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News from El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez and surrounding communities in El Paso and Dona Ana Counties.

October, 2016

  • 14 October

    Video: Your City in 5 – Week Ending October 14

    11/19/15: Timer Glove Team Leader Mariel Vargas presents her weight training sports glove technology at the Arrowhead Center LAUNCH event. (Photo by Karrie Lucero)

    Rick Isaias brings you this edition of YC5 with information on the new cameras installed in Downtown El Paso and how they have already helped the police department. There is also information on the renovations to …

  • 13 October

    Fabens Alumni Association’s Fall Fiesta set for Saturday

    fhs faa fiesta

    The Fabens Alumni Association’s 2016 FAA Fall Fiesta to benefit Fabens ISD scholarships and grants is set to return this weekend. Officials say the fiesta is set for Saturday, October 15, at the Lower Valley …

  • 13 October

    Arrowhead Center at NMSU Accepting Applications for LAUNCH Program

    11/19/15: Timer Glove Team Leader Mariel Vargas presents her weight training sports glove technology at the Arrowhead Center LAUNCH event. (Photo by Karrie Lucero)

    Inventors and others looking to accelerate their idea and move the technology to the market are encouraged to apply to NMSU’s LAUNCH Program. The LAUNCH program at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center is now accepting applications …

  • 13 October

    HACEP Opens Project-Based Voucher Program Waitlist for Two Communities


    The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) will officially open up the waitlist for the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program for two communities – Krupp and South Tays Communities – for anyone seeking …

  • 13 October

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Annual Car Seat Check

    car seat

    The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its 2nd Annual car seat check – up event, Friday, October 14th, 2016. In partnership with University Medical Center of El Paso, and the Texas Department …

  • 12 October

    Herrera Elementary Librarian Honored by UTEP


    UTEP President Diana Natalicio honored Herrera Elementary librarian Lisa Lopez-Williamson with the newly established President’s Meritorious Service Award Tuesday at Magoffin Auditorium. Lopez-Williamson received the award for her collaboration with UTEP English professor Dr. Joseph …

  • 12 October

    Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein to Visit El Paso

    Dr. Jill Stein

    Green Party nominee for President, Dr. Jill Stein, will kick off her campaign swing through Texas in El Paso this Friday. Dr. Stein will be campaigning in Texas Friday, October 14th through Monday, October 17th. All …

  • 12 October

    EPCC Student Selected by NASA for Community College Aerospace Scholars Project


    Reynaldo Martinez Jr. of El Paso Community College (EPCC) has been selected to travel to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Martinez has been selected among …

  • 11 October

    UTEP’s Dr. Skateboard to Share STEM Curriculum in Toronto

    Bill Robertson

    The University of Texas at El Paso’s Bill “Dr. Skateboard” Robertson, Ph.D., will visit the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF), part of an alternative high school in Toronto, Canada, October 13-14, 2016, to promote his science …

  • 10 October

    Computer Science Students HENAAC Bound

    left to right are Professor Christian Servin, Valentin Becerra, Omar Corrales, Sergio Galindo

    For the first time ever, El Paso Community College (EPCC) computer science students and their instructor were invited to attend the National Achievement Conference. The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) …

  • 10 October

    Award-winning Green Day to take over County Coliseum

    Photo courtesy Green Day

    Green Day is coming to El Paso in 2017. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band unveiled its Revolution Radio North American Tour and it will include a stop at the El Paso County Coliseum …

  • 9 October

    Eastwood High to host STEM-themed ‘Girl Powered’ Event

    Courtesy  Eastwood High School Robotics Team

    The Eastwood High School Robotics Team will partner with Robotics Education Competition (REC) Foundation and VEX Robotics, Inc. to host the “Girl Powered” event at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, at the Eastwood High School small …

  • 7 October

    Environmental Services Department to host Pride Day Community Cleanup Saturday

    decorated trash bin

    The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) encourages residents to get rid of unwanted items during the Pride Day Community Cleanup that takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October …

  • 6 October

    Video: Your City in 5 – October 7th


    Rick Isaias has info on some of the new City projects that are coming to life. This includes an update on the Alameda Brio rapid bus system and improvements for two parks in far East El …

  • 6 October

    Park+Ride with Sun Metro to UTEP-FIU Game

    Photo courtesy Sun Metro

    Sun Metro’s Park+Ride service is the best way to get to and from the Sun Bowl stadium to watch UTEP Miner Football this season. Parking at and near UTEP is at a premium, but football …

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