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Stabbing suspect Thomas is headed to trial

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Alvin Thomas, 38, has been bound over for trial on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Thomas, along with co-defendant Larry Cain, is accused of stabbing Colby House, 20, and Michael Lazos, 27, in late September. The state’s first witness, April Horton, described the incident that took place around midnight in the 700 [&hellip...

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Murder case to go to trial

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The preliminary hearing in the Mario Montoya murder trial was held in Magistrate Court on Tuesday. Montoya is charged with the revenge killing of Jericole Coleman, 21. The incident occurred on Aug. 22 at the intersection of Ash and Albuquerque streets. Deputy...

Couple hopes to buy Unity Center for teens

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Currently serving as a safe haven for pigeons, the Unity Center, which once provided a secure place for youth to hang out and a venue for local bands to play, may be reopening its doors. Roswell residents Casey and Heidi Key hope to renovate and reinstate the...

RPD goes after scam operation

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

On Sept. 29, the Roswell Police Department received information about a possible scam from Fedex. “They became suspicious when a man came in asking for 50 separate shipping envelops. He returned with 33 addressed to different private addresses,” said RPD...

Roswell Refuge holds its Purple Ribbon Dinner

October 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Guest speaker Lieutenant Mark Wynn appears at the Roswell Refuge 2011 Purple Ribbon Dinner Tuesday evening at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Roswell Refuge held its Purple Ribbon Dinner, Tuesday night, at the Roswell...

Avery steps down as executive directory of Character Counts!

October 12, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

After 11 years of service, Cla Avery is stepping down from his role as executive director of Character Counts! in Chaves County. Terri Douglass, president of Character Counts!, and Judge Alvin Jones, a member of the organization, expressed their appreciation...

Event raises sex trafficking awareness

October 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Kathryn Bolkovac, author of The Whistleblower, poses with a copy of her book Tuesday evening at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) When Kathryn Bolkovac traveled to Bosnia in 1999 as a peacekeeper, she never thought she’d be fighting...

7th annual Buddy Walk raises awareness for Down Syndrome

October 12, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The seventh annual Buddy Walk, held to raise awareness about Down Syndrome, will be held this Saturday at Spring River Park and Zoo. Missy Holman, executive director of the Roswell Down Syndrome Foundation, is working tirelessly surrounded by bunches of...

Something for everyone at RMAC Block Party

October 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Matthew Herbert, 10, has the final touches applied to his new peacock hair-do at the Chalk Art Festival and Block Party Saturday behind the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Mayor challenges students to develop healthy lifestyle

October 11, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Mayor Del Jurney challenged third-graders at Del Norte Elementary School Monday morning to develop healthy eating and fitness habits. Jurney is asking all third- graders in the Roswell Independent School District to take the 5-2-1-0 physical fitness and...