God sang through Bill Evans’ fingers

April 24, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

It is with great reverence that I write this week about my favorite jazz pianist, the late Bill Evans. Evans lived only 51 years. He was born in 1929 and died in 1980 from a combination of peptic ulcer, cirrhosis, bronchial pneumonia and untreated hepatitis. He also struggled throughout his life with drug addiction. Those [&hellip...

Read More

St. Mary’s Hospital — 1905

April 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The original St. Mary’s Hospital was established in 1905 and was located at South Main and Chisum streets. The county administration building and Chaves County Sheriff’s Office are now at that location. Before 1905, the nearest hospital was 60 miles from...


Tabernacle Baptist group travels to Cuba

April 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Jason Perry, Tabernacle minister of education, preaches to a group of Cuban faithful while a Santeria service goes on outside. Santeria is a mixture of Catholicism and Haitian voodoo. Below: Danny Melendez, left, and Kathy Reynolds in front of a house...


Colors of Life Run/Walk to benefit suicide prevention, awareness

April 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Tesse Anderson The Colors of Life 4-mile run/walk will be held Saturday, June 18. All proceeds go to the Tessa Anderson Suicide Prevention Coalition for suicide prevention and awareness events in Roswell. Tessa Marie Anderson was born April 23, 1999 and...


Make Time for Kids scheduled April 29

April 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

          Above: Clocks o’plenty and a plethora of other auction items at the 2014 Make Time for Kids. Below: A few of a many beautiful and unique clocks you can buy during the silent auction. (File and submitted photos) We should...


Hobbs museum welcomes all to the Titanic

April 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

All photos and images Courtesy of “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”   Submitted to the Hobbs News-Sun HOBBS — An elegant perfume bottle. A perfectly preserved pair of men’s socks. The personal belongings of those who boarded the RMS...

‘Derby Day’ will benefit RMAC

April 17, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation is excited to host its sixth annual Kentucky Derby Event. Aside from watching “the most exciting two minutes in sports, snacking on savory traditional derby treats prepared by Tinnie Mercantile Store and Deli,...

michael francis

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

April 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Welcome to Jazz About Town! Monthly installments will be covering a wide variety of jazz related topics. We plan to keep you informed about the music’s colorful history, the lives of its important creators, composers and performers and information about...


East Grand Plains: Past and present

April 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: An apple harvest during the 1930s in East Grand Plains. Below: Apple picking time in the 1930s. Bottom: Cows graze new East Grand Plains School (Photo courtesy of Morgan Nelson) This is the last in a four-part series on local history from the...


Cinco de Mayo theme brings new vitality to annual May event

April 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Roswell’s very own Ballet Folkorico will be among the many local and regional performers at Cinco de Mayo 2016 on May 7 and 8. Below: And they’re off! A file photo from the start of a Chihuahua race. Bottom: A taco eating contest. (Submitted...