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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NM State football inks recruits on signing day Bulletin report On Wednesday, Feb. 3, National Signing Day, New Mexico State University football coach Doug Martin announced the addition of student-athletes for the 2016 football season. The 2016 recruits signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Aggies along with the seven midyear signees from December. Here are the names and bios of each new Aggie: Myles Vigne (6’1”– 285 – Warren Easton Sr. HS ...

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Downtown Art Ramble kicks off For the Love of Art Month Staff Report For the Love of Art Month is once again upon us in the Mesilla Valley, and there’s no better way to kick off Las Cruces’ month-long celebration of all things art than the First Friday Downtown Art Ramble, set for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, along Main Street and throughout Downtown Las Cruces. Much of the excitement is centered ...

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By a margin of more than three to one, voters approved the renewal of a two-mill levy that will generate $6.2 million a year for the next six years for Las Cruces Public Schools including repairs, renovations and maintenance; along with the purchase of musical instruments, band and choir uniforms; school equipment; safety improvements at all school campuses, including alarms, cameras and security fencing; and technology. It will provide capital improvements at LCPS schools and at La Academia Dolores Huerta ...

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