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August, 2015

  • 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 …

  • 18 August

    Plague Kills in New Mexico, Colorado

    Plague can spread to humans from rodents like squirrels, and can be fatal. The disease has claimed one life in New Mexico this summer and two in Colorado, and has closed a popular campground at Yosemite National Park in California. Photo credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

    SANTA FE, N.M. – The plague, which has killed one person in New Mexico and two in Colorado this summer, is now the cause of a campground closure in California’s Yosemite National Park. Park officials …

  • 17 August

    Analysis: Education Funding With a Judicial Assist

    Texas Tribune: Texas Supreme Court 2013

    A new season of school finance lies immediately ahead — a new opportunity for the courts to tell the Legislature to do its job or to congratulate it for getting things just right. Bet on the former. …

  • 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

    Photo:  Google

    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. …

  • 17 August

    Border Patrol have busy weekend in Southern NM


    NEW MEXICO – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to New Mexico Stations in the El Paso Sector seized almost $183,000 in marijuana, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a convicted child molester over the weekend …

  • 17 August

    Campaign Launches to Protect Equal Rights in Houston

    PHOTO: A campaign to prevent the repeal of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance is underway. Organizers say the city's reputation, and the chance to host events like the Super Bowl, are on the line in the November election. Photo credit: Mark J. Rebilas/Wikimedia Commons.

    HOUSTON – A coalition of 35 organizations is mounting “Houston Unites,” a campaign to keep the city’s equal rights ordinance on the books. Terri Burke, executive director with the ACLU of Texas, says a lot …

  • 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 …

  • 14 August

    Dona Ana County seeing residents to serve on ADA Advisory Committee

    Courtesy: Dona Ana County

    Doña Ana County is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the county’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee. The advisory committee meets on a regular basis at the Doña Ana County Government …

  • 14 August

    Suspicious device found near Las Cruces Church; Bomb Squad renders it ‘safe’


    The suspicious device found Friday morning on the grounds of First Presbyterian Church in Las Cruces has been rendered safe while a team of local, state and federal investigators looks into its origin. The Dona …

  • 14 August

    Texas Leads Nation in Wind Power

    Two new reports show Texas leads the nation in producing wind energy – in locations such as the Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm (pictured) near Fluvanna. The reports found the Lone Star State produces more than twice the output of California, the next-highest state. Photo credit: Leaflet/Wikimedia Commons.

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas leads the nation in total output of wind energy, according to two new reports from the federal Department of Energy. The Lone Star State has installed more than 14,000 megawatts of …

  • 13 August

    EPPD, Texas Rangers continue investigating officer-involved shooting

    map: Google

    The El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Person’s Unit, along with the Texas Rangers, continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on August 6, 2015. Investigators from both agencies, to include the El Paso …

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