LSC polls: WT drops from first to third in rankings

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference has taken a recount. After releasing its annual football poll in mid-July showing defending West Texas A&M as the South Division favorite with 88 points, a recheck showed the Buffaloes with 78 points and thus coming in third behind Tarleton State (86) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (80). […]

Schools to hold clinics

By Casey L. Peacock: Special to the PNT Rural schools in the Roosevelt County will be holding Child Find Clinics to help screen children from birth to 5 years for any developmental delays. The clinics are free of charge and provide help for parents who may have concerns about their child’s development. The clinics will […]

Colorado serial murder case has Clovis connection

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis native who developed a taste for crime fighting as a local newspaper reporter and photographer played a role in a convicted Colorado man’s confessing to the killing of as many as 48 people. Scott Fischer was part of a three-member cold-case unit in El Paso County, Colo., that […]

Agricultural tariffs barrier to beneficial worldwide trade

Editorial The suspension last week of the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations — named after the capital of Qatar, where the talks began in 2001 — under the auspices of the World Trade Organization, is a sad commentary on the political systems of the major industrialized countries of the world. It could be tragic […]

TRICARE trying for those overseas

By Tom Philpott: Freedom Newspapers In decades past, the U.S. military discouraged family members from joining loved ones on “unaccompanied” year-long tours to places like South Korea, Okinawa, Guam and more remote tours in “Cold War” Europe. “Non-command sponsored” dependents who traveled to these assignments often were seen as a distraction and strain on support […]

Movie theaters not ideal situation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’m an economist and an idealist when it comes to explaining why I love movies but hate going to theaters. For most movies, I reason, it’s more convenient to wait a few months and pay $20 to own the DVD and watch it at home any time than pay $15 […]