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Getting you ready to head back to school with easy, healthy meals

We all know that school days can be busy, with everything from homework to parents at work. There’s not always time to make a hearty meal, but there are ways to make a healthy dinner even with all the rush. SIMPLE RECIPES:

Preparation is key for healthy kids' lunches

This morning, we kicked off our Back to School week with information about healthy lunches for your kiddos! Joining us from New You fitness is our Health and Fitness expert Lizzie Martinez.

We're cooking with Chef Johnny Flores!

Red Snapper E.P.C. Ingredients: 8 oz  Snapper Filet 2 oz White Wine ¼ Cup Sliced Artichokes ¼ Cup Sliced Mushrooms ¼ Cup Chives

FREE events happening this weekend and so much more!

THURSDAY Thai Rivera: Live Stand Up Comedy August 14 8 p.m. The Network 317 E. Mills Prices: $12, but if you mention Destination El Paso, your ticket will be $10

Easy way to cook light summer meals

Friday morning on NewsChannel 9 Today, Mike Welhouse from the Texas Roadhouse cooked up some yummy summer treats.

The Plaza Classic Film Festival kicks off Thursday

STARTING THURSDAY Plaza Classic Film Festival August 7 - August 17 Locations: Plaza Theatre, Mills Plaza Parking Garage, Southwest University Park, Mills Street, The Foundation Room

YMCA of El Paso helping parents become better teachers

YMCA of El Paso is helping parents become better teachers with their PAT Program. Parents as Teachers is a program where AmeriCorp members work with low income families and teach parents to become their child's first teacher.

Will It Work: Gyro Bowl

In Wednesday's Will It Work segment, we tested out the Gyro Bowl. Makers of the product claim it's spill-resistant for dry food and snacks. It allows self-feeding of snacks. There is less waste of snacks.

Family of local soldier says they 'miss him so much'

Wednesday's Service Salute was sent in by Brookelyn Gorden.

Want to take your teacher a back-to-school treat?

Back to School Apple Cupcakes Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon fine salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Short on cash? Here are some things you can do for free

FRIDAY Alfresco! Fridays August 1

Las Cruces Police give back to the community one student at a time

Monday's Service Salute was sent in by Guadalupe Strouse.

Friday Fun Dance! Only on NewsChannel 9 Today

It's Friday which means we danced the morning away on NewsChannel 9 Today as we go every Friday.

Saluting First Lieutenant Micki Duran who is part of the U.S. Marine Corps

Friday's Service Salute was sent in by Marisela Duran.

Italian food recipes that won't have you spending hours in the kitchen

Linguini with Bacon, Tomato, Scallions and Cheddar Ingredients: 8 oz bacon chopped 2 oz olive oil 2 cups chopped tomatoes 1 cup chopped scallions