Mesilla trustees to mull marshal, cle...

Mesilla trustees to mull marshal, clerk-treasurer appointments

There are 19 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jul 20, 2010, titled Mesilla trustees to mull marshal, clerk-treasurer appointments. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Mesilla Mayor Nora Barraza is being a little tight-lipped about a special meeting today of the town's board of trustees.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Las Cruces Sun-News.

Nora Benagas

United States

#1 Jul 20, 2010
Please, Mesilla, don't let Susan Kruger crawl back into our town's government.
It's been such a breath of fresh air without all that campaigning, personal business and negativity bordering on racism.
Please, don't bring back the dreaded one!
No big loss

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jul 21, 2010
"...Jojola, who was town marshal for about a year, has returned to his home in Mississippi."

To save money, the Town needs to cut the police force down to two officers. We don't need more, the officers we have don't do much.
Why

Huntsville, AL

#3 Jul 21, 2010
Why was the Mesilla Marshall position not advertised????
Mesillero

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Jul 21, 2010
My hats off to the Mayor and Trustees if they can bring back employees to 40 hours and extend business hours. Looks like the town is getting back on the right track. Good job you all.
Good news

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jul 21, 2010
Fuentes leaving is the best news for Mesilla. Now let's cut down on the Marshal's Dept. and get rid of the hysterian Judge and put people in there that know how to enforce the laws of New Mexico.
lcd

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Jul 21, 2010
While you are "mulling" why don't you fire Jeff Gray. He is an embarrassment to Mesilla or anywhere else. He lies to residents. He commits perjury. He stopped someone I know who was driving south of Mesilla, outside the city limits of Las Cruces, and accused her of talking on her cell phone. Her phone was in her purse in the back seat. He didn't give her a ticket which shows he knew he was wrong, but he kept berating her for more than half an hour. I know others who have been harrassed by him, too.
He used to work for the LCPD but he was fired after he stole some guns. Mesilla sure does go for the best and the brightest.
Dave

Farmington, NM

#8 Jul 21, 2010
Joe Serna for marshal. Very well qualified.
hmmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jul 21, 2010
Dave wrote:
Joe Serna for marshal. Very well qualified.
how many law enforcement agencies have fired him????? state police, university police. and why has he been demoted so many times??? yeah, real good choice.
whynotme

Scottsdale, AZ

#10 Jul 21, 2010
Why wrote:
Why was the Mesilla Marshall position not advertised????
It has. Everyday the mannequin has been telling people to slow down and that there's a new Marshal in town.
Dave

Farmington, NM

#11 Jul 21, 2010
hmmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
how many law enforcement agencies have fired him????? state police, university police. and why has he been demoted so many times??? yeah, real good choice.
Then who else. You as a person should know the politics in Mesilla. Hes been there longer than anyone. Who doesn't get fired. How long did Vega and jojola last. ds
la mosca

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jul 21, 2010
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>Then who else. You as a person should know the politics in Mesilla. Hes been there longer than anyone. Who doesn't get fired. How long did Vega and jojola last. ds
So, being there longer and not getting fired, are the qualifiers you place on one's being promoted?
mickey

Las Cruces, NM

#13 Jul 21, 2010
whynotme wrote:
<quoted text>
It has. Everyday the mannequin has been telling people to slow down and that there's a new Marshal in town.
I agree; this guy is always on the job!
Mesillera

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jul 21, 2010
FYI. Serna was doing a great job running the Marshals department the reason he was demoted was because we had little hitler Michael Cadena as mayor at that time trying to run things. And when Cadena didnt like someone because they didnt do everything exactly the way he wanted he would try to get rid of them. So if you haven't lived in Mesilla your whole life like I have maybe you shouldnt be so quick to judge people you really don't even know.
Dave

Farmington, NM

#15 Jul 21, 2010
la mosca wrote:
<quoted text>
So, being there longer and not getting fired, are the qualifiers you place on one's being promoted?
He didnt want the promotion politics played a big roll.
why

Las Cruces, NM

#16 Jul 21, 2010
lcd wrote:
... why don't you fire Jeff Gray. He is an embarrassment ...
Ehhh... take a hike, there, caballero. Jeff Gray is an alright guy. I've have been involved with him ~3x before and he's a good guy in my book.
hmmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jul 21, 2010
Mesillera wrote:
FYI. Serna was doing a great job running the Marshals department the reason he was demoted was because we had little hitler Michael Cadena as mayor at that time trying to run things. And when Cadena didnt like someone because they didnt do everything exactly the way he wanted he would try to get rid of them. So if you haven't lived in Mesilla your whole life like I have maybe you shouldnt be so quick to judge people you really don't even know.
get your facts straight. one of the reasons he got demoted was because he wouldn't drop charges against one of nora's brothers or nephews and one of caro's relatives. and the thing with cadena was they were chasing the same woman. they were good drinking buddies but the woman came between them.
Condolences to T or C

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Jul 21, 2010
Hope they know what they're getting themselves into.
Oh no

Huntsville, AL

#19 Jul 21, 2010
I guess Mesilla doesn't do very good background checks! They should look into Gray's grey past!
Jacques

Las Cruces, NM

#20 Feb 13, 2012
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>He didnt want the promotion politics played a big roll.
it had nothing to do with a fact that Cadena got busted for DUI and so did Serna, i'm sure..that is when he wasn't busy doing drugs and selling guns to Mexican Mafia

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