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UTEP Pitchers Blank Lobos, As Bats Blast UNM En Route to 8-0 Win | El Paso Herald Post UTEP Pitchers Blank Lobos, As Bats Blast UNM En Route to 8-0 Win
LAS VEGAS, Nv. – UTEP pitchers Devyn Cretz and Kira McKechnie combined for a no-hitter, Courtney Clayton went 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored, Cortney Smith hit her third home run of 2018 and freshman Ariana Valles recorded her first career triple and RBI as the Miners defeated New Mexico, 8-0 in five … The post UTEP Pitchers Blank Lobos, As Bats Blast UNM En Route to 8-0 Win appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 17, 2018
The Wondering Latina: Meeting the Revolutionary Young Women of Riverside | El Paso Herald Post The Wondering Latina: Meeting the Revolutionary Young Women of Riverside
Earlier this week, I stopped by Riverside High School to check out their Theater Department’s production of Nelly E. Cuellar-Garcia’s  Las Soldaderas. This is a subject matter of herstory near and dear to my heart. The lights dimmed and I wasn’t sure what to expect but then the images on the back screen appeared of … The post The Wondering Latina: Meeting the Revolutionary Young Women of Riverside appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 17, 2018
Story in Many Pics: WWE’s Sin Cara Meets with El Paso Fans | El Paso Herald Post Story in Many Pics: WWE’s Sin Cara Meets with El Paso Fans
One of the WWE’s most electrifying athletes and definitely an El Paso fan favorite – Sin Cara – met with fans at Push Fitness Athletic Training Center Friday Night. Our very own Andres Acosta was there, and brings you his view of the masked marvel via this ‘Story in Many Pics’   The post Story in Many Pics: WWE’s Sin Cara Meets with El Paso Fans appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 17, 2018
Painting Life’s Simple Joys Nets Artist a Win in Herald-Post Art Contest | El Paso Herald Post Painting Life’s Simple Joys Nets Artist a Win in Herald-Post Art Contest
At the end of January, I introduced many of you to Ho Barron. At the end of that article, I announced a small contest we were running. The rules were simple, simply send me a photo of your art. It could have been anything: food you prepared, photos of your paintings, your photography, sculpture, anything. … The post Painting Life’s Simple Joys Nets Artist a Win in Herald-Post Art Contest appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 17, 2018
Miners Connect on Three Home Runs on Day One at Murucci Desert Classic | El Paso Herald Post Miners Connect on Three Home Runs on Day One at Murucci Desert Classic
LAS VEGAS, Nv. – UTEP hit three home runs and turned another double play but it wasn’t enough as the Miners (1-6) fell to Nevada, 6-2, and Boise State, 8-2, on Friday during the first day of the Marucci Desert Classic. UTEP will continue the weekend against New Mexico (11:15 a.m. PT) and host UNLV … The post Miners Connect on Three Home Runs on Day One at Murucci Desert Classic appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 17, 2018
Video+Story: Mesita ECDC Mandarin Students Welcome the Year of the Dog | El Paso Herald Post Video+Story: Mesita ECDC Mandarin Students Welcome the Year of the Dog
Kindergarteners and first-grade students from Mesita Elementary School embraced Chinese culture Friday during their Year of the Dog celebration in the school’s multipurpose center. The Mesita ECDC students showcased the Chinese culture by performing folk songs and traditional dances during the Chinese New Year celebration. The Year of the Dog is one of 12 Chinese … The post Video+Story: Mesita ECDC Mandarin Students Welcome the Year of the Dog appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 17, 2018
Miner Men’s Golf Shoots Low Round Two At John A. Burns Intercollegiate | El Paso Herald Post Miner Men’s Golf Shoots Low Round Two At John A. Burns Intercollegiate
Lihu’e, Kaua’i, HI – A low second round by the UTEP men’s golf team put them in 15th place out of 20 teams on day two of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate at the Wailua Golf Course (par 72/6,991 yards) in Lihu’e, Kaua’i, HI on Friday. Four Miners fired rounds in the low-70s to turn … The post Miner Men’s Golf Shoots Low Round Two At John A. Burns Intercollegiate appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 17, 2018
Old Dominion Rally Sends Game into OT; Miners Fall 56-52 | El Paso Herald Post Old Dominion Rally Sends Game into OT; Miners Fall 56-52
NORFOLK, Va.- UTEP held Old Dominion to 34 percent shooting and controlled the boards (43-31) but the home side got things going late to down the Miners, 56-52, in overtime Saturday afternoon. The Miners (14-11, 5-7 C-USA) led by 13 (46-33) with 6:21 to play in regulation before the Monarchs (8-19, 6-17 C-USA) peeled off … The post Old Dominion Rally Sends Game into OT; Miners Fall 56-52 appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 17, 2018
UTEP Employees Run Into Fitness | El Paso Herald Post UTEP Employees Run Into Fitness
Longtime UTEP staff member Terry Weber was 57 years old when she trained for her first 5K run with support from fellow Miners in The University of Texas at El Paso’s Couch Potato to 5K training program. Started in 2012, the training program was designed by UTEP’s Wellness Program to motivate employees to get off … The post UTEP Employees Run Into Fitness appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 16, 2018
