New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela – a graduate of Las Cruces High School – has been named CEO of the Borderplex Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes business growth and expansion along the border. Effective Oct. 1, Barbara Brazil, deputy cabinet secretary, will serve as acting cabinet secretary. “Jon has been critical in helping us diversify our economy, and now, in his new position, he will be able to continue building ... CONTINUE
Cruces eateries offer romantic meals As For the Love of Art Month marches on, the weather continues to warm and cupid strings his bow, sights trained, this Valentine’s Day weekend, love is in the air in Las Cruces. Unsure of what to do for your sweetheart? Don’t wait until two days before. Since you did, though, we’re here to help, running down what to do for the one you love. ... CONTINUE
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J. Paul Taylor Academy moves into new home By Elva K. Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin The sounds of children moving from class to class in the hallways rang for the first time as the J. Paul Taylor Academy’s new building welcomed its wards. Located at 410 W. Court Ave – right next to charter high school Alma de Arte – the building was constructed for the academy by Las Cruces Public Schools and had a ... CONTINUE
Satellite teleport, data center to create tech jobs By ALTA LeCOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin After establishing itself as a wireless satellite network in rural communities around the globe, X2nSat is focusing on serving the rural Southwest from its future facility on the West Mesa. Gov. Susana Martinez announced Oct. 14 in a ceremony at the Plaza de Las Cruces that X2n-Sat would bring 45 new, high-paying data and analysis jobs to Las Cruces. ... CONTINUE
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Miguel Silva hopes to be the next mayor of Las Cruces. After eight years on the Las Cruces City Council representing District 1, Silva has thrown his hat into the ring in this year’s mayoral election. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Current Mayor Ken Miyagishima was first elected in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011, but has not yet revealed whether he will seek a third term. Miyagishima said he’ll make ... CONTINUE