EL PASO, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol agent died at a hospital Wednesday after being stabbed during an assault while he was off-duty during the weekend, El Paso police officials said. Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales, 30, was fatally wounded when he was stabbed several times in a confrontation in the parking lot of The Union Draft House on Tierra Este Road next to Zaragoza Road, police said. Morales was "a kind, big hearted person who has the ability to light up any room with just his smile.
An Afghanistan war veteran’s throat was cut after he begged for his life as he was killed during a drug robbery earlier this month, according to court documents. El Paso police have arrested five people — including a Fort Bliss soldier and two former soldiers — in connection with the slaying of Tyler Kaden Croke on May 7 in an apartment on the East Side.
The deadline is coming up on Friday for El Paso Vietnam veterans to submit their stories for an upcoming book. The stories will be collected into a book titled, "El Paso Vietnam Veterans: Our Heroes, Their Stories," that will be given out to veterans and local libraries in June, said the office of East-Central city Rep. Emma Acosta, who is helping lead the project. The book is part of Welcome Home events for Vietnam veterans. The deadline to submit a Vietnam veteran story is 3 p.m. Friday.