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SOTX announces events for Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

For the fifth-straight year, Special Olympics will celebrate the life, mission and accomplishments of its founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, around the world by designating Saturday, September 27 as EKS Day.

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.

Despite huge warchest, Abbott still fundraising

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Willie Tyrone Trottie faces execution

*Correction appended A Texas death row inmate who fatally shot his estranged girlfriend and her brother in 1993 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night in Huntsville.

Socorro City Council member Joseph 'Chito' Bowling passes away at age 83

Socorro City Council Member, Joseph E. "Chito" Bowling passed away overnight according to a representative with the City of Socorro, he was 83.

Residents say they're keeping an eye out on accounts after recent hacks

Home Depot joins the list of large retailers affected by a data breach in the past year. The home improvement giant confirmed the hack on Monday.

Despite huge warchest, Abbott still fundraising

 

UPDATE: Experts say deadly Las Cruces plane crash could have been prevented

The cause of a deadly plane crash near Las Cruces is a mystery no more.

Homeless shelter zoning ordinance approved

City council has approved a new ordinance limiting where homeless shelters can call home. Initially, council wanted to keep all halfway houses and homeless shelters at least 1,000 feet away from schools daycares and churches.

Former Fort Bliss soldier who stabbed pregnant woman says he was an evil person that day

The former Fort Bliss soldier who stabbed a woman in her home, all while her deployed husband watched via webcam, took the stand Tuesday before a jury decides his punishment.

Fort Bliss commander reiterates security hike not tied to ISIS rumors

The commanding general of Fort Bliss wants to make it clear that the recent security changes on post are not the result of any specific threat, though he admits the timing isn't helpful.

Could Cruz's immigration move lead to shutdown fight?

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Tuesday Congress should "use all means necessary" to prevent President Barack Obama from granting what Cruz considers amnesty to more immigrants who are in the country illegally.

El Paso teacher wins grant for innovative teaching

An El Paso teacher won a $2,000 grant for his innovative teaching approach. Travis Duckworth from El Paso Academy High School is one of four teachers in the state to be selected for the 2014 Voya Unsung Heroes Award.

Authorities have found a Las Cruces girl reported missing

Nizhoni J Thompson, 20 was found in Gallup, NM Tuesday night.

Death Row Appeal Alleges Execution Drugs Have Expired

Editors note: This story has been updated throughout.