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 [...]

English farming holds back progress

England has made a choice to remain dependent on other countries to feed them. Recently corporations have proposed to build a modern dairy and sow unit in their countryside. Two activist groups objected saying it would force a significant number of small farmers out of business. The proposal was withdrawn. We in the United States [...]

Letter to the editor: Fireworks show commendable

We want to congratulate the village of Logan for putting on another good fireworks show this year out at the lake. We know with all of the very dry conditions it must have been a difficult decision to host the show. The Logan Fire Department was very visible and put out several small fires at [...]

Fishing report — May 25

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. Pecos River – Flows near Pecos is 82 cfs. The dry winter has resulted in some good May fishing. Normally we’d be in runoff right now, [...]

Extension classes foster health, wealth

Brenda Bishop Did you know that your health and wealth are related? Taking small steps to improve one improves the other. Come learn about 25 easy strategies or steps, from the curriculum “Small Steps to Health and Wealth,” that can help you improve your health and wealth. Even implementing just a few will make a [...]

Comments from the Canyons: We are fortunate to live here

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about the many privileges of small-town life and have usually agreed that we are most fortunate to live in our little corner of the Southwest.One morning last week was an example of the joy of being a native of these parts when a number of former [...]

City treasurer fired; lawsuit filed

Thomas Garcia John “Marty” Garcia has been terminated as Tucumcari’s city treasurer and he’s filed a lawsuit alleging the city took action against him in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act. “The city’s violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act is clearly outlined in the court documents,” said Duff Westbrook, Garcia’s attorney during a telephone interview [...]

Small acts of kindness count as ministry

“As ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” — Matthew 25:40

Security, safety personal responsibility

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense People who live in the Chicago, Washington D.C., or San Francisco inner cities lock their doors at night. They are careful where they travel within the city. They all have friends who have been mugged, had homes burglarized, cars stolen or lives taken. They travel the [...]

Boulevard brings back memories of youth, mischief

By Susan Reyes: Guest columnist Cruising down the boulevard brings to mind good old memories of small-town life — cruising in classic cars on hot summer nights and nights when there was little else to do. The boulevard promised adventure and mischief at times, but fun all the time. The boulevard holds memories of long [...]