Compiled by Denise Ortega

May 9, 1972

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD of Education for the Socorro Consolidated Schools Raymond Gallegos announced at the Appreciation Dinner honoring Edward E. Torres, retiring principal of Garfield Elementary School, Saturday evening in the Cafetorium that the Board had officially renamed the school in his honor. The banquet was a complete sell-out as former students and teachers, present staff members, and many friends and relatives all came to pay homage to a life of devotion to educating young people. Mr. Torres ends 44 years of service this month.

May 11, 1972

ELDON DOUGLAS, who is presently District Attorney, is not seeking reelection to such post but is the Republican candidate for District Judge for the same district. He is running without opposition in the primary election. He received his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1950 and has practiced in Socorro since then. He was elected District Attorney in 1968.

SOCORRO WARRIORS won the District 3AAA Golf Tournament this past weekend. Mike Russel led the Warriors with a 153 for the two days followed by Jim McLain, Randy Senn, Randy Torres and Gary Sparks. The Socorro Warriors will go to Albuquerque for the state meet which will be played at the tough University course.

May 7, 1997

A SOCORRO NATIVE who has worked for the Furr’s supermarket chain for 16 years is its new store manager here. Richard Armijo, 31, moved up to the top slot from his previous assignment of assistant to former store manager Mike Morgan. He joined the Socorro store four years ago.  Richard said his goal for the store is to continue to offer the freshest goods at the lowest possible price and maintain store standards for customer service and satisfaction.



Friday-Thursday- 7 and 9 p.m.

Sunday Matinee 3 p.m.

All Seats $3.50

RETIRING SUPERINTENDENT Delbert Frassinet was given a retirement party. Over 130 people, including family and friends from in and out of the Socorro Consolidated School District, showed up to wish Frassinet a fond farewell. Frassinet, who served the district for 29 years as an educator and administrator, was given many gifts including a set of golf clubs and a photo collage.

May 5, 2012

THE SOCORRO SCHOOL DISTRICT sent a letter to all parents of senior students dated May 3 informing them of a “miscalculation” by the JMAC software that it used to report grades. The district purchased the software, JMAC, as a response to the requirement of the New Mexico Public Education Department to standardize grading. The problem with this specific software was any plus or minus letter grade was not recognized or entered into the system. The letter indicates that due to this error, students’ grade point averages may not have been accurate.

May 9, 2012

THE SUN BEAMED bright, the walk was packed with about 50 admirers, and preschoolers were decked in their finest. All was set for the ribbon cutting of the New Macey Family Children’s Center on Friday, May 4 with its largest benefactors, Bill and Cheryl Macey, in attendance. The new $1.5 million center will serve local children ages 2-5, priding itself on experiential learning and providing children with skills well above the curve. The center will serve 48 children.