Elitist tendencies surface during Texas session

By Freedom Newspapers The 80th Texas Legislature, which ended earlier this month, might have seemed to many people to be one of the longest 140 days in recent memory. State leaders made their standard public appearances to pat themselves on the back and claim the session a success, but the general feeling was a relief […]

Zias make changes on women’s basketball staff

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese has announced changes to the Zias’ coaching staff for the 2007-08 season. Graduate assistant Austin Durrett has been promoted to fulltime assistant coach to replace Haley White, Weese said. White, who came to ENMU as a grad assistant in 2004 and was […]

Melrose native hired to coach McMurry women’s basketball

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Her dream growing up was to coach basketball, but former Melrose High standout Veronica Snow has been away from it for six years while teaching at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene and working on her doctorate in sports management. Recently, though, the 1982 Melrose graduate accepted the women’s head coaching position […]

Some thoughts on skedaddling and worship

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist It’s getting harder and harder when you’re out traveling to find a church to visit that agrees with you on the fine print of the Christian faith. These days, diversity even between churches whose signs are painted with basically the same denominating words is greater, and the proliferation of […]

Texico faces Santa Rosa in 2A state opener

CNJ staff TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines have enjoyed plenty of recent success in the Class 1A state baseball tournament, winning the title in 2005 and finishing second to Gateway Christian last year. Now they get to try their hand at Class 2A. The Wolverines (10-7) were given the No. 6 seed and face third-seeded […]

WNBA’s Sky cuts Greenwalt

CNJ staff CHICAGO — Clovis High grad Cisti Greenwalt was among three players cut on Sunday by the WNBA’s Chicago Sky after playing in two exhibitions last week. Greenwalt’s mother, Terri, said Cisti is still in Chicago and her agent is trying to get her another opportunity in the league. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt complied seven […]

Police make busts in burglary outbreak

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are cutting into a recent spike in burglaries, making more than half a dozen arrests in the last two weeks, according to department officials. Sgt. Jerry Wike, a detective division supervisor, said his department has received more than 60 burglary reports in the last two months. The calls […]

Pricey at the pump

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Larry Devaney fills his tank Thursday at a gas station on Mabry Drive. An electrician from Melrose, Devaney said when it comes to rising gas prices, “you got to pass (the cost) down to the customer. It’s not making things easy.” By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A recent spike […]