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October, 2015

  • 24 October

    Story in Six Pics: Miners capture Owls 27 to 17

    Saturday night was a great night at the Sun Bowl as the Miners captured their first Conference USA win, a 27 to 17 victory over the visiting Florida Atlantic University Owls. Andres Acosta was there …

  • 23 October

    Border Patrol Agents double up on pot busts Friday

    Border Patrol Agents from Southern N.M foiled two separate marijuana smuggling attempts near El Paso, and in southwestern New Mexico early Friday. According to Border Patrol officials the first bust happened Friday morning, as agents working near Mount …

  • 23 October

    Sheriff, families celebrate Basic Peace Officer graduation

    Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted a graduation ceremony for the Basic Peace Officer Academy, on Friday, October 23, 2015. This basic peace officer academy was held from May 11th – October …

  • 23 October

    UMC looking for family members of unresponsive man in ICU

    University Medical Center of El Paso is requesting the public’s help in identifying family members for a male patient who is unresponsive. Juan Orozco-Hernandez came in to UMC’s Emergency Department on Tuesday, October 13. He was …

  • 23 October

    Lawsuit aims to prevent licensing of detention centers

    A watchdog group is suing the agency charged with protecting the state’s most vulnerable Texans, alleging the department fast-tracked a policy change that might help the federal government convince a federal judge to reverse her order …

  • 22 October

    Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade line up announced

    For the one-hundredth year in a row, tens of thousands of El Pasoans will gather downtown to celebrate the Holidays. Guest Speakers will be Mayor Oscar Leeser; Major General Stephen Twitty, 1st Armored Division and …

  • 22 October

    800+ Student Council members attend conference at Chapin

    More than 800 high school student leaders from throughout the county bonded and learned to step outside the box on Tuesday at the 2015 District IX Student Council fall conference at Chapin High School. The …

  • 22 October

    Interactive: How much will you save if Prop 1 Passes?

    Voters are heading to the polls and casting early ballots in the Nov. 3 election, which includes an effort by state lawmakers to lower Texans’ property tax bills. If Proposition 1 passes, the homestead exemption …

  • 22 October

    NMSU cancer researchers collaborate for a cure

    Since their arrival to New Mexico State University in 2009, Kevin and Jessica P. Houston’s investigations into cancer research have developed into a multidisciplinary partnership, coupling cancer biology with engineering for this husband and wife …

  • 21 October

    El Paso ISD admitted into national network of innovative school districts

    The El Paso Independent School District is one of 22 school districts accepted today into the League of Innovative Schools — a national coalition of forwardthinking school districts organized by Digital Promise, an independent, bipartisan …

  • 21 October

    El Paso Fire Department announces vaccination schedule

    The program “Vaccinations for Health” that teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free influenza and pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings and colorectal screening kits …

  • 21 October

    Celebrate National Food Day at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market

    The Downtown Art and Farmers Market is the place to get locally grown and raised produce and agricultural products and support local growers. On Saturday, October 24, the Market will celebrate National Food Day with …

  • 21 October

    Bishop of El Paso reminds Congress of ‘Golden Rule’ on immigrants

      In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee October 21, Bishop Mark J. Seitz, Bishop of El Paso, Texas, testified that the United States has a moral obligation to protect unaccompanied …

  • 21 October

    Five additional cases of West Nile confirmed in El Paso

    The City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced today that the West Nile virus has been confirmed in five more people in El Paso this season. The most recent confirmed cases involve residents …

  • 20 October

    UTEP gets $1m for Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program

    The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) program at The University of Texas at El Paso has received nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to provide scholarships for 60 …