Tamales hard to keep around, fun to make

Helena Rodriguez Trivia: What’s the most popular gift unwrapped during the holidays in New Mexico? Answer: Tamales. Don’t you just love tamales? Who doesn’t? There’s even a popular children’s book by Gary Soto called “Too Many Tamales.” But as my daughter, Laura, and I found out last week, you can never have too many tamales. […]

It’s a shame that ‘Catfish’ got away

Just off Thornton Street the other day I saw two boys, probably about 8 years old, sitting on an iron railing chattering and laughing . It got me to thinking about my old friend “Catfish.” Those two Clovis boys reminded me of a summer long ago and far away when things were simpler (key word […]

Conservative radical offers platform for office

By Thomas Sowell From time to time some kind readers suggest I run for public office, even for president. No need for those on the left to panic. It is not going to happen. Such suggestions, however, cause me to imagine what my platform would be if I were in politics. Since politicians like to […]

On the cutting edge: Clovis artisan finds his handmade knives have carved for themselves a widespread popularity

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Sparks fly as Don Hethcoat grinds an edge on a billet before folding it over and forging it at his shop Tuesday. Hethcoat will fold over the metal in some cases up to eight times. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Michelle Seeber Don Hethcoat, 60, of Clovis makes knife blades out of a type […]

Limiting outsourcing will have penalties

Thomas Sowell Every political campaign seems to have some buzzword, and this year’s buzzword is “outsourcing.” Since the economic recovery has not yet reached the stage when new jobs are being created to the extent expected and hoped, the idea that American jobs are being sent overseas has political mileage, whether or not it has […]

Tyson bankrupt in more than finances

By Leonard Pitts Jr. So, how much do you need? Would a million do it for you? Could you get by on 10? A hundred? How about $400 million in cash? It is, of course, the all-American daydream. We’ve all had it, all stood in the shower or driven down the highway mentally spending some […]

Letters to the Editor 8/3

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters should be less than 300 words and must be signed. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses […]