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Sustainable agriculture untangled: NMSU experts answer most-asked questions

Sustainable agriculture has become a trendy phrase more associated with marketing than agriculture, losing meaning and getting tangled up with the term organic agriculture. So, what is sustainable agriculture, and is it necessarily organic?

Dallas ISD Director is new principal at Garcia Elementary School

The Canutillo Independent School District Board of Trustees recently approved the selection of Tangela Carter as the new principal at Gonzalo & Sofia Garcia Elementary School.

SISD celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week

The Socorro Independent School District is celebrating all of its outstanding educators this week in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, including the district’s Campus Teachers of the Year who were recognized at the teacher of t

Policy proposal leaves some seasoned EPISD teachers uneasy

A proposed policy change in the El Paso Independent School District has some seasoned educators a little uneasy. 

EPISD approves open enrollment to attract students, funding

The El Paso Independent School District is opening up enrollment at all of its campuses in an effort to lure students from other districts.

Emergency drill at Horizon Middle School

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Horizon Police Department and the Clint Independent School District will be conducting an Active Shooter field training exercise on at Horizon Middle School.

Mural depicting Jesus Christ stirring debate at EPCC

A mural with at El Paso Community College's Valle Verde campus is renewing the debate over the separation of church and state.

More Hispanics enrolling in college, bachelor's degrees still elusive for many

As President of El Paso Community College, Dr. William Serrata has a front row seat to the findings of a new Pew Research study.

EPCC says enrollment, renovations behind proposed tuition & fee hike

El Paso Community College officials say a clash between declining enrollment and future plans for its campuses are behind a proposed hike in tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 school year.

NMSU breaks ground on nondenominational spiritual center

A sunny afternoon and gentle breezes alongside the largest pond on campus provided the perfect setting as ground was broken Friday at New Mexico State University on what will become the site of the university’s nondenominational spiritual

YISD: Students at Loma Terrace Elementary bused to Bel Air HS due to strong gas odor

UPDATE: Officials with YISD confirm that crews from the Texas Gas Service were able to repair the gas leak and classes at Loma Terrace Elementary are expected to resume as normal on Friday, April 25.

State of Texas reports grade 5, 8 STARR test results

Almost 80 percent of 5th and 8th graders successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics test on their first attempt in April, according to numbers released today by the Texas Education Agency.<

NMSU concrete canoe team takes second place at regional competition, advances to nationals

The New Mexico State University College of Engineering Concrete Canoe Team placed second behind first place Utah State at the American Society of Civil Engineers Regional Conference in Fort Collins, Colo., earlier this month.

Miss Native American NMSU crowned

New Mexico State University student Savannah Lee was crowned Miss Native American NMSU 2014-2015 during the university’s celebration of American Indian Week in April.

EPISD considering tax ratification election

Here are three words you probably haven't read in a while: tax ratification election.