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Weir & Moccia jersey Bulletin photo by Brook Stockberger New Mexico State University Athletics Director Mario Moccia, left, presents new men’s basketball coach Paul Weir with a jersey during a news conference to announce Weir’s hiring, Tuesday, April 26 at the Pan American Center. Bulletin report New Mexico State University announced the hiring of NM State associate head coach Paul Weir as the 25th men’s head basketball coach of the Aggies. NM State Director of Athletics Mario ...

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Bulletin photo by Brook Stockberger New Mexico State University Athletics Director Mario Moccia, left, presents new men’s basketball coach Paul Weir with a jersey during a news conference to announce Weir’s hiring, Tuesday, April 26 at the Pan American Center. Bulletin report New Mexico State University announced the hiring of NM State associate head coach

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Bulletin report Mark Lopez, 41, an assistant football coach for the last 18 years at Las Cruces High School, has been selected as the school’s new head football coach. LCPS Athletics Director Ernest Viramontes said Lopez will replace Bulldawg Coach Jim Miller who is retiring at the end of this school year from Las Cruces

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Bulletin photo by Brook Stockberger There is a chalkboard on East Las Cruces Avenue – between Campo Street and San Pedro – that reads ‘Before I die.’ There are pieces of chalk so people can write something they want to do or accomplish. Some on there include: Travel to Cuba; Be Forgiven; Go see SE

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Signs of change Miguel Meraz of Meraz Painting Inc. removes signage at the old Las Cruces Bulletin location on Telshor Boulevard. The Bulletin now operates from its new location, 1740-A Calle de Mercado. BULLETIN PHOTO BY RICHARD COLTHARP

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Garza leaves lasting legacy as retirement looms By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story about retiring Las Cruces City Manager Robert Garza. Part 2 will run Friday, April 29. When Robert Garza started work with the city as a 21-year-old engineer, Las Cruces was about 28

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Councillor: It’s time to widen Telshor By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Because of heavy and ever-increasing traffic congestion, Las Cruces City Councillor Ceil Levatino wants the city to reconfigure about 2.5 miles of north Telshor Boulevard, between its intersections with Lohman Avenue and Commerce Street, from two to four lanes. “If we remove the

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Moccia: New coach must do better against the Lobos By Christophe Chino Las Cruces Bulletin Beat the Lobos. That’s the message New Mexico State University Athletics Director Mario Moccia said the person who takes over for departed men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies must internalize. In-state rival the University of New Mexico must go down. “We

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Festival welcomes hometown stars, big names By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin When Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB; also known as Visit Las Cruces) Executive Director Phillip San Filippo heard the No. 1 and No. 2 songs on the Texas country music chart last December, he knew he had to invite both artists

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