Businesses expecting boost in sales on tax-free weekend

Sheila Hays, owner of Sheila's Ladies Apparel in Portales, expects to see the jeans and T-shirts fly off the shelves this weekend during the state's tax-free weekend sales. CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Portales Bealls Supervisor Robin Taylor organizes clothing in the juniors department at the store Wednesday afternoon. Taylor and store associate Rose Dominguez […]

My Turn – August 2

When my less-than-blazing speed was duly noted by the Dora track coach 35-plus years ago, I was sent with the other slow-pokes to the old baseball field, supplied with a softball, a shot put and a discus, and condemned to "field events." My lifelong ineptitude for throwing a softball surfaced quickly, but I could hold […]