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: [...]