Video+Story: Franklin High’s Twirlers Advance to State Competition | El Paso Herald Post Video+Story: Franklin High’s Twirlers Advance to State Competition
El Paso ISD’s only twirling team is also a state-qualifier. The Franklin High School Feature Twirlers – a team of four majorette-style baton handlers that are often associated with marching bands – will compete in the state tournament after earning a Division 1 rating in the Texas UIL Region 22 Solo and Ensemble. The team … The post Video+Story: Franklin High’s Twirlers Advance to State Competition appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 16, 2018
Video: Senator Cornyn Votes For ‘Secure and Succeed Act’ | El Paso Herald Post Video: Senator Cornyn Votes For ‘Secure and Succeed Act’
WASHINGTON –  On Thursday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) voted for the Secure and Succeed Act, a proposed solution for DACA recipients that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young adults and strengthens border security. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks from the Senate floor just before the vote are below, and video of … The post Video: Senator Cornyn Votes For ‘Secure and Succeed Act’ appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 16, 2018
Extra security in place at Ysleta, Burges high schools over social media threats | El Paso Times Extra security in place at Ysleta, Burges high schools over social media threats
The Ysleta and El Paso independent school districts placed extra security at campuses after alleged threats began circulating on social media.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
Observing Lent? Here are some restaurants that serve up tasty, meatless dishes | El Paso Times Observing Lent? Here are some restaurants that serve up tasty, meatless dishes
You can refrain from meat without sacrificing taste during Lent. Check out our suggestions for Friday lunch.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
UTEP’s First Sloan Research Fellowship Awarded to Chemistry Assistant Professor | El Paso Herald Post UTEP’s First Sloan Research Fellowship Awarded to Chemistry Assistant Professor
An assistant professor at The University of Texas at El Paso is the campus’ first-ever recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship. Skye Fortier, Ph.D., of UTEP’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named one of 126 winners of the top prize of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on Thursday. The fellowship is a highly regarded … The post UTEP’s First Sloan Research Fellowship Awarded to Chemistry Assistant Professor appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 16, 2018
Eastwood High Senior Awarded YISD’s President’s Award for February | El Paso Herald Post Eastwood High Senior Awarded YISD’s President’s Award for February
The Ysleta ISD Board of Trustees honored Eastwood High School senior Ryan Solis, who has devoted nearly 500 hours of his free time over the past four years to community and public service, with the February President’s Award. Aside from participating in more than 20 extracurricular clubs, Ryan is an active part of the Greater … The post Eastwood High Senior Awarded YISD’s President’s Award for February appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 16, 2018
American drunks filled Juárez jail as Chinese celebrated new year in 1897 | El Paso Times American drunks filled Juárez jail as Chinese celebrated new year in 1897
Some brief descriptions of the news from February 1897.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
2 Del Sol Medical Center employees dead in murder-suicide in Eastlake area home | El Paso Times 2 Del Sol Medical Center employees dead in murder-suicide in Eastlake area home
The bodies of two Del Sol Medical Center employees killed in a murder-suicide were found in a home in east El Paso County.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
'Peeping Tom' takes pictures of women in restrooms, police say | El Paso Times 'Peeping Tom' takes pictures of women in restrooms, police say
Police are trying to find out information about a man who has allegedly taken photos of women in the restroom at three stores.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
Video – Marvel Comics Black Panther Movie Review | El Paso Herald Post Video – Marvel Comics Black Panther Movie Review
Black Panther is one of those characters that most people know about, but they don’t know his back story. This movie gave you enough of his origin story along with a really great story-line to keep you interested. T’Challa becomes King of Wakanda after the death of his father. He is thrust into the position … The post Video – Marvel Comics Black Panther Movie Review appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 16, 2018
Extra security in place at Ysleta High School after alleged threat | El Paso Times Extra security in place at Ysleta High School after alleged threat
The Ysleta Independent School District placed extra security at Ysleta High School after an alleged threat began circulating on social media.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
EPISD board to consider audit of trustee Susie Byrd over role in Escobar campaign | El Paso Times EPISD board to consider audit of trustee Susie Byrd over role in Escobar campaign
