Oct. 24 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Parent conferences Monday All Portales schools will be open for parents from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday as parents and teachers review students’ progress this year.  Parents may pick up students’ report cards from first period teachers. Elections nearing Nov. 2 is the last day people can vote in the 2004 […]

Police investigating fire as arson

By David Irvin An early-morning fire Saturday at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being investigated as arson, police said. Clovis police Detective Keith Farkas said there was evidence of a break-in at the dealership. He said somebody attempted to access a company safe and also stole a vehicle. Farkas thinks the same person or […]

Daylight savings leads to divorces

By Bob Huber You don’t hear much about it, but daylight-saving time is a major cause of divorce. I don’t know why the Legislature doesn’t do something about it. In our half century of marriage, my wife Marilyn always pooh-poohed that notion, because she said the battle of the sexes was impossible to win anyway. […]

Who cares about apathy? It’s voting time

By Jim Lee In a little over a week, all this election mania will retreat to the apathy closet for another four years, with a few relatively unnoticed interruptions such as picking members of Congress and approving/disapproving various ballot initiatives. Politicians will go back to being cronies until the next regularly scheduled throat-slashing in 2008. […]

Oct. 24 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Jaime Ornelas, 29, found guilty of driving on revocation, no insurance and improper backing and will serve seven days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, followed by 357 days of supervised probation. • Samuel Ornelas, 22, found guilty of possession of marijuana and […]

NMMI’s ground game rolls past PHS in district opener

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Try as they might, the Portales High Rams simply couldn’t contain Jason Thomas and New Mexico Military’s powerful ground attack. Thomas rushed for 263 yards — 204 in the first half — and scored five touchdowns in the first three periods while sophomore fullback Bryson Carl added 119 yards […]

Zias beat NSU, keep LSC tourney hopes alive

By Dave Wagner The Lone Star Conference appears competitive from top to bottom in women’s soccer, and the Northeastern State Lady Reds may be the best proof of that. Coming off a 2-1 upset of league-leading and nationally-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce earlier in the week, NSU returned to earth on Friday with a 3-1 loss to […]

Rambelles rally to top Zias in five

PNT Staff Senior outside hitter Nicole Stoffel collected 24 kills and helped rally Angelo State past Eastern New Mexico University 24-30, 25-30, 30-26, 30-22, 15-9 in a Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Rambelles (18-7, 5-2 South) moved past the Zias into sole possession of second place in the division, […]

Floyd wins battle of unbeatens from Melrose

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By Eric Butler FLOYD — Jonathan Chavez wasn’t happy with the support his teams was getting so he marched over to the home stands and exhorted the faithful to stand up and cheer. TheFloyd senior gave the Broncos faithful something to holler about midway through the fourth quarter, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown lob from […]

Kingsville scores late, nips Hounds

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Junior running back Ryan Beard scored his third touchdown of the game, a 4-yard run with 1:07 left, and second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 29-22 Saturday night in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at Greyhound Stadium. Beard’s touchdown capped a seven-play, […]