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Archive for February 15th, 2014

  • NM House OKs cutting utility rates for businesses

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state House passed a bill Friday that gives large businesses a discount on electricity rates, a move that would lead to higher costs for families and small businesses but that supporters say would draw investment to New Mexico....

  • Hung jury in NM murder trial

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A jury could not agree on whether to convict a man of murder for his role in the 2012 shooting death of a 50-year-old Artesia man. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1lTdnvY ) the jury on Friday convicted Senovio Mendoza...

  • Velma Lee Kerr

    February 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    No services are scheduled for Velma Kerr, 79, who passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Hagerman, NM. Velma’s wishes were to be cremated. Velma was born May 18, 1934 in Eufaula, OK to Joe Thamason and Leota House Thamason. Her parents preceded her in...

  • Kent Vernon Scott

    February 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Kent Vernon Scott, 50, of Roswell passed away, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. He was born October 31, 1963 to Frona Ann Scott and Delbert Dean Scott in Oakland, California. Kent and his family moved to Roswell, New Mexico when he was a child. Kent was a very...

  • Venezuelan opposition leader’s arrest sought

    February 15, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    A demonstrator throws stones at the National Bolivarian Police (BNP) after clashes broke out at an opposition protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Venezuelan security forces backed by water tanks, tear gas and rubber bullets dispersed...

  • Fla. man guilty of lesser counts in music shooting

    February 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Denise Hunt, left, tears up as she finds out the jury is deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge for Michael Dunn outside of the Duval County Courthouse as the jury enters the fourth day of deliberations, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla....

  • Obama signs debt ceiling measure into law

    February 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. Obama has signed a bill Saturday that allows the government to borrow money to pay its debts and a separate...

  • Porfirio Jimenez

    February 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary is scheduled for 6 P.M., Monday, February 17, 2014 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Porfirio Jimenez who passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Artesia. Per Porfirio’s wishes cremation will follow. Porfirio will lie in state on Monday,...

  • Harry Boggs

    February 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Harry Boggs, age 94, of Odessa, TX, passed away on February, 13th, 2014. Harry was born, Nov. 11, 1919, at home near Sedan, N.M. His parents, Fred and Lizzie Boggs had been previously married and had other children. Harry was the first born of that marriage,...

  • Dekka Ruth Clem House

    February 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Born 9.12.46 in Artesia NM to Vada Ruth Coleman Clem and Howard Dee (Jack) Clem in Artesia, New Mexico. Dekka led the “Leave it to Beaver” life in her younger years attending school and First Baptist Church as she grew an ever enlarging circle of...