Legendary New Mexico State University basketball coach Lou Henson is in a Houston hospital after spending a week at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Henson, who is scheduled to be inducted into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame in November, is the winningest coach in NMSU and University of Illinois history. Henson, 83, and his wife, Mary, have homes in both Illinois and southern New Mexico. In the past he ... 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
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By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin About 200 students from Kindergarten to eighth grade will start their school year Wednesday, July 15 at the J. Paul Taylor Academy at 3900 Del Rey Blvd. Students and family members are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch – along with an ice cream social – to celebrate the beginning of another academic year and to meet the school’s new administrator/principal: Aine Garcia-Post. She officially started her job July 1 ... CONTINUE
NMSU photoFormer U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, shown here speaking at the Domenici Public Policy Conference at New Mexico State University in 2009. nmpolitics.net Report Pete Domenici, a Republican who served New Mexico in the U.S. Senate from 1973-2009, has died, the Albuquerque Journal is reporting. Domenici was 85. His death was confirmed to the ... CONTINUE
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