EPISD trustees will consider approving an audit into whether Susie Byrd secured donations, endorsements for congressional candidate Veronica Escobar.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
Sisters arrested on animal cruelty charges after emaciated dogs found in Lower Valley | El Paso Times Sisters arrested on animal cruelty charges after emaciated dogs found in Lower Valley
Two sisters were arrested on animal cruelty charges after being accused of neglecting dogs found emaciated and tick infested at a Lower Valley home.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
Beto O'Rourke raises $2.2 million for Senate race in 1st weeks of 2018 | El Paso Times Beto O'Rourke raises $2.2 million for Senate race in 1st weeks of 2018
Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke raised $2.2 million for his U.S. Senate bid against U.S. Sen. during the first 44 days of 2018.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
Man arrested in shooting during rifle, rock confrontation in Northeast El Paso | El Paso Times Man arrested in shooting during rifle, rock confrontation in Northeast El Paso
A man was arrested after allegedly shooting a man who picked up a rock during an altercation Thursday in Northeast El Paso, police said.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
Escobar defends herself, husband from campaign rivals' attacks over immigrants | El Paso Times Escobar defends herself, husband from campaign rivals' attacks over immigrants
Congressional candidate Veronica Escobar faces criticism for defending immigrants while her husband serves as an immigration judge.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
Anti-Escobar PAC fails to report campaign spending on advertisements | El Paso Times Anti-Escobar PAC fails to report campaign spending on advertisements
A PAC targeting Veronica Escobar and her bid for El Paso’s congressional seat is amplifying its advertising efforts as the March primary draws closer        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
2 Del Sol Medical Center contract workers die in murder-suicide in Eastlake area home | El Paso Times 2 Del Sol Medical Center contract workers die in murder-suicide in Eastlake area home
The bodies of two Del Sol Medical Center contract employees killed in a murder-suicide were found in a home in east El Paso County.        
El Paso Times | February 16, 2018
EPFD Reminds Residents about Free Smoke Alarm Program | El Paso Herald Post EPFD Reminds Residents about Free Smoke Alarm Program
According to the National Fire Protection Association, three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms. Properly working smoke alarms can provide people with early warnings that can mean a difference between life and death when evacuating from a fire. The El Paso Fire Department Fire Prevention Division … The post EPFD Reminds Residents about Free Smoke Alarm Program appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
UTEP Football Season Tickets Now on Sale | El Paso Herald Post UTEP Football Season Tickets Now on Sale
Season tickets for the 2018 UTEP football campaign can be purchased starting Thursday, February 15. “We can’t wait to get started and we’re excited about putting a product on the field that Miner fans can be proud of,” said first-year UTEP head coach Dana Dimel. “We’ve got a great home schedule with I-10 rival NM … The post UTEP Football Season Tickets Now on Sale appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
Study: Texas, U.S. Elections Vulnerable to Foreign Hacking | El Paso Herald Post Study: Texas, U.S. Elections Vulnerable to Foreign Hacking
DALLAS – When you cast your vote March 6 in the Texas primary, how will you know if your ballot is secure? A new study warns that most states – and particularly Texas – have done very little since 2016 to ensure that no one can tamper with their election results. The study from the Center … The post Study: Texas, U.S. Elections Vulnerable to Foreign Hacking appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
Annual Sun Country Regional Science Fair Set for Saturday at Pebble Hills High | El Paso Herald Post Annual Sun Country Regional Science Fair Set for Saturday at Pebble Hills High
The El Paso area’s best and brightest elementary through high school students will be showcasing their science and engineering projects at the annual Sun Country Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Pebble Hills High School. SISD will host the event for the second year in a row. More than 630 students will exhibit 520 projects … The post Annual Sun Country Regional Science Fair Set for Saturday at Pebble Hills High appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
Four Socorro ISD Mariachi Groups Advance to State Festival | El Paso Herald Post Four Socorro ISD Mariachi Groups Advance to State Festival
Four mariachi groups in the Socorro Independent School District will once again represent their schools and district February 23 and 24 at the 2018 UIL State Mariachi Festival in Edinburg, Texas Americas, Eastlake, El Dorado and Socorro high schools are four of the six mariachi groups in El Paso going to state after earning a … The post Four Socorro ISD Mariachi Groups Advance to State Festival appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
2 wanted on drug charges arrested in Horizon City | El Paso Times 2 wanted on drug charges arrested in Horizon City
Two men wanted on drug charges were arrested during a traffic stop in Horizon City.        
