Protesters, TxDot clash over Lincoln Center demolition

Protesters, TxDot clash over Lincoln Center demolition

POSTED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 3:41pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 8:49am

UPDATE: City Council has called a Special Meeting to discuss the demolition of the Lincoln Center at 5:45 p.m. The Agenda item states:

Discussion and action authorizing the City Attorney to take any and all action necessary to stop the demolition of Lincoln Center including but not limited to the filing of actions in a court of law.

We will have a reporter at the scene, make sure to tune in for a full report at 5 & 6pm.


EARLIER: Protesters trying to save the Lincoln Center have once again gathered at the historic building in South Central El Paso Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday's impromptu protest was organized after construction crews began installing a chain link-fence around the building ahead of the building's impending demolition.

City Council heard the demands of Lincoln Center advocates during Tuesday's City Council meeting. Preservationists argue that the center is a historic site and should be preserved as part of El Paso's rich cultural history.

TxDot, which owns the building, says that the building is unsafe and has begun the preparations to tear the Lincoln Center down.

Tune in at 5 & 6pm for the latest from the ongoing protests.

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