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Information from around the Borderland and the World

August, 2015

  • 19 August

    Six new cases of West Nile Virus reported; 3 found in Lower Valley

    Recent rains and high temperatures are believed to be factors in a recent jump in the number of West Nile virus (WNV) cases being reported in the El Paso area. This week the Department of …

  • 19 August

    Lane closures on Mesa, Carolina as projects advance

    The City of El Paso will close one lane of vehicle traffic on Mesa Street and another on Carolina Drive in order to complete two construction projects.  While no routes will be detoured, Sun Metro may …

  • 19 August

    Education Commissioner ends state oversight of EPISD

    State oversight of the El Paso Independent School District will end on Monday, Aug. 24, with the exit of state-appointed monitor Fred Liner, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams said in a letter to Superintendent Juan …

  • 18 August

    Proposals for Santa Teresa Census being sought

    Doña Ana County is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide census services for the proposed incorporation of Santa Teresa, N.M. On July 14, 2015, a petition for the proposed incorporation of Santa Teresa was …

  • 18 August

    EPISD Teachers get ready for the start of school

    From staff development to setting up classrooms, El Paso Independent School District teachers are back and ready for the 2015-16 school year and the 60,000 plus students coming back to school Aug. 24. Staff development …

  • 18 August

    Four arrested for allegedly selling pirated music at Bronco Swap Meet

    El Paso Police arrest four people for allegedly selling pirated music at a well-known Lower Valley swap meet. According to the El Paso Police Department, officers from the Mission Valley Regional Command, assisted by Investigators …

  • 18 August

    Traffic Stop thwarts illegal immigrant smuggling attempt

    U.S. Border Patrol agents working in southern New Mexico rescued four immigrants from a potentially deadly situation. Early Monday, August 17th, Border Patrol agents from Lordsburg conducted a traffic stop near the Arizona state line. According …

  • 18 August

    Plague Kills in New Mexico, Colorado

    SANTA FE, N.M. – The plague, which has killed one person in New Mexico and two in Colorado this summer, is now the cause of a campground closure in California’s Yosemite National Park. Park officials …

  • 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 …

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