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November, 2015

  • 9 November

    Students to launch national campaign for free college

    AUSTIN, Texas – This coming Thursday, students from over 100 campuses will join a national day of action demanding tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for campus workers. …

  • 8 November

    UTEP Supports, Celebrates Veterans with Appreciation Activities

    Veterans Appreciation Week at The University of Texas at El Paso will include events and activities that recognize the contributions of U.S. military veterans and support their academic and professional pursuits. USAA’s Brian Parks is …

  • 8 November

    NMSU hosts panel discussion about WWII Japanese internment in New Mexico

    People in Las Cruces will join other New Mexico cities this month to hear entries from a diary of Japanese Americans interned at the Lordsburg prison camp when a panel brings their life stories to …

  • 6 November

    Friday morning bust yields $200k of pot

    LORDSBURG, New Mexico – Tracking at night is not meant for everyone, but Border Patrol Agents make it an art-form. Agents were faced with that challenge south of Lordsburg last night, and were able to foil yet …

  • 6 November

    Students repaint heroic Hillside custodian’s Knight Rider replica car

    Custodian Michael Fierro received well-deserved media attention in August after he stepped in front of a Hillside Elementary kindergarten student to save her from a vicious dog attack. A TV report about Fierro’s story caught …

  • 6 November

    El Paso ISD employee giving campaign nets $20k+

    Employees in the El Paso Independent School District showed their support for students and teachers by donating more than $20,000 in pledges to the EPISD Education Foundation during the 2015-16 Employee Giving Campaign. The campaign, …

  • 6 November

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House to open at Fountains at Farah

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House, known for its delicious USDA Prime steaks served on 500° sizzling plates is coming to El Paso and will open at The Fountains at Farah in late 2016. The legendary Ruth’s …

  • 5 November

    NMSU selected as a top military-friendly university

    New Mexico State University has been named as a top military-friendly school for 2016 by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. This is the seventh consecutive year NMSU has been …

  • 5 November

    UPDATE: UT System Regents approve UTEP’s School of Pharmacy

    The University of Texas System Board of Regents this morning approved the University of Texas at El Paso’s proposal to establish a School of Pharmacy and a new doctoral program in pharmacy. “It was obvious …

  • 5 November

    NMSU partners with six Rocky Mountain universities to establish food safety center

    Six land-grant universities in the Rocky Mountain region, including New Mexico State University, have partnered as part of the recently funded Western Regional Food Safety Training Center at Oregon State University. On Oct. 14, the …

  • 5 November

    UTEP’s Department of History to hold 1st Borderlands History Conference

    The University of Texas at El Paso Department of History will present its first-ever Borderlands History Conference Nov. 6-7, 2015. The event brings together historians of Mexico’s north and scholars of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands to deepen …

  • 4 November

    UTEP to host Texas Tribune’s discussion on future of public education

    The Texas Tribune is excited to present a special statewide series of public events looking ahead five years in eight major policy areas: criminal justice, energy, the environment, health, higher education, immigration, public education and …

  • 4 November

    American Airlines upgrades service between El Paso, Los Angeles

    American Airlines is upgrading its service between El Paso International Airport (ELP) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Starting Thursday, November 5th, AA will begin using 76-seat Embraer E-175 large regional aircrafts between the two airports.  This upgrade …

  • 4 November

    Socorro ISD offers new app for parents

    On Wednesday, the Socorro Independent School District introduced its new, free mobile app to keep everyone in Team SISD updated on the latest news, announcements and school events with ease and convenience. The app is …

  • 4 November

    Border Patrol snags $893k of pot outside Alamogordo

    ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico –U.S. Border Patrol Agents at the Highway 70 Immigration Checkpoint outside of Alamogordo seized approximately $1-million in marijuana on October 30th that was concealed in a horse trailer. Early Friday morning, Border …

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