This is your Friday update, which takes a quick look at the week ahead and some developments that El Paso Matters is following.

Abundant Downtown Church: Abundant, which has an East Side and West Side church, is opening a third church at 209 S. El Paso Street in Downtown. Abundant has renovated the historic Alhambra Theatre, a 1914 Trost & Trost building that most recently housed Tricky Falls nightclub. Abundant will begin services on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Abundant is a non-denominational community church established in 1977. According to its press release, Abundant chose to open its third church in Downtown to help with revitalization efforts. 

Mesa Street Closures: A series of overnight closures on Mesa Street near Coronado High School that began Wednesday night will continue for about two weeks. The road will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily between Champions Place and Resler Drive, so that El Paso Water can begin to “replace aging infrastructure and improve reliability of the water distribution system for customers.” El Paso Water’s project will eventually require closures at Belvidere Street and Desert Trail Drive, and the utility expects to complete it in October.

City Rep. Hernandez’s Reprimand Stands: City Rep. Cassandra Hernandez’s letter of reprimand will stay in place, the city’s Ethics Review Commission ruled late Wednesday. Hernandez was found to have violated the ethics ordinance by the commission in July for frequently using her taxpayer funded fuel card and giving her husband access to the card. The commission issued Hernandez a letter of reprimand – the second most serious sanction available. The sanction is issued when the commission finds wrongdoing was “committed intentionally or through disregard” of city ethics rules. The commission Wednesday unanimously dismissed Hernandez’s request for a reconsideration of the ruling, saying she did not meet the standard for “newly discovered” evidence.