Hot Ags roll into Chicago State Bulletin report The Aggies have their groove back. More than that, the New Mexico State University men’s basketball team has rattled off eight-straight victories and sit atop the Western Athletic Conference standings. The Aggies (17-8 overall, 8-1 WAC) now head to Illinois to tangle with Chicago State Saturday, Feb. 13. Tipoff is scheduled for noon MT. The road trip continues when NMSU travels ...

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Advancing Leaders Program now seeking applications The Teaching Academy is seeking applications for participation in the 2016-2017 Advancing Leaders Program cohort. The Advancing Leaders Program is a nine-month leadership program offered every other year to faculty members and academic administrators wishing to widen their networks and hone their leadership skills. Those who participate must commit to: 1) a two-day off-site retreat Aug. 4 and 5 to identify leadership strengths and weaknesses, ...

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Therapy dogs bring down stress level at the Legislature Animal Protection Voters raise animal awareness One of the most effective ways to improve the lives of New Mexico’s animals is to help enact laws that protect them now and in the future. The Roundhouse is the place where that kind of systemic change happens. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Animal Protection Voters (APV) came to the New Mexico legislative session with three therapy dogs, who participate in The ...

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Cruces eateries offer romantic meals As For the Love of Art Month marches on, the weather continues to warm and cupid strings his bow, sights trained, this Valentine’s Day weekend, love is in the air in Las Cruces. Unsure of what to do for your sweetheart? Don’t wait until two days before. Since you did, though, we’re here to help, running down what to do for the one you love. ...

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School board responds to Skandera By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin “I’m not trying to overstep my authority in any way, but that has been misunderstood,” Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education President Maria Flores told about 200 people attending a Tuesday, Feb. 2 board meeting. Flores was responding to a Jan. 26 letter sent to the board by New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera that ...

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Hoping for safety By Elva K. Österreich Thousands of children cross border to escape gang violence Las Cruces Bulletin They come in a variety of ways. They walk, climb on the top of freight trains and take busses. Somehow more than 20,000 unaccompanied children, ages 17 and under, have crossed the border from Mexico into the United States since Oct. 1, 2015. Some of those children are now finding themselves, via the Department of Health and ...

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Image_2 Hall of fame college basketball coach Lou Henson meets on the court of the Pan American Center with Pistol Pete and members of the New Mexico State University cheerleading squad Saturday, Jan. 30 during the NMSU men’s basketball game against UT Rio Grande Valley. Henson, who also coached at Las Cruces High, has more wins than any other coach in NMSU history. He enjoyed a 92-68 Aggie victory. BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE

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Image_2 Excited by the action on the court, Katy Howard, 9, throws her hands up in delight Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Pan American Center where the New Mexico State University women’s basketball team tangles with Cal-State Bakersfield. Howard was part of a record-breaking crowd of 5,034 fans for a women’s basketball game on hand during the school’s “Pack The Pan Am 2.0” promotion. The Aggies notched their eighth-straight win. To read ...

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