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East 23rd flooded by water main break

August 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer Water flooded East 23rd Street Monday after a water main burst near the Christa-Lee Apartments. Cars and trucks cruised through the water from North Main Street to North Garden Avenue starting at 3 p.m, which reached a depth of 18 inches or more in some areas, for nearly an hour [&hellip...

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Custody death prompts questions

August 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer Sherrie Towler, mother of Cody Towler, is haunted by her experiences with the police following her son’s in-custody death. “In my mind, I see him every day lying there in the alley. Every day. I cannot get that image out...

Police custody death ruled homicide

August 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer The Office of Medical Investigation in Albuquerque released the autopsy report on Cody Towler, 34, Friday. Their final conclusions were that the manner of death was a homicide. The legal definition of homicide is death of a...

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True TranscenDANCE: Weekend of bellydance shakes up Roswell

August 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Egyptian and Arabian styled music filled Pueblo Auditorium Saturday night. On stage, an array of colors flew around, the light glinting off coin jewelry at Sundarii Dance’s fourth Origins Evolution performance, TranscenDANCE. Bellydancers from all over...


Smith competes for MAOT

August 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In a competition of interviewing and talent, Miss New Mexico’s Outstanding Teen was chosen from Chaves County and is now competing for the national title in Orlando. At only 14 years old, Jaden Smith has found herself starting her freshman year of high...

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BBBS Children’s Festival thrills young and old alike

August 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Eagles’ “Hotel California” blared over loud speakers, filling Cahoon Park Saturday as parents ran after their children at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Children’s Festival. From food to various games and activities, the park was swarming with...

Peachtree keeps the spirit of ‘45 alive

August 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Allow yourself to drift back in time for a minute. Imagine the Andrews Sisters’ number one hit “Rum and Coca-Cola” is playing in the background. Exaggerated shoulder pads are all the rage and when sounds from the radio announce the latest WWII news,...

Main Street Construction Starts Tuesday

August 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Beginning Tuesday, there will be lane closures on Main Street from College Boulevard for both northbound and southbound traffic, the City of Roswell Engineering Department said in a press release. The milling and paving portion of construction will reduce...

As high as an elephant’s eye

August 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roberto Varela irrigates a corn field south of Brasher along S. Sunset, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Bevers: A modern Renaissance man

August 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

J. Wayne Bevers (Jessica Palmer Photo) J. Wayne Bevers is a interesting man with an unusual name. He says he has no first name, stating that it is just “J.” Known as Wayne or J.W., Bevers was born and raised in Roswell. His family settled here in the...