranges of calories without listing the exact amount in every different drink. Last year, Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau said for the first time that beer, wine and spirits companies could use labels that include serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving.

Rifle reported to be used in Charles Whitman killing spree up for sale
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:59:00 UT

A rifle reportedly used to carry out one of the worst killing sprees in Texas history is up for sale in Dallas by a gun collector.

Juan Gabriel mural unveiling moved to Sunday; free concert remains on Saturday
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:50:58 MDT
JUÁREZ >> The unveiling of a mural of Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel has been postponed to 5 p.m. Sunday, Juárez Mayor Enrique Serrano said Wednesday.

Three indicted for assault on police officers
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:22:17 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated assault against a public servant: Chezaray Hall, 26.

Aggravated robbery: Edward Mitchell, 18.

Aggravated sexual assault of a child: Zackary Garza, 18; Cassandra Licona, 25.

Assault on a public servant: Michelle Williams, 32; Yordis Cachimaille, 41; Rosa Rax Suc, 23.

Burglary of a habitation: Markus Smith, 29; Rebecca Mitchell, 26.

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Socorro school district trustees to discuss salary, stipend study
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:47:24 MDT
Socorro Independent School District trustees today will hear recommendations for possible salary and stipend increases for various employee groups.

Digie wall reopens at the El Paso Museum of History
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:53:17 MDT
DIGIE, the digital wall at the El Paso Museum of History, reopened Wednesday following the installation of a seven-panel glass art piece, according to city officials in a news release.

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