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 Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin I own a Confederate flag. One of the famous Stars and Bars that is in the midst of such controversy. I also own a United States flag. I love history and used to live in Gettysburg, Pa. – where I went to graduate school – and the Civil War period is my favorite time to read about, watch television shows about, talk and debate with people about, etc. So I own a Confederate flag because I love history. My ... CONTINUE
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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
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
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Philip San Filippo calls Las Cruces “the Kittyhawk of the future,” comparing it to the small town in North Carolina that became internationally famous after the Wright brothers made the world’s first controlled-power airplane flights a few miles south of there in December 1903. San Filippo sees the same potential for Las Cruces, as Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic move closer to making commercial space flight – aerospace tourism – ... CONTINUE