I still look at the Las Cruces Sun-News Web site, just to keep informed about anything that might be happening in the first place where I worked as a planner.
Cruces is growing rapidly, but it's a small town at heart; when you hear a name, much of the time you recognize it, and often you know that person.
When I read this article, the first thing that came to mind was the "freaked" emoticon. I dealt with this guy quite a bit on many projects. I'll just quote the first paragraph.
Engineer charged in assault for hire
By Heath Haussamen SUN-NEWS REPORTER
Feb 23, 2006, 06:00 am
The president of a Las Cruces engineering firm and founder of a popular Western swing band was charged Tuesday with attempting to hire a man to beat his ex-wife's boyfriend and cut off his penis.