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  • Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

    January 20, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    President Donald Trump Friday’s inauguration of Donald J. Trump may have been a sordid affair for many, but this much is certain: Trump is now our president, and those who oppose him should accept this fact. We wish our new president well and hope he...

  • Reflections on a candidacy that fell short

    January 20, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    I see where the Roswell Independent School District is having school board elections — nine candidates vying for four positions. This is certainly going to make the upcoming elections worth seeing and paying attention to as the day to cast your votes grows...

  • Christ, not rituals or ceremonies, central to our faith

    January 20, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    Jesus Christ is the center of Christianity. Not rituals or religious ceremonies. Not morals or good deeds. Not physical healing or positive thinking. Certainly not how you can have your best life now. First and foremost, it is about a person. As the late John...

  • TrumpPie

    Keeping it sweet and patriotic

    January 19, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    “Trump Pie” and “Inauguration Fag Cake” made by Loni Coler, who has been making pies at the High Chaparral Cafe at the Chisum Travel Center for about three years now. She learned basic cooking skills from her mother who ran a Mexican...

  • RoswellSeabee

    Roswell Marine continues 75 years of Seabee tradition

    January 19, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Bachicha PORT HUENEME, Calif.- “We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for the past 75 years. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Bachicha, a Roswell native and Roswell High School...

  • Man tries to pass counterfeit bill

    January 19, 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...

  • Mary Lou Burillo

    January 19, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending for Mary Lou Burillo, age 66, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday January 23, 2017...

  • Politics and disease go way back

    January 19, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    As the ferocious drama known as Obamacare continues to unfold on the national stage, I often muse on the interaction between policy and medicine. While news outlets certainly emphasize political response to health insurance (Obamacare) and disease (Zika,...

  • CASA advocates can be trusted

    January 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Today, a 12-year-old boy wrote to us, “Thank you for believing and trusting in me. No one has ever done that before. No one ever does what they say they will do, but you did.” Our CASA children know incredible abuse. Even worse, they are let down time and...

  • Rancor in the ranks is very disturbing

    January 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I am a senior octogenarian who has watched all of the elections since President Roosevelt’s victory in 1944. I was a senior in high school at the time and the teacher of my civics class included discussions of the campaign, the election, the Electoral...