pearce U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce announced Tuesday, Feb. 2 he has filed his petitions to run for re-election to Congress in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District. Pearce, a resident of Hobbs, was first elected to the seat in 2002 and served three terms before he gave up the position to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. He lost that race, but was re-elected to his seat in the House in 2010. Pearce graduated ...

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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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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 ...

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By Susie Ouderkirk On Tuesday, Feb. 2, voters in Las Cruces will be asked to go to the polls to decide on the outcome of a mill levy that, in a nutshell, will continue a tax to repair, maintain and renovate schools in Las Cruces. Las Cruces Public School Superintendent Stan Rounds, in a recorded message, explained this mill levy already exists, and, if approved by voters, will continue to fund “repairs, maintenance, and renovations for all Las Cruces public schools.” Referred to ...

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Ag women still unbeaten in WAC play Bulletin report As far as games of King – or rather Queen – of the Hill are concerned, this one has been a wash. So far no one in the Western Athletics Conference has been able to knock the New Mexico State University’s women’s basketball team from its perch. The defending WAC champions improved to 6-0 in the league with an 86-63 victory against Cal-State Fullerton ...

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For the Love of Art Month returns to Las Cruces By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin In 1998, Mayor Ken Miyagishima decreed 28 days of each year in Las Cruces would be henceforth devoted to all things art – visual art, film, song, poetry, literature, theatre and beyond – proclaiming February For the Love of Art Month in the City of the Crosses. Nearly two decades later, as the weather ...

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Wounded warrior and his service dog will visit El Paso Man will discuss inspirational memoir at signing New York Times best-selling author Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván will be in El Paso for two days to speak about his experiences after 17 years and multiple tours abroad with the U.S. Army, and how his golden retreiver, named Tuesday, helped him overcome his post-traumatic stress issues (PTSD). The Purple Heart recipient and his golden retreiver will host ...

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Ag women still unbeaten in WAC play Bulletin report As far as games of King – or rather Queen – of the Hill are concerned, this one has been a wash. So far no one in the Western Athletics Conference has been able to knock the New Mexico State University’s women’s basketball team from its perch. The defending WAC champions improved to 6-0 in the league with an 86-63 victory against Cal-State Fullerton ...

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