ENMU basketball capsules – Feb. 6

MEN Cameron (12-6, 8-4 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (9-11, 6-6) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: Both played on Saturday. The Aggies turned back Incarnate Word 69-60 at Lawton, Okla., while the Greyhounds edged Abilene Christian 65-64 at Greyhound Arena for their season-best third win in a […]

Christ’s unfailing love is still his gift whenever we fail

The Apostle Peter was about to foul up. And not just a little. Any Christian with an ounce of spiritual sensitivity knows that we all "deny" Christ whenever we choose for self and not for God, hurt others, live selfishly, make poor choices, commit sin, etc. We all have, and we all do. In some […]

Bar should be raised on PRC qualifications

Last November, 542,928 New Mexicans voted to have the Legislature increase the qualifications to serve on the Public Regulation Commission. In no uncertain terms, 80 percent of the voting public decided being 18 years old and felony-free wasn't enough to justify a $92K-a-year salary and determine how much New Mexicans pay for electricity or natural […]

Sequestration scare tactic failed

Congressional leaders appear to have reached consensus that it is safer politically to allow deep and arbitrary cuts to military budgets than it is to negotiate a large debt-reduction deal that would have names attached. With Republicans and Democrats unwilling to make difficult decisions to address budget deficits in a balanced way, the military is […]

Salary postings latest effort to promote government transparency

New Mexico's Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes individual liberty and government transparency, has published payroll data for New Mexico cities and counties. Here's a portion of its press release announcing the data: In an effort to improve government transparency throughout New Mexico, the Rio Grande Foundation has requested and published payroll data. Said Rio Grande […]

Judge: Texas school finance plan unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas — The system Texas uses to fund public schools violates the state's constitution by not providing enough money to school districts and failing to distribute the money in a fair way, a judge ruled Monday. The landmark decision could force the Legislature to overhaul the way it pays for education. Shortly after listening […]

Roosevelt County School Board Election Sample Ballot

The election is Feb. 5. Portales Position 3: Alan W. Grant Position 4: Antonio Roque Sanchez Jr Kathleen I. Cooper Dora Position 2: John A. Mohon Kenner Carrasco Position 4: Jana C Roberts Position 5: Gary William Simpson Ray Pallares Wayne Allan McAlister Elida Position 3: Garland G. Creighton Position 4: Virginia Ann Clemmons Position […]

Duplex fire under investigation

Clovis Fire Department officials are continuing to investigate the cause of a Friday afternoon duplex fire in the 800 block of Hinkle Street. No injuries were reported, but Capt. Allan Silvers said the duplex where the fire started was heavily damaged. The back door to the burned duplex was open when firefighters arrived about 4:30 […]

CCC displays Taos pioneer art

The paintings of pioneer Taos artists are on exhibit at the Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College. The exhibit showcases work from some of the earliest Taos artists, including Bert Geer Phillip, Ernest L. Blumenschein and Joseph Henry Sharp. The artists with works on display are deceased. The display is comprised […]

Elida School News – Feb. 5

Sports 4 p.m. today — Elida hosts Fort Sumner junior varsity girls and varsity girls and boys. Thursday, Friday, Saturday — Fort Sumner Junior High tournament. 2 p.m. Saturday — Elida hosts Clovis Christian Junior High girls and boys and varsity girls and boys 5 p.m. Feb. 12 — Elida hosts Gateway Christian varsity boys. […]

Meetings Watch – Portales City Council meeting agenda

The following items are on the agenda for Portales City Council's meeting scheduled for 7 tonight: An update on the U.S. 70 construction project. The presentation of the 2011-2012 audit for the city of Portales. A public hearing to receive comments on Ordinance No. 700, an ordinance providing for the annexation of Portales Select Peanut […]

ENMU spring enrollment record set

Eastern New Mexico University has another record enrollment. A university news release reports 5,222 students enrolled for the spring semester. "This is an increase of 2.7 percent over last year's spring record of 5,084," the release stated. The release also said student credit hours — the measurement by which higher education institutions base funding — […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 5

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m. "Guess How Much I Love You?" will be featured. For ages 0-3. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Teen Writers Group — 5 p.m. For ages 13-18. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 […]

My Turn – Privileged handful in history get to fly

We were flying home from a business trip. I was tired from the busy week, my head was bobbing, and I closed my eyes to take a short nap on the hour-long flight to Albuquerque. The winter clouds made a soft blanket of white over the landscape, with only occasional holes to look down through. […]

Gay ban up in air for scouts

Mark Gromley says the controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America and its policy regarding the ban on gay members strays away from what the organization is about. Gromley, president of the area's Boy Scouts of America Conquistador Council, associates the scouts with leadership, camping and merit badges, not the sexual orientation of the parents […]

ENMU theater to make history

Robert Garcia is one of three Eastern New Mexico University students to make history in the Department of Theater by co-directing the first student-directed production to hit the Main Stage Theater. Michael Cristofer's "The Shadow Box" is supposed to be the biggest show of the year at ENMU and Garcia is thankful to be a […]

PHS basketball capsules – Feb. 5

BOYS Texico (13-6) at Portales (11-8) When: 7 p.m. today at th RAC Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Wolverines won their second District 4-2A game by a point in two nights, beating Tucumcari 49-48 at home after winning 64-63 at Santa Rosa on Friday. The Rams lost on Friday at Class 4A No. […]

A&M International posts 4-3 win over Zias

SAN ANTONIO — A seventh-inning rally cme up short on Sunday and Eastern New Mexico University's softball team dropped its fifth consecutive game in the season-opening NCAA Division II College Classic, a 4-3 decision to Texas A&M International. The Dustdevils (3-2) took a 3-2 lead on a two-out, bases-loaded walk to Emily Smith and added […]

ENMU tracksters compete in Texas Tech

LUBBOCK — Senior Isaiah Samoei and sophomore Kaspars Briska went 3-5 in the men's 3,000-meter run in Texas Tech's season-openng Red Raider Open track meet, ENMU's first indoor track competition since the school moved up from the NAIA to NCAA Division II in 1984. Samoei ran the event in a time of 8 minutes, 40.61 […]

LSC basketball update – Feb. 4

Standings All Times MST Men Conf. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 10-2 14-5 Cameron 8-4 12-6 Incarnate Word 8-4 12-8 West Texas A&M 6-6 14-6 Tarleton State 5-5 12-6 Eastern New Mexico 6-6 9-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-7 9-10 Texas A&M-Commerce 4-6 11-9 Abilene Christian 4-8 10-10 Angelo State 2-10 5-15 Jan. 29 game West Texas […]