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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 2:27pm

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Canutillo ISD cancels classes for Texas football semifinals

The Canutillo Eagles have done something no other El Paso area school has done before. They've made it to the UIL 5-A State Semifinal Championship game.

Dona Ana Community College selects new VP for Academic Affairs

Dona Ana Community College President Dr. Renay Scott today announced that Dr. Mónica Torres, has been selected as Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) at DACC. She is 54 years old. Torres will begin December 16, 2014.

UTEP football player on Capital One Academic All-America team

Wesley Miller was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team on Thursday.

New Mexico State and Oklahoma State reach agreement on NMSU’s use of the Classic Aggie

New Mexico State University and Oklahoma State University today announced they have signed a licensing agreement allowing NMSU to continue using the Classic Aggie image on a limited number of materials.

San Elizario ISD recognized for AP success

One Borderland school district now stands above the others in our area when it comes to its advanced placement offering.

NMSU’s doctorate in nursing practice program receives national accreditation

New Mexico State University’s doctorate in nursing practice in the College of Health and Social Services’ School of Nursing received national accreditation for five years from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Gadsden High teacher on leave, under criminal investigation

A teacher at Gadsden High School is on administrative leave pending the results of a criminal investigation, Gadsden Independent School District officials confirmed Monday afternoon.

NMSU international hospitality pilot program concludes in December

Since late April, New Mexico State University has hosted 14 high school graduates from Ecuador as part of a pilot project to teach the students English and the hospitality industry.

University of Texas offers Beyonce, Rihanna feminism course

Beyonce takes center stage at the University of Texas Austin. This Spring, students will be able to take a unique course featuring the superstar, Amanda Brandeis has the story.

Hanks HS students recognized for achieving 300 community service hours

Hanks High School seniors were recognized for achieving 300 community service hours or more. During first period, the students were called to the theater for the recognition and refreshments.

UTEP receives Star Award from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

UTEP’s Developmental Math Program has received the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2014 Star Award for exceptional contributions toward meeting one or more of the goals of the Texas higher education plan, Closing the Gap

Students raise $3,000 to send diabetic kid to camp

El Paso Jewish Academy students participated in a walk-a-thon Friday to raise money to send a child with Type 1 Diabetes to Camp Sweeney. The students learned about the camp through one of their classmates, Madison Nadler.

Texas approves new Social Studies texts — with changes

After adopting hundreds of pages in last minute updates and corrections, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies textbooks Friday.

Publisher pulls textbook from SBOE consideration

  A major publisher has decided to withdraw a social studies textbook under consideration for approval in Texas amid ongoing controversy over last-minute content changes.

EPCC hosts 6th Annual Literary Fiesta Saturday

On Saturday, November 22nd El Paso Community College (EPCC) will hold the 6th Annual Literary Fiesta at the EPCC Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A.