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NMSU student’s short film qualifies for Academy Award through festival selection

A short film made by New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute will be shown at a prestigious international film festival next month, qualifying it for an Academy Award.

Source: Layoffs and resignations impacting El Paso area University of Phoenix campuses

Layoffs and resignations are impacting an El Paso area college. Instructors at the University of Phoenix tell NewsChannel 9 that several top Administrators have either been laid off or have resigned in recent weeks.

El Dorado High wants you to weigh in on new safety plan

After a recent threat at the school via social media, El Dorado High School Principal Nora Paugh wants to discuss the safety of students.  That's why she is hosting a commuity night Thursday.

EPISD Parent University this Saturday

What: EPISD Parent University •When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 •Where: Bowie High School, 801 S. San Marcial •Cost: Free •Information: 230-2553

YISD board to take up proposed $442.5 mil bond

UPDATE: The YISD School Board will take up the $442.5 million bond proposal at Wednesday's 6 p.m. regular meeting and could vote to send the initative to voters in a May 9 election.

NMSU Police search for man who made threat against DACC student

UPDATE: Classes will resume at DACC East mesa Campus Wednesday after a threat was made against a student on Tuesday afternoon. NMSU Police are now actively searching for the woman's ex-boyfriend, Jaime Duran.

NMSU Ag student is sparking online conversation about agriculture

Lauren Schlothauer, even in high school as an active member of Future Farmers of America, had clear goals.

EPCC Theater season opens with RENT

EPCC Theater Ensemble will offer its first play of the 2015 season with Rent. Performances will be February 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28 @ 8:00 pm and February 22 & March 1 @ 2:30 pm.

Canutillo ISD to reject $10,000 donation amid flag controversy

The Board of Trustees for the Canutillo Independent School District recommended the rejection of a $10,000 donation from Hunt Companies, according to Adrian Medina, a member of the Board.

EPISD Facilities recommendations: Modernization & No Immediate closures

After months of discussion, public input and some protests, the El Paso ISD Board of Managers will hear the modernization plan for the embattled district.

UTEP to participate in National Girls and Women in Sports Day

To celebrate the 29th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), leaders from the Women's Sports Foundation will gather in Washington, D.C.

Flag design painted over at Reyes Elementary

The stars and stripes are no more at one area elementary school. Dark orange paint covered the red, white and blue at Reyes Elementary in the Cimarron subdivision of Northwest El Paso.

University president slashes his own pay to help others

The story of his selfless act went viral, but for Raymond Burse it was simply second nature. "I'm not extraordinary," said Burse. "I've assumed that people do those kinds of things all the time."

State court of criminal appeals to hear cases at UTEP

The Lone Star State's highest criminal appeals panel will be holding court at UTEP later this week. The court usually sits in Austin, and this will be the first time it comes to El Paso.

UTEP surprises HS Seniors with $3.3 million in scholarships

A group of 250 students from 20 El Paso area schools will get an unexpected and very welcome visit from The University of Texas at El Paso this week.