Teacher was master of sarcasm

By Bob Huber: Freedom Newspapers Columnist Some folks carry grudges all their lives. They don’t leave home without them. They’re just not happy unless they’re blasting governments, churches, school boards, or college football teams. They’re even against actors, neighbors, newspapers, television, lawyers, and relatives. But the weirdest resentment I ever saw belonged to my wife […]

Dec. 13 Obituaries

Antonia Adame Olivas Services: 2 p.m. (CST) today at the First Baptist Church in Denver City, Texas. Antonia Adame Olivas, 65, of Denver City, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Denver City. She was born March 11, 1940, in Carmargo Chihuahua, Mexico, to Eligio and Barbarita Adame. She married Merced Olivas on Feb. 11, […]

Rams crushed by Mustangs

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Both coaches predicted Friday’s Denver City-Portales game would be a game determined by field position. The first quarter, and the game, were decidedly won by the visiting Mustangs. Denver City stayed undefeated by taking advantage of good field position early and holding off Portales the rest […]

Holiday not without its hoaxes

By Bob Huber An independent survey this week showed that hidden in the dusty catacombs of my files are dozens of juicy Christmas stories I experienced as a young, insolvent reporter. But only one stands out as a reminder of how innocent I was in those days. (Some biased reports claim I was stupid.) That […]

Rams suffer first loss at Denver City

By Dave Wagner DENVER CITY, Texas — Although they played better again after the half, there would be no romp to victory this time for the Portales High Rams. Nemesis Denver City made sure of that with an overpowering first-half performance Friday night as the Mustangs thrashed New Mexico’s top-ranked Class 3A squad 36-7 for […]

Records won’t matter in Rams’ game

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By Dave Wagner Portales High football coach Glenn Johnson doesn’t want to look at records when it comes to Friday’s game at Denver City, Texas. He knows they probably don’t mean much. Johnson said the Rams, 3-0 and ranked No. 1 in New Mexico Class 3A, should expect to have their work cut out against […]

Couple reminices on Valentine memories

Michelle Seeber Tom and Sandy Simensen of Portales have celebrated 15 Valentine’s Day anniversaries since their marriage on Nov. 19, 1988, in Denver. The Valentine’s Day they remember most, though, was in 1986, when they lived at Windsor Gardens in Denver before they got married. “It was a Roarin’ ‘20s party,” Tom, 68, said last […]

Mustangs top Rams 26-21

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PNT Staff BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams had trouble taking care of the ball, and Denver City was able to take care of business as a result. The visiting Mustangs took advantage of five Ram turnovers and rolled up 407 yards of offense to hand Portales its first defeat of the season, 26-21, Friday […]

Rams get set for Mustangs

By Kevin Wilson If there was an opponent the Portales Rams needed reinforcements for, it would be the Denver City Mustangs. So it’s fortunate that coming into Friday’s 7 p.m. game against Denver City (2-0), the second-ranked Rams are as close as they’ll be to a full squad all season. Portales (3-0) gains back the […]

Obits June 19

Shaylyn Wise, 14 Shaylyn Marie Wise, 14, of Lakewood, Colo., died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in Lakewood. She was born on May 4, 1989. She was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers; a great-grandmother; and a great-uncle. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lori Wise and Eddie Chavez of Lakewood; a sister, Sydney […]