Cable TV promotes ghoulish fascination

“Starin’ at the boob tube, turnin’ on the big knob, tryin’ to find some life in the wasteland … Obnoxious Joe comes on the scene, along with his guest Selfrighteous Sam, and one more guy, who doesn’t count, his hair and clothes are far out …” —John Kay and Steppenwolf

Mayor Brumfield to deliver state of city address

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will deliver the annual state of the city address 4 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The address is intended to inform citizens and accomplishments and activities of the last year and to answer questions about the upcoming year. The address will be broadcast on Cable Channel 6. Information: 769-7828.

Police blotter — Jan. 9

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Dec. 29 an officer responded to a report of a crash at Prince and Brady. A man told the officer he was towing farm equipment and when he drove under the utility lines, the equipment caught the lines and pulled […]

Mayor Brumfield to give state of the city address

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will give a state of the city address 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Brumfield will speak about changes in the city during her first year as mayor and also discuss future projects for the city. The address will also be broadcast live on cable channel 6. […]

PAC opposes same-day legislation

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican A Las Cruces political action committee is running ads on cable television warning viewers that bills allowing same-day voter registration would lead to vote fraud, including out-of-state people pouring in to cancel the vote of New Mexican citizens. The ads, which began running last week on Comcast Cable systems […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Engagements

Hinze-Anaya Rev. John and Marcia Hinze of Carlsbad announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alyssa Hinze, to Jason Anaya, both of Clovis. He is the son of Ray and Marcy Anaya of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, 2008, at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Carlsbad. A reception will […]

FCC regulation would limit cable choices

By Freedom New Mexico Perhaps it’s not all that surprising. Any government agency set up with a mission to regulate some aspect of commercial life develops an institutional imperative to regulate ever more aspects. So the Federal Communications Commission, which was barred by law in 1984 from regulating cable television — to give the industry […]

Wildcats’ game limited to satellite

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats will be shut out Friday night from cable television. Fans wanting to see the Clovis-Artesia high school football game broadcast nationally on ESPNU will need a satellite provider, such as DirectTV or Dish Network. Wing Street Assistant Manager Adam Baca said the Prince Street eatery will […]

Education digest: Award nominations being accepted

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An education foundation for the cable industry is accepting nominations for its annual awards, according to a press release. Teachers, school administrators, or anyone helping to improve and transform education for children in and out of school can be nominated for the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards, administered by […]

Government should let Web regulate itself

Freedom Communications Inc. The cost of cable TV could get cheaper if a bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday becomes law. HR5252 would allow phone companies, such as Verizon, “to get television franchises by applying to the Federal Communications Commission rather than by negotiating them one by one with thousands of […]