May 14 Obituaries

Annie May Williams, 94 Annie May Williams, 94, of Bridgewater, N.J., died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Bridgeway Convalescent Center in Bridgewater. She was born on June 29, 1909, in Causey, to David Bruce and Annie Laura Jordan Judah. She and her family were the last of a generation of American pioneers who settled the […]

City expresses grief after identification

By Mike Linn Portales residents expressed shock and grief on Tuesday after police identified the body of a woman found on Friday, buried in a Portales back yard. Amber Robinson, 20, a former student at Broad Horizons in Portales, made a lasting impression on friends, who described her as a joy to be around. “She […]

Hernandez takes up rowing at Stanford

By Rick White Jim Hernandez believes athletics are an important part of the educational process. So when he dropped his youngest daughter off at college in the fall, he urged her to stay involved in sports. Jessica Hernandez played soccer, basketball and ran track at Clovis High, but it was her academic prowess that landed […]

Portales baseball team splits with Lovington

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By Rick White T.C. Nusser took the business approach to pitching. Location. Location. Location. Moving his fastball around the strike zone, Nusser pitched Portales to a 3-2 win over Lovington, helping the Rams salvage the second game of Tuesday’s District 4-3A doubleheader at Ram Field. Lovington won the opener 6-5, rallying for four runs in […]

April 21 South County News

The rain was heavier down in South County and things are even greener with more blossoms than last week. Rattlers Some rattlesnakes were killed in the area southwest of the old Garrison Store. South County Sports Kids Matthew Turnbough, formerly of this area but now lives in Rio Rancho, called his grandparents last week about […]

Zias finish winless home campaign

By Dave Wagner Perhaps, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski mused, the Zias should just play in tournaments. They’ve certainly had little success at home or anywhere else besides a neutral field. Saturday, Tarleton State completed a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division sweep with 5-2 and 5-1 wins at Zia Softball […]

Citizens get home-buying advice at fair

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Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega dubbed the housing fair on Saturday a “great success” with over 120 people from across eastern New Mexico participating in the event. Officials from the United States Department of Agriculture, Fannie Mae Foundation and the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority met with individuals interested in buying a new home. “As […]

Obits April 13

Rowland G. Betz, 61 Rowland G. Betz, 61, of Portales died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Ruth Elizabeth and Alfred Rowland Betz. He grew up in Pennsylvania and attended school in Ivyland, Pa. He then entered the U.S. Army, where he served […]

Housing Fair to help citizens become homeowners

Tony Parra The Housing Fair will take place throughout the day on Saturday with Portales city officials on a quest to research how many prospective home buyers there are in Portales. “We’re bringing in folks from different organizations,” Portales mayor Orlando Ortega said. “These folks have been gathered through our efforts in creating the home […]

Lady Rams sweep Ruidoso

By Dave Wagner Once the Portales softball team pulled out Saturday’s District 4-3A opener in extra innings, the rest was a piece of cake. After first baseman Ashleah Richards’ two-run single capped a three-run eighth in Portales’ 11-10 win, the Lady Rams punished Ruidoso starter Appolonia Page for nine first-inning runs in the nightcap en […]

Greyhound baseball team peaking late in season

By Kevin Wilson After a 1-6 start, including a 25-18 loss to division rival West Texas A&M, it seemed unlikely that a playoff run would be happening for the Greyhound baseball team. Now, after a three-game sweep over those same Buffaloes last weekend, the Greyhounds have given themselves a chance to capitalize on a regular […]

Spanish professor shaken by Madrid terrorist attacks

Helena Rodriguez Diana Cordova has a black bow pinned to a flag of Spain inside of her office in Multicultural Affairs, located in the basement of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. For Cordova, the black bow is a constant reminder to the deadly act of terrorism committed against her native country […]

Obits April 4

Donald Ray “Okie” Alexander, 63 Donald Ray “Okie” Alexander, 63, of Clovis died Friday, April 2, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1940, in Erick, Okla., to Lawrence Ray and Vada Jones Alexander. He graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1959 and married Donna Elliott on Jan. 24, 1963, in Portales. He […]

Obits April 1

Melton Chambers, 72 Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Students share their spring break stories

Abby Dunn Eastern New Mexico University students filed back on campus this weekend after a week off for spring break. Here are a couple of their adventures: Kenna Stevens, senior, Albuquerque “I went on a road trip with some of my girls to Los Angeles. We went to Disneyland, and we were standing in the […]

Hounds lose in blowout fashion

Freedom Newspapers ALVA, Okla. —Eastern New Mexico’s start to a five-game, four-day road trip couldn’t have been worse. Northwestern Oklahoma State pounded seven home runs off two Hounds pitchers, including a pair of grand slams, as the Rangers routed Eastern 16-1 Monday at Ranger Field. The game was ended by a seven-inning rule. The Rangers […]

Zias drop four against Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Getting to play at home for the first time more than six weeks wasn’t enough to help Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team Friday. The Zias hung tough through a near-four-hour marathon in the opener before losing to Lone Star Conference South Division pre-season favorite Angelo State 9-8 on catcher Julia Monsivais’ […]

Greyhounds drop home game to Lubbock Christian

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By Kevin Wilson Lubbock Christian’s win could have been easily chalked up to a career day for Zach Barnard. Eastern New Mexico coach Phil Clabaugh chooses inexperience instead. Barnard, a sophomore designated hitter, went 3-for-4 with three homers and eight RBIs, leading a Chaparral team that capitalized on ENMU mistakes Tuesday and left Greyhound Field […]

Terry loves school, homemade bread

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Job: Principal at James Elementary Age (and birth date): 42 (Sept. 6, 1961) Hometown: Portales Family: Wife Kristie; sons Teegan (9) and Braden (8); and daughter Micah (5). What do you think of Portales? “Love it! It is a great town and I am proud to call it home. When you see the people support […]

Zias close out 4-0 homestand

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By Kevin Wilson As Dan Buzard prepped his team for its home finale Saturday, the second-year Eastern New Mexico stressed the importance of sending senior post Jereena Bosket out on a high note. The team responded that they planned on playing in Greyhound Arena again, and Bosket helped the Zias post a 79-69 victory over […]