In tribute: Hauptmann loses battle to cancer

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Giving back to his local community and fellow man was central to Rick Hauptmann’s being. An accountant by trade, he devoted himself to civic work through a long list of organizations including United Way, Rotary, the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, Roosevelt County Literacy Council, Eastern New Mexico University […]

Lecture series will continue

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Despite the loss of a legend, the 31st annual Jack Williamson Lectureship series will continue on in memory of the Eastern New Mexico University professor and pioneering science fiction author. This year’s lectureship theme will be “From Metal Man to Stonehenge Gate: 79 Years of Science Fiction,” according to […]

Williamson considered one of science fiction’s greats

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor While Portales people knew him as “Jack,” the Eastern New Mexico University professor and all-around nice guy, Jack Williamson cast a large shadow in the science fiction community. Terms and even ideas adopted by science or Hollywood often had their roots in science fiction. Williamson coined or made popular […]

Hauptmann, Pace Obituaries (Oct. 28)

Janet Hauptmann Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mrs. Janet Hauptmann, 58, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born April 11, 1947, in Blue Island, Ill., to Florence and Joseph Seleb. She grew up in Calumet Park, Ill., and attended grade school […]

Portales focuses on street repairs

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales city officials will at least explore solutions to combat the wear and tear on First and Second streets in Portales. The decision was made during the city council meeting on Monday evening. They will do it with $250,000 received through 2005 capital outlay funds from Gov. Bill Richardson and […]

Candidate carved path of his own

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four stories about the Pioneer of the Year nominees who will be recognized during this year’s Heritage Days. Jim Williamson epitomizes the pioneering spirit of Roosevelt County, said Rick Hauptmann, who has nominated the 92-year-old rancher for the Pioneer […]

Sci-fi lectureship set for Thursday

By Tony Parra Jack Williamson, who turns 97 in March, still works to pique sci-fi readers’ interests. While he usually does this through his writing, Williamson also is part of a lectureship series in its 29th year at Eastern New Mexico University. “I enjoy the lectureship,” Williamson said. “It gives me a chance to visit […]

Williamson collection released

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By Kevin Wilson With a career spanning nearly 77 years as a writer, it’s no surprise that it would take a few years just to summarize the work of Jack Williamson. That process has been completed after nearly four years, with the help of more than a few fans and friends. “Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary […]

United Way dessert auction set for Thursday

By Kevin Wilson This year’s Roosevelt County United Way dessert auction has one main priority — to raise money for the charitable organization. Two other priorities take precedence during this year’s auction, however — educating citizens about the United Way and honoring one of its biggest supporters. The auction is set for 6 p.m. Thursday […]

United Way chapters may merge

By Mike Linn Officials with the Curry and Roosevelt County United Ways are entertaining the idea of merging the two charitable organizations in the near future. Citing difficulties meeting set goals the last two years, RCUW President Rick Hauptmann said his organization could be more effective and raise more money if the merger took place. […]

United Way comes close to reaching goal

Tony Parra The final tally of donations to the United Way of Roosevelt County for the 2003 campaign was $60,600, money that will go to roughly a dozen local agencies. The 12 volunteers for the United Way of Roosevelt County met on Monday and determined there would be no more campaigning for funds, President of […]

United Way close to reaching goal

Tony Parra The United Way of Roosevelt County has raised more than $56,567.25 and they are closing in on the ultimate goal of $70,000 on Wednesday. The sign in the downtown area has shown the amount over the $55,000, short of the goal, but only inches of red paint short of reaching the top of […]