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2008-07-04 03:00:16

By S. Derrickson Moore, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 4--LAS CRUCES -- Happy trails to us. Because we "represent the heart and soul of America," Las Cruces has been selected as the April 2009 host city for the next season of a unique reality TV show, "Best of America By Horseback," an honor expected to draw thousands of horses and their riders here and attract millions of viewers. "Las Cruces was chosen primarily due to the friendliness of the people, because of their work to encourage...

2005-08-23 19:24:43

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will seek the bulldozing of a Mexican village to improve border security at a meeting with the governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua this week, a Richardson spokesman said on Tuesday. Las Chepas is said to be a staging area for immigrants to enter the United States illegally and for other criminal activities, spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said. An agreement by Mexican officials to raze the hamlet would be "an...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'