El Paso Times | February 15, 2018
CSM Oliver looks forward to 'kicking butt' at NTC, defeating opposing force | El Paso Times CSM Oliver looks forward to 'kicking butt' at NTC, defeating opposing force
CSM Mike Oliver is happy to be back at Fort Bliss and looking forward to leading 3rd Brigade on its upcoming rotation at the National Training Center.        
El Paso Times | February 15, 2018
Ice Bowl Tournament kicks off Sunday | El Paso Times Ice Bowl Tournament kicks off Sunday
El Paso's biggest disc golf event starts Sunday at 9 a.m. at Lionel Forti Park in the Lower Valley.        
El Paso Times | February 15, 2018
El Paso flu deaths reach 11 and season hasn't peaked, public health officials say | El Paso Times El Paso flu deaths reach 11 and season hasn't peaked, public health officials say
El Paso's flu-related death toll has reached 11 as public health officials warn that the local flu season has yet to peak.        
El Paso Times | February 15, 2018
Story in Many Pics + Video: Championship Boxing News Conference, Workouts | El Paso Herald Post Story in Many Pics + Video: Championship Boxing News Conference, Workouts
It’s been a busy week in boxing, as the boxers get ready for the upcoming fight night at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday. Our complete coverage of the championship fights will feature pieces by Daniel L. Ornelas, Mando ‘the Monster’ Medina and photo coverage by Ace Acosta. Here is Ace’s view of this week’s workouts … The post Story in Many Pics + Video: Championship Boxing News Conference, Workouts appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
Marshall Edges UTEP 66-64 | El Paso Herald Post Marshall Edges UTEP 66-64
HUNTINGTON, WV- Katarina Zec put up 20 points to go along with a career-high nine rebounds to pace a quartet of Miners in double figures but UTEP was edged, 66-64, at Marshall Thursday evening. The Thundering Herd (8-17, 2-10 C-USA) led for 33 minutes of the contest, including being up four (63-59) with 1:30 to … The post Marshall Edges UTEP 66-64 appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
Video: Your City in 5 for Week Ending February 16 | El Paso Herald Post Video: Your City in 5 for Week Ending February 16
Host Rick Isaias brings you the latest information on the news and events from around the city, including: • Inside look at the Westside Natatorium • Lifeguards needed • Free tax preparation services • Guard your heart • Baby boom at the Zoo For information on City services and programs, visit www.elpasotexas.gov The post Video: Your City in 5 for Week Ending February 16 appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
UTEP Track and Field Prepped for C-USA Championships | El Paso Herald Post UTEP Track and Field Prepped for C-USA Championships
The UTEP track and field team will compete in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Championships beginning on Saturday, February 17 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Al. The championship events begin on Saturday at 8 a.m. MT starting with the combined events, field events will start at 1 p.m. and running events will … The post UTEP Track and Field Prepped for C-USA Championships appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
Flix Brewhouse Cinema Eatery to be Entertainment Anchor at West Towne Marketplace | El Paso Herald Post Flix Brewhouse Cinema Eatery to be Entertainment Anchor at West Towne Marketplace
Northwest El Paso’s entertainment options will grow thanks to Flix Brewhouse and the new West Towne Marketplace, a 500,000 square foot retail, dining and entertainment destination located at I-10 and Paseo del Norte. Flix Brewhouse will comprise approximately 38,750 square feet and feature nine (9) auditoriums equipped with parabolic screens, state-of-the-industry digital audio and video (including immersive sound), … The post Flix Brewhouse Cinema Eatery to be Entertainment Anchor at West Towne Marketplace appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
Video+Story: Burges Twins Open Thrift Store for Low-Income Students | El Paso Herald Post Video+Story: Burges Twins Open Thrift Store for Low-Income Students
Identical twins Isabella and Arabella Cadena brought new life into the old custodial quarters behind Burges High School, transforming it from a storage area into a new thrift store that benefits students who may not be able to afford clothes for school. The twins officially dedicated Bella’s Bargains Friday giving the Burges community a new … The post Video+Story: Burges Twins Open Thrift Store for Low-Income Students appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
David Stout, Sergio Lewis in heated rematch for El Paso County commissioner | El Paso Times David Stout, Sergio Lewis in heated rematch for El Paso County commissioner
An election settled by less than 50 votes four years ago is set for a rematch between David Stout and Sergio Lewis for El Paso County Commissioner.        
