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dispatch from eagle passIf you happen to be looking for a place to stay the night in Eagle Pass, you’d be hard-pressed to find any available rooms within the city limits. The Holiday Inn Express is overrun with Florida troopers. The Hampton Inn has Texas National Guard forces and news crews out the wazoo. The hotels and motels have hiked their prices in the face of high demand: the Comfort Inn & Suites, a two-star establishment located downtown, recently posted rates starting at $400 a night for the weekend—more costly than some big-city luxury hotels (at the time of publication, the inn was completely sold out).The border town of about 28,000 used to be the sort of place most folks had seldom heard of. If they had, it…

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