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City approves amended ordinance of Economic Plan

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Following three hours of discussion and debate amongst city councilors, city officials and members of the Municipal Gross Receipts Tax committee, the Roswell City Council approved an amended ordinance regarding the city’s Economic Development Plan to be advertised for public hearing during a special city council meeting Monday evening. Earlier debate...

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Man pleads guilty on charge

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell native Adrian Orona, 35, pleaded guilty Friday in Las Cruces federal court to charge of a felon in possession of a firearm. Orona has been in federal custody since his arrest on Sept. 23. He will remain in custody until his sentencing hearing, which...

NMMI cadets, alumni mark Homecoming

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, superintendent at the New Mexico Military Institute, leads alumni onto Stapp Field during the Homecoming Parade at the New Mexico Military Institute Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Randy Travis performs at Pearson

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Randy Travis performs Saturday night at Pearson Auditorium. (Mark Wilson Photo) Randy Travis soared back to his roots Saturday night in Pearson Auditorium to a packed crowd that hooted, hollered and whistled to his opening numbers. Country to the core, the...

Police warn about international scam

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department is warning people to beware of work-at-home scams. FedEx employees and detectives intercepted another scam in Roswell. FedEx employees turned another 22 envelopes over to detectives. According to police, the scam works in two...

Nesse actively involved with Neighborhood Watch

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Shirley Nesse when she was an officer of the National Secretaries Association on a tour with the group. She was among the first to set foot on a 747. (Courtesy Photo) At 85 years young, Shirley Nesse volunteers for the downtown offices of Neighborhood Watch,...

Alumni tour new Pearson Auditorium

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Dave West, vice president of New Mexico Military Institute facilities, shows a film for NMMI alumni depicting the history and recent renovations of Pearson Auditorium during a tour of the building Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Alumni of the New Mexico Military...

Documentary on oil and gas to be screened

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A documentary exposing the misconceptions surrounding the oil and gas industry, specifically everyday Americans’ relationship with petroleum, will be showing for a limited time at Allen Theaters Galaxy 8 in Roswell next week. The theater will screen...

Man pleads guilty on charges of possession of a firearm

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell man Francisco Mejia, 40, pleaded guilty Thursday in Las Cruces federal court to charges of “felon in possession of a firearm.” Mejia has been in federal custody since he was arrested on Aug. 9 and will remain in custody until sentencing. Mejia...

Billboard draws attention

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Driving down Main Street, most people have noticed a billboard calling on all who see it to Stand With Israel in bold print. A group of concerned citizens led by Rebecca Chavez, city director of Christians United for Israel are responsible for the sign and...