Engagements — Oct. 6

Stroud-Morgan David Stroud of Portales and Virginia Jones of Clovis announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Kathryn Stroud of Portales, to Jesse Morgan of Portales, son of Brad Morgan and Shelly Morgan of Portales. The bride-to-be graduated from Clovis High School in 2012. She is attending Clovis Community College, pursuing a degree in elementary […]

Portales sweeps by Roswell to move to 8-1

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com One team, Roswell High, has kept the Portales High volleyball squad from being unbeaten to this point in the season. On Tuesday night, the Lady Rams made amends for that setback with a 25-14, 25-22, 25-13 thrashing of the Lady Coyotes at the Ram Athletic Center. Senior Kristen […]

School Menus — Sept. 22

Editor’s Note: The school menus regularly run in the Lifestyles section, but were moved due to space constraints.   Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — chicken spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — banana bread. Lunch — goldfish turkey & cheese sandwich, sweet potato […]

Fugitive captured in Texas

CMI staff A tip to Crime Stoppers has ended with the capture of a murder suspect and fugitive who was the subject of a manhunt in Texas and eastern New Mexico. A deputy at the Parmer County Sheriff’s office confirmed Alejandro Rodriguez, 20, was caught Friday by U.S. Marshals at a motel in Potter County. […]

Rainfall helps crops, hinders construction

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
A large truck drives through a puddle on the corner of South Avenue D and 17th Street on Wednesday afternoon during the rainstorm.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Roosevelt County farmer Greg Burris knows that any rain in the area is a timely rain since the drought has plagued farmers for the past three years, but Wednesday’s showers specifically helped save his wheat crop. “It will tremendously help it,” Burris said. “We were getting on the […]

Portales City Sports gets new athletic director

Atheletics

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Portales City Sports is under new management. Strawberry Robinson, who has been employed at the Portales Recreation Center for more than four years, is now running the show as the sports athletic director.   What is the difference between your former position and your current position? There […]

New Zias basketball coach adds pair of signees

CMI staff First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Josh Prock has added two prospects to the returnees from a year ago. Signing with ENMU were Breanna Conway, a 6-foot-1 junior post from Murrieta, Calif., and a transfer from Prock’s old stomping grounds, Howard Payne University, and Rodneisha Milum, a 6-foot junior post from […]

ENMU’s Terry takes baseball post at Regis

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com As the new school year begins, Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a new baseball coach. Chris Terry, who has been the Greyhounds’ coach for the past two seasons, on Monday informed the school that has accepted the same position at Regis University in Denver, a Division […]

Hounds expecting 130-140 prospects for first practices

CMI staff Second-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn isn’t sure how many candidates will be on hand for the start of practice, but it’ll be a large number. Lynn said Monday the Greyhounds expect “between 130 and 140” prospects when preseason practice commences today. The returning players are scheduled to go from […]

Rams get into swing of practice

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com It was obvious by the intensity and direction of Monday morning’s gathering of football hopefuls that this wasn’t just a summer workout. This was real practice at Portales High School, and it showed as the Rams began preparing for the upcoming football season. Everyone looked in sync, […]