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Fit and Fast: Kids learn the benefits of getting physical

July 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kaitlynn Madrid, 8, receives her new bike courtesy of the Healthy Kids in the Park program at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Kids sat or stood in a gathered clump at Roswell Big Brothers Big Sisters, anxiously gripping little red tickets in their hands. They were all dripping wet from [&hellip...

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Solis retires from Police Department

July 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Solis Roswell Police Chief Al Solis announced his retirement from the department on Friday. “I talked to the City on Wednesday.” His retirement will take effect on August 31. He is leaving the department for reasons of health. Solis was diagnosed with...

Despite discrimination, WAC Phillips served with pride

July 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Phillips Her white hair thickly curls around her head, and her eyes hide behind large framed glasses as she stares off into space, caught up in memories. For a moment, she isn’t in her room at La Villa, rather, lost somewhere in North Africa, circa 1944 and...

Adoption event hopes to find homes for dogs

July 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sammye Leflar-Bohnstehn and the Animal Welfare Alliance will hold another Animal Adoption Event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Tractor Supply, 5000 N. Main St. The AWA will have a total of 20 dogs and puppies available for petting, loving and...

Faith, western games and head shave highlight TBC’s Bible school carnival

July 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Councilor Jason Perry receives a fade haircut from barber John Olivas, a response to Bible school students who raised more than $1,300 in a fundraising effort, during a block party at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Popping...

Meek recognized

July 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Blake Meek, center, Lawrence Brothers IGA store director, receives plaques of appreciation for service to the community from Wings for LIFE and the United Way, Thursday. Shelly Collier, left, and Clarissa Gonzalez-Adams presented the plaques along with United...

ENMU-R graduates 68 from SSOT Program

July 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

ENMU-R graduates from the Special Services Occupational Training Program wait to enter the Roswell Civic Center for commencement ceremonies, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) A flock of emerald green and pearly white gowns filled the front rows of seats in...

Cougar found, killed near school

July 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Southeast Main and Chisum Streets, around 8 p.m. Wednesday, where a member of the public had spotted a cougar, or mountain lion. The officer located the animal walking near Pecos Elementary, 600 E. Hobbs St....

Rodriguez arrested, charged with aggravated assault, burglary

July 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police arrested Victor Vincent Rodriguez, 39, Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, interference with communications and felon in possession of a firearm after an incident that occurred in the 300 block of East Reed Street....

Randy Roscoe bikes across the country to honor all veterans

July 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Randy Roscoe of the Wounded Warrior Project peddles down Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) He has ridden for more than a year and traveled through 17 states. He has been featured in 35 newspapers, on four TV stations and 22 radio stations....