Tuesday area prep basketball summaries – Nov. 27

Boys Grady 46, Floyd 27 Grady (1-0) — Adam Lunsford 4, Koby Valentine 10, Trenton Jones 11, Trenton Lee 5, Isaac Bailey 1, Jordan Provencio 2, Jay Faust 7, Tucker Northcutt 6. Totals 20 5-12 46. Floyd (0-1) — W.T. Whitecotton 7, Jose Mendoza 1, Tanner Essary 2, Whatt Chandler 3, Colby Rogers 14. Totals […]

Pharmacy fees likely will be hiked

The House and Senate will decide in the next few weeks how military pharmacy fees will be raised in 2013, a step that arguably will be the most significant taken to date to slow growth in military health care budgets. Out-of-pocket costs for military families and retirees who have prescriptions filled in the TRICARE network […]

Time for Kevin’s Holiday Hints

The week has come upon me, and with no election, new TV shows or new sports seasons to be overly concerned about, I've come to a basic realization that I have nothing to write about. I know my loyal tens of readers are saying, "And when has that ever stopped you before?" Point taken. And […]

Like cockroaches, meth issue will never go away

In the same sense that we sometimes wonder why Mother Nature gave the world cockroaches, it's also normal to question why we have methamphetamine. Cockroaches certainly are among the filthiest, most prolific pests in the insect world. Meth occupies a parallel spot in the hierarchy of controlled substances. Just as there's hardly anything endearing about […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 28

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 12:34 a.m.: Caller reported someone banging on the front windows, 700 block South Avenue A. 12:54 a.m.: Caller reported possible stolen fuel, 400 block N.M. 467. 2:10 a.m.: Caller reported unknown subjects in her house, 600 block South Avenue E. 2:19 a.m.: Automated system requested law enforcement […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 28

Today Free meal at St. Helen — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Helen Catholic Church. Ninja Vanish — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story time. Information: 356-3940. Alzheimer's "Savvy Caregiver Program" — 10 a.m.-noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Information: 505-506-3114. Book signing — 2 p.m., ENMU Sandia Room in the Campus Union Building. Cartoonist Ricardo […]

My Turn – Open season for Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's open season for Christmas everything. I know there are many out there (most likely not in this area) who aren't Christmas people and I feel the consumerism of Christmas has made them that way. But gifts aside, Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. Christmas is the moment I […]

KENW-TV pledge drive to offer incentives

KENW-TV has collected $7,388 in its first weekend of airing pledge programs. The public TV station at Eastern New Mexico University is holding its annual Winterfest Membership Drive in which pledge programs will be aired during prime time hours for the week. Rena Garrett, KENW development promotion director, said incentives are offered to encourage viewers […]

Lt. Gov. Sanchez addresses concerns of local residents

Gross receipt taxes are a big concern across New Mexico, according to Lt. Gov. John Sanchez and his staff. Scott and Jane Christensen, owners of HomeSpot in Portales, expressed to Sanchez on Tuesday night at Portales City Hall their concerns about gross receipt taxes on houses and properties, which they manufacture, buy and sell. Christensen […]

Hounds, Zias jump into LSC play

Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach Andrew Helton is relatively happy with his team's early-season play, but he hopes the best is yet to come. The Greyhounds (3-3) open Lone Star Conference play with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff today against Angelo State (2-2) at Greyhound Arena. Women's squads match up in the 5:30 p.m. […]

Empty stocking fund – Nov. 28

Today's focus: Family G3 Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: The mother has been left alone to raise the children and has not yet received any child support. Clothing needs: Girls size 10, shoe size 3; boys size 12-14; shoe size 5; boys size 5-6, shoe size 1; boys size 7, shoe size 1 […]

In Tribute: Bataan Death March survivor remembered for optimism

The last survivor of the Bataan Death March in Curry County returned in good spirits despite spending 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of war, family members said. That was typical of Bud D. Johnston, they said, he always looked on the bright side. In this case he was alive. Johnston, who died Nov. 20 […]

Area girls basketball capsules

DORA LADY COYOTES Coach: Caleb King, 5th year CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroDora senior point guard Jasi Roberts looks to pass to a teammate as she goes down the lane during a drill in Saturday's practice at Dora. The Lady Coyotes open the 2012-13 season today at San Jon. Last year: 18-8 (4-2 District 8-1A, reached […]

Two killed in Quay County (updated)

A Quay County teen is in custody after police say he killed his mother and stepsister in their home Monday night outside of Tucumcari. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia State Police investigators discuss the crime scene of a reported double homicide at a residence on the 4400 block of Quay Road 63 two miles west of […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 27

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 12:15 p.m.: Caller reported a hold up alarm, 2100 block Hayes. 12:32 p.m.: Caller reported an automated alarm, 100 block East Second Street. 12:55 p.m.: Caller reported a client having domestic issues with her husband, 1700 block Bingham Stratton. 1:01 p.m.: Caller requested a close patrol, 1100 […]

Empty stocking fund – Nov. 27

Today's focus: Family G2 Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: The father of this family of seven just lost his job. Clothing needs: Boys size 7, shoe size 13 1/2; girls size 6, shoe size 11 1/2; girls size 5, shoe size 9 1/2; girls size 2T, shoe size 5; boys size 6-9 months. […]

Chaps pull away late, beat Hounds

LUBBOCK — Senior guard Jevvon Hunter led four players in double figures with 18 points and freshman guard Jabril Durham flirted with a triple-double Monday night as Lubbock Christian slipped past Eastern New Mexico University 83-76. The Chaparrals (5-4) also got 15 points and nine rebounds from junior guard Jamaal Crayton, 13 points from freshman […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 27

Today Cuddle Bunnies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Books n' Babies program. Information: 356-3940. Movie and Popcorn: "The Lorax" — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Youth 9 to 12 years old. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Free meal at St. Helen — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Helen Catholic Church. Ninja Vanish — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public […]

My Turn – ‘Holiday Happening’ pride of Portales

I've been away on vacation. A nice escape from reality, we've been off doing our favorite thing… seeing new sights. But when we booked the get-away, there were a couple of dates that gave me pause. I do love a traditional Thanksgiving, so it was a very big deal to decide to be away from […]

Black Friday results mixed

?? Prize drawings and free breakfast were among the ways local retailers plied shoppers on Black Friday. Burns Do It Center staff prepared grilled pancakes in the morning to attract shoppers. Also, store merchandise such as kitchen and Christmas items were marked up to 60 and 70 percent off and a drawing for a $1,000 […]