Carlos Correa

Former News Director

Carlos Correa previously served as KRWG's News Director.  He covered stories throughout the area, and previously anchored the weekly program Fronteras-A Changing America, which airs Thursday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 5:30pm, and Sunday at 11:30am on KRWG-TV.

06.05.12 (LAS CRUCES) – There is something new registered voters will see this election year.  Leaders have set up “voting convenience centers,” through out the state including Dona Ana county.  This election year, voters won’t have to look for their assigned polling place.  Instead, they will have a menu of 39 available locations across Dona Ana county.

 

 

Yolanda Silva from the Las Cruces Public Schools visits Carlos Correa to talk about the growing population of homeless youth in the community.

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- Health warnings are being issued and a burn ban is in effect as crews battle one of the state's largest wildfires in history. 

Mayling Martinez is on the phone making sure her family is okay.

"My daughter has asthma and I'm so sure that the haze, the humidity or whatever really would have somebody's lungs or respiratory act up," she said.

The future of the land currently owned by the Las Cruces Country Club Golf Course is still up in the air.  The City of Las Cruces may no longer be interested in the property.  When you drive on Main street, you’ll notice a sign and a big change happening to the land that use to be theLas Cruces Country Club Golf Course.

 

 

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- A group from Albuquerque is visiting communities in southern New Mexico with a strong message to voters.

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- City of Las Cruces leaders are helping keep a former mayor's memory alive by celebrating his achievements and honoring his legacy.

Alfred Rucks is getting ready to honor his cousin, Albert Johnson, who always worked to improve the quality of life around the community.

 

LAS CRUCES (AP) -- A body found at New Mexico State University has been identified as a Las Cruces businessman who operated restaurants not far from campus.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports NMSU Police says 32-year-old Lavar Washington, who birthday was Sunday, died from a self-inflited gunshot wound.  His body was discovered Monday in a car in a university parking lot.

Deputy Chief of Police Andy Bowen says authorities are still investigating Washington's death but they dont' suspect foul play.

 

SANTA FE (AP) -- Governor Susana Martinez's political organization ranked in more than $77,000 during a five-week period as she aims to make GOP gains in the New Mexico Legislature.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Susana PAC reported Monday raising the money during the reporting period that stretched from April 3 through May 3.  The governor's PAC reported receiving $10,000 each from six companies, including Mack Energy of Artesia, which contributed $117, 500 to Martinez's gubernatorial campaign in 2010.

 

SANTA FE (AP) -- New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, a Republican often mentioned as a potential vice presidential candidate but who repeatedly has denied interest, has criticized fellow Republican Mitt Romney's stance on immigration.

Martinez questioned the likely GOP presidential nominee's 'self-deportation' strategy during an interview with Newsweek.

The magazine quotes the governor as asking for the meaning of self-deportation.  She also says she doesn't doubt that Hispanics were alienated during the campaign for the GOP nomination.

 

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) -- New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has issued a drought declaration covering the entire state.

In a statement she said fire danger is high, water reservoirs are low and some communities have been forced to take 'dramatic steps' to reduce water consumption.

Martinez's declaration will make it easier for farmers, ranchers and communities to secure federal funding for expenses related to the drought.

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- Spring training for the Vaqueros is underway.  Finding host families for each player has become just as important as winning games.

It's been a year since Bam Davis stepped onto a baseball field.

 

Camino Real Middle School principal Ralph Ramos joins Carlos Correa on the show to talk about bullying and the policies he's set to combat the issue. Plus, an area youth is standing up for victims of bullying and going viral with his message.

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- A local business may not only helps Las Cruces look good, he's giving young people an opportunity to succeed.

Cutting hair is something Milo Perez always wanted to and it's a hobby he's turned into a career in Las Cruces.

"I'm still haven't run into a cut I can't do," he said.

 

 

(MESILLA, NM) -- The longest running book fair in New Mexico is underway and as the event helps draw hundreds of people to the town of Mesilla every year.

2012 is the year of healing and transformation and for Denise Chavez, director of the Border Book Festival, it’s been well planned journey.

“It reaches across lines.  That’s one of our beliefs systems in the Border Book Festival that art can heal and reach people of all ages and backgrounds and cultures,” she said.

Rebuilding Juarez

Apr 19, 2012

 

(EL PASO) -- Home building across the border has slowed in recent years, but the violence isn't stopping volunteers from continuing to give back.

Jorge Alvarez is looking at things differently.

Advance Learning

Apr 18, 2012

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- It's a different type of school in Las Cruces where students learn beyond their grade level. Plus, they're learning how to write and read in other languages.

Students at Las Cruces Academy are wishing their fellow classmate a special Happy Birthday, in two other languages.

It's part of what they're learning in school.

(LAS CRUCES) -- Governor Susana Martinez is calling the recent expansion to a Las Cruces business, a good sign the economy is only getting better.  

For the third time in 18 months, the customer care outsourcing provider, SITEL is expanding its workforce.

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- Community members are coming together to help neighbors across the border in Cuidad Juarez.

Patricia Hernandez is volunteering to raise money for a place helping hundreds of women living in Cuidad Juarez.

“It gives women hope and a safe place to go that they know where they are, it doesn’t have to be that way,” she said.

Centro de Proteccion de Mujer a Mujer is a shelter for women dealing with domestic violence.  The facility gives victims and their children a safe place to stay while providing much needed services in the area.

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- United States Senator Tom Udall is making his way through southern New Mexico meeting with leaders in border communities about improving the environment.

Udall is heading an environment and public works committee field hearing talking about the unique environmental challenges the border area faces.

(LAS CRUCES) -- Volunteers with a local organization want to help reduce the number of bicycle accidents that take place on the road every year

George Pearson of Las Cruces spends most of his time commuting on his bicycle and finds it safer than using anything else.

(Las Cruces) -- World boxing champion Austin Trout is taking fighting outside the ring and into the classroom.

Trout walks into the classroom just as if he was entering the fighting ring, but there is just one difference.

“It’s even more scarier,” he said.

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