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April, 2017

  • 6 April

    UTEP Lands 152 Student Athletes On C-USA’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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    IRVING, Texas – A total of 152 UTEP student-athletes have garnered a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll, the league office revealed Thursday. Student-athletes named to the list have maintained a cumulative …

  • 6 April

    El Paso Zoo Welcomes Male Pronghorn Fawn

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    The El Paso Zoo has welcomed a new male peninsular pronghorn fawn to the herd. Bowser weighed-in at approximately 8 pounds when he was born on exhibit March 31 to parents Princessa and Tabasco. It …

  • 5 April

    EPCC Forensics Garners Yet Another 1st Place in AFA Season

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    For the second week in a row, the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Forensics and Performance Studies Team won 1st Place during the American Forensic Association national season. “To succeed, students must have a foundation …

  • 5 April

    EPCSO Donates Easter Goodies to Candlelighters


    Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section donated Easter goodies to Candlelighters Of El Paso for their upcoming Easter celebration. The 150 Easter Bunny stuffed animals and 400 …

  • 5 April

    Plastic Surgeon Brings New Skills, Services to TTUHSC El Paso

    Jose Castro-Garcia, M.D

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) recently added Jose Castro-Garcia, M.D., to its team of health care providers. Dr. Castro-Garcia specializes in plastic and craniofacial surgery. “My scope of practice …

  • 4 April

    Metropia Adds New Merchant to Traffic-Avoiding App

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    A growing number of local merchants are making it more rewarding to help reduce congestion during the daily commute by using Metropia’s mobile app. Eloise, a European-style coffee shop and restaurant located at 255 Shadow Mountain …

  • 4 April

    EPCC Highlights Student Achievements during National Community College Month


    El Paso Community College joins two-year colleges nationwide to celebrate National Community College Month. During April, EPCC highlights its important achievements as well as accomplishments of its students, faculty and staff. “With a long history …

  • 4 April

    Socorro ISD wins CoSN’s 2017 Team Achievement Award

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    The Socorro Independent School District was selected as the winner of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) 2017 Team Achievement Award for its transformative impact on education technology, and effective efforts in improving student learning, …

  • 4 April

    El Paso Public Library Hosting Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey Exhibit

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    The El Paso Public Library invites the public to visit the traveling exhibit Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey that is on display at the Irving Schwartz Library located at 1865 Dean Martin. The national traveling exhibition …

  • 3 April

    Ysleta ISD Principal Named Finalist for Prestigious National Honor

    Lynn Musel

    Capistrano Elementary School Principal Lynn Musel has been named one of eight finalists for the Texas National Distinguished Principal award by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). “Being a finalist for the National …

  • 3 April

    UTEP Engineering Professor Recognized for Dedication to Water Industry

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    Thomas Davis, Ph.D., a University of Texas at El Paso civil engineering professor and director of UTEP’s Center for Inland Desalination Systems, has been recognized with the Salt of the Earth Award by the Multi-State …

  • 3 April

    Math Adds Up For Area Schools


    Two years ago, the Prudential Foundation announced a commitment of $870,000 to help build a next-generation workforce in El Paso.  Since then, Prudential’s investment has impacted two programs: the Prudential Math Challenge Competition created for …

  • 3 April

    County Attorney Hosting 7th Annual Child Welfare Law Seminar


    Last year just in El Paso County, Child Protective Services investigated over 4,800 reports of child abuse or neglect. Of those cases, 6 resulted in the death of a child due to abuse or extreme …

  • 1 April

    Area Students, Parents attend UTEP’s Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium

    Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium (SETS) at the Wyndham Hotel, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in El Paso, Texas. UTEP Communications

    Regional students in grades K-12 spent Saturday learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields  at the Wyndham El Paso Airport. It was all part of UTEP’s continuing outreach to local K-12 …

  • 1 April

    Vaccinations for Health Program sets Check Up dates for April

    Medical conditions diabetes and cholesterol checked on a medical test result form

    The program “Vaccinations for Health” that teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free influenza, blood pressure and glucose screenings to patients 18 and older, colorectal screening …

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