Homeowner and intruder engage in backyard battle; Incident features dogs, fire, gasoline and yard equipment

December 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

De Los Santos   When a homeowner in southwest Roswell discovered a man inside his backyard storage shed Wednesday morning, he didn’t believe the intruder’s story about being chased by two other men and trying to escape by jumping over the man’s fence into the yard, only to be attacked by dogs that sent him [&hellip...

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State reps pre-file ‘social promotion’ bill

December 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Espinoza   State Rep. Monica Youngblood, of Albuquerque, and Rep. Nora Espinoza, of Roswell, announced on Thursday that they have pre-filed legislation to end what they call “the failed policy of social promotion, which passes kids onto the next grade...


Postal Service extends hours this weekend

December 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Monday was the biggest mailing day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service and Thursday was predicted to be the biggest delivery day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service. But that doesn’t mean customers have run out of time to ship their gifts and...


Cheers for CASA children

December 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Cheer, for the fourth consecutive year, was honored to provide and fill 100 gift bags for the foster children of CASA and to provide toys and treats at its annual Christmas Party. Roswell Cheer continues to be active with CASA in many ways behind the...


Shopping spree for Salvation Army

December 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifty students and several teachers from Sierra Middle School met at the Roswell Wal-Mart at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday for their annual Salvation Army Angel Tree shopping spree. Students from both National Honor Society and the Builder’s Club worked all fall...


Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 16-17

December 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Dec. 16 • At 7:55 a.m., medical call, Van Lueven Place. • At 11:34 a.m., medical call, 1600 block of West Hendricks Street. • At 12:43 p.m., medical call, 500 block of...


Democratic in politics? No way

December 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Daily Record was nearly run out of town when in October it endorsed a single Democrat in the general election. It’s hard to believe that there was a day when Democrats ruled the roost in the Chaves County. This publisher’s box, called by some...


Roswell High teacher injured by hit-and-run driver; Peek recovering at hospital in Lubbock

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Above: Submitted Photo Roswell High School teacher David Peek, left, was injured Friday when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in front of his home in Roswell. Below: Police have arrested Isai Isidro Castrejon, 28, of Moreno Valley, Calif., and he has...


Bikes for tykes

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Headstart students at two locations in Roswell got their first set of wheels Wednesday from Desert Sun Motors. Last year, the dealership gave a $10 toy to each Headstart student, but decided to go all out this year with free bicycles. “You could say bikes...


Judge Riggs shares philosophies on life

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth Judicial District Judge Kea Riggs speaks at Wednesday’s Christmas Luncheon of the Chaves County Republican Women at the Elks Lodge. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   Chaves County’s first female district court judge said the woman who would become the...