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NM State's graduation success rate sits at all-time high of 86

Thursday afternoon the NCAA released the most up-to-date version its Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data and NM State posted a mark of 86-percent.

Unidad Park and Playground replacement kicks off with honor ceremony

Arts & Entertainment
Upcoming poetry events include city councilors
Las Cruces Mayor Pro Tempore Kasandra Gandara and City Councilors Gill Sorg, Yvonne Flores and Johana Bencomo are expected to …
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‘Beautiful Barbarism’ continues at Art Obscura
Las Cruces photographer David Sorensen’s spectacular show “Beautiful Barbarism,” continues through Friday, Dec. 10, …
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‘Christmas Carol’ opens Dec. 3 at Community Theatre
Norman Lewis opens Friday, Dec. 3, in Las Cruces Community Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol: A Solo Performance …
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Black Box Theatre’s ‘Daddy Long Legs’ spins a musical web of heart and hope
There is an Old-World charm about Black Box Theatre’s (BBT) current production of “Daddy Long Legs” that you feel as …
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Arts Council welcomes The Border Artists in ‘Blue Skies’ show
The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) will showcase The Border Artists in “Blue Skies,” Dec. 3-29 at the DAAC Arts and …
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Local sports
UTEP and Fresno State to face-off in PUBG MOBILE New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of Texas-El Paso and Fresno State have been selected to participate in the 16th annual PUBG MOBILE New Mexico Bowl. The game will be played Saturday, Dec. 18 at 12:15 pm MT at University Stadium in Albuquerque and will be televised nationally on ESPN and broadcast on ESPN Radio.

Rivalry game stretch continues Friday as NM State heads to UTEP The Aggies head to the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, for a Friday evening showdown with UTEP. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. MT.
Aggie women bond during holiday trip, have big goals for season The New Mexico State University women’s basketball team promises one thing this season – it will play hard every game.
Building your new golf game means identifying swing basics
As we approach year-end, many of us are looking forward to a new year and a new golf season. While we are blessed to live in a town where we can play golf all year long, there is a difference between just “playing” and working to make major improvements to your game.
Business
Elizabeth Teeters is the city’s new economic development director

The City of Las Cruces has named Elizabeth Teeters as director of its Economic Development Department (EDD).

NMSU economics professor: Don’t wait to shop for the holidays With the holiday season just around the corner, an economics professor at New Mexico State University said the time to shop for gifts is now.
NMSU opens state’s first clean-energy tech pipeline for applications New Mexico’s first clean energy technology support pipeline is now looking for applicants ready to take their business ideas or a business already up and running to full market readiness.
Heath & Well Being
Weight loss warrior walks Triviz to keep health problems at bay

You might have seen her walking along Triviz, first using a walker and now strutting along to loud music, or doing a “chair dance” in the driver’s seat of her beat-up Ford Escape but there’s a method to her madness.

Have you checked your blood sugar recently?

Our blood sugar level is one of those individual health numbers that it’s important for us to know when it comes to staying on top of our health. It measures the amount of sugar, or glucose, present in our blood at any given time.

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News
Sons of the American Revolution to celebrate Boston Tea Party anniversary; remember Battle of Trenton, Spanish contributions to the American Revolution The Las Cruces Gadsden Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution plans to celebrate the 248th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. The chapter will meet 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Hacienda de Mesilla, 1891 Avenida de Mesilla, to make final plans for the celebration.
Doña Ana Community College accepting holiday donations for children in need; pet donation drive continues Doña Ana Community College’s Education Club is accepting donations for children in need for the upcoming holiday season, DACC said in a news release.
NMSU Noche de Luminarias returns Dec. 5 The longtime tradition “Noche de Luminarias,” or “Night of Lights,” is set to make its return to New Mexico State University after pressing pause last year due to the pandemic.
In the past
Lend a hand: Mitten donation tree is up at Branigan Library through Dec. 17 The 2021 Mitten Tree is up at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., and ready to accept donations, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release.
Ways to help during the holidays: Many local organizations seek money, volunteers to aid homeless, near homeless children and adults There are so many ways to help people in need during this holiday season here in Las Cruces and throughout Doña Ana County and the border region. A financial donation in any amount is greatly appreciated, and so are donations of other items and volunteering.
Longtime county worker Sambrano announces run for county assessor Lifelong Doña Ana resident and county employee Daniel R. Sambrano announces candidacy for Doña Ana County assessor, which is on the general election ballot in 2022.
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