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EPISD considering tax ratification election

Here are three words you probably haven't read in a while: tax ratification election.

Lawmakers to Examine Rehab of Mentally Ill, Addicted Inmates

Prison officials and advocacy groups told lawmakers on Tuesday that when it comes to ensuring that inmates with substance abuse and mental illness issues don’t commit more crimes, they should focus on providing services outside of prisons

Volunteers needed in city cleanup this weekend

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Dept. is encouraging locals to get out into the community and help clean up the hundreds of thousands of pounds of trash that litter the Sun City each year.

Local museum wants your junk

One local museum wants your junk. You heard right.

Chihuahuas use record nine pitchers in 21-9 loss

The El Paso Chihuahuas tied a Pacific Coast League record Tuesday afternoon by using nine different pitchers in their 21-9 loss to the Las Vegas 51s at Cashman Field.

Get rid of old tires for free

Several organizations teamed up to provide free tire disposal on Saturday, April 26th from 7a.m. to noon.

Heroin use spiking in the Borderland

Nearly every day another Borderland resident gets hooked on heroin. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health there are now close to two million users nationwide, and the number of heroin users has almost doubled since 2007.

Gladiators return home, ‘THAAD’ uncases colors

The “Gladiators” of Battery A, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), 11th ADA Brigade, returned home recently after an unprecedented deployment to Guam last April.

AUSA honors outstanding Soldiers, civilians, community leaders

More than 200 Soldiers and El Paso citizens attended the Association for the U.S. Army’s General Omar N. Bradley Leadership Awards banquet at the Fort Bliss Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, April 10.

Congressman still seeking answers in Garcia early release

Congressman Beto O'Rourke is still trying to get an explanation from the the U.S.

EPFD responding to large brush fire across from El Paso High

Update: As of 5:43, a spokesman with the El Paso Fire Department says that the brush fire is under control and fire crews are beginning to pickup and are controlling hot spots in the area. Earlier:

City of El Paso approves $10 million Funding Swap

A combined ten million dollar effort to improve pedestrian roadways and bridges in Central El Paso is approved Tuesday but not before sharp debate in city council.

Las Cruces Country Music Festival kicks off this weekend

The second annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival and Rodeo will be headlined by the legendary Charlie Daniels Band and rising country music superstar Cassadee Pope.

UTEP Special Events to hold 'Glow Run'

UTEP Special Events announced today that they will host a new event on the UTEP campus as part of the Centennial Celebration of the University. The Glory Road Glow Run is the first of its kind to take place on the UTEP Campus.

NASA one step closer to finding "habitable" planet

Happy Earth Day everyone! It's been a rough 4.54 billion years, but we've made it this far! Speaking of which, what better way to commemorate Earth Day, than by mentioning other planets that could hold life?