Heavy rains dampen Roswell’s busiest weekend

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Enough rain fell during Friday night’s thunderstorms to form this small lake in The Home Depot parking lot on North Main Street. Drivers of trucks and SUVs with high clearance seemed to enjoy taking a jaunt through the water rather than driving around it like those driving smaller vehicles. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   As [&hellip...

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‘Gritty’ NMMI cadets graduate from Old Post

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute cadet Kavon Sharifi, co-valedictorian of the Institute’s junior college graduates, receives a big hug from his grandmother, Georgia Summers, of Midland, Texas, following Saturday’s commencement. (Jeff Tucker Photo)  ...


Congrats Roswell grads!

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Roswell High Valedictorian Katelyn Jordan takes a selfie before delivering her address to the Class of 2014 on Saturday night at the Wool Bowl. The class of 219 seniors graduated under darkening skies, but the rain held off until the very end of the...


Colyer takes pulpit as lead pastor June 1

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Aaron Colyer is set to preach his first sermon as lead pastor of the historic First Baptist Church next Sunday. (Randal Seyler Photo)   A new voice will be heard in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church next Sunday, when Aaron Colyer preaches his first...


Roswell High holds graduation ceremony

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell High School Class of 2014 graduated Saturday at the Wool Bowl with 219 seniors taking the field. Above: Fans and family waved signs from the audience and cheered their favorite seniors. (Randal Seyler Photos)   Senior Class President Deisy...


Goddard High School Commencement held 

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The rain stayed away Friday as the Robert H. Goddard High School Class of 2014 held its 49th annual Commencement Exercises at the Wool Bowl. Above: Senior Class President Sanjay Yangalasetty welcomes everyone to the ceremony. (Randal Seyler Photos)  ...


Local Roundup: Local students honored by Piano Guild

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The National Piano Guild Auditions in Roswell drew 56 piano students when they were held the week of April 28 at Christ Church. The adjudicator was Dr. Frank Contreras of Huntsville, Ala. Piano Guild awards are based on the number of memorized pieces (Pledge...


Donut shop’s new owners hoping for sweet success

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roy and Katrina Bacon, the new owners of Roswell’s Mama Tuckers Donut & Cake Shop in Roswell, watch as shop employee Kelly Blankenship ices cookies Friday. The shop along Main Street re-opened April 15 under new ownership after being closed since...


Congrats Goddard grads!

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Friends and family of Goddard High School Senior Trevor Herrington hold up giant photos of the graduate during Friday’s 49th annual Commencement Exercises, held at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. There were 176 students receiving their diplomas during the...


Local Boy Scouts attend Conquistador Council Camporee

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Scouts and Scouters from local Troops 65 and 149 recently attended the Council Camporee at Camp Jim Murray just outside of Hobbs with eight other troops from around the council. (Courtesy Photo)   The Conquistador Council, of Boy Scouts of America,...