Horses have deep relationship with owners

One of the most difficult questions every Christmas for Horse Lovers is what to get for that family member that brings you the most joy, is always there when you need him, and understands you better than anyone … No, not your horse clinician, barista or Pilates personal trainer, no. It is Equus domesticus propios, […]

Better to do holiday shopping early

As the holidays are quickly approaching I can’t help but feel Chuck Berry had a good point when he sang “Run Run Rudolph.” It seems like each day despite my best efforts I am running out of time. Every week there are more and more events going to than I have time to deal with. […]

Small-town athletics full of tests

At Mt. Vernon High School in east Texas, I played football, basketball and track. Since my twin sister outweighed me until I was a 123-pound senior tailback, baseball or soccer would have been better bets — but we had neither as varsity sports. We didn’t have a track either, so track season was primarily for […]

Better to look forward to future

Thomas Garcia “Another day older and deeper in debt, Saint Peter don’t call me cause I can’t go I owe my soul to the company store.” OK, so maybe it isn’t that bad that I turned 31 years old on Monday. It has long been the truth and still is that I’m the youngest amongst […]

Students teach teachers, too

Lynn Moncus On May 28, some 75 people gathered for a Forrest Community Reunion in the Forrest Firehouse. Such reunions are special occasions for those who are still members of the community as well as for those who have lived there in the past. Friends and relatives just enjoy several hours of visiting about the […]

Family, friends make life better

Thomas Garcia This weekend I had a great time spending time with my family in Clovis. It was my cousin Nathan Saiz’s birthday and, as close as my cousin and I are, it was bound to be fun. I’ve always been close to Nathan and his older brother, Philip Saiz III, or “Blondie” as we […]

Fitness, fun continue

Thomas Garcia As my efforts to lose weight and better myself continues, I seem to run in to the occasional Gremlin if you will. You know, Gremlins, those little mischievous mythical creatures blamed for the sabotage of aircraft during the 1920s. Maybe you may recall the little menaces from Joe Dante’s 1984 movie “Gremlins.” Well, […]

Fishing report — March 2

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Coyote Creek – Flow is .67 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. Pecos River – No read on flows near […]

Fishing report — Feb. 16

The fishing report is compiled from reports by area wranglers. Coyote Creek – Flow is 5.7 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. Pecos River – No read on flows near Pecos due to ice. The fishing is really slow above the town of Pecos. Better fishing down at Villanueva […]

Actions express love better than words

Leonard Lauriault During the movie “On the Waterfront” (1954), Edie Doyle says to Terry Malloy, “I didn’t say I didn’t love you. I said to stay away from me.” Then there’s this guy whose wife complained that he never said he loved her. His response was that he’d told her he loved her when they […]