Another extension granted for the buildings in the Duranguito neighborhood

Another extension granted for the buildings in the Duranguito neighborhood. (KFOX/CBS)

Another extension has been granted to put a hold on the demolition for the houses in the Duranguito neighborhood.

The city of El Paso has agreed to extended the temporary restraining order that was issued on June 12.

This means no one can tear down buildings in downtown El Paso and the follow-up hearing scheduled for July 3 will not take place. Instead the temporary restraining order will be extended through trial that will be held on July 17 and 18.

“I am thankful to the city for agreeing voluntarily to extend the relief granted in the temporary restraining order while we await a final decision by Judge Meachum,” said Cassandra McCrae, an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Inc. who is representing residents. “This agreement conserves taxpayer resources and affords residents still living in the Duranguito neighborhood invaluable peace of mind for the coming weeks.”

As previously reported, some people have opposed making the area the location of the downtown sports arena.

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