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Gov. Greg Abbott calls immediate special session to address property taxes and border issues
Abbott noted many bills that were passed during the regular session, which ended around 6 p.m. Monday, but he added that “many critical items remain” and will require multiple special sessions.
El Paso’s Joe Moody will help prosecute Paxton impeachment trial in Texas Senate
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was impeached by the House of Representatives on Saturday and now faces trial in the Senate.
Early voting for EPISD, YISD board begins Tuesday
Early voting for the June 10 El Paso and Ysleta school board elections begins Tuesday and continues through June 6.
Opinion: I’m missing my bird and animal friends who usually visit in spring
Birds and other animals haven’t returned this spring. I hope nature can heal.
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Texas Senate moves to create new immigration enforcement unit, allow state police to arrest for border crossings
The House has already passed the bill, but the two chambers will need to iron out the differences in their versions before it is sent to Gov. Greg Abbott.
Narcan to become more accessible in El Paso
As part of a harm reduction program, El Paso City Council approved an effort to expand the availability of Narcan.
Escobar, Florida Republican Salazar offer bipartisan immigration reform bill
Congress hasn’t passed a comprehensive immigration bill in almost three decades.
The Week Ahead
The Week Ahead: High school graduations begin May 31
The high school graduation season begins May 31 and ends June 13; also, two new Socorro Independent School District trustees get sworn into office.
Innovative approaches to veteran suicide prevention at Endeavors
Endeavors goal was to break down the barriers that prevent Veterans and their families from accessing high-quality mental health care. And we did.
YMCA of El Paso receives $100,000 donation from Peter Piper Pizza
The donation will support the program’s efforts to provide local children with opportunities to participate in a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, and more.
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El Paso families face uncertain futures over transgender care ban
Senate Bill 14 would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth, one family decided to leave Texas, while another questions their future in the state.
3 changes to pandemic-era health benefits El Pasoans should know
The Biden administration is phasing out extra SNAP allotments, continuous Medicaid coverage and free COVID-19 tests as the public health emergency declaration comes to an end.
Climate change is making allergies worse, study shows
Rising temperatures from climate change are lengthening the growing season in El Paso, when grass, ragweed and trees release pollen – impacting people with allergies and asthma.
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