April Fool’s Day: Historically speaking

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist Since we survived Friday’s April Fools’ pranks, it’s time to look forward to the spring rebirth in our annual cycle. By the way, the first day of spring (two weeks ago today) and April Fools’ Day have much in common. April Fools’ Day, or All Fools’ Day, began in France […]

Reasons why you don’t want to go to Tahiti

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Some folks yearn for a balmy life of lust and leisure on the island of Tahiti. But here at the Trendy Travel Bureau we’ve been studying this urge and have second thoughts about promoting the South Seas as a worthwhile tourist trap. For instance, Tahitians think the stomach is the […]

Feb. 13 PJHS News

By Billie Dixon Track season up Students are learning the basics of various track and field events as they decide on their favorite event. Buy a couple of tubes of sun screen to prepare for the seven scheduled track meets.    Testing upcoming The way the state designates the school’s status based on test results, […]

Language can complicate lunchtime

By Jim Lee I read or heard somewhere that predators have eyes in the front of their heads while plant-eaters have eyes at the sides of their heads. This makes sense since carnivores have to move forward to see and keep track of their prey, and herbivores hang out in herds with everybody watching what’s […]

Nov. 21 Portales Junior High News

Editor’s Note: The PJHS news was intended to run in Sunday’s edition, but is late due to a problem in e-mail transmission. All-District honor band Congratulations are in order for 11 Portales Junior High students who were chosen to participate in the All-district Honor Band on Nov. 13. Out of the 13 junior highs that […]

Cinco de Mayo needs no justification

By Helena Rodriguez According to late night TV show host Jay Leno, “St. Patrick’s Day is the Cinco de Mayo for white people.” That had me laughing, but also nodding in agreement when Leno said this on TV in March. I just have to mention it now as we prepare for a big Cinco de […]