El Paso Times | February 15, 2018
Thomas’ Jumper, Last-Second Steal Seals Miner Victory over Charlotte 87-86 | El Paso Herald Post Thomas’ Jumper, Last-Second Steal Seals Miner Victory over Charlotte 87-86
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Paul Thomas hit the go-ahead jumper with 2.6 seconds left, and UTEP topped Charlotte 87-86 on Thursday at Halton Arena for its first road win of the season. “We ran a little stagger for Isiah [Osborne] to come off, thinking that they would come to Isiah and Paul was going to slip … The post Thomas’ Jumper, Last-Second Steal Seals Miner Victory over Charlotte 87-86 appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 15, 2018
Story in Many Pics: Bel Air Bombs Eastwood 15-5 | El Paso Herald Post Story in Many Pics: Bel Air Bombs Eastwood 15-5
Softball season is in full swing, and Tuesday’s action featured the Bel Air Highlanders visiting their north of the freeway rivals, the Eastwood Troopers. The Highlanders got their bats warmed up early, and struck often, scoring at least two runs an inning – except for the 5th when the Troopers struck for 5 runs.  Bel … The post Story in Many Pics: Bel Air Bombs Eastwood 15-5 appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 14, 2018
Gallery+Story: In Church or On the Street, El Pasoans Observe Ash Wednesday | El Paso Herald Post Gallery+Story: In Church or On the Street, El Pasoans Observe Ash Wednesday
I’ve been writing about religion and churches for almost twenty years, and this is a first, as far as I know. Never have I heard of a church going out, on Ash Wednesday, to meet the people where they are to provide this sacrament. This past week I was invited by the Rev. Dr. Lin … The post Gallery+Story: In Church or On the Street, El Pasoans Observe Ash Wednesday appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 14, 2018
EPCC Hosting Forums for Upcoming Primary Election Starting Thursday | El Paso Herald Post EPCC Hosting Forums for Upcoming Primary Election Starting Thursday
The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Political Forums Committee will hold primary debates and town halls ahead of the March 6, 2018 primary elections. The largest of these events will be a Super Thursday debate with the candidates for the 16th Congressional District seat, 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15th at the EPCC Administrative Services Center Building … The post EPCC Hosting Forums for Upcoming Primary Election Starting Thursday appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 14, 2018
Catholics Receive Ashes on Ash Wednesday Marking the Beginning of Lent | El Paso Times Catholics Receive Ashes on Ash Wednesday Marking the Beginning of Lent
Members of the Catholic community received ashes during Ash Wednesday services at St. Patrick Cathedral Church which marks the beginning of Lent for area Catholics. The length of Lent is 40 days, not counting Sundays.        
El Paso Times | February 14, 2018
Mom who took dead baby to Juárez hospital claims child fell down stairs in El Paso | El Paso Times Mom who took dead baby to Juárez hospital claims child fell down stairs in El Paso
An El Paso mother arrested after taking her dead baby to a Juárez hospital told police the child died after falling down a flight of stairs.        
El Paso Times | February 14, 2018
Eleven Flu-Related Deaths Reported in El Paso; Flu Season ‘Has Not Reached Peak’ | El Paso Herald Post Eleven Flu-Related Deaths Reported in El Paso; Flu Season ‘Has Not Reached Peak’
The number of flu-related deaths in El Paso now stands at 11 for this season. The three latest reports confirmed by the Department of Public Health involve two men, one in his 80’s, and another in his 50’s. The 11th case involves a female in her 70’s. All three had underlying medical conditions. Below is … The post Eleven Flu-Related Deaths Reported in El Paso; Flu Season ‘Has Not Reached Peak’ appeared first on El Paso Herald-Post.
El Paso Herald Post | February 14, 2018