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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.

Cotton Hall of Fame inducts cotton industry, NMSU alum

Everyone calls Morgan Nelson Mr. Cotton. The 1941 New Mexico State University alum is a legend in the New Mexico cotton business, and in January, was inducted into the newly formed Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame in St.

Harper Lee to publish new book, sequel to 'Mockingbird'

Fifty-five years after "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee is publishing a second book, her publisher said Tuesday.

NMSU to fill in Lottery Scholarship gaps

New Mexico State University announced Thursday that they will be committing close to $250,000 to try and make up for a shortfall in the New Mexi

NMSU commemorates Black History Month with several events

New Mexico State University will celebrate Black History Month with a number of events scheduled throughout the month of February.

UPDATE: District says developer denied red, white & blue for new school

The Canutillo Independent School District now says it was a developer that denied a request to keep a patriotic color scheme on one of its new schools, not a neighborhood association.

Air Force dubs UTEP engineer Promising Young Investigator

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has named Pavana Prabhakar, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, as an exceptional young investigator.

East Point Elementary's 'precautionary lockdown' lifted

Officials with Ysleta ISD confirm to NewsChannel 9 that the lockdown at East Point Elementary, on the city's eastside, has been lifted.

Catholic school enrollment down in El Paso

The St. Matthew Catholic School library was the spot to be on Tuesday afternoon, at least if you were one of the school's 4th graders.

Students, staff from Del Valle ES represent YISD in Texas Capitol Schoolhouse

Students and teachers at Del Valle Elementary School in Ysleta ISD will have the unique opportunity to participate in the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse next week, as they are one of only ten school districts in the state to demonstrate to legislato

UTEP engineering undergrads to focus on innovation, entrepreneurship

UTEP is joining a program that aims to make its engineering students more innovative. A national network of universities called Epicenter has chosen UTEP as one of 25 schools that will join the Pathways to Innovation program.

EPE donates $25K to EPISD's Education Foundation

The Borderland's largest school district has been offering financial help to many students and teachers.