Perry should rethink border strategy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few tongues wagging recently when he said that if he were president, he would consider sending U.S. troops into Mexico to battle drug cartels. Stumping in Manchester, N.H., for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry said Mexico’s drug war was like the situation in Colombia, where the government there requested, […]

Credibility questioned at Hittson murder trial

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Opening arguments in the first-degree murder trial of a 25-year-old Roswell man Tuesday morning foreshadow a battle for credibility. The state says it’s eyewitness watched Brandon Barela bash Ron Hittson in the face with a concrete block. But the defense said the eyewitness is diverting guilt from himself. Characterizing […]

Kryptic wins battle of bands

A band called “Kryptic” won the $200 top prize at last weekend’s Battle of the Bands held at Tucumcari Convention Center. Kryptic’s members have New Mexico State University and Tucumcari connections. The second place prize went to Eternal Funk, a band with Levelland College and Tucucmari connections and third prize went to Shana and the […]

Battle of Bands set

William Thompson The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is hosting a battle of the bands Saturday June 12 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Five bands are slated to perform at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said the event is designed to foster greater […]