Councilor: Logos on water towers too pricey

Portales City Councilor Michael Lucero says he just can't justify spending $35,000 to paint the school logos of Eastern New Mexico University and Portales High School on the town's water towers to his constituents. City Councilor Keith Thomas said $35,000 was the worst-case scenario cost and although he wants the city's support behind the project, [...]

Hounds snap skid

Greyhound senior wide receiver Chase Kyser gets tripped up by Texas A&M Lion JT. Bates in the second quarter. Kyser lead the Hounds with four receptions for 42 yards. BLACKWATER DRAW — Sometimes kickers share a similar plight to referees and offensive linemen — nobody notices them much unless they screw up. Eastern New Mexico [...]

Zias fall to UNM in exhibition

ALBUQUERQUE — Senior guard Hannah Altheide got the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team off to a fast start Saturday, hitting a 3-pointer on the game's first possession. The New Mexico Lobos eventually took control, though, and pulled away to a 56-37 exhibition win over the Zias at The Pit. It was a tuneup [...]

Samoei second at regional

DENVER — Senior Isaiah Samoei's second-place finish led the Eastern New Mexico University men's cross country team to fifth-place in in the South Central regional and a second consecutive berth in the NCAA Division II nationals, scheduled for Nov. 17 at Joplin, Mo. Samoei, from Kenya, finished with an 8K time of 32 minutes, 10 [...]

Local children participate in Oasis fishing clinic

President of Friends of Oasis Brad Cozine cut down the middle of a fish Saturday morning as he sat at a table at Oasis State Park. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Friends of Oasis State Park President Brad Cozine, left, shows a group of local residents how to gut a fish Saturday at the park as [...]

Community Calendar – Nov. 4

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday's paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Blackwater Draw Museum — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. [...]

The right dog for the occasion

One of my Texas buddies was talkin' about stockdogs "down south" being different than those "up north". I agreed, depending on where you draw the Mason-Dixon Line. I describe those coming from the cooler climes as "suave, smooth, nervous and quick." Think of hockey pucks, machine guns and playing zone defense. Border Collies, Kelpies and [...]

Police Blotter – Nov. 4

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 10:10 a.m.: Caller reported an animal problem, 700 block of South Roosevelt Road Q. 10:25 a.m.: Caller reported a distress alarm, 200 block of Texas Drive. 11:44 a.m.: Caller reported a motor vehicle accident, Third Street and Main. 1:20 p.m.: Caller reported a motorcycle parked illegally, 700 [...]

Events Calendar – Nov. 4

Today Annual Turkey Dinner — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bovina. Serving turkey dinner with all the trimmings, desserts and drinks. Per plate donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 6 Information: 806-251-1511. Man and Superman — 2 p.m., ENMU University Theater Center Main Stage. George Bernard Shaw production directed [...]

My Turn – True patriots will respect winner

On the outside chance that Willie — back on board after being promised a White House "greenhouse" — and I fail in our Green Tea Party presidential campaign, we pledge to honor our democracy by not whining. We will accept the results with dignity — and possibly a doobie (while listening to "What a Fool [...]