Zia booters record first win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Lawrence notched her second career hat trick Friday. Turns out, it was just enough. Lawrence, a junior forward from Roswell, provided all the scoring for the Zias, who held off Colorado Christian 3-2 at the ENMU soccer pitch for their first win of the season. ENMU (1-3) managed [...]

Cowboy hat remains constant icon

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico There are few items that signify the history of the Southwest or that carry the same iconic weight as the cowboy hat. Today’s cowboy hat has remained basically unchanged for more than a century. Some wear them for protection, some wear them for style, and others in tribute. C.L. [...]

Sober up, that’s show biz for you

Remember when Hollywood swept into New Mexico in the 1960s, ruthlessly taking over hearth and home from innocent, downtrodden natives who had carved a state out of the wilderness after moving here during the Eisenhower years? I was a United Press foreign correspondent in Santa Fe at the time — my specialty was banana republics [...]

For some, hats more than weather protection

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By Kevin Wilson For some it’s a fashion statement, or maybe a statement of team allegiance. For others it’s just a way to protect against sunlight. For nearly everybody in the United States, there’s probably a hat to match. “Over the years, I’ve had all kinds of people ask for all kinds of things,” said [...]

Tough to talk about days in Santa Fe

By Bob Huber In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the state [...]

Decorated tables highlight Happening

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents capped off a weekend filled with holiday events by taking in the Holiday Happening event filled with decorated tables, Christmas wear and Christmas items in the silent auction. More than 500 people roamed inside the ballroom in the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University [...]

No rules, just red hats

By Helena Rodriguez There are no rules. No dues. No committees. No officers. No charity work. No men allowed. No set meeting dates. No actual meetings or parliamentary procedure. And absolutely no responsibilities. The only requirements to be a member of the Red Hat Society is you must be a woman age 50 or over, [...]