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Bills allow gambling's return to Tigua casino
El Paso Times,
Monday, February 26, 2007 at 7:29:31 AM
El Paso's Tigua Indians are hoping that lady luck will finally shine on them this year at the Texas Legislature.
Several bills have been filed by state lawmakers that would allow the Tiguas to resume gambling at their Speaking Rock Casino, including a proposal from one El Paso representative to tie state proceeds from gambling to higher education funding.
The Tiguas have been looking to reopen Speaking Rock Casino since then-state Attorney General John Cornyn shut it down in 2002.
Some El Pasoans support opening the casino because it would generate money for the state.
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