Author archives: thowsare


    Local company restores heat at library

    December 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Westin Rhoads stands in front of one of two 40-ton heat pumps recently installed by his company on the roof of the Roswell Public Library. (Donovan Fulkerson Photo)   Everybody likes to curl up with a good book, but that experience isn’t quite as...


    Here come the judges

    December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Participants in Leadership Roswell heard firsthand about what it’s like to be a judge Friday during a judicial panel led by Bobby R. Baldock, center, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th District, and K.C. Rogers, right, District 1 magistrate judge in Chaves...


    ‘More joys than challenges’: Down Syndrome Foundation grows under Holman’s leadership

    December 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell native Missy Holman is executive director of the Southeast Down Syndrome Foundation. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Interior design may seem like an unlikely skill set for someone who oversees a nonprofit agency. But for Missy Holman, who has...

  • The day of my eBay hack attack

    December 14, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

    I’ve been hacked. On Dec. 2, I got an email from eBay stating that someone had used my account fraudulently. This hacker did me the favor of selling 10 Sony SmartWatches that pair up to a smartphone via Bluetooth for the low, low price of $65 each. What the...

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    Pankey honored as Realtor Emeritus

    December 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Above: Alex Pankey, second from left, with daughter Laurie Pankey, left, wife Betty Pankey and daughter Carrie Weems. Below: The Goddard High School Stargazers perform at the Roswell Association of Realtors bi-monthly meeting, where Pankey was recognized as...


    A trip back in time at Masonic lodge; Roswell temple opens capsules from 1909, 1964

    December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Above: This Nov. 22, 1963, front page of the Roswell Daily Record chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Below: Masonic lodge member Dewey Davis, left, explains some of the time capsule items to visitors during an open house on Saturday....

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    Reindeer runners

    December 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Above: Santa Claus gets off to a good start Saturday in the 30th annual Rio Pecos Medical Reindeer Run. The event, which consisted of a 10K run, a 2-mile run and 2-mile walk, started and ended at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The course wound its...

  • A simple answer to ‘Dairy Rule’ debate

    December 6, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

    One of my favorite recurring skits on the original “Saturday Night Live” was Garrett Morris, the show’s first African-American cast member, portraying the make-believe character Chico Escuela, a professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic...


    Johnson, academic director of ILEA, succumbs to cancer

    December 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Johnson   Colleagues recall Johnson’s compassion, professionalism   The academic director of the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell died on Tuesday. Dr. Lili K. Johnson succumbed to cancer in Charlotte, North Carolina. She had worked...


    A throwback to a bygone time

    December 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A hundred years ago, every town in America had a Salvation Army band. This Christmas season, Roswell’s very own Salvation Army band is performing Christmas carols from noon to 1 p.m. every Saturday until Christmas in front of Hobby Lobby. (Timothy P....