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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 closer. Believe it or not, I too was once a candidate for [&hellip...

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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...

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,...

Books can literally change our brain

January 19, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Are you a book lover? Do you adore the smell of old books? Can you get lost in a world you wish you could experience? Could you spend hours in a bookstore or library? Most importantly, has a book ever changed your life? Books are this world’s greatest...

City basketball clash should be interesting

January 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

If you haven’t been to a high school basketball game in a while, or don’t pay any attention to our local teams, now would be a good time to dip your toe in the water — with a coming cross-town rivalry that could prove to be a classic. Next Friday, the...

Donald Trump’s unpopular inauguration

January 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Forget the honeymoon, Donald Trump is already unpopular. According to Gallup in a poll taken in early January, Trump’s transition into the presidency had an approval rating of 44 percent, nearly 40 points lower than Barack Obama’s, which stood at 83...

Veteran problems with Motor Vehicle Division

January 16, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It seems as though a “smidgen” of our federal government’s regulation lunacy and fondness for spending (wasting) taxpayer money has trickled down to our state. One would think we had more than enough money in our state coffers for redundancy. Oh, yeah,...

Living a shortened life because of a dream

January 14, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

He was a man who made a difference, who brought about change. He is one of my heroes. He modeled his life for us to follow. Today’s column is about a man who sacrificed his life for a cause. He lived a life filled with death threats against him, against his...

Chile UFO and the implications for Roswell

January 14, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

In the past few days, a story about a UFO sighting from Chile has been featured in media articles and TV news reports all around the world. Several things make this affair particularly interesting, and it’s a story that has implications for the city of...

Life and death: The ever-present cycle of humanity

January 13, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I read recently in the Roswell Daily Record pages about the horrible New Year’s weekend, with the shootings and deaths that rang in the new year. I also read about the first baby to be born for the new year. One event brings us sorrow, pain and regret as we...