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GECU presents 7th Annual Chalk the Block Public Arts Festival kicks off October 10th

On October 10-12, 2014, the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in partnership with the El Paso Community Foundation will host the 7th Annual Chalk the Block Public Arts Festival sponsored by GECU.

Lighted arches illuminate downtown bridges

Drivers through Downtown El Paso may have noticed a much brighter commute overnight. Arches are beginning to illuminate the Downtown Bridges, as part of the ongoing TxDot I-10 renovation project.

UTEP Centennial Homecoming week is upon us

UTEP's Centennial Celebration Homecoming week is already in full swing in El Paso. The University is celebrating their Homecoming with several special events throughout the week.

El Paso Film Commissioner earns prestigious designation

El Paso's Film Commissioner, Susie Gaines received the title 'Certified Film Commissioner' over the weekend at the Association of Film Commissioners Internations (AFCI) Cineposium in New York City.

Two El Paso schools named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Two El Paso area schools have been named as one of 2014's National Blue Ribbon Schools. The honor was awarded to Cielo Vista Elementary and Transmountain Early College High School.

UTEP Updates: Campus work centers on 'transformation' projects

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is gearing up for its Centennial Celebration, and crews continue their progress on projects around campus.

Another Union Plaza building may see renovation

Union Plaza, one of Downtown El Paso’s most unique neigh-borhoods, could see the renovation of another of its historic buildings according to concept images posted online.

Franklin HS teacher awarded statewide Humanities Award

Franklin High School U.S. History teacher, Laura Strelzin Bagley, has been named as one of only thirteen recipients of the 2014 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.

Trendy boutique hotel, Aloft, to open in Downtown's O.T. Bassett Tower

Travelers through Downtown El Paso will soon have one additional option when it comes to accommodations.

El Paso teens announced as National Merit Semifinalists

Late nights studying and spending time away from friends has paid off for six El Paso students.

Nothing Bunt Cakes next 'Fountains' tenant

A new tenant could bring spe-cialty pastries to the Fountains at Farah in East El Paso, ac-cording to permits filed with the City. Nothing Bundt Cakes will open up a spot in the shopping center.

Sun City SciFi Fan Expo 2014 on Oct. 4th and 5th

El Paso will be able to show their SciFi side on October 4th and 5th.

El Pasoan a finalist in National Parks photo contest

An El Paso native is one of finalists in a nationwide National Parks photography contest running through September 26th on their website.

El Paso teacher wins $2,000 grant for innovative teaching

An El Paso teacher won a $2,000 grant for his innovative teaching approach. Travis Duckworth from El Paso Academy High School is one of four teachers in the state to be selected for the 2014 Voya Unsung Heroes Award.

Twins! Second set of pygmy slow lorises twins born at EP Zoo

The El Paso Zoo is happy to announce the birth of twin slow lorises born on August 22, 2014. The infants, born to mom and dad named Steven Tyler and Kym Ly, are their second set of twins born at the El Paso Zoo.