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El Paso gas prices highest in Texas

For much of this summer and for reasons that are hard to find, El Pasoans have been paying the highest prices for unleaded gasoline in Texas – and not by a little.

Shale Oil in Hudspeth County?

Torchlight Energy, the company that hopes to bring the shale oil boom to Hudspeth County just east of El Paso, has received the results from its first test well.

The results are promising, executives say, and the company (Nasdaq: TRCH) is now shopping for a partner to do more testing and ultimately develop a new oil play.

Children’s docs say no to UMC takeover

Amid concerns arising from bankruptcy proceedings this past week that Children’s Hospital will run out of money in three months, Children’s pediatricians released a letter Friday blaming UMC’s CEO, Jim Valenti, for Children’s situation.

The letter makes it clear that the last thing the 59 doctors who signed it want is to see the non-profit Children’s Hospital taken over by El Paso County’s University Medical Center, as UMC has proposed.

Sundt selected to complete I-10 project

Construction is expected to begin again – sometime in the next two weeks – on a major freeway expansion project on El Paso’s Westside.

Tucson-based Sundt Construction has been selected to finish the $154-million project to widen Interstate 10 and extend the frontage roads from Executive Center to Mesa, according to Texas Department of Transportation officials.

El Paso Children’s letter opposing UMC takeover

Editor’s Note: An open letter signed by 59 physicians and two nurse practitioners at El Paso Children’s Hospital was released late Thursday. Here it is in its entirety.


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