Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin He tested me from the start. The first time I ever met Jim Bradley – sometime in mid October of 1996 – I found him in the north end zone of Aggie Memorial Stadium. (This was before the Field of Dreams when all Las Cruces prep home games were played at New Mexico State University.) Bradley was the head football coach at Mayfield High School and his Trojans had just dispatched of an opponent, I can’t remember which one, ...

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By Chad Dare For the Bulletin Obviously, it’s a very sad time for Mayfield football, but it’s also a very sad time for high school football nationwide. It’s been more than 15 years since I’ve actually covered a Mayfield High School game, but in those years since I’ve left Las Cruces, there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of situations where something coach Bradley taught me has been helpful. I can still remember my first high school football season in Las Cruces. I ...

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Bradley mug By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin New Mexico high school football coaching legend Jim Bradley died Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the age of 82 He roamed the sidelines for decades before he retired at the end of the 2005 season when he won his seventh and final state championship. The New Mexico High School Hall of Fame football coach snared five state championships during two stints at Mayfield High and two at Roswell High, and ...

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Aggies ‘excited and ready to go’ By Krysta Quinonez Las Cruces Bulletin The New Mexico State University football team enters the 2015 season full of optimism. Head coach Doug Martin — whose team started fall practice Wednesday, Aug. 5 — said he is very pleased with how things look. “For the first time we look like a real college football team, both size and number wise,” said Martin, who is ...

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Celebrating the reds, whites and the blues By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin Since 2006, the Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society (MVJBS) has been preserving and promoting those two most quintessentially American art forms – jazz and blues, both borne of musicians on U.S. soil before expatriating worldwide – in southern New Mexico, through both awarding musical scholarships to students and holding live music performances, including its monthly meeting/ concert and annual Mesilla ...

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The home is in the details By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin Walking up to the front door of 445 Palmer Road, you know you are approaching a home that has been appreciated. Ivy clutches the corner of the house, framing the window and insinuating secrets, leading curious eyes past the weathered red gate into the courtyard. Tom Snavely, theatrical set designer and one of the ...

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Bradley mug By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin New Mexico high school football coaching legend Jim Bradley died Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the age of 82 He roamed the sidelines for decades before he retired at the end of the 2005 season when he won his seventh and final state championship. The New Mexico High School Hall of Fame football coach snared five state championships during two stints at Mayfield High and two at Roswell High, and ...

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‘Fear not’ BULLETIN PHOTO BY POLO ORTA Hours after two explosive devices were detonated at Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church in Las Cruces, members of Las Cruces clergy, including Rev. José Martin Alcántar, Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Rev. Jared Carson of Peace Lutheran Church, left, Monsignor John Anderson of Holy Cross, and Fr. Jim Lehman of Holy Family American National Catholic Church, join in prayer with members of the Las Cruces community ...

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