In tribute: Farwell woman put family first

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Courtesy photo Christy Thatcher By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christy Thatcher could easily send 100 text messages in a day and text a “TF” moment without even looking at the cell phone. But she’d also use the phone to call mom when she was a few minutes late coming home, or when she’d call […]

Text of the state of the city speech

The text of Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s state of the city speech was provided by the city of Clovis: Infrastructure & Water In 2008 we saw some restructuring in our Public Works Department. Mr. Clint Bunch became our Public Works Director and Mr. Justin Howalt joined us in January 2009 in the newly created position of […]

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Christmas greetings based on status

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer You’ve probably seen some TV show where somebody does something rude, and the response is, “You’re off the Christmas card list.” Remember when that used to mean something? It seems like I don’t have a Christmas card list, and it’s very rare that my friends do either. I received […]

Texting yourself costs twice as much

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was out of town on business, and it was dinnertime. Being dinnertime, I was hungry, so much so that driving home on an empty stomach was no option. I knew people in this city, but chose to go it alone for two reasons. First, time is money, and […]

The text generation

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MCT/Freedom Newspapers illustration By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s because it saves minutes or because kids say it’s easier to express themselves, text messaging is the latest communication phenomenon gripping today’s teenagers. “Kids don’t communicate verbally any more,” said Dana Wright, whose 16-year-old son is entering his junior year at Muleshoe High. “He […]

Text-speak books latest in stupidization

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Do u lk bks? I lk bks lotz. Dats y dis sux. OK, I’ll stop now. The copy editor is giving me the stank eye. If you are below a certain age, the foregoing is probably clear as Aruban seas. If you are above that same age, it is likely […]