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County proposing highest possible tax rate

County commissioners proposed the highest tax rate possible Monday.

Major Democratic operative joins Rick Perry legal team

Texas Gov. Rick Perry added another high-powered lawyer to his team fighting a felony indictment against him, but this addition is just as much about sending a message than winning the case.

Downtown EP gets a Coffee shop in a box

There will be a new modern coffee shop in El Paso and before it opens there will be  a ceremony to celebrate the construction the modern cafe.

This week in NMSU athletics

FOOTBALL The home opener is on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. (MT) and is being marketed as Ag Day, with over 40 New Mexico agriculture companies on display during tailgating. The Aggies will play host to Cal Poly.

UTEP coaches luncheon quotes

UTEP Football Media Luncheon Quotes August 25, 2014 Head Coach Sean Kugler (Opening statement)

Gila National Forest sponsors 50th anniversary event

The Gila National Forest is celebrating the wildlands dedicated to the American people that opened in 1964.

NMSU softball signs local standout

New Mexico State head softball coach Kathy Rodolph announced Monday the signing of Lucy Mendoza and Nue Sivia to the Aggie softball squad. The pair begins their freshman campaign during the 2014-15 season.

UTEP football to open season at New Mexico

UTEP begins its 97th season of football with another rivalry game versus New Mexico. The Miners also opened up against the Lobos in 2013, dropping a 42-35 decision in the Sun Bowl.

The Base joins with Papa John's for after school programs

The Base, El Paso’s premiere baseball and softball indoor training facility, and El Paso Papa Johns restaurants have joined together to accept donations of gently used baseball and softball equipment.

Arrest Affidavit: Driver admitted to having 15 drinks before deadly crash

The man who El Paso Police allege is responsible for the death of a 50-year-old motorcyclist early Saturday morning admitted to police that he had consumed fifteen alcoholic drinks throughout the day before the crash, according to the arrest af

Affidavit: Girl abducted at gunpoint, forced into two-hour ordeal at hands of rapist

An arrest affidavit for the man who allegedly kidnapped and raped a 12-year-old Horizon City girl Friday afternoon reveals the chilling details in the pre-teen's alleged assault at the hands of 43-year-old Carlos A. Holcombe.

Happy 98th birthday to the U.S. National Park Service

On August 25, 2014 the National Park Service turns 98 years old. Today, they are waiving entrance fees and inviting everyone to join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast.

Happy 98th birthday to the U.S. National Park Service

On August 25, 2014 the National Park Service turns 98 years old. Today, they are waiving entrance fees and inviting everyone to join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast.

Free 5K walk/run and health fair to bring awareness to child obesity

The City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Department will host a 5K Walk/Run and Health Fair at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday September 27, 2014 at Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11620 Vista Del Sol St.

Analysis: Crime, politics and Travis County

The Travis County district attorney’s office, with its unusual power to police the crimes of public officials, has a decidedly mixed record.