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Harvest Ministries to kick off food drive Sept. 30

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

From Left: Josh Gantt, Lt Brian Roach, Taylor Whitcamp, Andrew Sena, of Roswell Fire Department Station 1, help to put up a banner for Harvest Ministries’ annual food drive. (Courtesy Photo) Powered by the platform, “trying to end childhood hunger,” Harvest Ministries will kickoff its annual two-day food drive on Sept. 30. The drive will last...

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Grow Roswell Together

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The motto, “Grow Roswell Together,” an acronym for Gross Receipts Tax, has been established as the official slogan for the campaign to include the tax with the city’s current growth receipt tax, by the committee in charge of the campaign at their...

Coming soon

September 22, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Bernie Perez of Superior Signs installs “Home of the Whopper” signage to a side entrance at the new Burger King located between Hastings and Walgreens on North Main Street, Wednesday morning. The new restaurant is due to open in the next several weeks....

Shoplifters hit Hobby Lobby

September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Two subjects got away with $200 to $300 worth of goods from Hobby Lobby, 4501 N. Main St., Tuesday, in what might be viewed as a brazen case of shoplifting. According to Roswell Police Department’s Public Information Officer Travis Holley, the subjects...

Locals train to help children exposed to drugs

September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A new initiative might bring together several agencies to work toward a common goal: helping children who have been taken from homes where they were exposed to drug use or drug manufacturing. Agency representatives who may help with Roswell’s budding Drug...

Grant helps law enforcement upgrade computer systems

September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department announced Wednesday that its grant application to the Justice Assistant Grant had been accepted. The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and RPD filed jointly for the federal grant designed for use by states and local law...

Mayor says new tax would spur growth

September 22, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In an attempt to defy history, Mayor Del Jurney plans to re-introduce the proposal to add a Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax to the city’s current growth receipt tax. The proposal for the additional tax has not passed in the past two attempts,...

Adair blasts redistricting plan

September 22, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Democrat supported redistricting plan the Senate passed on Monday has the potential to affect representation in Chaves County, and specifically Roswell, if the House and Gov. Susana Martinez approve it. All Republican senators voted against the plan,...

VistaCare lends a hand

September 21, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Employees at VistaCare bag over 1,300 pounds of food and other items donated by the community for re-distibution to the Roswell Community Kitchen and Rivers of Life Outreach, which provide food and shelter for the indigent. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Sage heads to Hollywood

September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Local celebrity Sage and her human companion, Diane Wedel, will be leaving for Los Angeles on Sept. 29 to attend a red carpet awards ceremony for the American Humane Association Hero Dog, where she will meet fellow celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Betty...