Today's News

  • 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

    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

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

    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    • 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.

  • Local mechanic makes TV debut on national show

    Michael Romero started his automotive business in a small two-bay garage on Alamo Street.

    But don’t let the humble beginnings fool you. He has expanded that business to an automotive shop that brings in vehicles to the Meadow City from all over.

    Romero’s meticulous work has even caught the attention of a television personality, propelling him to the national spotlight via a cable network show.

  • School of Social Work accredited

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work has received official notice of reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. The reaccreditation is for eight years, the maximum level possible.

    The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes the Council on Social Work Education, or CSWE, as the sole professional accrediting body for social work programs in the United States.

  • US, Mexico sign rules on sharing Colorado River

    By Elliot Spagat
    The Associated Press

    CORONADO, Calif.  — The United States and Mexico on Tuesday signed a pact for new rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort on how to spread the pain of drought and reap the benefits of wet years.

    The far-reaching agreement gives Mexico badly needed water storage capacity in Lake Mead, which stretches across Nevada and Arizona.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 23, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19:

    Antonio Esquibel, 18, magistrate court warrant, one count fourth-degree larceny
    Toby Gonzales, 56, Adult Probation Office warrant — alcohol consumption 10 day sanction
    Juan Gallegos, 31, Magistrate Court warrant, District Court Warrant, failure to pay, failure to appear
    Kelly Standifer, 28, under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, speeding
    Marcos Ruiz, 33, Magistrate Court warrant — six-day commitment