District 3 candidate out of race

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Write-in candidate, Jerry Dale Williamson, did not qualify for the District 3 municipal race for the Tucumcari City Commission, said city clerk, Jeanette Maddaford. In District 3, James L. Witcher is the only candidate running, and his is the only uncontested race in the City Commission election on March [...]

Services set for Sci-Fi Grand Master

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Services: at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU. While Portales people knew him as “Jack,” the Eastern New Mexico University professor and all-around nice guy, Jack Williamson cast a large shadow in the science fiction community. Terms and even ideas adopted by science or Hollywood [...]

Sci-Fi writer Jack Williamson dies

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The man considered by many the “Dean of Science Fiction” — Jack Williamson — died Friday at his home in Portales. He was 98. A prolific writer, Williamson authored more than 50 novels and numerous short stories, including eight novels completed after he turned 90. His first story, “The Metal [...]

Williamson lectureship returns for another year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of [...]