Government works best with its citizens involved

By Jim Lee A few months ago, four Portales people started talking about how they thought life could be made better for Americans if they could get people involved in the political processes of our republic, get people to think for themselves, and contribute to the preservation of our constitutional rights. Among the questions they […]

In this play, the butler did too much

By Bob Huber Now comes the post-holiday clamydamps, which always reminds me of high school Christmas productions and my rookie Thespian career. They were epic moments in theatrical history ranked up there with performances by Larry, Moe, and Curly. The one I remember most was the result of a unique blend of blonde hair and […]

Former sheriff served others throughout life

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Jesse Evetts was a kind and considerate man that lived his life serving others whether in work or deeds. He died on Dec. 23, 2004. He worked in law enforcement for a few years and in 1950, he became the sheriff for Roosevelt County and held two terms. He entered […]

Bronchos turn back Zias late

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By Dave Wagner Freshman forward Lacie Allen hit a 3-pointer from the key with 14 seconds left Thursday night, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 54-52 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Allen had missed her only previous 3-point attempt in the game and was […]

PHS squads play at home today, Saturday

By Kevin Wilson With both Portales teams hovering around .500 coming into this weekend’s Portales Ram Shootout, the aim is to get some wins to start momentum. The teams coming in, however, provide little opportunity for either the girls or boys team to do just that. The inaugural tournament, which includes three defending state champions, […]

EPAC Tournament

PNT Staff At Texico Boys Thursday’s games Game 15: Floyd 73, Dora 57 Game 16: San Jon 57, House 46 Game 18: Elida 68, Logan 65 (5th place) Friday’s games Game 20: Dora vs. House (9th place), 12:45 p.m., new gym Game 23: Fort Sumner vs. Grady (semifinals), 6 p.m., new gym Game 24: Melrose […]

Hounds hang on, edge UCO

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By Dave Wagner Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt scored 18 points and blocked a potential game-tying desperation 3-pointer by Central Oklahoma’s Sam Belt as time expired Thursday night, preserving Eastern New Mexico University’s 66-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-7) scored the game’s first 15 points and never relinquished the lead, […]

Homans makes stop in southeastern New Mexico

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By David Irvin Movies and cheese were the main topics of conversation Thursday when area offficials met with the state’s top economic development official. Homans was on hand at a presentation for the Yam Theater in Portales, less than an hour after speaking with Clovis and Curry County officials about how eastern New Mexico can […]

Fast-food chain leaves Portales, Clovis

By Tony Parra Portales residents will have to make an extended trip if they want it their way after Burger King restaurants in Portales and Clovis closed their doors on Wednesday. White paper signs with “Closed” written in black marker were posted on the windows and on the drive thru menu. Corporate representatives hope that […]

Portales police prepare to take prints

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Portales Police Department, in cooperation with James Elementary School, is starting a a new fingerprinting program for children in the second grade. “We decided to do the children of that age group because of our Adopt-A-Cop program,” said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The plans are to fingerprint 250 […]

Jan. 7 Obituaries

Sherry Page, 53 Mrs. Sherry Page, 53, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 7, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., to Virginia and Robert Smith. She grew up in Pomona, Calif., where she attended schools. She then attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales […]

Trust God in the new year

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Do you dread a trip?  Do you imagine the worst, creating a scenario of all kinds of mishaps? When the phone rings in the middle of the night, do you think the worst before you even pick up the receiver? How about this one … envisioning all sorts of […]

On a quest for the perfect chile

By Helena Rodriguez When I worked as a reporter and restaurant critic in Abilene, Texas, several years ago, I pledged to find the perfect chile relleno. I searched high and low, from the taqueria’s in the city’s northside barrios to the chain restaurants on the city’s southside mall strip, but to no avail. I quickly […]

Wolverines turn back Elida

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Elida Tigers didn’t win Tuesday night in the EPAC tournament boys quarterfinals, but they made unbeaten host Texico work a little bit. The Wolverines (10-0) got off to a 14-0 lead before Elida righted itself and played competitively most of the rest of the night in dropping a 64-51 decision. […]

Hounds, Zias return to LSC play

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By Dave Wagner Shawn Scanlan figures his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its work cut out this weekend. The Greyhounds (4-7), coming off consecutive solid outings, face a contrast of styles when they host Central Oklahoma tonight and Northeastern State on Saturday in Lone Star Conference crossover games at Greyhound Arena. “All […]

Ponce chosen as new regent

By Tony Parra New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Pauline Ponce of Roswell to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents, according to a press release on Wednesday. Ponce will be replacing outgoing regent Blaine Hess of Roswell. Ponce said she received a call from Richardson on Tuesday about the appointment. Ponce said she […]

White wants to give back to community

By Bob Fabian Logan White was raised learning to love the game of baseball, but he’s had to make many changes in his path to the major leagues. He wants to make another change — one to give Portales youth a better chance to duplicate his success. “I want kids to think, ‘This guy used […]

Restaurant owner tries to serve communities

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Tom and Gail Martin, owners of the Taco Box in Portales and Clovis, have been in the restaurant business for over three decades. Gail […]

Jan. 6 Obituaries

Richard Davis, 67 Mr. Richard Eric Davis, 67, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on June 12, 1937, in Elmhurst, Ill., to Helen and Lester Davis. He was reared in Bethesda, Md. where he graduated from Chevy Chase High School in 1955. He went on to […]

Lady Rams fall for second time to Cavegirls

PNT Staff CARLSBAD — The Portales Lady Rams got off to a good start, then things quickly went sour. Senior guard Carolyn Smith hit a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers to help bring Carlsbad back from an early 6-1 deficit, and the Cavegirls went on to beat Portales 35-29 Tuesday night, their second win of the […]