By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Mert Erim’s dream is to become an American citizen. The 21-year-old Turkish national is attending New Mexico State University on a student visa, which means he cannot receive financial aid or other benefits, and his work hours are limited. His family members back home has already helped him out financially as much as they can. Erim is trying to raise enough money to pay for another year and a-half at ... CONTINUE
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Participant in Friday’s rally. Photo by Billy Huntsman. By BILLY HUNTSMAN Las Cruces Bulletin About 100 people turned out for a rally and fake town hall meeting held outside New Mexico U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R)’s Las Cruces office, 570 N. Telshor Blvd., at noon on Feb. 24. The participants, many holding signs asking “Where’s Pearce?” and criticizing the Republican congressman’s political decisions, as well as his relationship with Republican ... CONTINUE
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The history of Black Friday more colorful than you think By Susie Ouderkirk Las Cruces Bulletin Black Friday has an ominous sound. Images of a black-clad reaper or, worse yet, Santa’s evil counterpart Krampus, might come to mind. But the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as the biggest shopping day of the year, is really all about the green. Still important? There’s no doubt this big shopping day has an impact on a business’s profit, ... CONTINUE
New turf and a new start New Mexico State University baseball player Ruger Rodriguez stretches out during warm ups on the new artificial infield turf at Presley Askew baseball field. The junior pitcher and the Aggies started the 2016 season with a sweep of Towson Friday to Saturday, Feb. 19-21. The team plays host to Maine in a four-game stand Friday to Sunday, Feb. 26-28. The Aggies and Black Bears play a doubleheader on Saturday. To read more about ... CONTINUE
The three finalists vying for job of Superintendent of the Las Cruces Public Schools will answer questions from the public during a community forum at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Oñate High School Performing Arts Center, 5700 Mesa Grande Dr. Jo Galvan, LCPS spokeswoman, said the finalists, who will be in Las Cruces for two days of interviews are: Dr. Gregory Ewing of Marietta, GA; Dr. Gregory Rodriguez of Huntsville, TX; and Dr. Arsenio Romero of Roswell, ... CONTINUE