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August, 2015

  • 17 August

    Analysis: Education Funding With a Judicial Assist

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 …

  • 13 August

    Toxic Threat: Gold King One of Thousands of Abandoned Mines

    The Gold King Mine spill

    FARMINGTON, N.M. – Thousands of abandoned mines in New Mexico, Colorado and other Western states pose as much of a toxic threat, or greater, as the Gold King Mine in Colorado, which leaked three million …

  • 12 August

    Year-long film series explores America’s civil rights struggle

    Equality and civil rights are struggles that many have faced throughout history. The El Paso Museum of History, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, …

  • 12 August

    Students, Teachers Love new SISD’s WIN Academy

    The innovative new WIN Academy, which the Socorro Independent School District launched this school year, has Team SISD students and teachers excited about new approaches to teaching and learning. The excitement was evident the first …

  • 12 August

    Rancher fights, wins to get land back from BLM

    Fighting for truth, justice and the Texas way. Sounds like a job for Superman! And the Man of Steel answered the call. But he wasn’t wearing blue tights and a red cape. Adorned in jeans, boots and …