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Today's News

  • FFA members win bronze in marketing plan event

    Submitted to the Optic

    Members of the Robertson High School FFA Chapter in New Mexico were one of 31 teams participating in the National FFA Marketing Plan Career Development Event. The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Manny Villanueva, Ramos Aragon, and Tabitha Sanchez competed with 90 other members from across the country. The team, led by advisor Thomas Clay, was awarded a Bronze emblem.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 26, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Turkey Surprise” by Peggy Archer. Free and open to the public.
    • Victorian Christmas Ornament Hands-on workshop, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sponsored by Princess Party Wednesday. For more information, call Bambi Doe Blake at 425-2684.

  • Cleaning up our emissions

    Global warming. Climate change. Extreme weather. Call it what you want, just recognize it as an environmental upheaval of epic proportions. Earth and Humanity are moving toward the edge, and it doesn’t appear reversible given today’s political and economic paradigm.

    Forget the argument that all this is a hoax — the science, coupled with empirical observation is there, that the earth is indeed warming.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 26, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Ripple effect

    Note: A version of this column first ran in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sept. 10, four days after Charles McDonald died in North Little Rock, Ark., at age 86.

    One really can’t frame the modern Civil Rights Movement between two specific events. There’s no one day that launched the movement, nor a single moment that brought it to an end.

    For my family, however, events that took place between 1957 and 1968 made all the difference in the world.

  • Warriors sack Cardinals

    Battered and bruised and playing with a traveling squad of just over a couple dozen diehard Cardinals, the Robertson football team went down swinging on Friday night in Ruidoso, but the result was a technical knockout.

    The host Warriors ended Robertson’s season by a 50-0 count in the Class 3A state football quarterfinals. Ruidoso (10-1), the No. 3 team in the state, will meet No. 2 Silver — a 49-10 victor over Albuquerque Academy — next weekend in the semifinal round.

  • Misfires hurt Cowgirls

    Twenty-eight turnovers and an abysmal day at the foul line sank the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team in a 72-57 defeat Friday against Texas A&M-International.

    The game was part of a weekend tournament in Kingsville, Texas.

    The Cowgirls shot and rebounded evenly with their foes but made just eight of 21 free throws for 38 percent. And they gave up extra possessions via 28 team turnovers.

  • NFL replay rule under review

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston Texans touchdown “may be too harsh” and will be re-examined immediately, NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said Friday.

    Anderson, also co-chairman of the competition committee that suggests rules changes to the owners, said a change could come this year. The NFL traditionally resists changing rules during a season.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 26, 2012

    Monday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Wednesday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    Thursday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
     

  • Judgment Day - Ex-teacher must register as sex offender

    In the end it came down to a disgraced man crying, standing in a packed courtroom apologizing for his sins and for the hell he put his family through.

    It came down to the woman who chronicled in open court how her teacher and golf coach had seduced her beginning when she was just 14 — a freshman at Robertson High School trying to deal with her parents’ separation.