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 ... CONTINUE
Mesilla to host first pecan festival By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin The Town of Mesilla is hoping 5,000 to 8,000 people will attend its first ever Pecan Festival, which will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7 through 9 in Las Cruces and Mesilla. The event, which is sponsored by the Town of Mesilla and Legacy Pecans, begins on Friday, Oct. 7 at Pecan Grill and Brewery, 500 S. Telshor Blvd., with an evening of ... CONTINUE
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Ryan Major and Amanda Rabah enjoy glasses of wine from Jaramillo Vineyards May 27 during the Las Cruces Wine Festival at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Warm weather attracted festive crowds for the three-day event, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. For more photos, see page 20. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
Diverse talents lead Johnson to the top of multiple careers By Justin Bannister For the Bulletin Few people are as athletically and academically talented as New Mexico State University’s Charley Johnson. The NMSU graduate not only became an NFL star and an NMSU professor, he also served his country in the Army. Johnson received an honorary degree from the university on May 14 in recognition of these and other achievements throughout his life. “NMSU ... CONTINUE
By Las Cruces Bulletin In a split vote Tuesday, May 26, the Las Cruces school board passed a budget that includes furloughs, staff reductions and program cuts. School Board President Maria Flores, who broke the tie of yes and no votes on the board, said she only approved the budget to avoid the state coming in and taking over the district finances, which was a possibility if the board didn’t approve a budget. “I don’t want to lose any ... CONTINUE