22 Articles in Hobbs News
Hobbs Sun

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WWII Gunner and POW

Soft-spoken Roy Butler: WWII Gunner and POW Jim Harris/Last Frontier A few months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, and the United States declared war on Japan and the Axis Powers of Europe, 18-year-old Roy Butler took a bus to Lubbock, Texas and...


Published: 2024-02-28T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Hobbs sees rise in homicides but lower overall crime

Fighting the odds Police chief: 150% increase in homicides in 2023 Caleb A. Gallegos/News-Sun Even though the Hobbs Police Department is dealing with a shortage of officers, HPD is still making strides in decreasing crimes — according to HPD Chief August...


Published: 2024-02-16T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Commission condemns Avalon Cove apartment building

Commission condemns Avalon Cove apartment building Caleb A. Gallegos/News-Sun Monday night, city leaders banded together to condemn a portion of a dilapidated apartment building in Hobbs that left a man and infant injured on Christmas Day. Hobbs City...


Published: 2024-02-07T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Rock N’ Taco opens new restaurant location

Rock N’ Taco opens new restaurant location Christina Holt/News-Sun Emilio Marin is a lot like his Rock N’ Tacos jalapeno mascot — he likes to wear his sunglasses. But the rock and roll-loving restaurateur finds himself taking off his trademark shades...


Published: 2024-01-23T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Hobbs Hispano Chamber outlines 2024 plans

Hobbs Hispano Chamber outlines 2024 plans Caleb A. Gallegos/News-Sun The Hobbs Hispano Chamber held its annual board meeting Jan. 9 to highlight its success in 2023, and announce its goals for the 2024 year. Hobbs Hispano Chamber President Sergio Polanco...


Published: 2024-01-23T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Unborn child given death sentence becomes a miracle

Certain Death Unborn child given death sentence becomes a miracle Levi Hill/News-Sun You’re pregnant with your first child, and for you and your husband it is supposed to be a time of joyous anticipation, mixed with a little worry about getting everything...


Published: 2024-01-05T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Local Top Ten news stories in the News-Sun

LOCAL Top 10 Editor’s note: The following is the list of top ten local news stories for 2023 as voted on by the staff at the News-Sun.   1. Turmoil in Tatum In January of 2023, turmoil broke out in the governing body of the small town of Tatum and...


Published: 2024-01-05T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Dying was a gift

Dying was a gift Levi Hill/News-Sun Editor’s Note: Miracles happen every day, and they come in all shapes and sizes — just like Christmas presents. And, the News-Sun has gathered nearly a dozen stories of miracles that have happened to residents of...


Published: 2023-12-26T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Texan attacks limo driver in Hobbs

Texan attacks limo driver in Hobbs Andy Brosig/News-Sun A Texas man was arrested late Tuesday amid allegations he attacked a limousine driver who’d been hired to bring him to Hobbs to gamble and stole his vehicle. Rosario Portillo, 49, of Midland, Texas,...


Published: 2023-12-18T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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New Lovington Police Chief selected

New Lovington Police Chief selected Bake Ovard/News-Sun LOVINGTON — During Monday night’s regular Lovington City Commission meeting the selection process to name a new police chief in Lovington was narrowed to just one name — Joe Clark. Clark is currently...


Published: 2023-12-18T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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JF Maddox awards honorarium to Boys & Girls Club to honor Mike Clampitt

JF Maddox awards honorarium to Boys & Girls Club For the News-Sun The JF Maddox Foundation presented the Boys & Girls Club of Hobbs with a $50,000 grant in honor of the organization’s late Chief Professional Officer Mike Clampitt. Clampitt passed away on...


Published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Fire destroys home near Jal

Fire destroys home near Jal Levi Hill/News-Sun The cause of a fire that demolished an uninhabited home near Jal last week remains undetermined thanks to the extensive fire damage the structure sustained. The home, located at the corner of Adrian Nieto and...


Published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Change expands access to Hobbs Public Library for Gaines County residents

Change expands access to Hobbs Public Library Andy Brosig/News-Sun The Hobbs Public Library Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to approve policy changes that will expand access to library materials across the state line. Library Director Nicki Lawless...


Published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Woman seeks mother’s lost painting

Woman seeks mother’s lost painting Levi Hill/News-Sun Of all the things Carolyn Miller was — mother, wife, Christian, giver — perhaps the thing that most defined her was her love of painting. It is her painting that Carolyn’s daughter, Donna Navarette...


Published: 2023-12-04T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Pets may be option for holiday gifts

Pets may be option for holiday gifts Shelter staff recommends careful thought before adopting Andy Brosig/News-Sun Holiday gift giving time is rapidly approaching and, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or a different winter...


Published: 2023-12-04T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Lea picks hometown boy for Senate seat

Lea picks hometown boy for Senate seat Curtis C. Wynne/News-Sun LOVINGTON — The Lea County Commission chose to nominate Travis Glenn of Tatum to replace retiring State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales. After three candidates appeared before the commission...


Published: 2023-11-17T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Lea Co. Cowboy Hall of Fame inducts Johnston

Lea Co. Cowboy Hall of Fame inducts Johnston News-Sun Staff Report The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame has honored those living the western lifestyle for about 45 years. And Saturday, the WHM&LCCHOF added three more award...


Published: 2023-11-14T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Home gas bills to drop $17 this winter

Home gas bills to drop $17 this winter Levi Hill/News-Sun Lea County residents will be happy to know their home heating bills should drop by an average of $17 per month this winter. The 24 percent decrease in winter heating bills this year is due to a...


Published: 2023-11-07T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Avila released from prison in baby in dumpster case

Avila released from prison in baby in dumpster case Virginia Cunningham/News-Sun By order of the New Mexico State Court of Appeals, Alexis Avila has been released from prison, pending the outcome of her case in the NM Court of Appeals. Alexis, 19, of...


Published: 2023-10-26T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Hobbs VFW facing money challenges asks community for help

Veterans group facing money challenges asks community for help Andy Brosig/News-Sun A group of local veterans is asking for help from the community to save what’s been a Lea County institution for almost nine decades. Mark Bowman, past commander and...


Published: 2023-10-24T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Remembering “Bean,” the fearless friend of all

Remembering “Bean,” the fearless friend of all Levi Hill/News-Sun On Oct. 14, Hobbs lost a local legend, international celebrity, fearless daredevil and a good friend. Donny “Bean” Huerta was an icon of the drag strips and car shows with his famed...


Published: 2023-10-23T00:00:00

Hobbs Sun

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Hobbs Schools continue enrollment growth

Hobbs Schools continue enrollment growth Andy Brosig/News-Sun The number of students enrolled in Hobbs Municipal Schools increases yearly, continuing trends of recovery from lows brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. LaShawn Byrd, deputy director of...


Published: 2023-10-20T00:00:00

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