Jan. 7, 1960

Mrs. J.R. Harrell will be hostess Friday morning to members of Portales Garden Club when the president, Mrs. Jack Mears, is given special recognition. She has been one of the most active of club members and is now leaving New Mexico to accompany her husband, Dr. Jack Mears, to Arkansas where he will become president […]

Letters to the Editor: Remembering Jack Williamson

I just read about Jack Williamson’s death and it brought back some memories of the 1970s and ’80s. I met Jack in 1972 or 1973 when I was a student at Eastern New Mexico University. One of my best friends was Karla Lovorn, Jack’s granddaughter. Karla was an English major and we had occasion to […]

Local writer remembered

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor World-renowned science fiction writer and Eastern New Mexico University professor Jack Williamson cut a diverse and pioneering path in the 98 years of his life. Friends, fans and family filled the ENMU Campus Union Building Thursday to celebrate that life. The crowd assembled reflected Williamson’s own diversity — from […]

Local writer leaves lasting legacy

Editorial “Once I owned a few cattle myself, all descendants of a spotted heifer named Easter. One dry spring, they all died from grazing on shinnery brush except one dogied yearling steer. He unwisely stood by a barbed-wire fence when a thunderstorm broke the drought, and died of lightning. It was such misfortune that kindled […]

Writer’s works, ideas will never die

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales and Eastern New Mexico University lost a favorite son, true pioneer and a genuinely nice person with the passing of Jack Williamson on Friday. I was humbled by the responsibility of writing about the death of such a prolific writer and great mind in the Portales News-Tribune. The […]

Sci-fi legend Williamson dies

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The man considered by many the “Dean of Science Fiction” — Jack Williamson — died Friday at his home in Portales. He was 98. A prolific writer, Williamson authored more than 50 novels and numerous short stories, including eight novels completed after he turned 90. His first story, “The […]

Obituaries for April 7, 2006

Jackie L. Reynolds Services: 10:30 a.m. (CDT) Monday in the First Family Christian Church of Cyril, Okla. Jackie L. Reynolds, 64, of Anadarko, Okla., died on Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Anadarko, Okla. He was born March 29, 1942, in Fletcher, Okla., to Andrew Jack Reynolds and Doris Benton Reynolds. He was an all-around athlete […]

Jack Williamson honored at 30th annual lectureship

By Tony Parra They came to discuss science-fiction and they also came to honor one of the genre’s most enduring masters, Jack Williamson, at the 30th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University Thursday. Williamson, a Portales resident, who has been writing for 77 years, turns 98 in April. Friends and family said […]

30th Williamson lectureship comes to ENMU campus

By Tony Parra Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of views,” Rick […]

Cheese plant gets milk shipment

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Southwest Cheese received their first delivery of milk Tuesday, although by the end of the year it will only be operating at 30 percent of capacity, according Southwest Cheese Company Chief Executive Director Maurice Keane. The plant received 65,000 pounds of milk Tuesday from local co-ops Dairy Farmers of America […]

Authors ponder post-humanity

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By Tony Parra Science fiction writers and readers gathered in Portales to celebrate the work of Jack Williamson and to ponder what exactly post-humanity evolution is on Thursday. Williamson has devoted 76 years of his life to science fiction writing. Patrice Caldwell, an organizer of the lectureship, said Williamson was ahead of his time with […]

Aug. 13 Obituaries

Jack Morgan, 80 Jack M. Morgan, 80, of Farmington, a former New Mexico state senator, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in Farmington. He was born on Jan. 15, 1924, in Portales, to George Albert and Mary Rosana Baker Morgan. He was a World War II veteran, serving as an officer on the U.S.S. Mitchell, destroyer […]

Ryan laid foundation for success

By Jim Lee A couple of weeks ago I attended a double event at Eastern New Mexico University. It was important enough to attract people wearing suits that probably cost more than our car. Thinking it wouldn’t be all that formal, I showed up in jeans and a T-shirt. After all, it was a Saturday. […]

Sturman a big brother for everybody

By Kevin Wilson Long before Jack Sturman was protecting the country, he was protecting his family, and most of Elida. Sturman, who died June 25 at his home in Tulia, served as a big brother for his four siblings on the family ranch and the people he grew up with in the area. “He’s the […]

Dendy was a traveling man

By Kevin Wilson Ed Dendy loved his family, he loved to fish and he loved to travel. “He was hard-working. He traveled a lot,” said his daughter, Judy Privett. “He was always on the road, either traveling salesman or a truck driver.” With thousands of travel miles logged in throughout his 80 years, Dendy helped […]