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January, 2018

  • 16 January

    Socorro ISD Seeks Educators for 2018-19 at Upcoming Job Fair

    Socorro ISD will host an Employee Job Fair to help fill current vacancies and upcoming positions for the 2018-2019 school year. The job fair will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at the District Service …

  • 16 January

    Annual ‘Polar Plunge’ Benefit for El Paso Special Olympians Set for Saturday

    El Pasoans will again don their best costumes and jump in the chilly waters for a good cause this weekend. The annual Polar Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Texas athletes in the Greater El Paso …

  • 14 January

    TxDoT/Go10 Project Closures, Detours for Week of January 14

    Officials with the GO10 project are anticipating 2018 will be the year for ‘substantial progress’ on the structures at the I‐10/Sunland  Park Drive interchange. That means drivers can expect some high‐profile closures throughout 2018. One of those closures starts Monday at 9 a.m. and will continue until mid‐February. The  closure could cause traffic congestion, especially during rush hours. Motorists should plan ahead. Stagger your commute times …

  • 12 January

    Rep. Mary González Announces “Positivity in Politics” Initiative

    On Friday, State Representative Mary González announced the “Positivity in Politics” initiative, which seeks to highlight examples of positivity in grassroots leadership over the next two years leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election. “After Donald Trump’s …

  • 11 January

    Video: Your City in 5 – Week Ending January 12

    In this edition of YC5, Host Rick Isaias has information on: • Flu awareness • Cable testing of El Paso’s Street Car project • Exclusive look at Paso Del Norte Hotel renovations • Student PSA Video …

  • 11 January

    City Offices Return to Monday through Friday Operating Schedule

    Starting Tuesday, January 16, the City of El Paso will again be open five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. “I have received numerous requests from the community to …

  • 10 January

    PSB Approves FY 2018-19 Budget, Rates and Fees

    Wednesday morning, the Public Service Board (PSB) approved the El Paso Water Budget for fiscal year 2018-19 for its water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater utilities. “As El Paso’s population grows, we must continue to …

  • 10 January

    Young Women’s Academy, UTEP Collaborate to Increase Number of Minorities in STEM/STEAM

    Thanks to a partnership with UTEP, EPISD’s Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy, will play a key role in implementing strategies aimed at improving hiring patterns for minorities in the fields of science and …

  • 10 January

    Animal Services Receives Rachael Ray ‘Save Them All Grant’ to Offer No-Cost Spay/Neuters

    El Paso Animal Services announced Wednesday that the department has received a Rachael Ray ‘Save Them All’ grant from national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society to conduct targeted spay/neuter surgeries, helping to reduce …

  • 9 January

    El Paso Cryptocurrency Conference Scheduled for February

    In 2017, the words Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology were inescapable, now thanks to an upcoming conference, interested El Pasoans can learn about this new blend of technology and trade. “I have been researching and …

  • 7 January

    Go10/TxDoT Construction & Detours for Week of January 7

    Week number two of 2018 means construction continues alongside and on various points on I-10. Access to Paisano Drive (US 85) from Sunland Park Drive will be nearly eliminated starting January 15, and will stay …

  • 7 January

    Socorro ISD: Refinancing Bonds To Save $1.3 Million

    The Socorro Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved refinancing bonds from its 2004 bond election, series 2008, at the regular board meeting, held last month. The district will capitalize on current lower interest …

  • 5 January

    Ramona Elementary Students Get Hands-On Experience on Robotic Surgery

    Fifth and sixth grade students at Ysleta ISD’s Ramona Elementary School got the unique chance to be part of a surgical team. Recently, students participated in a medical session on surgical procedures and careers that make …

  • 4 January

    Video: Your City in 5 – Week Ending January 5

    In this edition of YCI5 Host Rick Isaias shows how two El Paso fire trucks come to life during a “How Is It Made” segment created by CITY TV. For more info, visit the city’s …

  • 3 January

    UTEP Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Alumni Awards

    The UTEP Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations are now accepting nominations for the prestigious Distinguished Alumni and Gold Nugget awards. These awards are presented to UTEP alumni who have distinguished themselves in …