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SISD Father-Son Conference at Montwood High

The Socorro Independent School District will host its fifth annual districtwide father-son conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood Dr.

NMSU begins 'Tough Enough to Wear Pink' campaign

The New Mexico State University campus shows its support for breast cancer awareness and will hold events to raise money to fund breast cancer research in New Mexico.

NMSU Science Center explores winter canola as alternative crop

New Mexico State University has a research project that points out dual-purpose canola is an excellent alternative for farmers preparing to plant winter crops.

Ribbon cutting held for renovated NMSU weight training center

New Mexico State University will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration for the renovated Coca-Cola Weight Training Center. The ceremony will take place at the renovated facility on Saturday, September 20th at 3 p.m.

Franklin HS teacher awarded statewide Humanities Award

Franklin High School U.S. History teacher, Laura Strelzin Bagley, has been named as one of only thirteen recipients of the 2014 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.

Several El Paso area schools sustain flood damage

Several El Paso area schools sustained flood damage overnight, especially in the Eastwood area in El Paso's east side.

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.

Midland ISD developing "Petroleum Academy"

MIDLAND — As this Permian Basin city continues to thrive amid an oil boom transforming the region, local drilling companies have faced challenges in recruiting workers to come to West Texas.

A&M System launches think tank with eye on state policy

Earlier this month, the Texas A&M University System's board of regents approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute.

Texas' new Social Studies textbooks under fire

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EPISD extends Cabrera's contract by a year

Just a few weeks into the new school year and it’s already report card time, at least for EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera.

NMSU announces tailgating procedures for Aggie-Lobo football game

The fight for in-state bragging rights will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Aggie Memorial Stadium when New Mexico State University hosts the University of New Mexico in the annual football game.

EPISD: Students returned to Powell Elementary

UPDATE: EPISD Spokesperson tells us that all children were returned to Powell Elementary by 9:55 a.m. The odor was caused by a flooded sewage drain.

With Pre-K grant, Texas switches gears on federal cash

In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and

El Paso teens announced as National Merit Semifinalists

Late nights studying and spending time away from friends has paid off for six El Paso students.