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Leyba assaults guard, faces more charges

Timmy Leyba, 22, was already facing felony charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and more. Now he will have to face more felony battery charges after fighting a correctional officer and making a futile attempt to escape custody.

Socorro students protest PARCC

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Students protest the PARCC test Monday along California Street in Socorro. It was reported by the school district that 36 students opted out of the test that day.

Some motorists blared their horns, either in opposition or solidarity, Monday along California Street in Socorro to acknowledge a student protest.

Tech Pygmies fall in El Paso

Photo courtesy of Dave Wheelock: UTEP back D.J. Forbes tries to elude the tackle of New Mexico Tech Rugby Club’s Ben Turner Saturday. Scrambling at right is halfback Brian Arko, while fullback Darien Williams (No. 15) prepares to assist. The Miners beat the Pygmies 39-22 in El Paso.

Carrying just one substitute player, 16 New Mexico Tech Pygmies fulfilled their travel obligation to the University of Texas at El Paso Saturday, but their version of "ironman rugby" fell short in a 39-22 defeat. In a contest between a superior forward pack (NMT) and an ascendant backline (UTEP), the backs carried the day for the Miners, avenging a 28-27 loss in Socorro on Sept. 13.

Letters to the Editor (02/26/15)

The letter from Socorro Electric Cooperative President Anne Dorough in the Feb. 19 El Defensor Chieftain was long on self-serving rhetoric but short on facts. I would like to point out a few surprises hidden in just the first section of this document.

Celtic band Lúnasa’s only NM stop at Tech

Photo courtesy of PAS: Celtic band Lúnasa to will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Tech’s Macey Center.

Following successful summer performances at three of the biggest music festivals in the world is the highly acclaimed Celtic band Lúnasa, scheduled to appear at New Mexico Tech's Macey Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in a Performing Arts Series (PAS) event.