Birther bills: Swing and a miss

Maybe I’ve been wrong. I’ve rhetorically asked before, why has President Obama not shown us his long-form birth certificate? Maybe there’s something embarrassing in that documentation. Maybe he was actually born somewhere else, and he’s thus ineligible to be president, as a growing portion of Republicans have convinced themselves. According to a CBS/New York Times […]

Police blotter — Nov. 7

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. Oct. 22 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Seventh Street for a report of child abuse. Social workers told officers they needed officers present for a home visit. The officer noted there were four […]

Grandchildren bring lessons in love

Tree Swing Plans and God’s Plan for Love Given the rare opportunity, I can go a long time without answering a phone of any kind and be just fine. In fact, one of the things I like about motorcycles is that talking on a phone on one is almost impossible and not recommended, unless you’ve […]

Ticket feature: Swing Fever bringing big band era to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Claiming the most experienced jazz players in the San Francisco Bay area, Swing Fever musicians have played with jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, BB King and many more. Freedom New Mexico San Francisco’s Swing Fever will be bringing the nostalgic sounds of the big […]

Dance band coming to Clovis

Dance to the big band sound of Swing Fever, a San Francisco-based band bringing fresh excitement to old favorites on Sunday, April 11 at 4 pm at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. Swing Fever musicians have cut their musical chops with Jazz legends Count Basie, Duke […]

Supreme Court ruling against New Haven fair

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Ricci v. DeStefano that the city of New Haven, Conn., violated the 1964 civil rights law when it threw out the results of a firefighter promotional test after no blacks scored high enough to qualify for promotion. In an opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, […]

‘Swing Vote’ movie airs Friday

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The movie “Swing Vote,” a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war […]

‘Swing Vote’ due Aug. 1

The movie “Swing Vote,” starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer, is scheduled for release Aug. 1. Costner stars as Bud Johnson, a lovable loser from Texico, who is coasting through a life that has passed him by, according to the Internet Movie Database. No, the movie was not filmed in Texico. Filmmakers just […]

West Mesa rides arm of top starter

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer How Mustangs senior Gabby Parra goes, West Mesa goes. Parra, who has signed to play at the University of New Mexico, has pitched every game this season for the Mustangs and, so far, things have gone nearly perfectly. “If you have Randy Johnson,” Mustangs coach Leonard Garcia asked, “why […]

Thanksgiving time to be grateful for each moment

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude for faith, family, friends, health and our wonderful, free country. To add a somewhat different perspective on Thanksgiving, I want to thank God for the gift of time. Every minute of every day should be spent in thankfulness to God for the gift of […]