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Bridge wait times improving slightly

The city-sponsored pilot program to pay overtime for Customs and Border Protection officers at our international bridges seems to be improving wait times slightly, according to a third quarterly report given at Monday's city council meeting

Deputies warn of ongoing telephone scam

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is warning of about an ongoing telephone scam. They say the callers tell victims there's a warrant for their arrest after a jury summons was ignored.

Cuellar: Debate on Immigration Surge Set to Re-emerge

The congressional debate about how to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing illegally into Texas is likely to re-emerge later this year when lawmakers debate an omnibus budget bill, according to a Texas lawmaker.<

City Council to consider tighter zoning rules for Payday Loan Shops

A statewide fight over payday loans -- has flared up once again in El Paso. Efforts to further regulate the industry have failed in the state legislature, so now cities are taking on the task.

Drillers, but not fracking, tied to tainted water

Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study.

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.

Abortion clinic opening delayed

A controversial new abortion clinic didn't end up opening Monday in Las Cruces as planned. Whole Women's Health is delaying its opening due to logistical issues. No word on when the clinic will now open.

Anthony man arrested after allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend all weekend

Doña Ana County investigators arrested an Anthony man Sunday morning after his ex-girlfriend told law enforcement he spent the weekend coming over uninvited, hiding out in her house, and assaulted her and her new boyfriend.

Woman believed to be El Paso's oldest resident passes away

A woman who very well might have been El Paso's oldest resident has passed away. Last year we introduced you to Maria Guadalupe Muñoz.

Las Cruces Dollar Tree employee injured after car crashes into store

A 58-year-old Dollar Store employee is recovering after a scary scene where a car came crashing through the front of the Las Cruces discount store Sunday.

Texas and New Mexico High School Football Week 3 rankings

Here is The Texas High School Coaches Association coaches poll released by TheAthleticsDepartment.com. The poll is voted on by a panel of THSCA members.

NMSU Homecoming 2014 celebrates milestone reunions

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association will celebrate reunions for the class of 1964 and the class of 1954 during the Road to Discovery Homecoming celebration Nov. 3-9.

This Week in NMSU Athletics

The New Mexico State athletics department has numerous events for Aggie fans to follow along this week. Please go to the official website of NM State Athletics at www.NMStateSports.com to keep up with all Aggie sports.

Applebee's Sports Extra: Beau's Best from Week 2

Applebee's Sports Extra: Check out Beau's Best, the top 5 plays from Week 2, (the third week of the high school football season)!

Hidalgo County clinics cut ties with Planned Parenthood

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar names.