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Sunland Oaks Preview: Callback

The $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks is the filly companion to the Sunland Derby. Six times in the past eight years, the trophy has gone to trainer Bob Baffert.

Motorcyclist in fatal West El Paso crash identified

A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed after a crash in West El Paso early Thursday morning.

EPPD identifies officer killed in funeral procession motorcycle crash

UPDATE: El Paso Police have identified the 10-year EPPD Veteran who was killed in an east El Paso crash while assisting with a funeral procession Wednesday afternoon as Officer Adrian Arellano.

Killing a Tax Without Saving Taxpayers a Dime

Careful readers will find an Easter egg tucked in one of the tax measures approved by a Senate committee this week — a mostly unmentioned clause that would constitutionally ban taxes on real estate transactions.

TV EXCLUSIVE: Tim Floyd fires back

UTEP basketball coach Tim Floyd gave NewsChannel 9 a television exclusive to address disparaging tweets made on the Miner's official athletic Twitter account and to discuss the future for sophomore forward Vince Hunter with the team.

"Que Pasa Borderland" March 19th

     “Que Pasa Borderland” highlights all the great things to do around town. This month Cirque du Soleil's Varekai steals the show.

Texas Tribune Political Update

A comprehensive border security bill is moving forward in the Texas legislature and changes to gun open carry laws are moving into the spotlight. Alana Rocha with the Texas Tribune joins us to give us a Capitol update.

Health Check March 19th

     Not many people go to work right after a party but there's a new movement that's got people doing just that!

Two amazing shows, a cultural festival - plan your weekend!

SHOWS: Cirque du Soleil Varekai Through March 22, Various Times Don Haskins Center Tickets: UTEP Ticket Center or Ticketmaster.com

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.