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City keeps up dialog about co-op franchise

The Socorro City Council held another public hearing regarding its franchise agreement with Socorro Electric Cooperative during the council's regular meeting Dec. 2, and the mayor speculated the franchise agreement likely won't be ready before the city's next election in March 2014.

Pargas: Co-op meeting a ‘Jerry Springer Show’

The mayor of Socorro expressed irritation about the way Socorro Electric Cooperative conducts business during the Socorro City Council's regular meeting Monday, even broaching the possibility of putting the city's electricity franchise out for bid to get a different provider.

Mag, marshal deny violating rights

The village of Magdalena and its marshal deny violating the Fourth Amendment rights of village residents during a search the marshal conducted July 11, according to the defendants' answer to the lawsuit complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

Co-op franchise hearings continue

The Socorro City Council held another public hearing about the city's franchise agreement with Socorro Electric Cooperative during the council's regular meeting Nov. 4.

Burglars busy in Socorro

Burglars have been busier than usual over the past four months, and lately Socorro is up to four burglaries per day. Police strongly recommend residents secure their property.

Marquez still not sentenced

A man who previously pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching an 11-year-old child was not sentenced, but made a first appearance before a new judge Oct. 23 concerning a violation of his conditions of release.

Where does the water go?

The Socorro City Council held a Community Development Block Grant hearing during its regular meeting Oct. 21, and the hot topic was drainage.