Education cuts hurt us in future

In her first month of teaching fourth grade in a lower socio-economic school district, a 10-year-old boy rushed at my friend with a sharpened pencil yelling, “I hate you; you are going to die!” The teacher (who requested anonymity) had simply asked him to complete an assignment. Now in her fourth year of teaching overall, […]

Equity tax buried deep in Obamacare

Freedom New Mexico The 2,300-page health care reform bill was rushed through Congress without many people — even those who voted on it — knowing many of its details. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously put it in March, “(W)e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” […]

Friday area prep capsules

CNJ staff Fort Sumner 32, Clayton 15 What happened: Fort Sumner broke open a tight game with a pair of fourth-quarter TDs. Why it happened: Fort Sumner held a 317-106 edge in rushing yardage over the Yellowjackets. Offensive hero: Cass Dimitroff rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns for the Foxes. Record: Fort Sumner 5-3 […]

Mustangs maul Melrose

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Mountainair’s Nathaniel Romero pulls down Melrose sophomore Zach Pack during the second quarter of Friday’s 8-man game in Melrose. Mountainair defeated Melrose 42-6. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — Mountainair converted its first six fourth-down plays, including two for touchdowns, and beat Melrose 42-6 Friday in an 8-man game. […]

Mules crush No. 11 Perryton

CNJ Staff AMARILLO — Brady Black rushed for 182 and two touchdowns as Muleshoe extended its playoff mastery over Perryton with a 30-13 win Thursday at Dick Bivins Stadium. Brant Hamilton passed for 103 yards and a touchdown and ran for another as the Mules rolled up 422 yards of offense while beating the 11th-ranked […]

Prep football capsules

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Texico senior Johnny Serrano lunges for an extra yard in Friday’s home game against Bovina. The Wolverines improved to 2-0 on the season with a 32-0 win. Staff photo by Rick White CNJ staff Friday Texico 32, Bovina 0 Records: Texico 2-0, Bovina 0-2 The difference: Texico rushed for 387 yards and finished with 443 […]

Mules finish off Caprock

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Sophomore Juan Reyes rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, as Muleshoe beat Caprock 40-20 on Thursday in a non-district game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Landon Sheets added a pair of TD passes and Daniel Campolla returned a kickoff for another score for the Mules […]