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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

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 …

  • 17 August

    New UTEP Student Housing open

    Courtesy: UTEP

    Miner Canyon, the most ambitious student housing community in the history of The University of Texas at El Paso, opened its doors officially during a ceremony Monday morning. The complex,  located at 3490 Sun Bowl …

  • 17 August

    Gang Unit investigates West El Paso stabbing

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    The El Paso Police’s Gang Unit is investigating a Sunday morning stabbing at a Westside hotel. According to police, a 30-year-old man was staying at the Mesa Inn, along the 4000 block of North Mesa. …

  • 16 August

    History made: Socorro ISD enrolls student number 45,000

    Chester Jordan Elementary second grader, Leonardo Alvarez, was the 45,000th student to enroll in SISD

    The Socorro Independent School District hit a significant milestone this week. The area’s second-largest district surpassed 45,000 students, which is some 2,500 more than just five years ago. “This is a major milestone for Team …

  • 15 August

    Police investigating Saturday morning Downtown shooting

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    EL PASO, TX – An early-Saturday morning shooting in Downtown El Paso injures two men and triggers a manhunt by El Paso Police. According to EPPD officials, the shooting happened along the 100 block of …

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