Hounds up winning streak to three


By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Things have been going pretty well for the Eastern New Mexico University football team lately, not so much for Texas A&M-Kingsville. Rashan Lawrence and E’lon Spight each scored his first touchdown of the season — Lawrence on his first carry of the season and only […]

Blood drives crucial for community benefit


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com While most people were sitting down to a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, Exie Price Williams was in the hospital that Thursday in 2008. She was there with a stomach virus she says saved her life because while there, her blood work revealed she had aplastic anemia, a bone […]

Rattlesnakes on the border

Some of you might think this is another grim tale about the cartels and gunfights in the Mexican Border states. It’s not. Most all of roads coming north to connect with the freeway have a manned border patrol checkpoint. The object is to deter illegal immigrants and drug smuggling. A good deal of the borderland […]

West Texas A&M sweeps meet; ENMU men second


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams knew their chances of winning Lone Star Conference championships on Saturday were slim, but they’ll take what they got. ENMU’s men, the two-time defending LSC champions, put three runners in the top 15, good for all-confrerence honors, en […]

Police Blotter — Oct. 27

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Thursday Caller reported: • 8:53 a.m.: Follow up request, 1900 block of Virginia Estates. • 9:22 a.m.: Narcotics, 1000 block of West First Street. • 9:33 a.m.: Follow up request, U.S. 70. • 10:01 a.m.: Requested deputy, 1000 block of N.M. 267. • 10:22 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1600 […]

Events Calendar — Oct. 27

Today Halloween Dance — 2-5 p.m., La Casa Senior Center. Admission is $5 and $3 for people wearing costumes Information: 356-5056. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per […]

Road Construction — Oct. 27

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Clovis North/South traffic on Martin Luther King will be closed from the main PRMC entrance to approximately 300’ south of the intersection. Primary access to the hospital during all construction phases of the project will be on 21st Street. Obey all construction signs and seek an […]

Shutouts have Portales optimistic

CMI staff SANTA FE — Sara Vasquez was back on the sidelines for the Portales girls soccer team this weekend and her team treated her to a good weekend. The Lady Rams, coming off a 2-0 District 2/1A-3A win at Monte del Sol on Friday, followed it up with a 4-0 shutout of Desert Academy […]

Kingsville rallies to beat Zias in five

CMI staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville rallied from a set down to edge Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 17-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-13 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Saturday. The Javelinas (13-12, 5-5 LSC) took the lead for good in the fifth set at 8-4 with a run of four consecutive points. The Zias […]

Lady Tigers improve to 18-1

ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers continued to steamroll toward the postseason on Saturday, rolling over San Jon 25-6, 25-15, 25-7 in District 2-B volleyball. The Lady Tigers improved to 18-1 (7-0 district), while the Lady Coyotes fell to 8-6 (3-2). Elida also won the junior varsity preliminary 25-15, 25-15. The Lady Tigers close out […]