Articles for the ‘Cuentos’ Category

Socorro Idol?

Sky Chadde/El Defensor Chieftain: Jevon Ngo is on duty as a lifeguard at the New Mexico Tech Swimming Center on Friday. Ngo is trying to be a contestant on the hit show, American Idol.

This Tuesday, Jevon Ngo, who was born and raised in Socorro, will leave on a jet plane to Oklahoma City, Okla., where he will join thousands of aspiring young men and women vying for the opportunity to sing in front of three prominent judges.

Poet honored

Barbara DuBois, a member of Las Cantantes and of the Rio Abajo Poets, won first prize in the Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry contest. She was invited to San Francisco…[Read more]

Still Ticking

7th Judicial District Court Judge Edmund “Ted” Kase was honored July 29, for his long service to the citizens of Socorro, Torrance and Sierra Counties. The many speakers at the…[Read more]

Service Notes

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nita Fay Holliday, daughter of William B. Holliday of Quemado, received a Letter of Commendation as Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Treasurer while assigned to Commander,…[Read more]

Congrats officer Lopez

The family of Chanda A. Lopez announced her recent graduation from the Albuquerque Police Department’s 105th Cadet Class. Lopez is a 2006 graduate of Socorro High School and is the…[Read more]

Law School Graduate

Selesia L. Winston graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law on May 14, with a Juris Doctor degree. Selesia is the daughter of Clara and Robert Winston…[Read more]

Congrats Grad!

Shaunmarie Gallagher-Sánchez, a 1995 Socorro High School graduate, received her Master of Arts from New Mexico Highlands University on May 14. Gallagher-Sánchez earned her degree in Curriculum and Instruction with…[Read more]

Service Notes

Army Pvt. Anthony R. Armijo graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The course is designed to train students in the skills and knowledge…[Read more]

academy graduate

Socorro High School graduate Johnny Chavez, Class of 2007, recently completed the rigorous 20-week course at the New Mexico State Police Academy in Santa Fe. Graduation ceremonies were held in…[Read more]

Service Notes

Army National Guard Pvt. Bryan Haworth, son of Autumn Torres, of San Antonio, and Robert Haworth, of Dallas, has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning,…[Read more]

Service Notes

Army Pvt. Alejandro Valadez arrived for duty at the 1st Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Valadez is a cavalry scout assigned to the 1st…[Read more]


Andres Elias Gutierriez, son of Eddie Gutierrez and Jody Chapman of Lemitar, completed an aviation maintenance program at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. Andres was raised on the family…[Read more]

100 years young

Ramona Gonzales turned 100 years old on Friday, Oct. 15. Born in 1910 in Luis Lopez, Gonzales is the mother of five – three sons, Ceriaco, Ralph and Edwin, and…[Read more]