One month after Hurricane Harvey struck southern Texas, a local business is planning a second trip to Houston with trucks loaded with supplies for the victims.

The Tuesday after the Category 4 hurricane hit Houston, Chris Brahs, president of Brahs Solutions, realized he needed to do something to help the people suffering in Texas.

“I couldn’t sleep,” Brahs said.


Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident, injury to a pregnant woman on Yale Blvd.

On the morning of Sept. 2, UNMPD officers were dispatched to 2600 Yale Blvd. SE in reference to a traffic accident in the parking lot, according to a report.

The call initially stated it was a hit and run to a pedestrian in the parking lot outside a UNM psychiatric clinic. When the first officer arrived, the victim was inside the clinic, and bystanders were looking after her. She was bleeding from the mouth and had bruises and road rash on her legs. She was in a lot of pain and her clothing was torn. The officer asked the female if she knew who ran her over, and she stated it was her boyfriend. According to the female, the two were dating for just over a year, and there has been some history of domestic violence.

President Trump, along with top democratic party leaders, announced that they are working towards an agreement for securing the future of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients. The announcement came following a meeting with the lawmakers on Wednesday.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with Trump this week to discuss the future of DACA over dinner. Afterwards, a joint press statement from Schumer and Pelosi said that they had reached an agreement.

The eight balloted Albuquerque mayoral candidates gathered Friday, Sept. 25 in Smith Brasher Hall at Central New Mexico Community College to answer city residents’ questions.

The candidates — Ricardo Chaves, Brian S. Colón, Michelle Garcia Holmes, Wayne Johnson, Timothy “Tim” Keller, Daniel “Dan” Lewis, Augustus "Gus" Pedrotty and Susan Wheeler-Deichsel — treated each other in a friendly manner after taking to their podiums, with Garcia Holmes and Johnson taking a selfie, while Wheeler-Deichsel and Pedrotty spoke before the broadcast began.

Local broadcast station KOB hosted the forum, using reporters positioned at four locations across the city to develop and deliver questions from the community.


Mayoral candidates weigh in on the issues

Early voting for the Albuquerque mayoral race is already underway and will continue through Sept. 29, followed by Election Day on Oct. 3. With that in mind, the Daily Lobo compiled candidate responses to a few key questions in our community. This does not include write-in candidates or Dan Lewis — Lewis did not respond in time for our publication date.

Compiled by Brendon Grey, Nichole Harwood and Kelly Urvanejo

UNM Entrepreneurs kicks off second year

The world of business is ever-changing, and the University of New Mexico Entrepreneurs is taking big strides this year to help students keep up.

UNME is an interdisciplinary entrepreneur group that is teaming up with high-profile speakers to start off it’s second year.

“We’re going to learn from each other, and we’re going to see what happens,” said Michael Sanchez, president of UNME and a senior business major at UNM. “I think some good things are going to happen.”

Women's rugby team receives funding

The Associated Students of UNM rallied behind the women’s rugby team Wednesday and unanimously approved its more than $15,000 semester appropriation.

The $15,586 given to the club will cover the price of a cross-country trek for its national tournament and other away games. The figure will be one of the largest of the semester, said Sen. Francine Briones, chair of the Finance Committee.

The women’s team was approved for nearly $4,000 more than the men’s team, which received $11,800 earlier this month.

“It’s good to see we have the full support of the ASUNM Senate,” said Anissia Savic, Women’s Rugby Club treasurer who presented to the Senate during the hearing.

Reclaim the Red brings attention to campus sexual assault

Sexual assault is a pervasive issue on college campuses across the country, according to Tina Zuniga, program coordinator of the University of New Mexico’s Reclaim the Red campaign.

“At the University of New Mexico, we have several resources available to support survivors like the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, the Women’s Resource Center and SHAC,” Zuniga said.

The first six to nine weeks of the fall semester, labeled “The Red Zone,” are when college campuses experience the most sexual assault, said Gracie Schneiderman, president of Peers for Advocacy, Wellness and Safety.

Coach Davie under investigation

Lobo head coach Bob Davie is under investigation for a suspected compromised drug testing program and the mistreatment of players, according to an article posted to the New Mexico Fishbowl on Sept. 13.

According to the report, an outside investigator was hired by the University to look into the allegations made against the head coach.

“I can confirm there is an investigation underway in Athletics,” UNM spokesperson Cinnamon Blair said to NMFishbowl.com. “We are not going to comment on the details or the individuals involved until the investigation is complete.”

WisePies Arena and University Stadium get new signs

For Larry Chavez, CEO of Dreamstyle Remodeling, last week was a dream come true, as the signs bearing the name of his company went up at The Pit and formerly known University Stadium.

“It’s pretty incredible; when I saw the sign up at the stadium, I got goosebumps,” Chavez said. “I think it’s been told that my first job was selling sodas when I was 14-years-old at the stadium, so it’s been phenomenal. To see it on TV and read it in print, and one thing or another, it’s kind of surreal. It’s like a dream come true.”

Last May, the University announced that Dreamstyle had pledged a $10 million gift as part of an agreement that both Wisepies Arena (aka The Pit) and University Stadium would be renamed after the company. There will be an initial payment of $1 million with annual payments of $900,000 through 2027.

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