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Archive for November 20th, 2013

  • Teacher-rally

    RISD staff rally to oppose new teacher evaluation system

    November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Students and educators rally in front of the Chaves County Courthouse, Wednesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell Independent School District parents, students, teachers and other classroom staff rallied Wednesday in opposition to a teacher evaluation...

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    County to award bid for detention centers work

    November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The medical ward at the Chaves County Detention Center will be reconstructed to include up-to-date facilities for mental health and medical care. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) County commissioners will consider awarding a $15.2 million contract for general...

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    RPD investigating church break-ins

    November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department is investigating a break-in at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 111 E. Deming St., that occurred sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. The subjects entered the Religious Education Building by smashing a window and...

  • Rep-women

    Chaves County FRW honors area veterans

    November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Veterans Honor Guard presents the flag at the Republican Woman Luncheon, Wednesday, to honor area veterans. A total of 116 people attended the event. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The Federated Republican Women of Chaves County held a lunch to honor area...

  • Police Blotter: Stereo, medical kit stolen out of vehicle

    November 20, 2013 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Vehicle Burglary • Police responded to 400 N. Virginia Ave., the courthouse parking lot, Tuesday, where a window was broken out of a vehicle and a stereo, backpack, medical dissection kit and medical book were stolen. The items were valued at $470. Repair...

  • Roetta Overstreet

    November 20, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Roswell, for Roetta Overstreet who passed away Nov. 16, in Yorba Linda, Calif. Dr. Onsy Whicker, Pastor Emeritus of Tabernacle Baptist Church, will officiate with...

  • John Carl Fisher

    November 20, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    John Carl Fisher, 52, of Midland, Texas, passed away Monday. He was born in Roswell, on Aug. 26, 1961. He graduated from Goddard High School in 1979, and shortly thereafter, relocated to Midland, Texas, and began working in the concrete business. John was an...

  • James McBride wins National Book Award

    November 20, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 file photo, author and filmmaker James McBride poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. James McBride has the won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel “The...

  • Alec Baldwin tries to ease backlash over gay slur

    November 20, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    ServiceSource CEO Michael Smerklo, left, and actor, Alec Baldwin, attend a technology presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in San Francisco. Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd at the event as he tried to ease the...

  • Palin’s PAC asks about Bashir action

    November 20, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 22, 2013 file photo shows Martin Bashir at the EA SimCity Learn. Build. Create. Inauguration After-Party, in Washington. MSNBC was not saying Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, whether disciplinary action is planned against Martin Bashir, who has...