Congratulations always worth bringing up

By Lynn Moncus Whenever we receive good news about Tucumcari High graduates, we need to share in order to show how pleased we are with their accomplishments and to let them know that our hometown pride is still alive and well. Margaret Lee Elliott Hoffman received the 2005 Employee of the Year Award for the […]

Abuses can’t be regarded as acceptable

Just suppose you were on Route 66 Boulevard and came upon a man systematically destroying Bibles. Maybe he’d be burning them, one by one. Or tearing them to pieces with his hands. Or maybe he’d just put them on the ground and spit on them. You’d be outraged, wouldn’t you? While the man would certainly […]

Getting back into the swim of things

By Helena Rodriguez Never too late to get back in swim of things I love water and I’m having a big splash this summer getting back into the swim of things. Water is one of my greatest weaknesses. I dream of water, in some form or another, almost every night. I read that water represents […]

Aggie makes return despite harsh weather

I, Aggie, am in charge of the computer this week because I sent the slave to the south forty to look for her mind, and she won’t be back for ages because she won’t find it there. Besides, I haven’t had a chance to visit with my fan club for months and need to impart […]

Tucumcari’s standards worth keeping

By David Stevens Greetings. I don’t know many of you, so I’d like to introduce myself. I am the editor for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. That means I oversee the newsrooms at the newspapers in Tucumcari, Clovis and Portales. I work in all three communities, but I don’t live in any of them. I […]

Reunion brings town together

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons The Village of Forrest really came to life on May 28, thanks to Mary Vance Sours and her helpers. The Forrest Reunion was attended by about 120 former residents. students, and teachers, all there to remember the past, to catch up on the latest news, and to enjoy each […]

Watergate source will be recalled as a hero

Editorial column Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has […]

Jewelry shopping interesting experience for this cowboy

Baxter Black: Columnist We had been making the rounds of jewelry stores in search of an item to secure my position as “good husband.” Mostly I was standing around watching solicitous salespeople hover over my wife the way my dogs flock around me when I walk outside with a plate of scraps. Mall jewelry store […]

Learning Spanish not so easy

Helena Rodriguez: Columnist I guess I was destined to learn to speak Spanish late in life like many gringos. I read last week that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and three other guys who want his job have been busy learning to roll their Rs so they can hablar en español. According to this […]

Army officials owe Tillmans complete candor

Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman will continue […]