Friday area boys prep basketball – Nov. 30

TEXICO — Texico cruised into the boys title match of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout while Farwell had a little tougher time. Texico 54, Logan 40 — Miguel Reyna followed up a 26-point effort in the opening round with a 25-point effort Friday as the Wolverines bested the Class 1A defending state champions. CMI photo: […]

Friday area girls prep basketball – Nov. 30

TEXICO — Texico and Friona advanced to the girls championship game of the Texico Citizens Bank Border Shootout with easy wins Friday. Texico 59, Logan 39 — Shaylee Anderson scored 17 points and Sarah Daniels and Brianna Reyna added 10 each for Texico, which used a 19-point second quarter to take a 24-22 halftime lead. […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Dec. 1

Men ENMU (4-3, 1-0 Lone Star Conference) at Abilene Christian (4-1, 1-0) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Radio: KSEL-AM 1450. • Last time out: The Greyhounds downed Angelo State 76-67 at Greyhound Arena while the Wildcats edged West Texas A&M 59-58 at Canyon in conference openers on Wednesday. • Last […]

Seasonal floats

Derek Saiz' eyes lit up Friday afternoon as he drilled screws into the wooden beams of a trailer behind the Clovis hospital. CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks A parade performer dressed as Santa Claus on a Portales Fire Department truck waves to the Portales Light Parade crowd last year. The Plains Regional Medical Center Plant […]

Tularosa tops Texico – again

TEXICO — You could argue that Tularosa has Texico's number of late. Mostly, the Wildcats have Jim Coleman, and that was enough to lift second-seeded Tularosa to a 26-21 Class 2A playoff semifinal win over the Wolverines on Friday night. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior got his team on the board with a 47-yard interception return […]

In search of ponies: List of exotic pets getting longer

I t seems there isn't much left on the planet that humankind hasn't tried to domesticate, and if not attempting to domesticate, mankind has tried to keep most everything in captivity at one time or another, with varying degrees of success. In some cases, pulling creatures out of the wild is actually doing them a […]

Respect two-way street

I have noticed a couple of recent letters to the editor calling for respect toward those in political office. That's all well and good; there needs to be more respect in society, but it needs to be earned. Respect is cheapened when it is not deserved. When it is given unearned to someone who demands […]

ENMU-ACU preview

Men ENMU (4-3, 1-0 Lone Star Conferencne) at Abilene Christian (4-1, 1-0) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: The Greyhounds downed Angelo State 76-67 at Greyhound Arena while the Wildcats edged West Texas A&M 59-58 at Canyon in conference openers on Wednesday. • Last […]

Empty Stocking Fund

Today's focus: Family L2 Household members: 4 Children: 2 children under 12. Special circumstances: In this family, the children are being raised by their grandmother, who has just recently lost her job. This has put a strain upon the family. Clothing needs: Boys size 7, shoe size 11 1/2; boys size 6, shoe size 10. […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

Eastern New Mexico University will request an additional $5 million from the state Legislature for its renovation work at the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts building. The ENMU Board of Regents approved the request Friday during a special meeeting. The university will receive $9 million from November's successful general obilation bond proposal. ENMU originally presented its […]

McGee: Nothing wrong with women taking lead

I have a lot of respect for women. My mom did most of the raising of my brother, sister and me. While my dad was busy with his work my mom was the one who directed my world: She drove me to Boy Scout meetings, she took me and my buddies fishing and she tried […]

Expectations run high for Wildcats

In his first season as Clovis High boys basketball coach, Matt King led the Wildcats to last spring's Class 5A state semifinals. With six of their top eight players back, the Cats will be disappointed if they don't get beyond that this time. "I think the expectations are high, but they're always going to be […]

Clovis woman gets 18 years despite emotional plea

Guadalupe Flores, eyes welling and her voice cracking, pleaded for mercy at her sentencing Friday for killing Brandon Vann, a man she called her best friend. District Judge Stephen Quinn's response was 18 years in prison — a dozen short of the maximum 30 years District Attorney Matt Chandler sought after successfully convicting Flores, 27, […]

Thursday area prep summaries – Nov. 29

Citizens Bank Border Shootout At Texico Boys Thursday's quarterfinals Farwell 65, Melrose 18 Friona 55, Dimmitt JV 32 Logan 57, Grady 31 Texico 63, Floyd 29 Friday's semifinals Consolation Melrose vs. Dimmitt JV, 11 a.m., junior high gym Grady vs. Floyd, 12:45 p.m., high school gym Championship Farwell vs. Friona, 4:15 p.m., junior high gym […]

Fugitive gets assaulted while in custody

Hours after he was transported to the Curry County jail Thursday, former international fugitive and accused killer Noe Torres was attacked by the uncle of the child he is charged with helping slay. Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed jail staff placed Torres in a holding cell near one occupied by Richard Silva, the uncle of 10-year-old […]

Empty stocking fund – Nov. 30

Today's focus: Family L Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: This family needs help this year because the husband has been out of work due to an injury, and the mother currently is on maternity leave. Clothing needs: Boys size 10, shoe size 3; boys size 3, shoe size 4; boys size 6 months. […]

Adult sentence to be pursued for accused killer

Prosecutors say they plan to pursue an adult sentence against a Tucumcari teen accused of killing his mother and stepsister. A 9 a.m. Dec. 7 preliminary hearing has been set for Tony Day, 14, charged in the deaths Monday of his mother, Sue Day, 67, and stepsister, 49-year-old Sherry Folts, at their home west of […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 30

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 1 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 600 block of Wylie Cox Circle. 1:45 p.m.: Subject requested an officer regarding harassment, walk-up. 1:54 p.m.: Caller requested an officer for a break-in, 600 block of Wylie Cox Circle. 1:55 p.m.: Caller reported a dog was shot in a ditch, […]

People make the world go round

Look at those you love. Look at the friends you have. I'm so glad God made people. Aren't you grateful for them? We would freeze in the winter and get hot in our house if we didn't have an electrician. What if we didn't have a plumber or a carpenter? Besides that we have ministers, […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 30

Today ENMU Board of Regents meeting — 5 p.m., Regents Room in the Administration Building. Meeting to discuss JWLA renovation project. Holiday Concert — 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. and 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., ENMU University Theatre Center mainstage. Fifth Fridays — 5 p.m., Portales Town Square. Food and entertainment provided by vendors, bands and downtown businesses. Information: […]