Vic Kolenc, El Paso Times

Vic Kolenc

El Paso Times

El Paso, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Vic:

City candidates denounce anonymous marketing campaign touting El Paso leaders 'good' work

'Keep Going. Stay Strong El Paso' campaign implicitly supports incumbents in mayoral, City Council races, candidates say. → Read More

Two candidates' criminal charges affect Northeast El Paso City Council District 4 race

Incumbent city Rep. Sam Morgan's domestic violence charges are pending in court; Shawn Nixon's theft charge is in the DA's office under review. → Read More

El Paso restaurant, bar owners unhappy with city's hour restrictions in COVID-19 battle

Mayor's order restricts restaurant dine-in hours to 6 a.m-9 p.m.; takeouts allowed in later hours. → Read More

Election 2020: Opinions vary on COVID-19's role in El Paso voters' decisions

The pandemic is a big issue for El Paso voters in the November 2020 election, but whether it's the biggest is up for debate. → Read More

Texas Public Utility Commission OKs El Paso Electric power plant project over opposition

City of El Paso opposition doesn't stop PUC approval of proposed $163.8 million addition to Newman power plant. → Read More

Downtown's historic Hotel Paso del Norte to open Thursday after long-delayed renovation

A ribbon-cutting event is scheduled Oct. 15 at the hotel, located at South El Paso Street and San Antonio Avenue in Downtown. → Read More

Microsoft starts project to boost local news in El Paso-Juarez, 3 other areas

El Paso Community Foundation will lead rebuilding local news program in U.S.-Mexico border area. → Read More

T.J. Maxx, Marshalls operator to put $150M distribution center with 950 jobs in El Paso

The city and El Paso County are being asked to provide millions of dollars in incentives for the project on airport land in East El Paso. → Read More

El Paso City Council candidate arrested on bad check charge, police report

Shawn Nixon is one of several candidates vying to unseat Northeast City Rep. Sam Morgan. → Read More

Sweet job growth: El Paso company opens huge, Mexico candy factory with 350 positions

Mount Franklin Foods plant located in developing industrial area near Santa Teresa, N.M., port of entry. → Read More

Famous El Paso private eye Jay J. Armes selling his home and offices, but not retiring

Armes held an impromptu press conference Friday in his huge, one-of-a-kind office in Central El Paso. → Read More

Contract dispute delays opening of new, $1.4 billion William Beaumont Army Medical Center

A New Jersey company's bid protest further delays opening of the new William Beaumont Army Medical Center in East El Paso on Fort Bliss. → Read More

'Buy El Paso' campaign aims to sell merits of local businesses amid COVID-19 pandemic

Buy local Initiative also geared to get more El Paso businesses to take COVID-19-tied safety pledge. → Read More

El Paso airport traffic continues COVID-19-tied plunge in slow summer travel season

El Paso hotel business also suffers because of airline traffic decline brought on by COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

A beloved Tom Fazio design in El Paso gets new life (and it's $39 to play)

EL PASO, Texas — A new company is bringing an award-winning, Tom Fazio-designed course on the western edge of Texas back to life – four months after city officials pronounced it dead. → Read More

Hotel Paso del Norte adding virus-killing air-filtration system as part of renovation

Historic, 350-room hotel expected to open soon as multimillion-dollar renovation completed. → Read More

Victims honored at private remembrance outside Walmart store where mass shooting occurred

23 people who died in Aug. 3 mass shooting remembered at Walmart memorial event. → Read More

Bouts of anxiety linger for Walmart hero a year after nightmarish workday

Returning to store to work good medicine for Walmart employee after Aug. 3 mass shooting. → Read More

Downtown Fallas store closes due to COVID-19 sales cuts; building renovation still possible

Downtown, Lower Valley stores will reopen in future, Fallas department store owner says. → Read More

El Paso Electric's $4.3B sale to JPMorgan-tied fund done; utility no longer on stock market

New company CEO is Kelly Tomblin, executive from Illinois. → Read More