Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program in partnership with Friendly House and the Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will receive a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant.
Would you pay $7 for a gallon of regular gas in the Ahwatukee Foothills area? The answer is a solid NO — not when it can be bought at most filling stations for around $3.50 a gallon — no one would pay double for the same product.
Kyle J. Pitman, son of Ronda Pitman of Phoenix and James Pitman, also of Phoenix, has been named to the dean’s list at Hamilton College for the 2014 spring semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above. Pitman, a rising sophomore, is a graduate of Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee.
Near Mpumalanga, South Africa, are the marvelous and mysterious Echo Caves. Rediscovered in the last century and turned into a tourist site, these caverns are home to a truly remarkable ecosystem. One of the more amazing species found there, is its famous and unique wild fig trees. As far as plant life goes, these fig trees appear to be normal run-of-the-mill fruit bushes. What makes them so famous is the unseen: Their roots. Researchers and spelunking scientists have followed the roots of these trees deep into Echo Caves — 400 feet deep to be precise — the deepest known root system in the world.
Labeling the closed Lakes Golf Course as “blight” is a clever maneuver. A negative word that makes it sound like something needs to be done. Pulte Homes and the owner, Mr. Gee, say we need a “solution.”
Ahwatukee's Daniel Rusanowski (12) hits a home run during the AZ District 13 Majors All-Stars championship game between Ahwatukee and Chandler National South at Tempe Sports Complex on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Ahwatukee's first baseman Nathan Ward (15) looks at the ball stuck in his mitt after getting an out during the AZ District 13 Majors All-Stars championship game between Ahwatukee and Chandler National South at Tempe Sports Complex on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Ahwatukee's Daniel Rusanowski (12) slides safely into 3rd past Chandler's Ryan Lucero (21) during the AZ District 13 Majors All-Stars championship game between Ahwatukee and Chandler National South at Tempe Sports Complex on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
A French soldier stands in front of the desk of American airline company 'Delta Air Lines' in Nice airport, south eastern France, Friday, July 4, 2014. The French civil aviation authority on Friday announced stepped-up security measures “for the summer period.” The agency said the measures might cause delays on U.S.-bound flights. French government officials would not elaborate Friday on the measures, citing the need for discretion in security matters. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.