Success Makers: Focus Artesia 2020 Summer

Success Makers: Focus Artesia 2020 Summer

I started the Success Maker Award because I’ve always felt teachers are underpaid and underappreciated. I saw first-hand how much of their own money teachers spend to furnish their classrooms. My wife, Kandi, is a former elementary teacher, and every year she...
Southeast Eats: Adobe Rose

Southeast Eats: Adobe Rose

Speaking with Tom & Chloe, two things were for certain… Adobe Rose is truly a local family affair, and their love for their customers and staff both near and far. The word revere best describes it. In 2012, Tom Winters, his siblings, and their families along with...
Artesia – A Little Town with a BIG HeART

Artesia – A Little Town with a BIG HeART

Recently a friend from Houston, while driving through southeastern New Mexico, asked me, “How can you live here?” I chuckled, skipping being insulted, because I understood. To those who come from the Houston metroplex,  Southeastern New Mexico may seem so vast,...
Creativity is a Journey

Creativity is a Journey

When I was a child, it was never said that I lacked creativity. I was always busy on one project or the next…drawing, painting, fashioning mud pies. My interests were endless. If it involved using my hands and creating something, I wanted to do it. Many unfinished...
Business Spotlight: J&J Home

Business Spotlight: J&J Home

JoLynn Hope, RN and I, Joyce Munoz, BSN, RN co-founded J&J Home Care, Inc. in March 1995. Joyce Muniz, BSN, RN The vision of our non-profit organization was to provide quality nursing and therapeutic care in our hometown through home health services. We started...
Young Artists Create Big Magic

Young Artists Create Big Magic

Picture it…yours truly, an easel and canvas, standing on the side of the Venice canals, wearing a beret – I hold my brush out and close one eye to capture the angle of the floating buildings, lick my brush, and dip into the yellow ochre to capture the setting sun on...