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American Airlines flight diverts to El Paso, Texas, after hail damage

Posted on June 5, 2018 with No Comments
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The tails of four American Airlines passenger planes are seen at Miami International Airport in Miami on July 17, 2015.

Hail damage forced a Phoenix-bound American Airlines flight to divert to El Paso, Texas, Sunday night, CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports. No injuries were reported, but the Airbus A319’s nose and windshield were damaged.

American Airlines Flight 1897 was carrying 130 passengers and five crew members from San Antonio when it landed in El Paso just after 8 p.m. after being in the air for about two hours.

"We commend the great work of our pilots, along with our flight attendants," the carrier said in a statement.

At 11:46 p.m., the flight continued to Phoenix with a different aircraft.

An inspection was expected to be conducted on the damaged Airbus.

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Houston Astrodome gets Texas historic landmark designation

Posted on May 30, 2018 with No Comments
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HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astrodome, which became known as the Eighth Wonder of the World as the world’s first domed stadium, has received the highest honor Texas can give a historic structure. A marker designating the Astrodome as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark was unveiled at ceremonies Tuesday outside the Houston icon. The stadium […]

UT El Paso President Announces Retirement After 30 Years at the Helm

Posted on May 24, 2018 with No Comments
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Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times/AP UTEP president Diana Natalicio talks with Wallace Hall, Jr., a UT system regent as they viewed the ongoing construction on the center of the UTEP campus Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in El Paso. When Diana Natalicio graduated from a blue-collar St. Louis high school in 1957, life expectations were clear […]

SWAT standoff outside NE Walmart ends; suspect surrenders to police

Posted on May 18, 2018 with No Comments
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EL PASO, Texas – The suicidal man who locked himself inside a vehicle in a Northeast El Paso parking lot has surrendered to police after an hours-long standoff. The El Paso Police Department SWAT team blocked off the parking lot off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at about 7:30 a.m. The team was deployed to […]

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Posted on May 12, 2018 with No Comments
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Metro PCS cellphone shop robbed at knifepoint on Friday the 13th in Central El Paso

Posted on May 6, 2018 with No Comments
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(Photo: Courtesy Crime Stoppers of El Paso) El Paso police are trying to identify a man who used a knife during a Friday the 13th cellphone shop robbery last month. The unsolved robbery on April 13 is Crime Stoppers of El Paso’s Crime of the Week. The robbery occurred at 1:15 p.m. at the Metro […]

Rep. French Hill: How do we secure the border? Here’s what I learned on my trip to Del Rio, Texas

Posted on April 30, 2018 with No Comments
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Migrant caravan seeking asylum arrives at US border Recently, I visited Del Rio, Texas, marking my fourth visit to the southwest border. My previous trips have taken me to El Paso and Laredo in Texas, and San Diego in California. Del Rio offered a unique perspective to border security because of its rural character, allowing […]

Texas A&M, LSU coaches to speak in Houston at upcoming events

Posted on April 24, 2018 with No Comments
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The new Texas A&M coach and the semi-new LSU coach will visit the Touchdown Club of Houston over the next couple of weeks, and tickets are still available to both events that help raise money for area high schools and prep athletes. The Aggies’ Jimbo Fisher will speak on the recently-completed spring drills and his […]

Marcus assuming management of two downtown El Paso hotels – Milwaukee – Milwaukee Business Journal

Posted on April 18, 2018 with No Comments
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Marcus Hotels & Resorts said Tuesday that it is assuming management of two hotels in downtown El Paso, Texas, expanding the Milwaukee hospitality company’s portfolio in Texas. Marcus Hotels, a division of The Marcus Corp. (NYSE: MCS) of Milwaukee, assumed management of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown effective April 4. The company […]

Land sale issue raised in affordable housing project for Colorado Springs seniors

Posted on April 12, 2018 with No Comments
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An apartment complex on Colorado Springs’ northeast side would reduce the city’s significant affordable housing shortage for senior citizens. The City Council approved selling nearly 11/2 acres at 4921 Templeton Gap Road for $1 to Greccio Housing, a local affordable housing nonprofit, on March 27. One councilman complained that other agencies didn’t have a chance […]