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Rice University stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

Despite falling a spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Rice University remained the only Texas university to crack the top 20.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund open for enrollment of college tuition

Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 28, 2015.

Texas Sheriff's Office attacked

A gunman is is dead after ramming his truck into a Texas sheriff's office, then opening fire. The gunman, Benito Gonzalez, was shot several times by deputies at the San Patricio County Sheriff's Department.

Joe Allbaugh gets piece of pot business

Former FEMA director Joe Allbaugh, who took the reins of Gov.

Inaugural event explores the science and flavor of chile

New Mexico State University is hosting an event that explores the science and flavor of chile. NMSU's Project Discovery is an evening of music, dance and the science behind the world's hottest chile pepper.

Help put an end to Alzheimer's disease

September is National Alzheimer's Month and that's why we are doing our part to get the community informed about what Alzheimer's is, how to treat it and how you can help make a difference in our community.

NTSB: Plane that crashed in Las Cruces killing 4 was pumped with wrong kind of fuel

For the latest update, click here: http://www.ktsm.com/news/update-experts-say-deadly-plane-crash-was-preventable

Alamogordo seeks flooding assistance

The city of Alamogordo has put a price tag on all the damaged caused by a big storm earlier this summer.

UTEP women's golf starts season in Colorado

The new-look UTEP women's golf team began its season on Monday at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, and the Miners are in 15th place through two rounds of the 54-hole tournament.

Las Cruces council votes to raise minimum wage

Thousands of Las Cruces residents will soon see larger pay checks. In a 4 to 3 vote, city council decided today to raise the minimum wage in the city to $10.10 an hour.

SISD's million-dollar campus camera system ready to roll

A major El Paso school district is getting a major security upgrade. The Socorro Independent School District unveiled its newly expanded network of campus cameras on Monday.

SISD's million-dollar campus camera system ready to roll

A major El Paso school district is getting a major security upgrade. The Socorro Independent School District unveiled its newly expanded network of campus cameras on Monday.

Cuban immigrants who fled to Central America now crossing border illegally in South Texas

A Catholic Charities shelter in Brownsville said it is helping more and more undocumented immigrants from Cuba. The shelter provides food and clothing to immigrants before sending them on buses to reunite with their families.

Lawyers File Motion To Quash Perry's Indictment

Gov. Rick Perry’s lawyers have filed a second challenge to the governor’s indictment on Monday, asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him on the grounds that the charges are unconstitutional.

City of El Paso seeks community input on new Westside Pool

El Pasoans will be getting a new pool on the west side of El Paso. A community meeting will be held where participants can give feedback on what amenities or events they would like the facility to include.