Local Finds! Gift Guide for Mom

Local Finds! Gift Guide for Mom

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it, so now is a great time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the special Mom in your life. While you can find plenty of options online, we feel it’s important to shop local and support the businesses in our own...
A Father’s Legacy

A Father’s Legacy

Nothing shows — or tests — the love of a father quite like starting a family-owned business. Defying the odds, the Forrest family has somehow sustained their family’s business for 75 years, recently welcoming its fourth generation into the business. Sitting in the...
Fatherhood

Fatherhood

When it comes to fatherhood, I know I’d be way down the list if selections were made for “Father of the Year.” Looking back, it seems I did everything wrong. It’s a startling realization, I now know, that as a young man if had written up my resume on my qualifications...
Focus Artesia Spring 2019: Letter from the Editor

Focus Artesia Spring 2019: Letter from the Editor

We’ve covered a lot of topics during the seven years we’ve been in print, from dirty jobs and education to the outdoors and Veterans. We figured it’s high time, then, for us to pay homage to the very folks that make all of these things possible — moms and dads! In...
Recipe: Biscochitos

Recipe: Biscochitos

 “This is a just one of several variations that I have. My grandmother and mother used the traditional lard to make these biscochitos. In those days, there was no oil or any other type of fat.” -Helen Mariscal  Helen Mariscal is locally known for her mouthwatering...
An Olympian in Our Midst

An Olympian in Our Midst

Coincidences happen by the grace of God. One day this past January, I was in Mardel’s Bookstore in Lubbock, Texas, where my husband Kent and I were waiting for a nice young man named Nick to finish imprinting Kent’s name on the Bible I had just bought for him as a...