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Today's News

  • Iconic MLB managers in Hall of Fame

    By Howie Rumberg
    AP Sports Writer

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball’s winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.

    All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected on all 16 ballots when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball’s winter meetings.

  • Brazile clinches WNFR gold buckle

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Trevor Brazile secured his record-breaking 19th gold buckle when he won the all-around championship during round six on Tuesday at the National Finals Rodeo.

    Brazile, of Decatur, Texas, clinched the crown when the only other all-around competitor in contention, heeler Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nev., was unable to rope his steer with header Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., during round six. Header Brazile and heeler Patrick Smith of Lipan, Texas, went on to win the round in a time of 4.8 seconds.

  • Wildcats too much for Aggies

    By John Marshall
    The Associated Press

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Brandon Ashley scored 15 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 1 Arizona shook off a slow start to dominate New Mexico State 74-48 on Wednesday night.

    Arizona (10-0) labored out of the gate in its first game as the nation’s top-ranked team before pulling away from the Aggies for another impressive all-around victory.

    The Wildcats shot 52 percent, dominated the glass (38-22) and held their fifth opponent under 60 points to open 10-0 for the second straight season.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 13

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys (B) at Bernalillo JV tourney, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Valley Gym

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • Messy house led to murder

    The Las Vegas man charged with murdering his uncle Friday night is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond, according to online court records.

    Manuel A. Quintana, 39, of the 100 block of Pecos Street, was arraigned Monday. A standard not-guilty plea was entered for him.

    Manuel Quintana was apprehended by Las Vegas police shortly after they were dispatched to the scene. He has been charged with a single count of second-degree murder in the death of his uncle, Arthur Quintana.

  • Generous Gift - Local bank donates $3,500 to mariachi

    Southwest Capital Bank is spreading cheer. The local bank has completed the paperwork and will soon hand over a $3,500 check to the Mora Schools for its mariachi program.

    Joaquin Maestas-Manuel, director of the program, said the money will be used to help purchase mariachi uniforms for the group Mariachi de Lo de Mora. He said the total needed is $5,000.

    On Sunday, the group performed for the bank’s Mora branch’s tree lightening ceremony.

  • New Mexico revenues up $84 million

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico expects strong enough revenue growth to allow for a possible 5 percent budget increase next year for public education and other government programs, according to a financial forecast Monday that will guide spending decisions during the upcoming legislative session.

  • Gov hopes to avoid scholarship cuts

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 11, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Merry Christmas, Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

  • Association scholarship fundraiser Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Alumni Association presents a silent auction scholarship fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the ballroom of the university’s Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street.

    The public is welcome at the fundraiser. There will be free cookies and punch, as well as entertainment by the Highlands University Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra. Benny Lucero directs the mariachis.