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FBI looking into possible 'hate crime' following Tigua Indian Reservation statue vandalism

A statue on the Tigua Indian Reservation was vandalized on Columbus Day. Agents with the FBI were at the scene Monday afternoon. Passersby reported the vandalism early Monday morning after seeing the statue at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo covered in red paint.

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10/11/2017

article FBI looking into possible 'hate crime' following Tigua Indian Reservation statue vandalism
(Texas) -- A statue on the Tigua Indian Reservation was vandalized on Columbus Day. Agents with the FBI were at the scene Monday afternoon. Passersby reported the...

10/9/2017

article Tigua Pueblo Outraged After New Statue Vandalized
(New Mexico) -- The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo awoke Monday morning to an act of vandalism that struck at the heart of the traditional Tigua community in the Lower Valley.
article Tigua sculpture vandalized with red paint, words 'Columbus Day'
(Texas) -- Members of the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo were hurting Monday and wondering why a sculpture on tribal land that honors women was vandalized with red paint, a cross...
article Tiguas offering $2,000 reward after statue is vandalized, FBI investigating
(Texas) -- The Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo in El Paso's Lower Valley is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who...

9/19/2017

article Centuries-old Tigua tribe selects new chief
(Texas) -- The centuries-old Tigua tribe now has a new leader. Members of the tribe selected Jose Sierra as the Tigua's chief after narrowing it down from 10 other...

7/14/2017

article Two People Important to Tigua Indians Walk On
(Texas) -- The Tigua Indians of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in El Paso, Texas, have suffered back to back loses within a month’s time. In June, Francisco Holguin,...

6/13/2017

article Texas files federal lawsuit against the Tigua Indians
(Texas) -- The state of Texas has reportedly filed a federal lawsuit against the Tigua Indians amid allegations that the tribe’s Speaking Rock Entertainment Center...

6/12/2017

article Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas
(Texas) -- The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, also known as the Tigua Tribe, is once again being sued by the state of Texas. According to The El Paso Times, a lawsuit filed on...

6/8/2017

article State files new lawsuit to end Tigua gaming
(Texas) -- The state of Texas has filed another lawsuit seeking to end gambling on the tribal land of El Paso's Tigua Indians. "Both the tribe’s slot...

5/29/2017

article Tiguas fight city for land eyed for retail project
(Texas) -- El Paso's Tigua tribe claims it owns more than 100 acres of city land at Zaragoza Road and Interstate 10 in East El Paso, including a 69-acre city park...

5/28/2017

article Tiguas fight city for land eyed for retail project
(Texas) -- El Paso's Tigua tribe claims it owns more than 100 acres of city land at Zaragoza Road and Interstate 10 in East El Paso, including a 69-acre city park...

3/14/2017

article Speaking Rock Entertainment Center to undergo videotaped inspection
(Texas) -- Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, operated by the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (Tigua Tribe) in El Paso, Texas has reportedly been offering some form of gaming at...

3/12/2017

article Federal Judge Says Texas Lawsuit Against Tigua Gaming Over
(Texas) -- A federal judge says a 1999 Texas lawsuit against the Tigua Indians has been closed and Attorney General Ken Paxton would have to sue again to pursue...

3/11/2017

article Judge: Texas gaming case against Tiguas closed
(Texas) -- A federal judge on Friday declared that an 18-year-old lawsuit by the state against El Paso’s Tigua Indians was closed. She said Texas Attorney General...

3/7/2017

article Bingo fight pits Texas tribe vs. attorney general
(Texas) -- El Paso's Tigua tribe and the Texas Attorney General's Office have been locked in a legal tug of war over the state's right to inspect the tribe...

3/6/2017

article Tribe's fight with Texas continues, despite progress
(Texas) -- Some progress was made last week in an epic lawsuit between the Texas Attorney General’s Office and El Paso’s Tigua tribe, but the legal battle...

12/20/2016

article Texas Gaming Issues 2016 Year in Review
(Texas) -- The 2016 year has been a challenging one for gaming in Texas. Horse-racing, gaming rooms, charity bingo, and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo tribe have all been at...

10/3/2016

article Texas Says Tribe Must Allow Casino Inspection [sub req]
(Texas) -- The state of Texas on Thursday urged a federal court to force the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo tribe to allow an inspection of its gaming facility to see if the...

9/6/2016

article Texas Pueblo Says It Isn't Violating Gambling Ban [sub req]
(Texas) -- The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo urged a Texas federal judge Thursday to reject the state’s bid to find the tribe in contempt of a court order preventing it...

