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NMSU events: August 22- September 5

BARNES AND NOBLE OPEN MIC NIGHTS Barnes & Noble at NMSU will continue the popular Open Mic performances from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays.

Perry lawyers will challenge indictment next week

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Attorneys struggling to help migrants navigate legal system

As images of Central American minors huddled on detention center floors or crowded atop a northbound freight train are being replayed around the country, Texas immigration lawyers are scrambling to coordinate representation for the migrants.

Efforts to raise teacher certification standards falter

A billboard that periodically springs up along Texas highways asks two questions: Want to teach? When can you start?

Mayor Miyagishima striving to end Veteran homelessness

Mayor Ken Miyagishima has joined First Lady Michelle Obama in committing to end veteran homelessness in Las Cruces by the end of 2015.

5th Annual Stephanie Olivo Run/Walk Fundraiser

The Fifth Annual Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to benefit the American Red Cross will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

UT Regents recoginize 5 UTEP faculty as Best in System

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has awarded five UTEP faculty members the highest honor the group bestows: the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

Texas Governor Rick Perry to be arraigned Friday

The first hearing related to the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry begins today, Friday.  An Austin grand jury indicted Perry last Saturday, charged him with abuse of power and coercion of a public servant.

Despite the odds, people are still testing their luck

 Pay a few bucks for a ticket and get several hundred million dollars in return. Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot could land a lucky player $180 million. The odds of hitting the jackpot? 1 in 259 million.

Analysis: For Perry, it's all in the timing

 

Millions awarded to Texas veteran support programs

The Texas Veterans Commission recently awarded 38 organizations $6.95 million in General Assistance, Housing4TexasHeroes, and Veterans Mental Health grants from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

Glitches threaten ACA coverage for some immigrants

 

New apps help fight bullying

The U.S. Department of Education is taking a new approach to stop bullying. They've launched a new app called "Know Bullying" which helps parents spot warning signs, and talk to their kids about the topic.

Two people killed in multiple car crash

El Paso Police are investigating a deadly car crash in Far East El Paso. The crash happened around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on I-10 West near Joe Battle. Police said several vehicles were involved including a semi-truck.

Chihuahuas defeat the Red Hawks, 2-1

El Paso second baseman Taylor Lindsey made a diving play to preserve a late lead, leave a runner on in scoring position and end the bottom of the eighth inning in the Chihuahuas 2-1 win in Oklahoma City Wednesday night.