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Boutique hotel, Aloft, to open in Downtown's O.T. Bassett Tower

Travelers through Downtown El Paso will soon have one additional option when it comes to accommodations.

ODILE: Watches, warnings, closures and sandbag locations

CURRENT WATCHES & WARNINGS Flash Flood Watch Through THURSDAY Evening

With Pre-K grant, Texas switches gears on federal cash

In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and

Perry touts legacy to toll road group

Calling Texas “the mecca of innovation on transportation infrastructure,” Gov.

Analysis: The Voter ID You Won't Need at the Polls

It seems odd that you do not need a voter registration card to vote in Texas, but that’s one effect of the state’s voter ID law.

Sandbags available at Las Cruces Fire Stations

The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for continued rain in the Las Cruces area through the weekend. Storms and thunderstorms could produce heavy rain at times and dangerous lightning.

Road Closure: Resler between Transmountain Road & Trade Center

The public is advised that Resler Drive between Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road and Trade Center Avenue will close temporarily starting Thursday, September 18, 2014, the City of El Paso Department Transportation (EPDoT) announced today.

Body of missing Juarez student found

It's a tragic end to the story of a female student who was reported missing five days ago in Juarez. The body of Cristal Fernandez was found Saturday in the backyard of the house owned by her ex husband's parents.

FirstLight FCU experiencing major systems outage

FirstLight Federal Credit Union officials confirmed that they are experiencing a major systems outage that is affecting online banking, mobile banking and ATM services.

Bridge wait times improving slightly

The city-sponsored pilot program to pay overtime for Customs and Border Protection officers at our international bridges seems to be improving wait times slightly, according to a third quarterly report given at Monday's city council meeting

Deputies warn of ongoing telephone scam

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is warning of about an ongoing telephone scam. They say the callers tell victims there's a warrant for their arrest after a jury summons was ignored.

Cuellar: Debate on Immigration Surge Set to Re-emerge

The congressional debate about how to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing illegally into Texas is likely to re-emerge later this year when lawmakers debate an omnibus budget bill, according to a Texas lawmaker.<

City Council to consider tighter zoning rules for Payday Loan Shops

A statewide fight over payday loans -- has flared up once again in El Paso. Efforts to further regulate the industry have failed in the state legislature, so now cities are taking on the task.

Drillers, but not fracking, tied to tainted water

Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according to a new study.

Las Cruces Dollar Tree employee injured after car crashes into store

A 58-year-old Dollar Store employee is recovering after a scary scene where a car came crashing through the front of the Las Cruces discount store Sunday.