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August, 2015

  • 22 August

    US Marshals, EPPD make arrest in East El Paso home invasion

    Map: Google

    El Paso Police and the United States Marshals arrest a man wanted in an East El Paso home invasion-style burglary. Police say the burglary happened on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at  10:42 p.m.,  when 21-year-old Miguel …

  • 21 August

    Man injured in apparent ‘road rage’ shooting on US54

    Map: Google

    El Paso Police say a shooting on US54 North, near Hondo Pass Drive, is most likely the result of a road rage incident. Officials say the incident happened Thursday, August 20, shortly after 9:30 p.m. According to …

  • 21 August

    Las Cruces man arrested, allegedly kicked teen daughter


    Police arrest a Las Cruces man after he allegedly kicks his 16-year-old daughter and shoves his ex-wife to the floor during a heated argument. 38-year-old Aaron M. Vargas Sr. is charged with one count of intentional child …

  • 21 August

    El Paso’s July unemployment numbers mixed


    Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) released their monthly report on employment numbers in the city and the county, and they are a mixed batch. According to WSB numbers, last month the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) …

  • 21 August

    Horizon City suffers water pressure issues, Company responds

    Photo - Horizon MUD

    Just last weekend, Horizon City had an issue with low water pressure throughout the community, this along with recent outages and leaks, prompted (HC) to reach out to Severn Trent Services (STS) in regards to the …

  • 21 August

    Socorro ISD Board sets 2015-16 tax rate; Unchanged for 4th year

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Left to right: Angelica Rodriguez, Board President, Paul Guerra, Trustee, Dr. José Espinoza, Superintendent of Schools, Antonio 'Tony' Ayub, Board Vice-President
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Left to right: Cynthia Ann Najera, Trustee, Gary Gandara, Board Secretary, Michael A. Najera, Trustee, Hector F. Gonzalez, Trustee

    Taxpayers in Socorro ISD will see their tax rate stay at the same level for the 4th consecutive year. The Socorro ISD Board of Trustees this week approved the 2015-16 tax rate of $1.27 per …

  • 20 August

    UTEP Nursing Students deliver school supplies

    Photo: UTEP

    University of Texas at El Paso nursing students, extending their care beyond the medical profession, donated school supplies to Hillside Elementary School. The Texas Nursing Student Association (TNSA) and Elias Provencio-Vasquez, UTEP Dean of the …

  • 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. …

  • 20 August

    Coal Royalty: Are NM Taxpayers Getting Ripped Off?


    FARMINGTON, N.M. – The amount of royalties coal companies pay for mining on public lands amounts to taxpayers in New Mexico and across the country getting ripped off, according to a Sierra Club official. Robert …

  • 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

    Millions Slated to Hire More Border Troopers

    PhotoGfx: Texas Tribune

    One way or another, the 84th Legislature was bound to pass immigration and border security bills. That was the general consensus after tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants flooded across the Rio Grande into Texas last summer. …