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UT-Austin: Mission accomplished for $3 billion campaign

University of Texas at Austin officials are claiming victory after an eight-year capital campaign, which ended Aug. 31, exceeded its $3 billion goal.

UTEP football season kicks off, fans prepare for tailgating

As El Pasoans and UTEP fans from all across the region descend upon the UTEP campus for the first home game of the season this week, you may need to prepare ahead of time before you plan to come to campus for tailgating.

Boat of Cuban immigrants washes up on South Padre Island

A group of Cuban refugees ended up on the South Padre Island shore Monday after reportedly being at sea for 21 days.

REPORT: Cowboys expected to sign Michael Sam to practice squad

Multiple reports are surfacing that the Dallas Cowboys will bring in Michael Sam in hopes of signing the player to the teams practice squad.

Elderly Las Cruces woman killed in Thursday crash identified

UPDATE: Las Cruces Police have identified the 84-year-old woman killed in a car crash early Thursday morning as Cuca Gilliland of Las Cruces.

Arrest Affidavit: Brutal beating brought on after brother skipped work

An El Paso man who is accused of brutally beating his half-brother, ultimately causing his death allegedly became enraged with his brother after he skipped work, according to the arrest affidavit obtained Tuesday.

NMSU football to open Sun Belt Conference play

The New Mexico State football team meets Georgia State for the first time in the program’s history, Saturday, Sept. 6 in Atlanta, Ga. with kickoff set for 12 p.m. (MT).

UTEP running back earns Campbell Award Honorable Mention

Sophomore running back Aaron Jones was named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award honorable mention list announced on Monday.

Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff to be honored at NMSU gala

“Mark Medoff: Far From Finished” will honor Tony award-winning playwright Mark Medoff and fund an endowment in his name at New Mexico State University.

Abbott to call for credit for massive online courses

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses — often referred to as "MOOCs&quo

Analysis: Ruling provides candidates a talking point

Give this to state district Judge John Dietz: He gave the next Legislature a purpose. This year’s general election campaigns, to be fair, are just getting started.

Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen set to play benefit concert for Marfa Public Radio

Texas singing legend Robert Earl Keen is set to play Alpine's Granada Theater to help raise funds for Marfa Public Radio in late September.

PREVIEW: UTEP Football 2014 season

There are 128 BCS football teams this season and every one of them will be in trouble if the starting quarterback is lost to injury. That’s true for all 128 teams but it carries significantly more weight at UTEP.

Athletic History of UTEP

Very few schools in the desert southwest have the athletic history quite like the University of Texas at El Paso, even the schools to the west in the much larger Pac-12 Conference.

Firefighters to be honored at Medal Day Ceremony

For outstanding service, a distinct group of firefighters will be honored in a Medal Day Ceremony on Thursday Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater located at 800 South San Marcial Street.