Candidate Profile: Shirley Hooper

Shirley Hooper is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state against Mary Herrera, Stephanie V. Gonzales and Letitia Montoya in the June 6 primary. The position is currently held by Rebecca Vigil-Giron. Bio: Hooper grew up in Lovington, and has lived and worked in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Portales and Hobbs. She served as […]

Former Dora pastor dies in accident

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A former Dora Baptist church pastor died Wednesday when he was struck by a vehicle while trying to assist another motortist in Wolfforth, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Phillip Shelton, 63, was struck by a 2003 Cadillac Escalade at 5:33 p.m. on U.S. Highway 62/82 and […]

Muslim message falling on deaf ears

By Leonard Pitts Jr. You could tell he’d had enough. I’m talking about Ibrahim Hooper. If the name is familiar, it’s because Hooper, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, has become the news media’s go-to guy on issues related to Islam and terrorism. This particular morning, he was being interviewed on an […]