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Local News

News from El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez and surrounding communities in El Paso and Dona Ana Counties.

August, 2015

  • 26 August

    Video of the day: EP Zoo’s Khaleesi, 4-month old baby orangutan, stands for 1st time

    From the El Paso Zoo – Khaleesi, the fourth-month old baby orangutan at the El Paso Zoo, stands for the first time with mommy Ibu. Mommy and baby are on exhibit daily from 9:30 a.m. to …

  • 24 August

    Officials identify motorcyclist killed in Sunday wreck

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office officials have identified the biker killed in a Sunday wreck near Canutillo. In a Monday morning news release, officials say 65-year-old Jorge Llamas died as a result of injuries he …

  • 23 August

    EPISD ‘Penny Swap’ passes; Fewer than 10K voted

    After nearly a month of early voting, community presentations and ‘get out the vote’ programs, El Paso ISD officials celebrated the approval of their ‘Penny Swap’ Election Saturday night. Out of the 160,000 plus voters …

  • 22 August

    Teen stabbed, killed in Northeast El Paso

    Police are still searching for suspects after a Chaparral teen is stabbed to death Friday night. Detectives with El Paso Police’s Crimes Against Persons unit are currently investigating the death of 19-year-old Cesar Gutierrez. Police say Gutierrez …

  • 22 August

    Valle Verde Early College High School honored by Newsweek

    For the second year in a row, Valle Verde Early College High School was included on Newsweek’s America’s Top High Schools For Low-Income Students list. Newsweek’s study looked at over 16,000 schools and ranked VVECHS …

  • 22 August

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

    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

    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

    Just last weekend, Horizon City had an issue with low water pressure throughout the community, this along with recent outages and leaks, prompted horizoncity.com (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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 …

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