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For all the right reasons, Roswell is home

August 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I love Roswell. I always have. But I’ve been asked countless times, why? That’s a sad question, but it seems as if hating Roswell is a status symbol for some. I don’t get it. My roots are here. My newly widowed great- grandmother brought her two boys here in 1905. My mother was born at [&hellip...

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Special session will put Band-Aid on open wound

August 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Susana Martinez must hate having to call the Legislature into session. The Republican governor doesn’t have much of a record of success there, largely because of an obstinate Senate and its Democratic majority. But thanks to an inability or unwillingness to...

As Murphey sings, I have come from a long line of love

August 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Every one of us knows a couple whose marriage has stood the test of time. A grandparent or great-grandparent-type couple who truly enjoy each other’s company after 50 or 60 years of being committed to one another. Truth be known, each of these couples has...

Voter frustration: The lesser of evils

August 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

For most American voters this election cycle, the “lesser of two evils” is a decision they must make on or before Nov. 8. We can’t count the number of times we’ve heard people say they’re for Donald Trump because they can’t vote for Hillary...

Good triumphs over evil in the battle of ideologies

August 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

When Europe came under the control of the Nazi demon, would it be possible for love to conquer hate? Would all Christians succumb to anti-semitism or would some unite under Christ’s command to love their Jewish neighbors and make opposition according to...

Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

August 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Giving greatly In a perfect world, there wouldn’t be any reasons for the United Way to exist. There would be no domestic violence, neglected or abused children, hunger or homelessness. There also would not be fires and natural disasters that cause people to...

Roswell nonprofits address some desperate needs

August 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I was sitting out on my front porch enjoying the cool morning air with a copy of the Roswell Daily Record and a cup of coffee when I read the United Way is kicking off its campaign. Sitting there and thinking about what I would write this week, I realized...

Memory Lawn needs a plan

August 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

On July 29, Fifth Judicial District Judge Freddie Romero heard the Park v. Drake case for the first time. The case, which one can also call the Memory Lawn soap opera, has dragged on since 2009, and everyone involved agrees that it’s time to put this...

Back to school should be exciting, not terrifying

August 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s that time of year again! The start of the new school year can be a fun and exciting time. Everyone gets a fresh start, a clean slate, or so it seems. But for those affected by harassment, primarily LGBT+ students, the new school year is filled with...

The darker side of online chat

August 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

If you own a smartphone, chances are you’ve discovered the convenience of sending a text or messaging in real-time with a friend or co-worker. It’s faster than sending an email back and forth, and less intrusive than a phone call if you think the other...