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Archive for May 9th, 2012

  • Ernest Montgomery

    May 9, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    A memorial service for Ernest “Clay” Montgomery, 72, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home, with Glenda Montgomery officiating. He passed away in El Paso, Texas, May 4, 2012. Clay was born to Harry J. Montgomery...

  • Officer sees auto leave scene of fire

    May 9, 2012 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Police were dispatched to the 300 block of East Frazier Street, Sunday, where the officer discovered a vacant home engulfed in flames. As the officer checked to ensure the area was clear, he saw a white four-door vehicle driving away from the scene. Burglary...

  • ENMU-R, Sacred Power, Xcel Energy commission carport

    May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Co., speaks to attendees at the commissioning ceremony for a new solar carport on the ENMU-Roswell campus as Dr. John Madden, ENMU-R president, listens. Julia Bergman Photo On one of the cloudiest...

  • ‘Who put that hole there?’

    May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Nature’s Dairy delivery truck sinks into the pavement Tuesday morning near the former Alco Store, 900 W. Hobbs St. Dale Juarez, driver, said he was driving in the area after making a delivery when suddenly the left rear tires fell into an unmarked hole....

  • Lawrence jury trial under way

    May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (6)

    The jury trial for David Lawrence, former Goddard high School coach, started Tuesday. Lawrence is charged with criminal sexual contact after allegations of sexual misconduct with a student on Feb. 4, 2011. In her opening statement, Assistant District Attorney...

  • Dexter council OK’s shaky audit

    May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Town of Dexter faced and consequently approved its audit for the 2011 fiscal year, Tuesday, which includes findings of alleged fraudulent use of taxpayer’s money for personal use and discloses instances of noncompliance. The Dexter Council approved the...

  • Immigration declining

    May 9, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

    The number of immigrants coming illegally to the United States has been declining for several years. Demographers have repeatedly said as much, and now a report by the Pew Hispanic Center confirms it — illegal migration from Mexico is virtually at a...

  • Against Me!’s Tom Gabel is becoming a woman

    May 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this June 14, 1008 file photo, Tom Gabel of the group Against Me! poses for a portrait at the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, Tenn. Gabel, the lead singer of punk rock band Against Me!, says he’s becoming a woman. (AP Photo/Mark...

  • 30-minute defense in Hudson family murder trial

    May 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department shows William Balfour, who is charged in the murders of the mother, brother and nephew of Oscar winner and singer Jennifer Hudson. On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, attorneys...

  • ‘Where Wild Things Are’ author Maurice Sendak dies

    May 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 6 2011 file photo, children’s book author Maurice Sendak is photographed doing an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Sendak, author of the popular children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” died,...