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  • Council, mayor should risk their own money

    February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Hurray for Fred Moran (letter published Feb. 14) for pointing out that the City Council only consulted one architectural firm about the new aquatic center, when for “all” public works projects, “competitive” surveys and bids are required. The council...

  • Will be dead and buried before the change hits

    February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I was sitting here thinking and that’s pretty fab. I think I’ll rhyme something to poke fun and jab. Global warming is out and replaced with a phrase so that politicians will smile and stand up and praise. Now with any slight change they’ll blame it on...

  • Reality is obvious but free not to believe

    February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Mr. William Dawe’s letter to the editor on Feb. 22 contains all the usual stuff from right-wing sources. He writes very well, and it sounds good, but is inaccurate. Ninety-seven percent of scientists from all over the world have the information that shows...

  • Push to ban prescription drug ads is justified

    February 25, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    The woman has heart failure. The ad on TV for a prescription drug shows her hugging her grandkids. Her face shows relief and joy. The ad for the prescription tugs at the heart strings and makes it clear that this woman is only living because of the wonder...

  • SWATCancer

    A taste of the ‘SWAT’ life

    February 24, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Members of the Roswell Police Department made a surprise visit Wednesday afternoon to a local 14-year-old boy who is dealing with cancer. The boy, Irvin Gonzalez, (pictured with his mother Abigail), had expressed an interest in police officers and their work....

  • Dog reported stolen from yard

    February 24, 2017 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    The arrest records available in the police blotter are public information. Any indication of an arrest on a charge and/or multiple charges does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven...

  • Fermin Pena

    February 24, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Fermin Pena of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away on February 22, 2017. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. A further announcement will follow when arrangements are finalized...

  • Dero Matthew Maples Jr.

    February 24, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Dero Matthew Maples, Jr., 79, of Iowa Park, Texas, passed away on February 24, 2017 in Iowa Park. A celebration of life will be held at Dutton Funeral Home on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Abilene, Texas at the Texas State Veterans...

  • Deanie M. Vernon

    February 24, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Deanie M. Vernon, age 88, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Country Club Road Church of Christ. Burial at Santa Fe Cemetery will be at a later date. Deanie was born in Pecos,...

  • Hope is built on righteousness before God

    February 24, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    What’s your confidence in standing before God? One day you will stand before a holy God. Each one of us will give an account, “for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ” and “it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes...