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El Paso City Council approves new rules for halfway houses

El Paso City Council approved new rules for halfway houses Tuesday. The new ordinance requires halfway houses to apply for a special permit every two years, which would allow for community input.

Congressman saves toddler choking on plane

San Antonio toddler Cash Flippen, 3, has quite the story to tell when he's older; about the time a congressman saved his life.

AG Files Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office filed a brief on Monday arguing that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally sound and a matter for voters, not courts, to decide.

State representative fighting trolley project

It's full steam ahead on a plan to bring trolleys back to the Sun City, although a Texas lawmaker is fighting it. State Representative Joe Pickett sent a letter to his constituents expressing his reservations.

Federal court says no to shutting down Mississippi's lone abortion clinic

(CNN) -- Mississippi's lone abortion clinic can stay open, after a federal appeals court Tuesday ruled against a law that effectively would have shut it down -- contending that it's not right to simply pass the buck to other states.

Rain hits El Paso

Rain pounded parts of the borderland overnight -- and some residents saw flooding.

Convicted teen murderer awaiting sentence

A convicted teen murderer could spend the rest of his life in prison. The jury in 19-year-old Juan Gonzalez's murder trial are now deciding just how much time he will spend behind bars.

Woman hopes to remind parents to not leave kids in cars with decal

An El Paso woman is making it her mission to make sure no more children are left behind in hot cars. Tuesday, El Paso City Council recognized Hortencia Chavez's “Do Not Forget Me” campaign that is selling window decals.

Martin excited for practice to start

NMSU head coach Doug Martin is excited for the start of preseason practice on Friday, August 1. Martin has six quarterbacks on the roster, but one stands out... tune in to hear from the coach!

Former Miner smashes Commonwealth Games 100M record

UTEP Track and Field alum Blessing Okagbare commanded the track as she secured Nigeria its first Athletics gold medal of the XX Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 28.

UTEP football set for fall; practice closed to public

The UTEP football team will commence its annual training camp on Monday. The Miners will practice in El Paso from August 4-5 before departing to “Camp Alpine” for a 10-day stay.

Greg Abbott files brief supporting same-sex marriage ban

Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office filed a brief on Monday arguing that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally sound and a matter for voters, not court

El Paso Chihuahuas’ Chico, UTEP’s Paydirt Pete to meet fans at Centennial Museum

El Paso Chihuahuas mascot Chico and UTEP Miners mascot Paydirt Pete will be available for a meet-and-greet from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at UTEP’s Centennial Museum.

VIDEO: Bishop Seitz sings 'God Bless America' at Chihuahuas game

Even the El Paso Chihuahuas could use a little spiritual guidance from to time. That's why El Paso Catholic Diocese Bishop Mark Seitz took a break from his incredibly busy schedule to sing 'God Bless America' on Monday evening.

Police: East Texas man sets girlfriend on fire

An East Texas man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire.