Category Archives: Texas

Benjy’s Turns Local, K&Z Buffalo Speedway Closes

Benjy’s, 2424 Dunstan, closed back in March after the pandemic restrictions were instituted regarding restaurant dining. Benjy Levit’s last location of his eponymous restaurant will not reopen. Instead, the space is being transformed into a Local Foods and Local Foods Market, another of Levit’s concepts. It is expected to open this December. In mid-March, Levit… Read More »

Walter Wallace Jr.’s family does not want Philadelphia officers to face murder charges, attorney says

PHILADELPHIA — The family of Walter Wallace Jr. is not calling for the Philadelphia police officers who fatally shot him to be charged with murder, family attorney Shaka Johnson told reporters on Thursday. “And here’s why, here’s why: they were improperly trained and did not have the proper equipment by which to effectuate their job,”… Read More »

El Paso County’s judge has ordered nonessential businesses to close to slow coronavirus spread. The Texas attorney general says he can’t do that.

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. EL PASO — El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego on Thursday ordered a two-week shutdown of nonessential businesses in this border area to help curb the record-breaking rise of COVID-19 cases that have overwhelmed hospitals.… Read More »

Updated restrictions, closure and shutdown

El Paso County ordered a two-week shutdown of nonessential services on Thursday starting at midnight amid growing hospitalizations in the COVID-19 crisis. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego announced the order at a Thursday evening news conference. Voting continues and polls will remain open for the upcoming election since voting is an essential service, Samaniego said. Hospitals are at capacity, medical workers… Read More »

New Concentration in Energy Offered Through Texas Tech Graduate School | Texas Tech Today

Graduate students can now add a concentration in energy to their Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Texas Tech University’s Graduate School has launched a new addition to its Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS) degree: a concentration in energy. This unique graduate program – designed for working energy professionals – offers unmatched… Read More »

Federal officials celebrate 400 miles of border wall construction

McALLEN, Texas (KTRK) — Federal officials planned to celebrate a milestone Thursday along the U.S.-Mexico border, calling the completion of 400 miles of a new wall system historic. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott and Customs and Border Protection leaders gathered in McAllen to mark the occasion. “They said… Read More »