Cowboys pick Jason Garrett as new coach

By Jaime Aron: The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas —

Faith source of joy for holidays

Curtis Shelburne You think it’s cold here? I just got back from the North Pole and … Well, actually, it wasn’t that cold. And it wasn’t even north. It was more southwest. From Lubbock, Texas, to Brownfield, Texas. On the Polar Express train, complete with a conductor and hot chocolate and elves and Santa himself, […]

Pop star Michael Jackson dies

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MCT photo Entertainer Michael Jackson, shown at his trial in Santa Maria, Calif., in 2004, died Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 50. By Ben Wener: Freedom Communications Michael Jackson, the iconic entertainer known the world over as the King of Pop, has died. He was 50. Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan […]

Editorial: Newspapers must adjust to changing business climate

The conversion of the venerable Seattle Post-Intelligencer to an Internet-only news source — with a staff of 20 in the newsroom rather than the 165 who were there a day earlier — following closely on the death of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, is another sad milestone in what we prefer not to call […]

AP source: Richardson likely Commerce pick

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson had emerged as a likely pick as Commerce Secretary, according to officials. Richardson was a rival of Obama’s for the Democratic presidential nomination last winter. He dropped out after the early contests, though, and soon threw his support behind the eventual winner. It was not […]

In tribute: Mother, wife, twin did things her way

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Charlene Seales never met a stranger. She preferred hugs over handshakes and believed everybody should be a twin. She was also remembered by family members as the biggest source of energy and support in their lives —whether it was the distinct voice of support in athletics or the quiet […]

Music source of community pride

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Before getting into this week’s column, I need to announce a route change on the Oct. 4 bicycle ride to raise awareness on domestic abuse. The route change comes in response to readers who responded with a real intent to ride, so it seems worthwhile. The ride will now be […]

Agency looking into small wind energy projects

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Large wind farms that supply electricity to major power grids are still a long way from coming to the immediate Clovis area, according to Eastern Plains Council of Government Executive Director Lee Tillman. However, he said the wind in eastern New Mexico could be used by individual companies as […]

Turkey day sampler

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David “Hank” Hankins carves a 20-pound mesquite-smoked turkey Tuesday for Baxter-Curren Senior Center’s Thanksgiving dinner. CNJ staff Pre-dinner tip Joe Carpenter, a personal trainer and sports nutritionist at Gym X, said portion control is the key to eating sensible. He suggested eating fruit, nuts and whole wheat before the main […]

A matter of taste

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Tony Gutierrez and Rick White By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer A taste test of bottled water — we also slipped in Clovis tap water — conducted at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis produced surprising results. City tap water tied with leading national brand Dasani for first place. Twelve people […]