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Information from around the Borderland and the World

August, 2015

  • 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 …

  • 11 August

    Police called to East-Central after body found

    Police are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in the driveway of a home in East-Central El Paso. According to the El Paso Police Department, officers from the Central Regional Command Center were called …

  • 11 August

    Two arrested after allegedly shooting at car on US54

    El Paso Police arrested two men, just one day after a car was shot at while traveling on US54 in Northeast El Paso. Officers from the El Paso Police Department Gang Unit responded to investigate …

  • 10 August

    Study: Texas Voter ID Law Kept Voters from the Polls

    HOUSTON – Texas’ voter ID law kept some voters away from the polls in the 2014 elections, according to a new report. The Rice University study focused on the Latino-majority 23rd U.S. Congressional District, and …

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