September 8, 2010
Those were the days Re "A positive border image," Column, Sept. 3 Hector Tobar's column brought back memories of my mother and father, who were from Juarez but lived and worked in El Paso. I was born and raised in El Paso too. Thank you for the article, especially at this time in my life. I remember crossing over to get a haircut and going with my dad to the dentist in Juarez. Back then you just waved at the border officers on duty. Rigoberto Vasquez Rancho Cucamonga I read your wonderful article on the easy crossings between Ciudad Juarez and my hometown.
March 30, 2010 |
Tim Floyd was introduced as men's basketball coach at Texas El Paso on Tuesday while his previous employer, USC, awaits the findings of an NCAA investigation into his actions when he was coaching the Trojans. Floyd resigned from his post at USC last June after allegations he gave money to an associate of former Trojans star O.J. Mayo. He had been working as an assistant coach with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets. Floyd, who had guided USC to three consecutive NCAA tournaments, has repeatedly denied breaking college rules.
March 16, 2010 |
The slayings of three people attached to the U.S. Consulate here underscore the failings of Mexico's military offensive against drug gangs despite a steady flow of troop reinforcements and personal attention from President Felipe Calderon. Calderon came to Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday for the third time in 33 days. The trip had been previously scheduled, but its agenda was overtaken by the consulate slayings -- the American couple and Mexican man are just three of the 500 people killed in the city this year alone.
October 26, 2009 |
One immigration agent was accused of running an Internet pornography business and having an improper relationship with an informant. Another was accused of letting an informant smuggle in a group of illegal immigrants. And in a third case, an agent was investigated for allegedly soliciting sex from a witness in a marriage fraud case. According to documents obtained by the Associated Press, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have blundered in their dealings with informants and other sources, covering up crimes and even interfering in a police investigation into whether one informant killed another in El Paso.
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October 9, 2009 |
A veteran FBI agent who for the last three years ran the bureau's Las Vegas field division has been promoted to an assistant director and tapped to run the Los Angeles office. Steven M. Martinez, a 23-year FBI veteran, has worked a wide range of assignments across the country and around the globe, including the areas of narcotics trafficking, cybercrimes and counterterrorism. Martinez joined the bureau in 1987. He has worked at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in Phoenix, El Paso, Los Angeles, and, most recently, Las Vegas.
October 8, 2009 |
How can Florida State fans complain that Bobby Bowden's team is never ranked anymore? Why, just this week the 'Nuls checked in at No. 7 in the Bottom Ten. Of course, they have a way to go to catch No. 1 New Mexico, which is winless. But BT pollsters tend to discount early-season victories, so Florida State (2-3) still has a chance to capture the Bottom Ten trophy, which depicts a Velveeta cheese statuette of Ryan Leaf being sacked in his own end zone. Another contender is Buffalo, which took over No. 2. But the Bulls must guard against a mowing down by Gardner-Webb.
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October 7, 2009 |
Luis Villalobos, who founded Tech Coast Angels, an Orange County angel investment group that expanded throughout Southern California to become one of the biggest in the nation, has died. He was 70. Villalobos died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange because of a lung condition, said his wife, Ora-Zoe Villalobos. The idea behind Tech Coast Angels was to "make early-stage investments that will make money for us as individual investors," said John Kensey, a consultant who attended Harvard Business School with Villalobos and was one of TCA's founding members.
October 4, 2009 |
at Texas El Paso 58, No. 12 Houston 41: Donald Buckram ran for 262 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Miners (2-3, 1-0 Conference USA) over the Cougars (3-1, 0-1). Houston's Case Keenum threw for 536 yards and five touchdowns. Tulsa 27, at Rice 10: G.J. Kinne led the Golden Hurricane (4-1, 2-0 C-USA) past the Owls (0-5, 0-2). at Central Florida 32, Memphis 14: Brynn Harvey ran for 219 yards as the Knights (1-4, 1-2 C-USA) defeated the Tigers (1-4, 0-2). East Carolina 21, at Marshall 17: Patrick Pinkney scored on a 30-yard run for the Pirates (3-2, 2-0 C-USA)
September 27, 2009 |
at No. 2 Texas 64, Texas El Paso 7: Colt McCoy threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns for the Longhorns (4-0). UTEP is 1-3. at No. 16 Oklahoma State 56, Grambling State 6: Keith Toston ran for 84 yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys (3-1). at No. 17 Houston 29, Texas Tech 28: Case Keenum's four-yard touchdown run with 49 seconds to play capped a 95-yard drive and won it for the Cougars (3-0). The Red Raiders are 2-2. at No. 20 Kansas 35, Southern Mississippi 28: Todd Reesing threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns for the Jayhawks (4-0)
September 13, 2009 |
at No. 12 Boise State 48, Miami (Ohio) 0: Kellen Moore threw four touchdown passes, including a pair to Titus Young, as the Broncos (2-0) rolled over the RedHawks (0-2), who are still searching for their first points of the season. No. 17 Utah 24, at San Jose State 14: Terrance Cain passed for 248 yards and hit Jereme Brooks for a go-ahead 51-yard score early in the fourth quarter, and the Utes (2-0) finally shook free of the Spartans (0-2) in their 16th straight victory.