Lawmakers pleased with budget, less so with other issues

Robin Fornoff The good: Tax breaks for energy superstation Tres Amigas. The bad: No driver’s license or education reform. The ugly: “The leadership (state Legislature) knows how to use procedure to get what they want and once again thwarted the will of the majority of New Mexicans.” — Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico. Those are the [...]

Governor talks driver’s license law, school grading system

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Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Martinez spent Wednesday in Clovis, meeting [...]

Piercings puncture preconceptions

Russell Anglin By day, my name is Russell Anglin. I stand 5 feet, 11 inches tall (6 feet if you believe my driver’s license), I’m not really sure how much I weigh and I have hazel eyes. I pride myself with a professional demeanor and try to be as friendly and helpful towards folks as [...]

Who I am — Dec. 8

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I used to drive a truck for Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory … I sometimes hang out at the Lizard Lounge … I completed a truck driver’s course at Mesalands Community College three or four years ago … Doug Gough

Roswell man sentenced to 48 years in trucker’s death

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 25-year-old Roswell man was sentenced Monday to a life sentence plus 18 years in prison for the 2009 robbery and murder of a Tucumcari truck driver.

Christians should know the danger signs

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist While traveling to Albuquerque recently I came to the monuments commemorating those who lost their lives in the Cuervo fire accident in 2002. You may remember the incident. According to the National Transportation Safety Board report found online, a grass fire from a railroad worksite spewed smoke across Interstate 40. [...]

Suspect in Hittson slaying indicted

By Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Roswell man was indicted Friday for first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of a Tucumcari truck driver. In addition to pre-meditated murder, Brandon Barela is also charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree armed robbery, two third-degree counts of tampering with evidence and battery, District Attorney Matt Chandler said [...]

Homicide victim is Tucumcari truck driver

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A homicide victim found in eastern Curry County on Thursday morning is a 51-year-old truck driver from Tucumcari, Ronnie Hittson, said Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller on Friday. Waller said the victim was positively identified by medical investigators. Police records show a truck driver called 911 just before 7 [...]

Homicide victim believed to be Tucumcari truck driver

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Investigators believe a homicide victim found in eastern Curry County on Thursday morning is a 51-year-old truck driver from Tucumcari. But officers are hesitant to conclusively identify Ronnie Ernest Hittson as Thursday’s victim, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said, until a full investigation is performed by medical examiners. “At [...]

01-24-2009: Warrants

By QCS Staff The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court. l Dianna Apodaca, 48, littering. Amount due $167l Courtney Herrera, 33, driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (first offense) and driver must be licensed. Amount due $495.l Jodi Romero, 34, embezzlement [...]