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Pearce welcomes Eric Espinoza to staff

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wounded Warrior fellow Eric Espinoza in his new office, Tuesday, at Executive West Office Plaza. (Noah Vernau Photo) Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., welcomed Eric Espinoza to his congressional staff Tuesday as a fellow under the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program. The program, established in 2008, provides two-year fellowships within the House of...

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House committee tables driver’s license bill

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The House Labor and Human Resources committee voted 5-4 Tuesday to table a bill that would repeal the New Mexico law that allows driver’s licenses to be issued to undocumented immigrants. Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque, sponsor of House Bill 132, said the...

Hobbs trial begins

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The first day of New Mexico vs Gregory Hobbs began, Tuesday, as the Archuleta family relived the night of June 15, 2012, when they saw two family members shot. Hobbs is on trial for the possible homicide of Ruben Archuleta Sr. The shooting occurred in the 300...

Leprino Foods plans $10 million upgrade

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Leprino Foods plant is in the early stages of a multi-million dollar equipment upgrade in its processing department. The upgrades are intended to “diversify and grow various product lines” and will likely result in five to 10 more jobs at the...

To err is human; to forgive, canine

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

This pit bull terrier, who reportedly had its ears cut off by his owner early in December, has found a new home. The owner was charged with cruelty to animals, but the charges were dropped when he signed the pit bull over to Animal Services. The pit bull has...

Sen. Pirtle seeks input

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, a member of the Indian and Cultural Affairs and Rules committees, said he will be paying close attention to a Senate Joint Memorial to re-establish the Chihene Nde Nation of New Mexico as a federally recognized Native American...

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...

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...