Former Portales police officer sentenced to 25 years

The mother of a Portales High School student at the center of charges against former city police officer Victor Castillo told the court her daughter dreamed of becoming a police officer. Castillo pleaded guilty to 17 of 34 charges She said her then 16-year-old daughter's sexual relationship last year with Castillo shattered her trust of […]

ENMU RODEO, TRACK: Women win second consecutive rodeo title

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's women captured their second consecutive rodeo team title over the weekend, winning the Tarleton State rodeo with 375 points to 265 for runnerup Western Texas College. The Zias finished third for the year in Southwest Region competition, scoring 1,530 points to trail only Tarleton (2,730 5/6) and Texas […]

Kingsville completes sweep of Hounds

The struggles continued on Sunday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Second baseman Ben Villafuerte's tie-breaking, two-run homer kicked off a five-run fifth inning and Texas A&M-Kingsville went on to complete a four-game Lone Star Conference series sweep of the Greyhounds with an 11-5 victory at Greyhound Field. Kingsville (31-15, 14-10 LSC) remained […]

Police Blotter – April 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: 12 a.m.: Requested an officer, 1300 block of South Avenue O. 12 a.m.: Requested an officer, 300 block of South Avenue J. 12:26 a.m.: Their vehicle broke down, 1600 block of South Roosevelt Road 3. 12:40 a.m.: Someone keeps knocking at […]

School menus

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Eggs & Cheese Biscuit. Lunch — Chicken Spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch and oranges. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana Bread. Lunch — Goldfish Turkey & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers & ranch, chilled mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage Biscuit. Lunch — Mac & Cheese, green […]

Composting food waste featured on show

Information on composting food waste, working with a no-bake polymer clay and preparing healthy lunches and snacks will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Business partners, Christy Kabbani and Nicky Poloski will explain their concept at Two Mothers Foods where they compost all vegetarian waste in order to […]

On The Shelves

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Gun Digest Book of Classic American Combat Rifles presents a unique compilation of articles on the greatest firearms developed since 1776, analyzing the design, performance, historical perspective, and even the shortcomings of rifles used by American troops in battle from the American Revolution to the present […]

Senior Happenings

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 Sit & Be Fit; 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. Beg. Line dance; 2 p.m. Line dance; 5 p.m. Social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. Jam Session Wednesday: 8:30 Sit & Be Fit; 1 p.m. Crafts Thursday: Blood Pressure; 8 a.m. […]

Club Notes

DAR The El Portal Chapter of the DAR met on April 13 in the home of Jody Lowry. Pam Wallace called the meeting to order and led the opening rituals. Carolyn Thompson read the President General's message followed by Cori Snobble, who gave the National Defense minute combined with the Indian minute. As her state […]

Engagements April 21, 2013

Stone – Walker Gary and LaWana Stone of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sherry Stone of Clovis, to Shayne Walker of Clovis, son of Mike and Shanna Walker of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 22, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Wayland Baptist University. She is […]

Rest in peace Sgt. Smith

Watching the news from Albuquerque, or in fact from any place, can often make you more informed than you wish you had to become. Case in point — the story this week concerning an 89-year-old Navajo man, one of the original Code Talkers, who passed away in an Albuquerque hospital after spending a month in […]

Willing to serve

Tera Wong-Williams works as a youth development specialist for the Girl Scouts of America. Her position, which she has held since August 2012, enables her to coordinate nearly all Girl Scout activities in Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca and Quay counties. Wong-Williams also volunteers with a falf-dozen other orgainations. She said she has always wanted to […]

Newspaper still best news source

This past week has been heartbreaking for our country because of the loss of life and injury of innocent people. With coverage of the bombings in Boston and the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, like everyone else I've been glued to the news coverage of the breaking news. The more I've viewed […]

Events Calendar – April 21

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. 22nd Annual Enchilada Lunch — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dora schools cafeteria. Hosted by the Dora High School Business Professionals of America to raise fund for its National Leadership Conference. Information: 477-2211. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: […]

ENMU secures funding for renovation

Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble is declaring a victory following New Mexico's 2013 legislative session. In addition to the $9 million ENMU is set to receive from a successful general obligation bond proposal in the November election, ENMU secured an additional $4 million in capital outlay money to renovate the Jack Williamson Liberal […]

Relay for Life roundup

After 14 hours of relentless walking around Eastern New Mexico University's Greyhound Arena, participants in the Portales Relay for Life finally got to stop at 5 a.m. Saturday. With 37 teams and over 370 participants, the Relay raised about $9,000 so far. Mark Clark, co-chair for the event, said money raised from the silent auction […]

Hounds outslugged in nightcap

PORTALES — On a day where 49 runs were scored, the last two by Texas A&M-Kingsville proved to be just enough. Matt Perez hit an RBI fielder's choice with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the ninth, and James Black added an RBI single as the Javelinas held on for a […]

Greyhounds sign forward from Rio Grande

Mike Torrez, a 6-foot-7 forward from Rio Grande H.S. in Albuquerque, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Torrez averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 49 percent from the floor and 72 percent from the free throw line last season for the Ravens, […]

Air Force budget constraints leave pilots grounded

A recent editorial in the Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner newspaper pointed out the irony that the Air Force has grounded F-16s at Eielson Air Force Base and several other installations across the country. "So the world's mightiest military cannot keep its pilots in top form," the editorial read. "They will go without real flight experience […]

Fiasco on the green leads to epiphany

After another recent disaster at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course, a friend and I swung by Cotton Patch to dissect why our swings looked more like we were in a batter's box than a tee box — and to wash down something hearty with tea on the rocks. Before entering, we held the door for […]