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Two of four units at the Montana Power Station will go online next year

El Paso electricity is about to get an upgrade. The first two units of the Montana Power Station are scheduled to be online by March 2015 just in time to meet the summer 2015 peak.

Lt. Governor candidate calls for subsidized community college

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, says the state should pay college students’ tuition and fees for two years if they attend a public community college in the state.

Camp Alpine Report: Defense much improved in year 2 under Stoker

August 2013, only four weeks before the start of the regular season, UTEP Defensive Coordinator Scott Stoker got to hold his first official practice with the Miners.

NMSU volleyball releases TV and radio schedule

New Mexico State volleyball fans in the Las Cruces area will have plenty of opportunities to follow their Aggies as the team will have six matches produced for live television and 14 matches broadcast live over the radio airwaves.

DASCO: Man wanted for fraudulent business deals

Investigators with the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office are looking for a many they say tried to buy several cars with fraudulent bank accounts.

El Paso man seriously injured in Culberson Co. crash

UPDATE: Family of 27-year-old Julio Hernandez reached out to NewsChannel 9 late Thursday afternoon to let us know that Hernandez has suffered a fractured ankle, but is otherwise stable.

EPPD makes large pot bust in Northeast El Paso

El Paso Police made a large pot bust Tuesday evening in Northeast El Paso thanks to work from the Source City Metro Narcotics Task Force and West Texas H.I.D.T.A.

Man driving 90 mph on I-10 allegedly tried to run from police

A 21-year-old El Paso man found himself behind bars early Thursday morning after El Paso Police say that he was arrested for driving 90 MPH on I-10, and then ran from the officers.

UTEP football to hold fan appreciation day

UTEP's annual Football Fan Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. And for the first time ever, the event will be held at the UTEP Bookstore.

'Dawgs fall to Sounds, 13-3

The Nashville Sounds matched a season high for runs in a game in their 13-3 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Wednesday at Southwest University Park. Nashville scored six runs in an 11-batter fifth inning and added four more in the sixth.

Two El Paso schools designated as new T-STEM Academies by TEA

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

A&M not troubled by lawmakers' recommendation letters

Recommendation letters written by elected officials and submitted directly to a university president have been a source of controversy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Rio Grande Valley Mayor welcomes National Guard Troops

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal doesn’t mince words when it comes to the specter of National Guard troops soon descending upon his city as part of a controversial state-based border security initiative.

Texas mom invents app to control child's phone

For parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening. And giving them a cell phone doesn't always mean they'll answer.