Mayfield High School Assistant Principal Eric Fraass has been selected as Mayfield’s Principal, announced Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds. The appointment becomes effective July 1, 2015, upon the retirement of current Principal Jo Beth Hawk. “It’s an honor to be selected as principal of this great school,” Fraass said. “Mayfield has a long history of academic and extra-curricular excellence and I look forward to continuing that work with the MHS community.” “Eric ... CONTINUE
Danny Villanueva, a former Aggie football star, former NFL football player and Spanish-language television pioneer, leaves behind a lifetime of success, a loving family and a legacy of giving that has benefited New Mexico State University in many ways. His support for various university programs over decades included several million dollars. Villanueva passed away after suffering a stroke earlier this week. He was 77. “Danny Villanueva was an outstanding Aggie, a ... CONTINUE
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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The $36 million-first phase of the renovation of Las Cruces High School, 1755 El Paseo Road, is nearing completion. General contractors Wooten Sundt of Las Cruces began construction in June 2013 and the anticipated completion date is the middle of August, Las Cruces Public Schools Director of Construction Gloria Martinez said. Phase I work has included building new classrooms across El Paseo Road from the school, along with a gateway connector (footbridge) across El Paseo Road and ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report Jack Eakman hopes to be the next City Councillor for District 4. Less than a week after Nathan Small said he would not seek a third term for the seat, Eakman sent out a release Monday, Aug. 24 to announce his candidacy. “Everywhere I look, I see opportunity and I want to be a part of realizing our great potential as a city,” Eakman said in a statement. Eakman reports ... CONTINUE
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The Las Cruces City Council heard widespread support for the construction of a soundstage at its Monday, July 27, 2015 work session. Building the city’s first commercial soundstage is one of the projects being considered by the city council as a way to create economic development opportunities in Las Cruces. The city has earmarked a portion of the three-eighths percent hold harmless gross receipts tax (HHGRT) put in place July 2014 that will result from revenue bonds ... CONTINUE