My Turn: Favorite book being made into movie

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I’m totally ecstatic. One of my all-time favorite books, “Bless Me Ultima,” is being made into a movie, a challenging project which will be hard to please devoted Rudolfo Anaya fans such as myself, and also critics. Anaya has plenty of both. Anaya’s book has been hailed by critics, including [...]

Clovis part of scenic route

Don McAlavy The route from Fort Worth, Texas to Las Vegas, N.M., is 639.8 miles, and it runs through Clovis, New Mexico. The subject of this Route Book I’ve had for many years is furnished to tourists accurate and reliable information that will aid them in traveling through one of the most picturesque portions of [...]

Portales past: Aug. 23, 1945

Aug. 23, 1945: Sugar had 38 stamps in the ration book. Four were to become valid on Sept. 1.

Book review — Aug. 1

“Apache Captive” by N.C. Ware, $10.95, available at Hastings, online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or call 799-7263. This fiction story of a little white girl, taken captive from a wagon train during the mid 1800’s. It chronicles her life growing up in the beautiful mountains , living as an Indian and during the captive [...]

Torts better than regulations

Tibor Machan Many moons ago I directed a conference on government regulation, out of which the book edited by me and the late M. Bruce Johnson, “Rights and Regulation,” was created. In this book some of those who supported government regulation — and most mainstream contributors did so — maintained that being opposed to government [...]

Predictable irritations hard to avoid

Wendel Sloan I may pen a book called “Predictably Irritated.” I get irritated at cars and trains at railroad crossings when I’m rushing to important engagements — like noon-time hoops. Why does the train have to pass through Portales at noon, and cars wait until the guard-rails lift? Although I’m ultra-conservative, I would support a [...]

On the shelves — June 6

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library Brain: The Complete Mind: How It Develops, How It Works, and How To Keep It Sharp by Michael S. Sweeney In nine thoroughly researched chapters, Brain demonstrates the complex operations that it takes to make us fully human, from how the nervous system develops in the [...]

Opportunity wasted for unusual

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There are certain things I wish would have been different. I wish I had asked that girl out to dinner instead of making small talk. I wish I was riding in the car when (according to police records) a group of four people planned out a bank robbery in [...]

Bank robbery suspects posted note on Spider-Man comic book page

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The suspects accused of robbing American Heritage Bank in Melrose on Monday morning posted a handwritten, misspelled note on the back of a Spider-Man comic book page on the front door of the bank after entering the building, according to court records. The note said, “closed intill further notice, [...]

Children’s book creator offers lessons for all

Freedom New Mexico We don’t recommend a lot of books in this space, particularly when the book is about fictional mice. Then again, not many children’s book characters teach so much about liberty. “Indy-Pindy The Liberty Mouse,” the creation of Farwell libertarian blogger Kent McManigal, takes his readers on a journey full of challenging, real-life [...]