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County may get disaster funds

Socorro County has started the process of getting disaster relief funds to pay for repairs on infrastructure damaged by heavy rains this summer.

Education secretary visits Midway

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Midway Elementary School on Monday as part of his Strong Start, Bright Future back-to-school bus tour.

Bailey charged with vehicular homicide

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A Lemitar man who allegedly crashed his vehicle into another on the interstate while driving drunk Sept. 4 and killed a woman was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Socorro Magistrate Court, but the hearing was continued.

City meeting slows from lack of attorney

The Socorro City Council had the city's franchise agreement with Socorro Electric Cooperative on its Sept. 3 meeting agenda, but the item was not discussed for lack of an attorney.

Training in line for guards

The Socorro County Detention Center has a new certified trainer on staff to educate guards at the jail, a move anticipated to save the county money in many directions.

Trail suggested at CDBG meeting

A library for rural communities in northern Socorro County and a walking route into the city of Socorro were suggested during the Socorro County Commission's regular meeting Aug. 27.

Shooters dismissed without prejudice

Two men arrested for a shooting incident at Clarke Field on Aug. 12 were released from custody following their Magistrate Court preliminary examination Aug. 21 because witnesses did not testify.

Sheriff pulls 23 weeds near Escondida

The Socorro County Sheriff's Department, in a joint operation with federal agencies and the 7th Judicial District Attorney's office, arrested a man Aug. 19 for growing 23 marijuana plants near Escondida.

Public gets chance to voice opinion

The Socorro County Commission held a public hearing for input on projects to include in the county's wish list for funding over the next five years during its regular meeting Aug. 13, although nobody except county staff and commissioners brought up discussion.

City addresses outlay priorities

The Socorro City Council held a public forum for the city's infrastructure capital improvement plan Aug. 20, and the public seemed to have pets on their mind.