Viewpoint – Social media message blurs content of trial

A Facebook posting about a pending case by 2nd Judicial District Judge Samuel Winder illustrates why the court system is right to be concerned about the use of social media by those involved in justice.Winder recently posted comments about a murder trial at which he was presiding. After the jury convicted the defendant, he posted […]

Press release: Beauty Health Science Innovations, Corp.

The City of Clovis is reviewing the activities of Beauty Health Science Innovations Corp., the developer of the cosmetics manufacturing facility southwest of Clovis in the former Frozfruit plant. Beauty Health Science Innovations Corp. was approved by the City for financial assistant to acquire a cosmetics manufacturing company in California and move it to Clovis. […]

Zias fourth, Hounds fifth in ENMU rodeo

Eastern New Mexico University finished fourth in women's competition and fifth on the men's side in the school's season-opening College "Daze" Rodeo. The three-day event wrapped up on Saturday night at Lewis Cooper Arena. Texas Tech took women's team competition with 435 points to 290 for Tarleton State, 175 for Sul Ross State and 90 […]

Dora School News – Sept. 25

Progress reports Teachers will be issuing progress reports to students today to take home to parents. These reports show academic progress as of six weeks into the nine-week grading period. Sports Tuesday – Dora volleyball hosts Elida at 4 p.m. (Two junior high games, JV and Varsity) Thursday – Dora volleyball hosts San Jon at […]

Events Calendar – Sept. 25

Today 1-2-3 to the Zoo —10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Up to 3 years old. Information: 356-3940. Day of Atonement — 6 p.m., Central Christian Church. Learn about the fall feasts of the Lord. Information: 356-5768. Minute to Win It — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Compete in 60 -second challenge with your friends. Information: […]

EPCOG approves final round of overdue audits

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Monday morning and approved the final round of overdue audits. With a few differences in details, the audit reports of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 fiscal years indicate poor accounting practices that either contributed to misuse of government-provided monies, or at least provided such opportunities. Established in 1972, […]

Portales police join new unit

Good things are in store for the Portales Police Department now that it's a member of the Ninth Judicial District Major Crimes Unit, according to Lt. Mark Cage. "They have a pool of highly trained, experienced investigators that work as a team," Cage said of the MCU. "This gives us an enormous amount of resources […]

Playwright stops by

Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune New Mexico playwright Robert Patrick is surrounded by Eastern New Mexico University students Monday after a question and answer session at the University Theatre Center. Patrick told students stories about his experiences as a playwright and gave them advice on how to get started and be a good actor. A room […]

My Turn – Marching bands best part of Homecoming

I love a parade. More than that, I love memories of parades gone by. My mind holds the scenes vividly. Batons twirling happily by a line of girls clad in sequined suits, sometimes blistering and sometimes on the verge of frost bite. Handsome trumpet players hitting high notes with ease. The percussion section, pounding the […]

ENMU performs “Night at the Songbird”

Eastern New Mexico University's homecoming play, "Night at the Songbird: Viva Vegas!," incorporates the themes of family and feminism, according to director Bryan Hahn. The play is an original work written by Hahn that he says has a story people will identify with while also surprising the audience with a twist in the plot. "The […]

Police Blotter – Sept. 25

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 10:48 a.m.: Caller reported a grass fire behind a dairy, 2700 block Roosevelt Road 2 in Floyd. 11:34 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog on New Mexico 202. 11:51 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a man who was on the floor, 1300 block North Avenue A. […]

Sunland Peanuts recalls 76 types of peanut butter

A Sunland peanut silo. Sunland Inc. is recalling 76 types of peanut butter after one product was linked to a Salmonella outbreak. WASHINGTON — A New Mexico-based company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's groceries. Sunland Inc. […]

Zias record first soccer win at MSU

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior midfielder Danielle Thurman scored less than nine minutes into the game and the Eastern New Mexico University women's soccer team made it stand up for a 1-0 Lone Star Conference win over Midwestern State on Sunday. Thurman scored her third goal of the season when MSU goalkeeper Mallory Whitworth tried […]

Their view: Appeasing aggressors not a solution

Political science Professor Marvin Folkertsma offered these words as part of a column for the Center for Vision & Values. It's a historical reminder for those willing to appease aggressors: In September 1938 the British prime minister had a problem. The Third Reich's psychopath-in-chief was scorching the airwaves in one of his trademark rants, this […]

Editorial: PRC should give gas project full attention

On a frigid Feb. 3, 2011, more than 28,000 New Mexico Gas Co. customers lost natural gas service, plunging them into a deep freeze. That was mainly because rolling blackouts in Texas reduced the supply of natural gas that the company had ordered to meet winter demand. And that occurred during a period when some […]

Our people: Clovis resident Fred Tate says working is his passion

For Fred K. Tate, 80, work has never been an issue for him. Since he was a child, Tate remembers working to make money for his family. Today he owns Pop's place and has been running the restaurant for 13 years. From Clantonville, Ark., he moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he did electric work on […]

Parents should lead prayers

No doubt Satan probably got a kick out of the headlines in the newspaper in Portales last week. "Prayer ruling upheld" relating to a ban on coach led prayer in City League sports. Hopefully the devil read a little further into the story and saw that maybe he hadn't exactly won this one after all. […]

School menus – Sept. 23

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast scramble. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad and ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks […]

Animals deserve chance to decent home

T his is one of those columns that will, ever so blatantly, encourage you to go out and make a difference-this time, in the life of an animal. Shuster the dog is about to celebrate his first birthday. Shuster is the inseparable companion of my granddaughter who lives with us, Mikayla, age 8. Shuster is […]

Engagements – Sept. 23

Contreras-Sosa Contreras-Sosa Martin and Adela Contreras of Hereford, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sylvia Vanesa Contreras of Hereford, to Fernando Sosa of Clovis, son of Guadalupe and Carmen Enriquita Sosa of Clovis. The celebration will take place Sept. 29, 2012, at San Jose Church in Hereford. The […]