Hounds nip Commerce, earn No. 6 seed

Jordan Romero came up big for Eastern New Mexico University's men on Saturday. The junior guard from Santa Fe had career highs of eight 3-point and 25 points as the Greyhounds held off Texas A&M-Commerce 88-85 in the Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale for both teams at Greyhound Arena. In a hard-fought, faced-paced game, […]

Rams sweep Lovington for district tournament titles

Zach Campbell's field goal with 11 seconds left sealed Portales High's 61-58 win over Lovington on Saturday night in the District 4-3A boys tournament championship game at the Ram Activity Center. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Lady Rams guard Sheraya Cox looks for an opening as she makes her way around Lovington's Amariz Antillon in […]

Zias’ late rally not enough in loss to Lions

With a chance to move up in the Lone Star Conference standings, the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball squad put together a big comeback behind three players scoring in double figures. Turned out, they needed four. Breanna Harris scored 15 points to lead four in double figures for Texas A&M-Commerce, which escaped Greyhound Arena […]

Zias rally for split with Hilltoppers

Freshman left fielder Kyra Sirag homered and drove in five runs on Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University's softball team beat St. Edward's 8-4 for a split of their doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. In the first game, the Hilltoppers jumped on ENMU early for an 8-4 victory despite five shutout innings in relief by […]

Area district basketball roundup – March 2

District tournaments (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS District 4-5A Thursday (2) Hobbs 78, (3) Carlsbad 69 Saturday Championship (1) Clovis 91, Hobbs 71 District 4-3A Tuesday (seeding playoff) At Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (2) Lovington 59, (3) Ruidoso 47 Saturday Championship (1) Portales 61, Lovington 58 District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, (3) Tucumcari […]

School Menus – March 3

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — French Toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on […]

Senior Calendar – March 3

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

Anniversaries – March 3

Martin Kenneth "Butch" and Carol Martin of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at the Memorial Building in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Richard and Janice Hardin, and Larry Martin. The couple was married March 8, 1963, in Clovis. They have two children, […]

Creative Living: Transfer art, postcards featured on show

Information on decorating garments with transfer art, making a swimsuit cover-up and creating backgrounds for fabric postcards will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Dianna Effner is an artist and owner of Dianna Effner Porcelain Dolls, and she's going to show several dolls wearing tee-shirts or other garments […]

On the Shelves – March 3

These books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Ranches of the American West by Linda Paul was given by Kent and Becky Carruthers in memory of Oscar Toliver. This book showcases 25 of the most spectacular western ranches, including century-old working ranches as well as rugged new compounds designed for celebrity owners, demonstrating that […]

Births – March 3

Bryant Harper Adalyn Bryant was born Feb. 8, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Phil and Heather Bryant of Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. She has one brother, Haden Bryant, 2 years old. Grandparents are Mark and Phyllis Bryan of Clovis, Maureen Burns of Clovis, and Cary Pickens, Winters, […]

Birthdays – March 3

Fuller Lea Fuller of Portales planned to attend her 90th birthday on Saturday in Portales. The celebration was hosted by family members and friends at Seventh Day Adventist Church. Lea Fuller was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Lehr, N.D. She has three children, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Engagements – March 3

Followill-DeFoor Chris and Lora Followill of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Coren Ashley Followill of Melrose, to Tycer Ray DeFoor, of Clovis, son of Terril and Kim DeFoor of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 7, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Melrose High School. She is […]

Fire roars throughout blizzard

The day began with predictions of the blizzard to end all blizzards, or at least what passes for that, during this particular winter. Blizzard or not, by Sunday night life was looking pretty fair. As we all know by now, the blizzard came, or at least a decent amount of wet snow came. The elements […]

Breaking the silence at church

As I opened the iPad cover to fire up the NIV during church last week, the entire congregation got a few seconds of "Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner. My loving wife had been listening to a classic rock station just before church. I clapped the cover down quickly like a burglar that's just mistakenly lifted […]

Our People: The truth is the truth

Sandra Cole was born and raised in Clovis. She said her parents Will and Hazel Moten moved to Clovis in 1942 to escape the racial oppression they experienced in east Texas and to find work. Cole said she belonged to a small black population when she was growing up in Clovis. She worked as a […]

Community Calendar – March 3

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. […]

On the front lines where Beef Begins

Over the years I have heard story after story of accidents related to calving season. I have researched the subject with a couple of guys at the sale barn, a purebred breeder and a retired cow vet. I came up with this list of Safe Calving Habits: Far and away the most common tale I […]

Local Brief – Voice of Democracy audio and essay contest

Derek Garcia, a senior at Dora High School, won at the local, district and state level of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy audio and essay contest. The Voice of Democracy contest included more than 50,000 high school students competing by writing and recording broadcast scripts on a patriotic theme. This year […]

Altrusa’s Char-i-Tea event raises money for new library

The Altrusa Club hosted its first Char-i-Tea event Saturday to raise money and donate books for a new library at the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home. Hosted at the home's Massey Center, Altrusa Club members and their guests dined on finger sandwiches and pastries and had a choice of tea or punch as a drink. […]