Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Czech president remembered as hero of liberty

Autumn 1989 was one of the most exciting times in decades. The Berlin Wall, symbol of communist tyranny, was pulled down, bringing freedom to East Germany. Other Eastern European “satellite” states of the Soviet Union — Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary among them — also achieved their freedom. People who had been enslaved under communism for 40 […]

God gives strength in times of despair

I wrote about this story several years ago. It is a story I heard in my teen years, but I do not remember its origin. I found some of my scribbled notes about this story that were packed away in a box of old correspondence. So here is the story. Wynton and Mary were high […]

LSC football update, Oct. 31

CNJ staff Standings All Times MDT

LSC soccer update — Oct. 27

CNJ staff Standings All Times MDT Men

LSC football update – Oct. 24

Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 6-0 7-0 West Texas A&M 5-1 5-2 Abilene Christian 4-1 5-2 Tarleton State 3-3 3-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 2-3 4-4 Incarnate Word 2-3 2-5 Angelo State 1-4 4-4 Eastern New Mexico 1-4 2-6 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-5 0-7 Saturday’s games Angelo State 45, Texas A&^M-Commerce 14; West […]

Salvation Army hoping to spread word

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Workers at the Salvation Army Thrift Store strategically stage clothing and furniture to boost sales. Benna Sayyed Times have been tough for the people Clovis’ Salvation Army helps. They’ve also been tough for the organization itself. Commanding Officer Jim Gallup said business has been slow the past couple of months […]

Weekly LSC soccer, cross country roundup

Soccer All Times MDT Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Eastern NM 1-0-0 3-0-1 Midwestern St.0-0-0 3-0-0 Incarnate Word 0-0-0 2-1-0 WT A&M 0-1-0 0-2-0 Sunday’s matches Midwestern State 2, Colo.-Colorado Springs 0; Eastern New Mexico 1, West Texas A&M 0.

Gov. Perry good enough in debate debut

Freedom New Mexico Getting to know Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his record was one of the consistent themes of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. At times, the debate almost felt like an indictment of Lone Star state chief executive, given the questions and challenges directed his way. […]

Postal service has proven efficiency

There are tough times ahead for the U.S. Postal Service — cuts of 120,000 jobs, and service cutbacks of up to three days per week. But one thing is increasing — fodder for anti-government rants online. More than one online discussion I’ve had somehow involved the phrase, “Government’s inefficient. Just look at the post office.” […]