By Brook Stockberger and Susie Ouderkirk If New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera has her way, the five members of the Las Cruces Public Schools’ Board of Directors will have to go back to class themselves. Skandera, acting on what she called “a number of complaints,” recently sent a letter to the LCPS school board pointing out multiple times the secretary believes the board violated the Open Meetings Act and overstepped “the board’s authority” and operated in a manner “outside ... CONTINUE
Las Cruces police continue to ask for the public’s help locating a teenage boy who is considered a runaway and has not been seen by family since Feb. 19. Andres Martinez, 14, was last seen at his home, on the 1500 block of Foster Road, at about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19. Martinez is enrolled at Lynn Middle School but has not been in class since mid-February. He ... CONTINUE
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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin City of Las Cruces Presiding Municipal Judge Melissa Miller-Byrnes said she will not seek re-election in the November election after 16 years of service. After serving 10 years as assistant city attorney, Miller-Byrnes was first elected presiding municipal judge in November 1999 in a four-candidate race in which she was the only female. Miller-Byrnes was re-elected in 2003, defeating former Assistant City Attorney Richard Jacquez, who is now a Dona ... CONTINUE
Doña Ana County Manager Fernando R. Macias will bring a $10.2 million revamped roads proposal back before the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 27. The public is encouraged to attend and comment. Originally discussed at the March 13 regular meeting, the revamped proposal contemplates significant improvements to 19 roads in the county’s road inventory, as well as a mechanism by which the commission could consider bringing private roads into its maintenance inventory. Roads targeted for improvement under the ... CONTINUE
Bulletin Report Roughly every 18 months or so, a total solar eclipse happens somewhere on the globe. For the first time in 26 years, this supernatural event comes to America – but the path of totality is only about 70 miles wide starting in Oregon and ending in South Carolina. CONTINUE