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July, 2017

  • 23 July

    TxDot/GO10 Construction & Detours for Week of July 23rd

    Crews continue to work night and day to complete the Go10 Project on the city’s west side. Below is the work schedule for next week, as well as some new pictures of the work. New …

  • 21 July

    El Paso Zoo Celebrates National Zoo Keeper Week

    The El Paso Zoo is celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week. The Zoo invites the public to celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week by heading to the Zoo’s “Meet Our Keeper” program. As part of the celebration, …

  • 21 July

    City Identifies New Leadership for the Department of Animal Services

    El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez announced the appointment of a new taskforce that will focus on the continued implementation of the shelter reform plan and the operational functions of the Department of Animal Services. …

  • 21 July

    El Paso Families Invited to Special Health Fair Saturday

    El Paso Families are invited to attend a special health fair for school physicals with EKG screenings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the new UMC East clinic at 1521 Joe …

  • 20 July

    Video: Your City in 5 for Week Ending 7/21

    YCI5 Host Rick Isaias brings you all the latest news and events from around El Paso. This edition of YC5 contains: • El Paso’s the Best Run City in Texas • Direct flights to Denver • …

  • 20 July

    El Paso ISD Names Tamekia Brown Chief Academic Officer

    Thursday, El Paso ISD Deputy Superintendent Elizabeth Saenz announced that Dr. Tamekia Brown was named EPISD’s Chief Academic Officer. “The Chief Academic Officer plays a critical role in strategizing, planning and implementing initiatives that support …

  • 20 July

    Third Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in El Paso

    The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has confirmed a third case of West Nile Virus in the area. The patient is a man in his 40’s who lives in the Mission Valley …

  • 20 July

    State Rep Mary González Files Bill to Reform School Finance

    On Thursday, State Representative Mary González filed House Bill 258 to fix what she calls “our broken school finance system.” “It is urgent that we address school finance,” Rep. González said. “The state refuses to …

  • 20 July

    J.J. Watt Foundation Awards Funding to Sanchez Middle Cheerleaders

    Salvador H. Sanchez Middle School cheerleaders will be wearing new uniforms thanks to The Justin J. Watt Foundation, spearheaded by J.J. Watt, the Houston Texans’ star defensive end. Sanchez Middle School received more than $3,500 from No. 99’s …

  • 19 July

    TTUHSC El Paso Hosts Online Sports Medicine Q&A Friday

    An upcoming Facebook Live Q&A will invite the community to listen in and pose health questions to a physician from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso). Justin Wright, M.D., a physician in …

  • 19 July

    Vista College Announces New Online Diploma Program for Business

    On Wednesday, officials with Vista College announced a new Online Diploma Program in Business Administration and Leadership. “Our new Business Administration and Leadership curriculum is evidence-based.  Assessments are used to demonstrate to employers that our graduates …

  • 19 July

    Video: Animal Services July PawCast

    Host Ramon Herrera talks about another record-breaking month for Animal Services staff, a new event that helps owners reconnect with lost pets and how Animal Services snagged some help from a nationally-known foundation. For more …

  • 18 July

    Gallery+Story: Young El Pasoan on ESPN’s SportsCenter “My Wish”

    Earlier this year, Eleven-year-old Lazaro “Ziggy” Monarrez was granted the wish of a lifetime and ESPN was there to capture the magical event. Ziggy had the wish of managing the Los Angeles Dodgers for a …

  • 18 July

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney launch ‘Operation Safe Streets’

    The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office and County Court Administration, are working to reduce the number of outstanding misdemeanor criminal warrants. Operation Safe Streets is giving people the …

  • 17 July

    UTEP Seeking National Anthem Singers

    UTEP is looking for national anthem singers for the 2017-18 athletic year. “If you believe you have what it takes, you’re invited to try out at the UTEP Athletics National Anthem Showcase on Saturday (July 22) from 10 …