The Las Cruces Bulletin For most couples, “building a home together” is an abstract idea representing a meshing of individual lives into a cohesive unit. However, for Jeramey and Dominique Pummill of Luxe Homes and Interiors, the phrase also takes a more concrete meaning. Luxe Homes started in 2014, and it has been a professional and creative outlet for the husband-and-wife team. Their first home was featured in last year’s Las Cruces Home Builders Association Spring Showcase ...

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Lou 3 Legendary New Mexico State University basketball coach Lou Henson is in a Houston hospital after spending a week at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Henson, who is scheduled to be inducted into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame in November, is the winningest coach in NMSU and University of Illinois history. Henson, 83, and his wife, Mary, have homes in both Illinois and southern New Mexico. In the past he has ...

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Bulletin report What started with the arrest of the director of the Doña Ana County Detention Center for fraud transformed into a tug of war about who actually controls the jail. More clarification could come Friday, Dec. 18 in a 4 p.m. hearing before Third Judicial District Court Judge Manuel Arrieta. On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s office arrested Christopher Barela, the detention center’s director, and Sheriff Enrique Vigil took control of the center. Later in the day, though, after the ...

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By Las Cruces Bulletin Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles telling the stories of stroke survivors throughout May, which is National Stroke Awareness Month. “I just made a big mistake on January 28,” Betty Farmer said. “That was the day I also had my stroke.” The mistake, she said, wasn’t the stroke itself – which, hidden and unknowable, was never within her ability to control – but waiting to go to the doctor. Farmer ...

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A garrison American flag waves in the cool evening breeze Monday. May 11, as Las Cruces Fire Department Deputy Chief Justin Dunivan shares a moment of prayer during the Southern New Mexico Fallen Officer Memorial’s candlelight vigil at the Doña Ana County Government Center. LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE

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By Las Cruces Bulletin Facing state deadlines, area government entities are pulling together their budgets, with some having to make cuts, especially Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) to avoid a possible deficit scenario. At a town hall meeting Tuesday, May 12, Superintendent Stan Rounds said he believed that he had found a budget plan with multiple cuts that puts the budget back into balance. “This budget is one that has a lot of challenge to it,” he said. ...

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Former New Mexico State University center Valerian Ume-Ezeoke did not hear his name called during the three days of the NFL draft, but he knew that the phone could still ring with an opportunity. The Atlanta Falcons reached out to Ume-Ezeoke and signed him to a freeagent contract. “God never makes mistakes. Glad to be an Atlanta Falcon,” Ume-Ezeoke posted on his Twitter account Saturday, May 2. The 6-3, 295-pound lineman was a four-year starter at center for ...

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Las Cruces Bulletin The Rx symbol that we associate with prescription drugs actually comes from a Latin word that means “recipe.” Until about 1900, prescriptions, or “medical recipes,” were written in Latin and often used Roman numerals to indicate the apothecaries’ system of weights for the combining of ingredients to create medications that were tailored to a patient’s specific complaints. At Las Cruces Apothecary, which he opened in February, pharmacist and compounding specialist Dr. Ken Cooper ...

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