7/26/2016

article Texas Digest: Tiguas to end sweepstakes game
(Texas) -- The Tigua Indian tribe says it will stop offering sweepstakes games to comply with a federal judge’s ruling but instead offer traditional bingo hall...

7/24/2016

article El Paso-Area Tribe To End Sweepstakes Games
(Texas) -- An Indian tribe says it will stop offering sweepstakes games to comply with a federal judge's ruling, but instead offer traditional bingo-hall games. The...
article Tiguas ending sweepstakes, starting bingo
(Texas) -- El Paso’s Tigua Indians will stop offering sweepstakes games this week in compliance with a deadline set by a federal judge, a lawyer for the tribe said...

7/4/2016

article Tigua council pass ordinance requiring state police to gain permission before entering tribal lands
(Texas) -- Tigua facilities are now off limits to Texas state police unless permission is granted, based on a new ordinance the tribal council passed just a short time...

7/1/2016

article Media, law enforcement, and government employees now need permission to enter Tigua reservation
(Texas) -- The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Council, which represents the Tigua tribal community, has passed an ordinance limiting access to the reservation for those who are...
article Tiguas: Police must get OK to enter tribal land
(Texas) -- If Texas state police want to go undercover to gather evidence at Tigua facilities, they need to first get permission, according to an ordinance passed by the...

6/17/2016

article Tigua say they won't close Speaking Rock following judge's order
(Texas) -- Tigua leaders tell KFOX14 they will not close the Speaking Rock after a judge ordered them to end sweepstakes-style games last month. U.S. District Judge...

6/16/2016

article Judge rejects Tigua tribe’s arguments about gaming [sub req]
(Texas) -- A U.S. district judge in El Paso has rejected the Tigua Indians’ argument that letters written last year by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the...
article Tiguas ordered to remove 'sweepstakes gaming' or face stiff penalties
(Texas) -- Federal Judge Kathleen Cardone has ruled the sweepstakes kiosks set up at Speaking Rock and the Socorro Entertainment Center amount to illegal gambling.

6/15/2016

article Judge orders Tiguas to remove sweepstakes games
(Texas) -- El Paso’s Tigua Indians have lost the latest round in an epic gambling suit with Texas. However, the tribe’s attorney noted that the ruling...

4/11/2016

article Tom Diamond: Politics, Tiguas, Woody Bean and more
(Texas) -- At 93, El Paso lawyer Tom Diamond is finally taking it easy. He and his wife, Carolyn, live in their Upper Valley home, surrounded by mementos, pictures and...

1/8/2016

article Now closed Socorro Entertainment Center could become center for tribal education
(Texas) -- The Tigua Tribe has closed the Socorro Entertainment Center, and they are now considering other options for the facilities. “(The tribe) realized that...

1/4/2016

article Tigua tribe steps into wine business
(Texas) -- The Tigua tribe has created a line of new wines named for the tribe, part of the pueblo’s effort to expand its businesses. The Tigua wines were...

12/17/2015

article Tribe Decries Bingo Groups' Bid To Step Into Gaming Row [sub req]
(Texas) -- The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo urged a Texas federal judge Wednesday to deny a bid by charitable bingo groups to file a brief supporting the state against the...

12/14/2015

article Attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility opposed by Texas
(Texas) -- The silence has finally been broken between the state of Texas and its long-running dispute with the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, also known as the Tigua Tribe of...

12/11/2015

article Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility
(Texas) -- The state of Texas has finally broken its silence in a long-running gaming dispute with the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, also known as the Tigua Tribe.

12/10/2015

article State continues fight against Tigua gambling
(Texas) -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office will continue its epic court battle to keep El Paso’s Tigua Indians from offering certain kinds of gambling.

11/3/2015

article Expect Texas fight on Tigua gaming [3rd item]
(Texas) -- El Paso's Tigua Indians received a rare dose of positive news in its decades-long efforts to legally operate a casino on tribal land. The National Indian...
article Texas tribes hope their legal battle for gaming is over
(Texas) -- A marathon legal battle in federal court between the state and the Tigua Indians over their right to operate a casino on their reservation east of El Paso may...

11/1/2015

article Editorial: Expect Texas fight on Tigua gaming
(Texas) -- El Paso’s Tigua Indians received a rare dose of positive news in its decades-long efforts to legally operate a casino on tribal land. The National...

10/28/2015

article Speaking Rock once generated $150M to economy
(Texas) -- Speaking Rock Casino helped to bring an estimated $150 million to the regional economy according to a 1999 economic impact study. “The effect of...

