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Peggy Sue Thomas gets plea deal concerning 2003 murder

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Peggy Sue Thomas pleaded guilty, Friday, to a reduced charge of rendering criminal assistance. Thomas, formerly married to Roswell celebrity and owner of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, Mark Allen, was originally charged with homicide in the 2003 murder of Russel Douglas. According to reports, Douglas was found deceased from fatal gun shot wounds...

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Thin mints dethrone Oreos! Stock up now

January 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

What can a girl do? How about dethrone the Oreo as America’s favorite cookie, and replace it with the Girl Scouts thin mint? “We beat the Oreo cookie,” said Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest team leader Rebecca Taylor with just a hint of reasonable...

Big Brothers Big Sisters resolves for 100 ‘bigs’ in 100 days

January 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

While the determination behind many people’s New Year’s resolutions is slowly waning, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is about to undertake its most ambitious resolution yet. The agency’s resolution: to find suitable adult role...

Mill levy on ballot

January 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

During the school district election Feb. 5., voters will consider a question to re-approve the two mill tax levy that provides funding for maintaining, building and improving Roswell Independent School District property. The Public School Capital Improvements...

Chong offers take on tokes at Friday performance

January 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tommy Chong wraps up his stand-up routine by performing “Up in Smoke” at the Civic Center, Friday evening.(Mark Wilson Photo) Cheech & Chong actor Tommy Chong entertained hundreds of fans Saturday night with his Up in Smoke comedy show, which brought...

All for the love of dogs

January 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Tyler “Trapper” Leadingham and Clarissa Adams, foreground, and John Lemay with Staci Vandewart, pause for a photo during a meet-and-greet Saturday afternoon at Champion Motorsports for the evening’s The Sage Foundation’s ServeBachelor Auction. (Mark...

Early-morning tranquility

January 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The still waters of Berrendo Creek reflect colorful clouds just before sunrise, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Nate Banks’ acting experience serves him well in court

January 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nathaneal “Nate” Banks (Courtesy Photo) Nathanael “Nate” Banks is a Chicago native who has decided to throw his lot in with the people of Roswell. He works the Public Defenders office, and spoke glowingly of his job and his coworkers. “They have...

Kernan sponsors memorial

January 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, sponsored a Senate Joint Memorial, SJM 16, to approve placing a marker at the State Capitol in honor of two women who had been longtime state government leaders. The memorial, which is scheduled for the Senate floor Monday, requests...

Prairie chicken meetings begin 2/4

January 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled public meetings to discuss the implementation of a management plan for lesser prairie chickens. The plan includes management goals, objectives and on-the-ground activities throughout the range of lesser...