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 […]