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It struck in late October like a plague of mustard gas. It started with a trickle but then soon began to mass. In pens and cattle alleys on the new receiving side, The fall run was beginning, and there was no place to hide. more
Yoli Diaz’s friend, Gisela Alvarez, kept bugging her. “You need to have the priest do an anointing and say a blessing for you,” Gisela said. Yoli kept putting it off, but the night before her scheduled cancer surgery Fr. Alex Urena showed up. He anointed her and prayed with Yoli and her friends. more
The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico (LWVSNM) supports broad access to voting, and absentee ballots are one option to vote safely this year. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 general election process was modified by the New Mexico Legislature to allow county clerks the option to mail applications for absentee ballots to registered voters with recently confirmed addresses. more
In 2002, Steve Pearce beat John Arthur Smith in what I believe was the most important election in southern New Mexico of the past two decades. The seat in Congress that both men were running for was open for the first time since 1980. more
You were just a dog. But a good dog. Right from the start. Your loyalty was never in question. And what you didn't know, you didn't know because I never took the time to teach you. more
Wednesday, Sept. 30, is the deadline for two pretty cool things. First and foremost, it’s the deadline for filling out the census. President Trump, the Census Bureau and Congress have volleyed the deadline back and forth since April, when Trump agreed with the Census Bureau that Congress needed to give an extension of at least 120 days to the original July 31 deadline. more
“… like a tree planted by the water ... it does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green and it has no worries in a year of drought.” ¬¬ -- Jeremiah 17:7-8 Lying flat on my back, I gazed up through the leaves of the cottonwood tree at a perfect New Mexico sky. The tree was 30 feet high, and I lay halfway up it. more
I have known and worked with many women in the feedlot business. Some as cowboys, some as vets, some as lay doctors, as cattle processors, feed truck drivers, forepersons and managers (or should that be womanagers?). more
In the summer of 1945, on a very foggy day in New York City, a B-25 military plane crashed into the Empire State Building. more
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947, but change came slower to Birmingham, Alabama. more
Even if you’ve remained physically healthy these past few months, there’s a very real condition known as Covid Fatigue. Basically, it means, “I’m sick and tired of this damn pandemic.” more
Where is the best place in Las Cruces to buy a recliner? What about your favorite place to get your hair cut? Who is the king of red enchiladas? more
When word came down last week New Mexico State University had canceled its football season, you could hear the snarky comments coming from miles away, things like: “Hey, the Aggies will finally have an undefeated season!” more
What is the best thing about running a small business? Most business owners and operators will tell you the best thing is the customers. more
I badly needed to go to the restroom. It was Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. I remember the date for two reasons: 1. It was the day of the Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade and, 2. It was the day of Bedlam (the annual football game between the evil OU Sooners and my alma mater, Oklahoma State University). more
The New Mexico Legislature passed a number of useful bills in the recently completed special session dealing with police reform, racial equality and elections. more
It’s all about lines. Where is your line? It varies from topic to topic. Lately everyone, it seems, is expressing their line on almost every topic. more
I have watched and know many law enforcements officers who have behaved in extraordinarily kind and compassionate ways. They have responded with care to dangerous situations and shown compassion to … more
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