By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin By a 4-1 vote, the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education decided not to extend the contract of LCPS Superintendent Stan Rounds. At the board’s meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, members Maury Castro, Ed Frank, Chuck Davis and President Maria Flores voted not to cancel Rounds’ current contract, which would have paved the way to give him a new contract with an additional year. Board member Barbara ... CONTINUE
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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., is a total of 25 acres and utterly distinct in the Las Cruces landscape because of its huge chief sculpture. It’s also home to the Las Cruces Vaqueros baseball team. The eight-acre ball park that covers nearly onethird of total park space was acquired by the city in 1953, said city Parks and ... CONTINUE
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By a margin of more than three to one, voters approved the renewal of a two-mill levy that will generate $6.2 million a year for the next six years for Las Cruces Public Schools including repairs, renovations and maintenance; along with the purchase of musical instruments, band and choir uniforms; school equipment; safety improvements at all school campuses, including alarms, cameras and security fencing; and technology. It will provide capital improvements at LCPS schools and at La Academia Dolores Huerta ... CONTINUE
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce announced Tuesday, Feb. 2 he has filed his petitions to run for re-election to Congress in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District. Pearce, a resident of Hobbs, was first elected to the seat in 2002 and served three terms before he gave up the position to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. He lost that race, but was re-elected to his seat in the House in 2010. Pearce graduated ... CONTINUE
Excited by the action on the court, Katy Howard, 9, throws her hands up in delight Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Pan American Center where the New Mexico State University women’s basketball team tangles with Cal-State Bakersfield. Howard was part of a record-breaking crowd of 5,034 fans for a women’s basketball game on hand during the school’s “Pack The Pan Am 2.0” promotion. The Aggies notched their eighth-straight win. To read ... CONTINUE