Aggie Volleyball Erases 2-0 Deficit To Stun Idaho 3-2 Report

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the second straight match the Aggies were forced to play a five-set match but tonight against Idaho it was a welcome sight. The Aggies were dominated through the first two sets losing 25-16 and 25-18 and went into intermission searching for answers. The Aggies came out of the break with the answers they needed and dominated the Vandals through the final three sets 25-17, 25-16 and 15-8 to cap the unlikely comeback.

Kayleigh Giddens tied for match-high kills with 18 and added 10 digs for her league-leading 9th double-double. Freshman outside hitter Rocio Gutierrez provided a spark off the bench for the Aggies and recorded 11 kills on 24 swings with just two attack errors for a .375 attack percentage. She also added 11 digs for a double-double. Click here to read more.


Texas Candidates "Get It" on Border Security

From the El Paso Times - AUSTIN -- Republican Gov. Rick Perry and his Democratic opponent, Bill White, do not agree on much. But one place they find common ground is their criticism of the federal government's efforts to secure the Texas border with Mexico. Both say that Washington for years has shirked its responsibilities and should be pouring more money into manpower and technology to protect Texas residents. The similarities end there as each candidate attempts to convince voters that he has the better plan to prevent drug-related violence in Mexico from harming Texans. Read more here:


LCHS Downs Onate 35-21

From the Las Cruces Sun-News - LAS CRUCES — Xavier Hall couldn't be stopped. Not early in the contest, nor late. Not when it mattered most. Hall, the workhorse running back for the Las Cruces Bulldawgs, carried the ball 31 times for 200 yards and five touchdowns, as LCHS beat the Onate Knights 35-21 on Friday night at the Field of Dreams. The Bulldawgs moved to 7-1 on the season, 2-0 in District 3-5A play while OHS fell to 0-7 overall, 0-1 in league. Read more here:


Gary King Pleads His Case

Gary King
A great deal has been said recently about what is being done to combat corruption in our state, a lot of it has been based on political rhetoric and posturing without regard to facts and verifiable records. Therefore, it is important for New Mexicans to know what their Attorney General’s Office has done and continues to do to address corruption. Read more here:

NM Senate Majority Leader Ready to Tackle Budget

Michael Sanchez
From - New Mexico’s next governor and the Legislature, and the people they both represent, will face a monumental fiscal challenge in just a few short months. The recent news from Santa Fe has been grim — a worse-than-predicted state economy is forcing more spending cuts in already underfunded agencies — but the reality is that the news will only get worse. Budget cuts to a few critical, high-profile programs have been lessened by an infusion of federal stimulus money, but that dwindling pot of money will soon be gone and, with it, the temporary relief it provided. Read more here:

Unions Want to Use IRS to Investigate Chamber

From Bloomberg - A group backed by labor unions is complaining to tax authorities that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is already under criticism from the White House and Democrats, may have knowingly used charitable funds for political activities. The group, U.S. Chamber Watch, is filing an amendment to an earlier complaint with the Internal Revenue Service asking for an investigation. It alleges that the chamber may have misstated financial transactions and given improper compensation to Chamber President Thomas Donohue. Read more here:

Credibility at Zero? Bernanke Says Inflation Too LOW

From Bloomberg - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said additional monetary stimulus may be warranted because inflation is too low and unemployment is too high. “There would appear -- all else being equal -- to be a case for further action,” Bernanke said today in remarks to a Boston Fed conference. He said the central bank could expand asset purchases or change the language in its statement, while saying “nonconventional policies have costs and limitations that must be taken into account in judging whether and how aggressively they should be used.” Read more here: