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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov. 3 Elida News

Transitions Birthdays Nov. 5-11: Wilma Parkinson, Justin Hines, Guy Merrick, Mindy Oder, Harold Anthony, Autum Shrock, Toni Williamson, Tyrell King, Marsha Dannelley, Anna Diaz, Carol Fine and Kendall Terry. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ford. Volleyball The teams will be playing in regional tournaments Friday and Saturday. Reminders The craft sale will be at the […]

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. […]

Lectureship features sci-fi grand masters

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Tony Parra Some people wonder where the ideas for stories from the Star Trek and Stargate shows came from. They come from people such as the trio of grand masters who made their presence at the 28th Annual Williamson Lectureship on Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. “You have no idea what it is to […]

Sci-fi fans to gather for lecture

Tony Parra Space, the final frontier: An everyday cliche for Star Trek fans, a creative compartment in the mind of Jack Williamson. Space exploration will be in the minds of those participating in the Jack Williamson Lectureship luncheon, titled “Space Opera — Then and Now,” which will take place on Thursday in the ballroom of […]

Obits July 16

Dr. Howard Stone, 76 Dr. Howard Lyons Stone, 76, of Denton, Texas, a retired professor of education at Texas Woman’s University, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, in Denton. He was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Kuling, Kiangsi Province, China, to the Rev. Albert H. and Mabel Lyons Stone. He attended Iolani School in Honolulu, […]

Obituaries June 8

Cecilia Chavez, 51 Cecilia Chavez, 51 of Roswell died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 15, 1952, in Vaughn, to Antonio and Helen Garcia. She was raised and attended school in Encino. She made her home at Vaughn, and Odessa, Texas, before moving to Roswell in 1987. […]