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
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
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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
Toucan Market celebrates 10th anniversary Saturday By Alta LeCompte Las Cruces Bulletin For 10 years, an unlikely pairing of business partners has brought Las Crucens the special foods their diets require or their palates crave. Former newspaper executive Richard Cole and career grocer Bob Bauer will celebrate Saturday, June 27, doing what they do seven days a week, serving the community at Toucan Market, 1701 E. University Ave, in the Pan Am Plaza. They’ll be on hand ... CONTINUE
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