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

August, 2015

  • 20 August

    Three Riverside schools partner to elevate STEM learning

    Photo: YISD

    Teachers at Ramona Elementary, Riverside Middle School and Riverside High School spent time this summer to hone their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). By attending a STEM institute, they learned how to …

  • 20 August

    Reward up to $15k for Las Cruces church detonations

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    Las Cruces Crime Stoppers has increased its reward for information that leads to an arrest in the Aug. 2 explosions outside a pair of local churches. The reward now stands at $15,000, but that amount …

  • 20 August

    Las Cruces Police arrest man after Wednesday bomb scare

    LCPD: Robert Schaffer

    The man believed to be responsible for the evacuation of several businesses after walking into Staples with a bag he claimed held explosives, has been charged with a felony and is currently being held without …

  • 20 August

    Three more test positive for TB at Horizon City school; Returning to class is ‘safe’

    photo: EPDOH

    On Thursday morning, the City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health announced that they have identified three more people who have tested positive for Tuberculosis at Frank Macias Elementary in Horizon City. “We want to make sure …

  • 20 August

    Coronado FFA starts annual Hatch chile sale

    Photo: EPISD

    It’s that time of the year again when the smell of freshly roasted chile is in the air, and the Coronado High School FFA Chapter is ready to fulfill your green chile and jalapeño needs. …

  • 19 August

    Clint ISD staffers kick off school year; Bell schedule released

    Photo: Clint ISD

    More than 1700 Clint Independent School District employees kicked off the 2015-2016 school year during the district’s annual convocation August 17th. The annual ceremony celebrated the start of a new academic year. Keynote speakers included School …

  • 19 August

    CBP Officers seize cocaine at El Paso Port of Entry

    Photo: CBP

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 10.25 pounds of cocaine Tuesday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $328,000. “CBP …

  • 19 August

    Name change announced for local hospital group


    Wednesday morning, officials with the Sierra Providence Health Network announced to community leaders, staff, physicians and city council members that they are now The Hospitals of Providence. The largest hospital system in El Paso renamed its hospitals and medical …

  • 19 August

    Six new cases of West Nile Virus reported; 3 found in Lower Valley

    Photo: wikipedia

    Recent rains and high temperatures are believed to be factors in a recent jump in the number of West Nile virus (WNV) cases being reported in the El Paso area. This week the Department of …

  • 19 August

    Lane closures on Mesa, Carolina as projects advance

    Photo: wikipedia

    The City of El Paso will close one lane of vehicle traffic on Mesa Street and another on Carolina Drive in order to complete two construction projects.  While no routes will be detoured, Sun Metro may …

  • 19 August

    Education Commissioner ends state oversight of EPISD

    Courtesy: EPISD

    State oversight of the El Paso Independent School District will end on Monday, Aug. 24, with the exit of state-appointed monitor Fred Liner, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams said in a letter to Superintendent Juan …

  • 18 August

    Proposals for Santa Teresa Census being sought

    Photo: Dona Ana County

    Doña Ana County is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide census services for the proposed incorporation of Santa Teresa, N.M. On July 14, 2015, a petition for the proposed incorporation of Santa Teresa was …

  • 18 August

    EPISD Teachers get ready for the start of school

    Photo: EPISD

    From staff development to setting up classrooms, El Paso Independent School District teachers are back and ready for the 2015-16 school year and the 60,000 plus students coming back to school Aug. 24. Staff development …

  • 18 August

    Four arrested for allegedly selling pirated music at Bronco Swap Meet

    Photo: Bronco Dance Hall

    El Paso Police arrest four people for allegedly selling pirated music at a well-known Lower Valley swap meet. According to the El Paso Police Department, officers from the Mission Valley Regional Command, assisted by Investigators …

  • 18 August

    Traffic Stop thwarts illegal immigrant smuggling attempt


    U.S. Border Patrol agents working in southern New Mexico rescued four immigrants from a potentially deadly situation. Early Monday, August 17th, Border Patrol agents from Lordsburg conducted a traffic stop near the Arizona state line. According …

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