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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.

NMSU Homecoming 2014 celebrates milestone reunions

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association will celebrate reunions for the class of 1964 and the class of 1954 during the Road to Discovery Homecoming celebration Nov. 3-9.

NMSU High Desert High School Festival starting Oct. 23

A festival in High Desert High school will bring hundreds of high schoolers to Las Cruces.

Forbes ranks NMSU as one of America’s Top Colleges

Forbes has recognized New Mexico State University as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2014.

NMSU professor awarded grant to study diabetes and hypertension in Hispanic men

New Mexico State University School of Nursing Assistant Professor John Scarbrough is the lead investigator on a Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) project to study diabetes and hypertension in Hispanic

Advanced Sky Warn class offered at Dona Ana County Extension office

When severe weather occurs having qualified weather spotters to identify and report the conditions to the NOAA’s National Weather Service is critical.

NMSU Air Force, Army ROTC to commemorate 9/11

New Mexico State University’s Air Force and Army ROTC units are inviting the NMSU and Las Cruces community to join them in events honoring the victims of 9/11.

Rice University stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

Despite falling a spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Rice University remained the only Texas university to crack the top 20.