CCC board seats open

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis Community College Board of Trustees seats are up for grabs. An election to fill District 1 and District 4 positions will be held in March, according to a resolution passed Wednesday by CCC Trustees. Trustees serve six-year terms, according to the resolution. The seats are held by […]

Republicans’ strategy may lose effectiveness

By Freedom Newspapers When voters troop to the polls in November the two major questions analysts will want answered are whether Democrats will be able to take over one or both houses of Congress, and to what extent disillusionment with the war in Iraq will be a factor. The first question will be easy to […]

Mideast democracy has its peculiarities

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist In Israel and the Palestinian territories, two new governments are taking shape. The Kadima Party, which will (just barely) head Israel’s new coalition government, seeks simply to separate and insulate Israel from the homicidal intentions of its Palestinian neighbors. On the other side of the fence, Hamas is settling into […]

Israeli elections may lead to near stability in region

Freedom Newspapers The results of the latest parliamentary election in Israel look like a jumbled mess, but it’s just possible they reflect an interesting consensus on the next phase of Israeli relations with the Palestinian territories. At the moment that translates into almost no relations, leading to outright separation. But that might be the closest […]

Three run for Farwell school board positions

By Michelle Seeber There will be no contest for seats on the Muleshoe Independent School District Board of Trustees. But Farwell School Board has three candidates running for two at-large positions. They include incumbent Sam Billingsley, Bryan Roach and Mike Ratke. “Sam is a Church of Christ preacher and works at Ellis Funeral Home in […]

Texico and Melrose consider quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase

By Michelle Seeber Clovis is not the only eastern New Mexico community asking for an increase in gross-receipts taxes. The issue is also on the ballots in Texico and Melrose in city-wide elections today. Texico is proposing a quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase for distributing, acquiring, storing and heating water to meet the future needs […]

Frankie Avalon is a secret homewrecker

Greg Garcia After a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to score some “Grease Live” tickets for Wednesday’s show in Amarillo, you can imagine my excitement to hear there were also some shows in Lubbock — with plenty of good seats available. The wife had asked for “Grease” tickets — and only for “Grease” tickets — for her […]

County goes with the dome

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Leland Gray of LPDJ Architects of Bountiful, Utah, explains his concrete thin shell proposal to the Curry County Commission on Tuesday during a meeting for a proposed special events center. By Jack King After years of controversy and discussion, Curry County commissioners Tuesday approved a design for a Curry County special events center. They tabled […]

Families, friends share in graduates’ joy and accomplishments

Gary Mitchell Family members of this year’s Clovis High School graduating class displayed almost as much determination to attend the ceremonies Saturday morning as the graduates did in getting their diplomas. “People were here at 5:45 a.m.; that’s when the first ones got here,” said Wayne Anderson, the music coordinator for Clovis schools, who was […]

Alumi hoop game next week

CNJ staff The second annual Clovis High School alumni basketball game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 29 at Rock Staubus Gym, matching members of the current CHS team and graduates from 2001 or later against graduates of the Class of 2000 and before. Tickets are $5 for reserved seats and $4 for general […]