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January, 2016

December, 2015

  • 31 December

    Pot bust, mountain rescue keep Border Patrol Agents busy

    Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico were busy foiling another marijuana smuggling attempt through an immigration checkpoint while other agents were assisting with a rescue. Just before 1 a.m. Thursday morning, a red SUV pulled up …

  • 31 December

    Holloman AFB to house Central American refugee children

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Beginning in mid-January, Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico will become the temporary home for about 400 refugee children from Central America. The Department of Health and Human Services and …

  • 31 December

    DPS reminds: New Handgun Law takes effect January 1st

    AUSTIN – House Bill 910 – which allows a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to now openly carry a holstered handgun – goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016. The License to Carry …

  • 31 December

    Addiction Expert supports CDC efforts to reduce Opioid Prescriptions

    LAS VEGAS – A leading addiction expert from Nevada is speaking out in support of controversial guidelines to limit opioid prescriptions for chronic pain. The proposal from the federal Centers for Disease Control advises doctors …

  • 30 December

    Coalition pushes Postal Banking

    AUSTIN, Texas – Most people don’t think of the U.S. Post Office as a place to cash a paycheck, but a coalition of national consumer, labor and civic organizations want to change that. The group …

  • 30 December

    Medical Marijuana grows up in California

    LOS ANGELES – California’s medical marijuana industry is growing up fast, so to speak, because a new law professionalizing the growth, sale and taxation of the plant goes into effect on Friday. The California Medical …

  • 30 December

    Library’s ‘Food for Fines’ set to kick off, will assist MLK Jr’s Canned Food Drive

    The 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Canned Food Drive is underway once again and will run through Monday, January 18th 2016. The public is asked to donate canned and non-perishable food donations at several locations throughout El …

  • 29 December

    UTEP Graduate, Former Professor celebrates 102nd Birthday

    Lola Dawkins, a 1954 Business Graduate from Texas Western College (now UTEP) and former UTEP business professor, celebrated her 102nd birthday Tuesday, December 29 with family and friends in Central El Paso. Dawkins is an award-winning Professor Emerita of Marketing …

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