Tarleton State subdues Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore center JoAnne Jones scored a career-high 19 points Thursday night, leading four Tarleton State players in double figures as the TexAnns pulled away late for a 79-64 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Juniors D’Anna Dingler (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Krystal Cole […]

Texans thrash ENMU

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Going in with an undermanned squad to play the No. 16 team in the nation in NCAA Division II is not exactly a recipe for victory. On top of that, Tarleton State was coming off a loss at West Texas A&M on Saturday in a game which determined the Lone […]

Voting — a duty that makes you feel good

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist A few days ago I dropped in on Clovis Mayor David Lansford’s pharmacy to pick up some drugs. Um, I should clarify, I dropped in to pick up a prescription. I raised my hand in hello as I walked through the door and loudly proclaimed, “I sure am going to […]

Names, pronounciations matter

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist I don’t just miss a familiar face, but a familiar name on the nightly news in New Mexico. Up until November, I looked forward to the nightly KOB-TV news with Tom Joles and Carla Aragón. Please note the accent over the “o.” Every evening, it created a sense of Hispanic […]

Buckley made excellence seem effortless

Freedom New Mexico Just a listing of his accomplishments is a bit wearying, causing one to marvel that he packed so much into what in context seems like a mere 82 years of William F. Buckley Jr.’s life. The godfather of modern American conservatism wrote at least 55 books, ranging from serious political treatises to […]

Nader unlikely to make impact

So, Ralph Nader, the regulation advocate cleverly disguised as a consumer advocate, is running for president. Again. Democrats who thought he set things up for the 2000 election, when he ran as a Green Party candidate, to be stolen are gritting their teeth already, but the likelihood of the master manipulator of the media doing […]

Richardson: No more Mr. Nice Guy

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Think back to the great couples, their linked identities warming our hearts. So many come to mind. Elvis and Priscilla. Pebbles and Bam Bam. Sonny and Cher. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Ike and Tina Turner. Al and Tipper. John Smith and Pocahontas. Ken and Barbie. Bill and Hillary. Bill […]

Opinions matter, even small ones

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I have a lot of opinions. But today, I’ll just give you three. They’re not enough for individual columns, but each has pop culture, sports or political merit. • One of my friends has joined an online group dedicated to creating a worldwide carrot shortage on May 15. The […]

Texans have rare opportunity of influence

Freedom Newspapers Texas could be a political kingmaker this campaign season. Such a position wasn’t expected until the first Super Tuesday on Feb. 5. Virtually every election year, states leapfrog each other’s political primary and caucus dates in hopes of exerting more influence on the presidential races. This year the movement was more extreme than […]

Lady Cats advance to 4-5A title game

Antiesha Brown scored 15 points and Jasmine McDonald added 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Clovis girls beat Carlsbad 66-34 in a District 4-5A tournament semifinal game Thursday at Rock Staubus Gym. With the win, the Lady Wildcats advance to Saturday’s 4-5A tournament title game at Hobbs. Dave Wagner’s game report will be posted […]