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Nurse: Schools can be a hotbed for germs, back-to-school health tips

They can be a petri dish of germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, on average, elementary school kids get 8 to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year.

Chihuahuas fall to Sounds, 4-2

Nashville’s Michael Blazek and El Paso’s Matt Wisler both pitched six innings in the Sounds 4-2 win over the Chihuahuas Thursday at Southwest University Park.

Former UTEP QB leads Chicago on game winning drive

Former UTEP quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied the Chicago Bears to a 20-19 preseason victory over the Jaguars on Thursday night in Chicago. Palmer started the fourth quarter and threw for 73 yards, completing 6 of 9 passes.

Kings sign former Aggie Sim Bhullar

The NBA dream became closer to a reality for former NMSU center Sim Bhullar Thursday after signing a contract with the Sacramento Kings. The 7-foot-5, 360 pound big man posted on his twitter account:

Camp Alpine Report: Defense much improved in year 2 under Stoker

August 2013, only four weeks before the start of the regular season, UTEP Defensive Coordinator Scott Stoker got to hold his first official practice with the Miners.

Chile art auction raises funds for hospice care

Hospice El Paso's 6th annual Art from the Heart fundraiser showed off its well-known southwestern flare.

NMSU volleyball releases TV and radio schedule

New Mexico State volleyball fans in the Las Cruces area will have plenty of opportunities to follow their Aggies as the team will have six matches produced for live television and 14 matches broadcast live over the radio airwaves.

UTEP football to hold fan appreciation day

UTEP's annual Football Fan Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. And for the first time ever, the event will be held at the UTEP Bookstore.

'Dawgs fall to Sounds, 13-3

The Nashville Sounds matched a season high for runs in a game in their 13-3 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Wednesday at Southwest University Park. Nashville scored six runs in an 11-batter fifth inning and added four more in the sixth.

Once a Soldier, always a mentor, for VA education chief

Inspiring, mentor, professor, Soldier, entertaining, a planner. His business card is embossed with the words “Together, Maintaining Excellence through Empowerment.”

El Paso's first mixed-income complex opens

El Paso's first mixed-income, mixed finance apartments opened Thursday. Eastside Crossing celebrated the grand opening of its 188 energy efficient apartments.

More than 100 fugitives arrested in sting operation

More than 100 area fugitives are behind bars tonight following a multi-agency sting operation.

Two of four units at the Montana Power Station will go online next year

El Paso electricity is about to get an upgrade. The first two units of the Montana Power Station are scheduled to be online by March 2015 just in time to meet the summer 2015 peak.

Lt. Governor candidate calls for subsidized community college

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, says the state should pay college students’ tuition and fees for two years if they attend a public community college in the state.