Author archives: thowsare

  • A tribute to Beethoven’s greatest symphony

    September 14, 2014 • EditorialComments (0)

    I love classical music. My favorite classical composer is Ludwig von Beethoven, followed by French composer Claude Debussy for a close second place. The backgrounds of the two composers are worlds apart. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770, and died...


    Students recognized for new RISD lapel pin design

    September 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Three Mountain View Middle School students were recognized during Tuesday’s school board meeting for their contributions to a new lapel pin design for the school district. The new lapel pin incorporates artistic ideas from all three of the students. From...


    Planetarium back into orbit

    September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Suzie Waldrip, daughter of school board member Jim Waldrip, and Marcus de Thouars, director of the Roswell Museum and Art Center Planetarium, were among the presenters Thursday at the official grand opening of the planetarium, which is jointly operated by the...

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    The awesome Ms. Pat

    September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Thursday was designated “Ms. Pat Day” at the Early Literacy Center on West Alameda Street. Pat Allensworth, right, has been volunteering in the office at the center for the past 10 years. Allensworth puts in about 25 to 30 hours a week and said she enjoys...

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    RISD stepping up recruitment to fill 60 vacancies

    September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    It could be a marriage made in heaven. Roswell Independent School District needs to fill about 60 teaching positions and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, is seeking jobs for its education graduates. In mid-October, Tom Burris, district...


    RSO kicks off season with free Labor Day concert Monday

    September 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The percussion section of the Roswell Symphony Orchestra performs during one of Czech composer Antonín Leopold Dvorák’s Slavic dances. Dvorák became famous in America and was strongly influenced by African-American music from the rural South. The free...


    Can’t beat the price or the fellowship

    August 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    About 80 people enjoyed a free breakfast Saturday morning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. “Andy’s Place” Community Breakfast is held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of every month. From left, working in the kitchen are parishioners Jackquie...


    Wild West lives on at shooting competition

    August 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jasper Parsintz, 12, aka Hot Shoot Jazz, wastes a few little green men during the SASS New Mexico State Championship, held this weekend at the Chisum Cowboys Gun Club shooting range just north of Roswell. Parsintz is from Bovina, Texas, and competes as a...

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    Editor confesses sordid tale of driving beater cars

    August 30, 2014 • Dear Editor, EditorialComments Off

    Tim Howsare’s 2000 Chevrolet S10 and 2013 Hyundai Accent parked next to each other at the Roswell Daily Record. Howsare recently donated the truck to a church, which will fix it up for a worthy member. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo) Hell finally did freeze...


    Elvis has left the driveway; Resident Steve Elrod says he met Presley growing up across the street from Graceland

    August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Steve Elrod with some of the Elvis memorabilia recently sent to him by his mother. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   To the world, he was “The King,” but to Steve Elrod and the other teenage boys who he played football with, Elvis Presley was the friendly...