Author archives: thowsare


    Faith is what keeps him going: Pastor Valdez has touched many lives over his 50 years in the ministry

    October 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Sam Valdez has been the Spanish pastor at First Baptist Church for the past 35 years. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   For 35 years, Sam Valdez has been the Spanish pastor at First Baptist Church in Roswell. Both he and his wife, Toni, ran the Jireh Clothing...


    Jazz Festival events educate, entertain

    October 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Jazz on the patio: Dan Borton, tenor saxophone, and John Cocuzzi, piano, perform “So What?” by Miles Davis Saturday on the patio of the Roswell Museum and Art Center. They were accompanied by Kerry Lewis on bass and Dennis Mackrel on drums, pictured at...


    Dueling vibes

    October 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: Their intense facial expressions may make them appear to be dueling but vibraphonists John Cocuzzi, left, and Chuck Redd were in perfect harmony Friday in front of the Chaves County Courthouse as they performed with other jazz musicians in a free...


    Center offers advice to small businesses

    October 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Kallansrud   Carl Kallansrud, director of the Roswell Small Business Development Center, has a simple challenge for anyone who runs a business or supervises employees: Substitute the word “but” with the word “and.” Kallansrud, who was guest...

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    The magic of the media

    October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Sixth- and seventh-grade students from the gifted class at Dexter Middle School watch as Daily Record graphic designer Sandra Martinez works her magic designing an ad on her Macintosh computer Wednesday. Their teacher, Tami Garcia, teaches all the gifted...


    Pets blessed at St. Andrew’s Church

    October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Rev. Dale Plummer blesses pets Sunday during St. Andrew’s annual Blessing of the Animals service. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Normally, pets aren’t allowed in church unless they’re service animals. But on the first Sunday of every October,...

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    Free attorney for a day

    October 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    There weren’t any amusements rides or livestock shows at this fair in Chaves County. Instead, there were plenty of lawyers and a few judges hanging around — but in this case that was a good thing. On Friday, Chaves County residents were afforded the...

  • Don’t take religious freedom for granted

    October 4, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

    I am a staunch supporter of the First Amendment. There is an obvious reason I hold this particular constitutional amendment so close to my heart. I am a journalist and believe in free speech and assembly. The second reason I am a die-hard supporter of the...


    Governor congratulates Berrendo Middle on nat’l Blue Ribbon achievement

    October 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Gov. Susana Martinez greets students at Berrendo Middle School Wednesday before congratulating the staff, teachers and students on being chosen by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)  ...

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    Judge dismisses dunes sagebrush lizard lawsuit

    October 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras on Tuesday rejected claims by two environmental groups, Defenders of Wildlife and Center for Biological Diversity, that in 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) improperly withdrew its proposed listing of the...