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Downtown Arena Project Does Not Need Another Feasibility Study
When news broke yesterday that El Paso City Council voted 4-2 in favor of scrapping plans for building a new $180 million multipurpose arena in the Duranguito neighborhood, some people were surprised. Just weeks before, City Council unanimously approved the area, but local residents and historical s…
Another Battle Brewing with Proposed Downtown Arena Site
Last week, we learned where city officials were planning to locate El Paso's new $180 million downtown arena. As usual, the public reaction was mixed. The big question surrounding the two block area south of the Convention Center is whether or not it contains homes and buildings that would be c…
El Paso Goes ‘All In’ to Host 2014 C-USA Tournament
In an effort to secure the 2014 C-USA men's and women's basketball tournament, El Paso city council voted yesterday to offer up to $500,000 in additional guarantees.  That's $300,000 more than requested by local officials to lure the tournament back to El Paso.  The city had…
Remember Texas vs. The Nation?
"...If Hansmire thought this game could play in Texas cities east of here -- heck, if he thought it could ever out-grow El Paso -- all he has to do is look at those Alamodome snapshots..."