Tenacity pays off

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Whether it be by word of mouth from his in-laws, through the support of local radio stations or extensive stage appearances in the area, Jack Ingram has always managed to keep a consistent presence in the Clovis area. Lately, however, Ingram’s fan base has been growing all around the country. […]

Religion Brief

KIJN sponsors Spanish concert KIJN Christian radio of Farwell will stage a New Year’s Spanish Christian concert featuring three area bands at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. Helen’s Catholic Church. Mike Rodriguez, general manager of KIJN said, “ What this is is Christian outreach. I would encourage people to attend that are not Catholic, […]

Muleshoe radio station manager dies in rollover accident

By Andy Jackson Noe Anzaldua wanted all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be together for the holidays. A longtime Muleshoe resident, radio station manager and on-air personality, Anzaldua died in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday night while bringing his family together. Traveling with his wife of 52 years, Viola, Anzaldua had picked up his great-grandchild, […]

Value the present before it’s nostalgia

By Jim Lee: PNT Columnist I haven’t gone to the movies for the better part of 10 years. They cost too much. The screens are too small. The magic has faded. So I just rent something for home. But going to see a movie is supposed to be an event, not just a film on […]

Life’s milestones make us who we are

Jim Lee: Columnist Four years ago today, something awful happened. Just about everyone can probably recall that morning with detailed clarity. As with those who remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, the death of President Roosevelt, and the assassination of President Kennedy and Dr. King, we know exactly where we were and what we were […]

BRAC radio, television schedule

Freedom Newspapers Anyone unable to attend Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing at Marshall Junior High need not despair. The hearing will be broadcast live on TV and radio as well as streamlined over the Internet, according to KENW-TV representative Rena Garrett. Broadcasts will start at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Garrett said Clovis and […]

Disappointments a side effect of life

By Kevin Wilson You learn something new every day, or at least that’s what the optimist likes to tell you. The pessimist viewpoint, and the one I’m taking today, is that you get a new disappointment every day. It might be big, like finding out you got turned down for that home loan. It could […]

Public broadcasting helps democracy, rather than hamper it

By Kirby Rowan: Guest columnist I listen to National Public Radio almost every afternoon, and find it an intelligent, informative alternative to the typical fare on afternoon radio. The same goes for public television. Both provide lots of public policy discussion/debate, funded in part by taxes. Some of my friends who love Rush Limbaugh complain […]

Ag Expo set for next week

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By Tony Parra The 13th Annual Agriculture Expo, highlighting eastern New Mexico and west Texas’s agricultural industry, is set to have more than 450 exhibitors of farm, ranch and dairy products and services. Pat Willis of the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce and an Ag Expo organizer said once again there will be many vendors from […]

Residents replace Dora prom money

Tony Parra Students at Dora schools lost a classmate in an automobile accident last weekend. In a show of support to Clayton Stokes’ family, students donated more than $6,000 to help with their friend’s funeral expenses. That was money they’d been saving for their school prom. Now eastern New Mexico residents are responding to the […]

Fighting can be good for children’s health

Helena Rodriguez My two nieces, Anisha, 11, and Stephanie, 8, were involved in a heated argument about to turn physical when I said to my sister, “Don’t stop them! Fighting is good for them!” Julie looked at me like I was insane. “That’s right!” I said. “Fighting is good for children.” I read it in […]

Women businesses soar state-wide, locally

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Tony Parra The state of New Mexico ranks seventh in the nation in women-owned business growth in 2002, according to research from the Center for Women’s Business Research. Portales is no stranger to women-owned businesses with owners that include Trish Lovorn of the Hestand Floral, Pam Kratzer of Book Nook and Sheila Hays of Sheila’s […]

Portales youth getting area airplay with Spanish 9/11 song

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By Helena Rodriguez A Spanish “corrido” or ballad about the second anniversary of Sept. 11 – recorded in Portales – is getting attention and airplay at radio stations around the area. The voices behind the original patriotic tune belong to five Portales youth ranging in ages from 10 to 16. What’s more, all of the […]

Things seem strange on The Weather Channel

Jim Lee Well, here it is the first of June already. Time sure goes by quickly when you’ve been 39 for 19 years. It seems like only yesterday it was still May. As you may have guessed at this point, my hero is Jack Benny. But since Mr. Benny no longer makes those great television […]