Texico stays perfect

TEXICO — The Clayton Yellowjackets caught unbeaten Texico off-guard early in Friday's District 2-2A matchup. Texico quarter back Rallin Harris scrambles late in the first quarter of Friday's District 2-2A game against Clayton at Texico Quarterback Alberto Salgado and running back Nick Wiseman used their speed and strength to attack the Wolverines' defense early on. […]

Food director thanks contributors

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is celebrating the success of our most recent food drive "Stuff Nancy's Truck" in which communities donated over 8,000 pounds of food and more than $500. Our food drive was also an opportunity to celebrate "Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Day." An event like this is only […]

Born into the business

Family put Scot Stinnett in the newspaper business, and inadvertently kept him from trying his craft at a bigger newspaper. One week after receiving a New Mexico reporter's highest honor, the Portales native insists that family put him there, too. The 1974 Portales High graduate, who got his start at the Portales News-Tribune before he […]

In Search of Ponies: The healing magic of canines

It might have escaped human notice, had it not been for the inordinate amount of attention it drew from the other dogs. Whether he was sitting, lounging, napping or walking around the yard, they followed him everywhere he went, licking the wound on his shoulder. And he carried on as if soothed, if not oblivious […]

McGee: Best green chile cheeseburger hunt ends up back home

The time had come to return home from our mini-vacation in northern New Mexico. We were energized and restored. We had feasted on local cuisine, even going out of our way to Mora to enjoy "the best steak tacos in the world," according to the Lady of the House. "Let's see what's going on back […]

Thursday area prep volleyball – Nov. 1

FLOYD — The Floyd Lady Broncos overcame a two-game deficit to edge Dora 19-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-13 in District 8-1A volleyball on Thursday night. The result gives Floyd (9-9, 2-4 district) the No. 3 seed in next week's district tournament and a first-round home match at 6 p.m. on Monday against the Lady Coyotes […]

L.J. Jenkins Invitational set this weekend

L.J. Jenkins of Texico, the 2006 PBR World Finals champion, is bringing bullriding back to his stomping grounds. The two-day event is coming to the Curry County Events Center today and Saturday. Courtesy photo: Joe's Boot ShopTexico's L.J. Jenkins finished third overall in the 2012 PBR Built Ford Tough Series world standings and has won […]

Portales soccer squads get set for state

The Portales Rams didn't fare too well against New Mexico Military Institute in two matches earlier this season — both outings resulted in 4-0 losses. "They were probably our two worst games all year," Rams coach Brian Kirchner said. "They (Colts) seem to have our number a little bit." The Rams (10-8), seeded 10th, get […]

Rams expect challenge from Lovington

Don't put too much stock in Lovington's 2-5 record this season. First-year Portales Rams coach Jaime Ramirez certainly isn't. The teams collide at 7 p.m. today in Lovington in a District 4-3A clash, and Ramirez knows his squad will have its hands full. "If we win, we control our own destiny," Ramirez said regarding the […]

Commissioners table Sunland landfill request

The Clovis City Commission, with aims to avoid a sticky situation on fee waivers, tabled a request Thursday night to help reduce landfill costs for a local peanut plant. Portales-based Sunland Inc., in operation since 1988, has massive disposal issues associated with a nationwide recall of products. A salmonella outbreak was traced back to a […]

Police blotter – Nov. 2

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 9:52 a.m.: Caller reported a parked pickup, 1300 block of North Globe. 10:09 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 400 block of West University. 10:35 a.m.: Caller requested an officer, Kaywood Street. 10:45 a.m.: Caller reported a big black dog running loose, 800 block of West 16th Street. […]

Residents start faith-based youth sports association

A new faith-based sports association recently founded in Roosevelt County has nothing to do with the recent local uproar concerning prayer, according to founding members. More than 100 Portales residents piled into city hall last month during a city council meeting to express their opinions on the issue of Portales city league sports coaches being […]

ENMU students call play most challenging

There's scandal at Eastern New Mexico University in the form of devious girls and pompous gentleman. Thursday night was opening night for the ENMU production of the George Bernard Shaw play, "Man and Superman." "It falls somewhere between a comedy of manners and a social satyr," said ENMU music major Brian Lee, who plays Roebuck […]

Persevere and hold on to God’s promises

A cross without a crown, a victory without a battle and a testimony without a test and we have nothing to overcome. The struggle in the cocoon finally emerges. In God's timing it bursts into the light with beauty and soars on wings of victory. I see similarity in life's difficulties. Of course the big […]

My turn: Song stuck in my head

I've had the song "Down By the River to Pray" stuck in my head for a week now, compliments of the Eastern New Mexico University choir. The song was one of its finishing numbers Saturday night at their fall performance at the university Music Building. I've played the Alison Krauss version twice on YouTube since […]

Great-tailed grackles here to stay

I have observed an increase in numbers of robins, Eurasian collared doves, white-winged doves and Mississippi kites in our area. No increase, however, matches that of great-tailed grackles (sometimes incorrectly called crackles). Their long rudder-like tail is quite distinctive. Males are black, and the females are brownish. Males are 18 inches long from tip of […]

County clerks: Early voting numbers lower than 2008

The county clerks for Roosevelt and Curry counties say early voting for Tuesday's general election feels just as busy as it was in the last presidential election 2008, but the numbers don't bear it out. As of Wednesday, there have been 4,337 early vote ballots in Curry County, compared 4,537 at the same point in […]

Letters to the editor: Train station sign not accurate

While visiting in Portales a few days ago, I read the new sign in front of the Post Office about the train station. It is a very nice sign, but not entirely correct. It states the depot closed when the final passenger train ran in 1965. The depot remained open for freight customers until 1988. […]

Government should open market

I will probably never understand those who feel the solution to any problem is to get the government to do something about it. Very few things should ever be subject to a vote, and nothing that would violate the rights of the losing side should ever be put to a vote — nor imposed by […]

Editorial: Agriculture education sees rise in women

When someone talks about farms, the image that comes to mind is a guy on a tractor or in a barn, maybe being helped by his sons. Time to get a new picture. A recent report shows the number of females enrolled in agricultural programs at colleges surpasses that of males nationwide. Those women will […]