10/27/2015

article Resolution on gaming with Tiguas and state resolved
(Texas) -- The U.S. Department of Interior has ended a 20-year-long dispute between the Tigua tribe and the state of Texas. The U.S. Department of Interior has confirmed...
article Tiguas have new hope gaming could return to Speaking Rock
(Texas) -- A huge development has occurred in the Tigua tribe’s longtime court case that could clear the way for class two gaming to return to Speaking Rock as...

7/6/2015

article Tiguas determined not to lose their culture
(Texas) -- Once a year during the outdoor Dia de San Antonio fest on June 13, at the Tigua tribe’s Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, dozens of women and men don colorful...

3/14/2015

article El Paso judge says Tigua tribe violated gaming injunction
(Texas) -- A federal judge has ruled the Tigua tribe's sweepstakes game violates a previous injunction that prohibits the tribe from hosting gambling activities on...

3/13/2015

article Federal judge in El Paso finds Tiguas violated gaming injunction
(Texas) -- A federal judge in El Paso has ruled that the Tigua tribe's current sweepstakes game violates a 2001 injunction that shut down Speaking Rock Casino and...

10/7/2014

article Tiguas await judge's decision that could shut down Speaking Rock
(Texas) -- State officials on Tuesday asked a federal judge in El Paso to shut down two Tigua-owned entertainment centers and argued the tribe is violating state law by...

10/6/2014

article Hearing continues in Tiguas gaming case, state seeks shutdown of Speaking Rock
(Texas) -- A hearing on whether a federal judge will hold the Tiguas in contempt for allegedly violating state gambling laws continues today, but it is unclear when the...
article Texas Attorney General claims illegal gambling uncovered at Speaking Rock
(Texas) -- Leaders of the Ysleta Pueblo Del Sur were in federal court Monday, addressing allegations of illegal gambling a two facilities. The Texas Attorney's...

5/6/2014

article State wants access to Speaking Rock to videotape operation
(Texas) -- Illegal casino, or not? The state of Texas believes the Tiguas have been running a gambling operation at Speaking Rock for years and it wants access to...

5/2/2014

article Tigua 'entertainment center': A casino that isn't?
(Texas) -- After losing a long court battle with the state, the Tigua Indians closed their Speaking Rock Casino outside El Paso in 2002, leaving the Kickapoo tribe with...

3/10/2014

article State of Texas case against Tiguas for alleged gaming violations postponed
(Texas) -- There is a lot at stake for the Tiguas if the State of Texas can win its case against them. The state aims to prove the tribe is violating state gaming laws...
article Tiguas await judge's ruling in state's contempt case
(Texas) -- A federal judge in El Paso said Monday she may not rule on whether the Tiguas should be held in civil contempt for allegedly violating state gambling laws...

3/3/2014

article Tiguas face contempt in 2011 gambling injunction
(Texas) -- Federal investigators say illegal gambling continues to happen at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center. Attorneys filed a motion in federal civil court to have...

4/21/2013

article Is that gambling at Speaking Rock? / Tiguas say it’s legal; so far, courts agree
(Texas) -- Walk into the Socorro Entertainment Center or Speaking Rock, both operated by the Tigua Indians of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, and what you’ll find there...

1/21/2012

article Scanlon must repay full $1.85M to Tiguas
(Texas) -- An associate of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff must pay the $20 million in court-ordered restitution to Native American tribes he bilked, including $1.85...

1/10/2012

article Supreme Court won't hear Tigua Tribe appeal in gaming fight
(Washington D.C.) -- The Tigua Tribe will have to face up to contempt charges in its long-running gaming dispute with the state of Texas.

12/10/2011

article Special report: Jack Abramoff's regrets fall short for Tigua officials
(Texas) -- In 2002, Jack Abramoff hatched his "brilliant idea" to help El Paso's Tigua Indians reopen their casino by slipping an amendment into a bill...

7/1/2011

article 5th Circuit upholds contempt charges in Tigua Tribe gaming case
(Texas) -- The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a contempt order against the Tigua Tribe and said the state of Texas can continue to look at the tribe...

3/2/2010

article Tigua’s on way to recovery
(Texas) -- Can a once prosperous pueblo tribe of western Texas rebuild after its primary source of income was closed in 2002? That’s exactly what is happening with...

3/8/2009

article Loss of casino rights costs tribe millions of dollars
(Texas) -- The opening of the Speaking Rock Casino brought wealth to the Tigua Indians. Millions of dollars in casino revenue helped lift the Tiguas out of decades of...

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