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Duranguito activists strive for city transparency

Duranguito activists strive for city transparency

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief September 20, 2017

Duranguito activists have been on around-the-clock duty in efforts to preserve the Downtown neighborhood from being demolished in order to build a multipurpose arena/center. A week has gone by since demolition efforts started in the neighborhood of...

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On Tuesday morning, protesters and local activists confront the police and demolition crews that began the destruction of five buildings in the Duranguito neighborhood, despite   an emergency cease and desist order postponing demolition efforts granted by the 8th Court of Appeals.

Protestors rise up against demolition of Duranguito

Elenie Gonzalez, Contributor September 13, 2017

Protesters and local activists for the Duranguito neighborhood woke up Tuesday morning to news that demolition crews had begun the destruction of five buildings in the neighborhood, despite the fact that the 8th Court of Appeals granted an emergency cease...

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The community face the demolition crews after they destroyed significant areas out of five buildings in the neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Demolition crew ignores injunction and damages buildings in Duranguito

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief September 12, 2017

  After a temporary court order was issued Monday restricting any demolition in the Duranguito neighborhood for the proposed $180 million arena, demolition crews destroyed significant areas out of five buildings in the neighborhood Tuesday...

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Proposed downtown arena gets go ahead from Austin judge

Proposed downtown arena gets go ahead from Austin judge

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief August 7, 2017

El Paso may continue with plans to construct a $180-million downtown multipurpose center as long as it does not construct a sports arena, according to an Austin judge's final ruling Monday morning. "The city may not lawfully expend proceeds generated...

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Duranguito will not give up

Duranguito will not give up

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief July 25, 2017

Last week, Austin District Judge Amy Clark Meachum ruled in partial favor of the city’s efforts to build a proposed $180-million arena in the Union Plaza area of Downtown El Paso by ruling that the city can build a multipurpose center, but they may...

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Austin judge rules in partial favor of the city for proposed downtown arena

Austin judge rules in partial favor of the city for proposed downtown arena

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief July 18, 2017

After a two-day hearing on the debate over whether a $180-million proposed arena will be permitted in the Duranguito neighborhood or not came to a close Tuesday afternoon as Travis County District Judge Amy Clark Meachum ruled with the city of El Paso...

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Duran(gone)ito

Duran(gone)ito

Eddie Velazquez, Entertainment Editor June 13, 2017

In the last nine months, El Paso has acted as the civic battleground for the struggle between gentrification and historic preservation. Somewhere along the way, the conflict turned towards the residents of the barrio(ward) now known as Duranguito. Through...

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The fight for Duranguito continues

The fight for Duranguito continues

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief June 13, 2017

Last week Judge Amy Clark Meachum, Travis County judge in Austin, was presented with a temporary restraining order by the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid to hinder the discussions to obtain properties for the $180 million proposed arena in Downtown El Paso. Both...

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Duranguito solidarity march advocates for preservation of community

Duranguito solidarity march advocates for preservation of community

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2017

[arve url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FNtdpjEC-D0" /] Advocating against the construction of a $180 million arena near the Union Plaza downtown, about 60 protesters assembled on Saturday at Firefighter's Memorial Park for a “Stand for Duranguito”...

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Proponents of saving Duranguito hug after hearing city councils decision.

Union Plaza neighborhood voted off the table in city’s arena plan

Michaela Román, Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2016

Editor’s note: This is an addition to the three-part series on efforts being made to save the Union Plaza neighborhood.  On Tuesday, Dec. 20, El Paso’s City Council voted 4-2 to exclude the Union Plaza Neighborhood—Duranguito—from the...

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