This week’s newspaper came together amidst tall stacks of boxes, piles and piles of paper and many overloaded bins headed to the shredder or recycler.

Once in a while you run across an obscure event from the past that, while astonishing, is mostly forgotten. And so it is with the story I am about to tell you.

El Paso Inc. is wholeheartedly grateful for the outstanding showing of support at the El Pasoans of the Year and Community Spirit Award luncheon, which is well recapped in this issue.

There is unfinished business in connection with the Aug. 3 shooting. First, of course, is dealing with the shooter. (See David Crowder’s story on the front page on why El Paso and not the Feds will try the shooter first at a cost estimated into the millions) The other piece of unfinished bus…

If all goes to plan, 20 or so mini-hearts, crafted by a 3D printer in an El Paso lab, will be orbiting the earth in less than two years – snug in the International Space Station, unbound from gravity 240 miles above the Earth.

El Paso Inc. is now in its 25th year, something we are noting with a few discrete reminders in the run-up to the silver anniversary date later this year. Our chief designer Edgar Gonzalez has woven a little reminder of the event into our front page nameplate, and we will roll out other marke…

With its origins rooted in efforts to combat unregulated false and deceptive advertising, the Better Business Bureau has been working to foster an ethical marketplace since 1912. Today, the BBB is often associated with resolving disputes and calling out bad actors. While that is an important…

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Across newsrooms, editorial staffs are being asked to engage with their communities.

The El Paso Community Foundation and KVIA held a farewell reception Monday for former news anchor Estela Casas. Upwards of 200 people turned out, including the mayor, elected representatives, colleagues and various community organizations – beneficiaries of her charitable endeavors.

It is with great honor that we announce the El Pasoans of the Year and the Community Spirit Award. While this year’s awards are somber and lack the usual joyful celebration, they continue to recognize excellence in our community.

Back in the day, before things turned ugly in Mexico, a trip across the border was standard drill among the many things to which the Sun Bowl host committee treated visiting team members.

Sid Balman, who lives in the nation’s capital but has close friends in El Paso, has authored a new book, “Seventh Flag,” that weaves global conflicts into a vivid West Texas tale.

Forget turkey. Let’s talk chicken. Specifically, the chicken sandwich.

Mexico’s drug and extortion gangs are out of control and it’s time for the United States to help. As this was written, there were reports of 10 dead in Juárez, and this just after nine Americans, including two mothers and seven children, were shot dead just south of the Arizona border. Then …

Sorting through my mail at home last week, I came across a thick, beautifully printed magazine promoting this season’s hottest toys.

Wife Ellie and I usually buy the cheapest gas we can find. Not that it makes a lot of difference with her little hybrid, but with a big SUV, paying attention to price can add up.

On Oct. 4, city Rep. Sam Morgan was arrested and charged with domestic violence.

It seems to me that well intentioned people have been misled in their attempts to ban or, in the case of Beto, force buybacks or confiscate so called “assault rifles.” All that needs to be done to cut down on the carnage is to ban high-capacity magazines.

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