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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 5:28pm

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Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

UTEP to host Border Shootout starting Friday

The UTEP soccer team will play host to Incarnate Word (7 p.m. Friday) and Houston Baptist (1 p.m. Sunday) as part of the Fifth-Annual Border Shootout at University Field this weekend.

Mexican government bans U.S. shoe imports

If you live in Juarez, expect to pay more for your next pair of sneakers. The Mexican government is banning all imports of shoes from the United States.

Admission prices rising at El Paso Zoo

It'll now cost you more to visit the El Paso Zoo. Admission prices will rise next week from $10 to $12 for adults, and from $6 to $7.50 for kids. Infants are still free.

El Paso Public Library rolling out 2 new Bookmobiles

The El Paso Public Library will roll out two brand new vehicles in September that will take mobile library services to areas of El Paso that do not have easy access to the current branches.

Students at Mission Ridge Elementary receive free books

'Today a reader, tomorrow a leader' handed out a free book to all students at Mission Ridge Elementary Thursday.

Power outage causes community college class cancellation

Due to a power outage in the Lower Valley, all classes at the El Paso Community College's Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount St., have been cancelled. No other campuses are affected.

Victims in deadly plane crash identified, NTSB arrives on scene

UPDATE: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) arrived from Houston and Alburquere just after noon Thursday. The crash site will open once the FAA is finished with the investigation.  EARLIER:

Chihuahuas close out first season at home

The historic inaugural season is coming to an end for the El Paso Chihuahuas, as they kickoff the final five games of the 2014 campaign against the Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) at Southwest University Park today.

PREVIEW: NMSU Football

Quick now. Tell me the schools in New Mexico State’s new conference. If that’s too hard, then just tell me the name of the conference. Thought so.

PREVIEW: Varsity Football District 1-6A

Americas: The single busiest player this fall might be Q Drennan, who can line up at quarterback, running back, cornerback and receiver while also returning kicks and punts.

PREVIEW: Varsity Football District 2-5A

Bel Air: Big Red Pride is still evident on the Bel Air campus. The school has such a rich athletic tradition, but it’s been awhile since there were big wins to go along with the pride.

NMSU volleyball to begin season in Utah

THIS WEEK: Head coach Mike Jordan and the Aggie volleyball team begin the 2014 season with a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate in the Utah Classic hosted by the University of Utah.

MCAD awards 58 grants to local artists, organizations

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) MCAD 's Cultural Funding Program is awarding $296,750 in support to 58 local non-profit cultural organizations and artists for performances, services and works throughout El

NMSU announces athletic director search committee

New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers announced Thursday the selected members of a search committee for NMSU’s next athletics director.