Ticket feature: STOMP performing in Lubbock

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Courtesy photo Percussive dance troupe STOMP performs Feb. 24 and 25 at Lubbock’s City Bank Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Percussive dance troupe STOMP performs Feb. 24 and 25 at Lubbock’s City Bank Auditorium. Sections of the show have been updated and restructured with the addition of two full-scale routines using props like tractor tire inner […]

Listen to your inner cricket

You know who you never hear about anymore? Jiminy Cricket. Not that I should be surprised. Pretty much every Disney character that exists has more exposure than Jiminy — I really haven’t seen the green moral compass since the 1988 film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” Also, I’ve usually met somebody sharing a name with other […]

Holiday depression preventable with some preparation

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist Now it’s official. Halloween candy has hardened and most of us have recovered from eating three times our body weight at Thanksgiving. That means we can gallop onward like a Santa sleigh to the very next step. The big stretch of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza and whatever year-end celebration may abound by cavemen in […]

Grammar on absentee ballot incorrect

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A Curry County woman says misuse of Spanish grammar on the state absentee ballots’ inner envelope causes confusion as to whether the vote will be counted. Election officials have acknowledged the mistake but said all votes will be counted. Maria Cheverez said when she received her absentee ballot last […]

Testing could help fight education rot

Walter Williams Last week’s column discussed parts of Abigail and Stephen Thernstrom’s new book, “No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning.” It’s a gap that finds the average black high school graduate having achieved only what the average white youngster has achieved by the seventh or eighth grade. Popular recognition of the education meltdown […]