Recounting Hollywood memories

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Remember when Hollywood swept into New Mexico in the 1960s, ruthlessly taking over hearth and home from innocent, downtrodden natives who had carved a state out of the wilderness after moving here during the Eisenhower years? I was a United Press foreign correspondent in Santa Fe at the time and […]

Where have all the heroes gone?

Clyde Davis Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no knowledge of, and […]

Cancer ride full of true heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no […]

Clovis banker’s son once famous actor

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Take a look up at the top of the two-story brick building at 416 Main St. You’ll see it says “Rogers-Awalt 1908.” The Rogers refers to Bert Rogers, who came with his family to Clovis from Olathe, Kan., in 1908. He and A. L. Awalt built the 416 Main St. building. […]

Knowing important people not same as knowing God

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Because of some family records and oral family history, our cousin has long maintained that we are related to the famous writer, Mark Twain. As some might say, that is “my only claim to fame.” But as a child, it was always a real thrill for me to say I was […]

True endorsements come from first-hand accounts

Judy Brandon What is an endorsement? It is a testimonial that someone gives on behalf of a person, company, product or service. The person who endorses something may be a character admired by Americans or a successful athlete or renowned movie celebrity. Advertisers pay famous athletes and gold medal winners to endorse their shoes, tennis […]

Kids’ tests really do say the funniest things

By Bob Huber In my relentless quest for award-winning journalism I often explore the zany world of “kidspeak,” which is teacher jargon for stuff kids write on test papers. My wife Marilyn’s all-time favorite is, “I just love Tommy Buford. He’s tall, dark, and on probation.” So for my in-depth report today I’ve selected a […]

Billy the Kid still famous after all these years

By Don McAlavy Again Billy the Kid has gained access to the front pages of newspapers. Witness the latest from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office where he (the state) will investigate whether Billy is really buried in Fort Sumner; whether Brushy Bill Roberts is really Billy; whether Sheriff Pat Garrett helped Billy escape the Lincoln County […]