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Two EPISD schools will merge

The El Paso Independent School District board approved the merging of Vilas Elementary School in Sunset Heights and Mesita Elementary School.

Meerkat stole the show at SXSW. Sorry, Twitter.

This year, livestreaming startup Meerkat proved to be the coolest cat at SXSW despite a rough start at the hand of Twitter.

NMSU prepares to take on Kansas at the NCAA tournament

The NMSU men's basketball team is in Omaha getting ready for the first game of their NCAA tournament run against the Kansas Jayhawks.

Solar Eclipse, Supermoon, and Spring Begins... All on Friday!

It's a good thing this Friday isn't a Friday the 13th because there are a lot of unusual events that will take place.

Chaparral man arrested for trying to smuggle heroin in rectum

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were able to stop a man who they say was smuggling heroin in his rectum. It happened on Tuesday just after 7 a.m. at the Ysleta Port of Entry.

Costco joins Wal-Mart, Kroger in liquor push

    Wholesale giant Costco has joined Wal-Mart and other retailers in the fight to let public corporations sell liquor in Texas. 

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash causing backup on I-10 East near Raynolds

A vehicle crash along I-10 East caused traffic to back up Wednesday night near the Raynolds exit ramp in Central El Paso. The call went out about 9:11 p.m. Emergency crews said an ambulance was en route to the scene.

2015 Sunland Derby field announced

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is in the midst of final preparations for a huge weekend. It all begins Saturday night March 21st with the 13th Annual Sunland Park Gala and Silent Auction benefitting United Blood Services.

CBP chopper delights at Garcia Elementary 'Career Day'

A Customs and Border Protection helicopter lit up young faces Wednesday during Garcia Elementary School's 'Career Day' in Canutillo.

Aggies Arrive in Omaha

The New Mexico State Aggies (23-10, 13-1) begin their quest for a national championship as they open play in the NCAA Tournament against No. 10/11 Kansas on Friday at 10:15 a.m. MDT at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

EPCSO: Attempted Montana Vista burglary ends in gunfire, arrest

El Paso County Sheriff's Office investigators say things didn't go exactly as planned for a would-be burglary near Montana Vista early Wednesday morning.

Sunland Derby Gala to raise money for United Blood Services

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 What: Sunland Park Derby Gala benefitting United Blood Services Where: Sunland Park Racetrack Signature Showroom

Arrest made in February suspicious death in East El Paso

El Paso Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for the death of 24-year-old Karyna Rodriguez in an east El Paso apartment last month.

TxDPS, NTSB investigating deadly plane crash near Hueco Tanks

A spokesperson with the Texas Department of Safety confirmed the agency is investigating a deadly plane crash near Hueco Tanks State Park. The wreckage was found Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: Police arrest woman in connection to deadly overnight crash

UPDATE: Police have released the mugshot of Marisol Chavez, the woman suspected of causing a deadly crash on Loop 375 in the early morning hours of March 13, 2015. Chavez was released after posting bond on Monday, March 16, 2015.