Dangers abound out on open road

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s nothing like a crack in your windshield from a rock shot from the wheel of a passing pickup to get you thinking about your fellow drivers. The Lady of the House warned me not to drive over the freshly re-rocked County Road K on the way to my day […]

Flag bans set dangerous precedent

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve heard both sides of the Confederate flag debate, once as a student participating in an online intercultural communication class discussion, and last summer, as an instructor teaching an Upward Bound class in multicultural history. In both debates, the overwhelming consensus was the Confederate flag is more divisive and is […]

My candidate is better than yours

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Primaries are coming up pretty soon, and I think it’s time I let you down gently. Voters just aren’t going to back your candidate, and I think it’s time you came on board with me and my candidate. I know you’ll defend your candidate with all you are, but […]

Hounds, Zias picked down near cellar in South polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Tarleton State’s men and West Texas A&M’s women are projected to win Lone Star Conference South Division basketball titles in polls released last week by the conference office. Eastern New Mexico University was tabbed sixth in the seven-team men’s South race and seventh in the eight-team women’s poll. Tarleton State, […]

Education Digest: Eastern enrollment increases slightly

CNJ staff The 2007 fall enrollment at Eastern New Mexico University is up slightly from 2006, according to a university press release. The university reported 4,180 students enrolled, an increase of 44 students. Graduate enrollment is down, officials reported ENMU President Steven Gamble said he was pleased with the numbers “considering the temporary reduction in […]

Tarantulas turning up across state

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Desert tarantulas are reclusive, nocturnal spiders. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Every year about this time male desert tarantulas emerge from burrows and crevices in search of a perfect mate. About the size of a human hand — counting their eight long, hairy legs, they traverse roads and fields […]

Accident didn’t slow down farmer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist This story is told by the daughter of Clyde Sparks, Neva Riggins of Clovis, and takes place in the fall of 1945. “Dad said that he lacked two rounds being completely finished with the wheat harvest in that field. It was close to sundown so he felt that he could […]

Enrollment down at CCC

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Enrollment numbers are down this semester at Clovis Community College because of the transition at Cannon Air Force Base and a low unemployment rate, officials said. “If it stayed where it is right now, it would be down about 6.8 percent (from last year),” said Vice President for Institution […]

Hounds edge RiverHawks

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Safety Brandon Dominguez, bottom, linebacker Tony Johnson, right, and cornerback Tillman Stevens team up to bring down Northeastern State tight end Warren Kirk late in the first half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New […]

Drive-through prank equals stupidity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’ll fess up. I do a lot of stupid things as an adult, and I did a lot more as a kid. There was the time my friends and I won water guns at an arcade and tested them while driving the streets of Helena, Mont. I got challenged to […]