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EPISD, YISD differ on declining enrollment and budget shortfalls

The El Paso Independent School District is seeing a $12 million-dollar budget shortfall after seeing declining enrollment over the last two years. But they're not the only large local school district to lose students.

Nava found guilty of manslaughter for hitting bicyclist

An El Paso jury Wednesday found a 29 year old woman guilty of manslaughter. Araceli Nava will be sentenced on Thursday. A jury reached their decision Wednesday afternoon after a night of being sequestered.

NM Corrections Dept. changes family visit policy

Conjugal visits will soon be a thing of the past in New Mexico. The New Mexico Corrections Department has made changes to the family visit policy, and some of those changes include the elimination of overnight family visits.

ASARCO cleanup on schedule, on budget

The skyline has definitely changed near the site of the old ASARCO copper smelter.

Bel Air students win 1st and 2nd place at state firefighting competition

Two Bel Air high school seniors are the best in the state when it comes to firefighting.

Menzies Draws Interest From Tulsa

A pair of Tulsa Media outlets now make Marvin Menzies the favorite to become the new head basketball coach of the Golden Hurricanes.

Free Medical Living Wills offered Wednesday

The El Paso County Attorney’s office, University Medical Center, and the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) joined forces Wednesday, offering free Advance Medical Directives (living wills) and medical Powers of Attorney to t

Report: Texas' Rate of Uninsured Dips Slightly

The sky-high rate of Texans without health insurance has dropped only slightly since the launch of the federal Affordable Care Act’s online health insurance marketplace, according to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institu

Pasodale Elementary parents question "inappropriate" homework assignment

Many parents are scratching their heads over a 4th grade homework assignment handed out on Tuesday but not because they can't understand it.

EPPD confirms man who escaped custody has been captured

UPDATE: A spokesman for the El Paso Police Department confirmed that the man who escaped police custody early Wednesday morning has been captured by authorities.

UPDATE: Power restored to Northeast El Paso customers

UPDATE: El Paso Electric Crews now say that they were able to restore power to the affected residents at approximately 11:23 a.m. The affected area was around Gschwind Ave and Yvette Ave near Rushing and Woodrow Bean.

Court thwarts Sierra Club's radioactive waste challenge

A state appeals court has thwarted a challenge to a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas – a ruling that signals growing difficulties for those trying to scrutinize the decisions of Texas environmental regulators.

NMSU Regents give final approval for revenue bonds

At a special meeting April 16, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents gave final approval to issue $15.9 million in system subordinate lien revenue bonds.

Abraham Chavez & Plaza Theatre top venues in Texas

Destination El Paso announced that Venues Today Magazine has recognized the Plaza Theatre and the Abraham Chavez Theatre as two of the Top Five Venues in Texas, with a capacity of 5,000 seats or fewer.

Driver crashes car into front fence of home overnight

El Paso Police are investigating a hit and run car crash in Northeast El Paso. We're told the driver crashed their car into a fence of a home on the corner of Hondo Pass and Vicksburg just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.