McGee: Father’s advice helps with chat

Tomorrow marks a new year: 2012. It means different things to different people. For instance, I was chatting recently with my youngest daughter. She and her husband were pondering moving to the big city, getting away from their small town in West Virginia. “We want to be in a safe place, you know, for 2012,” […]

More than 350 graduate at ENMU fall commencement

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Alisa Boswell ENMU President Steven Gamble said each commencement has unique qualities to it and fall graduation Saturday at Greyhound Arena was no different. “This one, for example, was quieter than others,” Gamble said. “Which I think was a positive.” Some 19 of 363 total graduates were students at the ENMU Portales campus. Faculty member […]

McGee: What about my cat?

Grant McGee It was a lazy Sunday. The Lady of the House and I both in our recliners reading different sections of the Sunday newspaper. “Oh this is a guy with a sense of humor,” I said, talking about a story on the front page. “He died last August and now all of his friends […]

Court addresses different kind of cold case

Freedom New Mexico The scientific standard for statistical significance and the legal standard for material misrepresentation in a federal securities case aren’t the kinds of topics that typically inspire lively dinner conversation. Nevertheless, a recent Supreme Court decision involving these issues deserves greater public attention and will affect consumers’ choices in their stock portfolios and […]

My turn: One size doesn’t fit all

I remember watching Roy Rogers jumping off of a balcony into the saddle, and then later jumping from that saddle to catch a bad guy that was trying to get away. Roy could really get around on that saddle. I know Roy picked the right saddle to do all of those fancy tricks. I am […]

My turn: Count on columnists to entertain

As I sat yesterday reading three different columns written by three different co-workers, I realized that since becoming a journalist, one of my favorite past times has become reading columns. I must admit, before starting this job, I had not paid much attention to columns in the newspaper. I have always been more interested in […]

Christmas cheer lifts spirits

What is it about this time of the year that makes it so different from any other? Why are our spirits lifted to the strains of “Silent Night” and “Joy to the World?” Why do friends and family’s thoughts turn toward home? Could it just be the Christ Child brings light and hope to a […]

Portales past: Oct. 22, 1953

Oct. 22, 1953: The Portales Daily News: Roosevelt County farmers were concerned with the weather, as usual, but for a different reason. It was too wet and too cool. Typically the problem was the reverse.

Their view: History tells different story than columnist

History tells different story than columnist Clovis pastor Scott Blazek weighs in on Clyde Davis’ column in Sunday’s paper: l In Sunday’s PNT, columnist Clyde Davis, stated: “the sacraments … probably caused more bloody noses among fellow believers than perhaps any other issue. … There’s a story, true or perhaps not, that Martin Luther once […]

My turn: Holiday takes on different meaning

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Next Tuesday is Columbus Day, a nationally-observed holiday which has come to be known in many United States Latino communities as “Dia de La Raza,” or in Spain, as “Dia de la Hispanidad.” In grade school, we learned how, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and “discovered America.” Of course, at the back […]