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Title IX sparks House fireworks

February 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The controversial topic of money and school sports as it relates to Title IX ignited a contentious debate on the House floor Wednesday. House Bill 161, introduced by Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, deals with reporting requirements for universities and schools under Title IX. Specifically, the bill addresses equal distribution of funds for male and female...

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BBBS taps Bill Wolf for CEO

February 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Bill Wolf (Courtesy Photo) With a new board of directors and business plan, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico started 2012 with the hiring of a new CEO. Bill Wolf, a fourth-generation Roswell native with an extensive background in marketing...

Boomer Expo set for Saturday

February 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Staci Vandewart and Barbara Gomez during a press conference announcing details on this Saturday’s 2012 Baby Boomer Health & Business Expo. (Mark Wilson Photo) On Wednesday, Mayor Del Jurney, a Baby Boomer himself, issued a proclamation declaring...

Alex Escobar found in Tucumcari

February 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department learned Wednesday that Roswell man Alejandro (Alex) Escobar was located by a good Samaritan on Saturday. “He was lying unconscious in a bar ditch in Tucumcari,” said RPD spokesman Travis Holley. Escobar accompanied his mother...

Roswell hosts Leadership New Mexico program

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A group with Leadership New Mexico tours Dean Baldwin Painting, Tuesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Leadership New Mexico is concluding its fifth annual Connect New Mexico program this week in Roswell, where 29 participants will tour the city and analyze...

Roundhouse debates SCOTUS ruling

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Democratic and Republican lawmakers held a spirited debate on the House floor Tuesday over ideological differences regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on the Citizens United case. Although the Supreme Court came to a decision two years ago in January,...

Mayor touts MIGRT

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

With the March municipal election nearly a month away, Mayor Del Jurney held an intimate and informal meeting where a handful of attendees were able to ask questions about his proposal to add a municipal infrastructure gross receipts tax to the city’s...

Sheriff completes courthouse study

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon completed a five-year study about the number of people who enter the courthouse. “The figures have shown a steady rising peaking in 2009. The figures (pertaining to visitors) were down in 2011 while the number of prisoners are...

RMAC film series opens 2/2

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Museum and Art Center staff are willing to take anyone who’s willing on a cinematic trip around the world — all expenses paid. The RMAC will be showing three movies as part of its International Winter Film Series. The first film, “Mother of...

Alex Escobar goes missing

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Alejandro (Alex) Escobar, missing since Friday. The Roswell Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to find Alejandro (Alex) Escobar, 61. The family reported that Escobar was missing on Sunday, at which time he already had been missing for 48...