New year brings new resolutions — for some

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer New year’s resolutions — some people make them, some don’t. Some embrace them, and some fear them. According to a report published in the Miami Herald, six months after Jan. 1, only 46 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions have fulfilled them. With Portales schools nearing the [...]

12-11 Local Briefs

Library to hold craft session The Portales Public Library is offering children’s Christmas crafts at 4 p.m. Thursday as part of After School at the Library in the children’s area at the library. Children will be making two Christmas ornaments — a jolly snowman and wrapping paper fans. They may make one or both.

Parenting skills can be learned

By Sheryl Borden: Columnist Information on quick projects, seam finishes and making mini albums will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Evelyn Langston, a designer with Ozark Crafts, will show a quick and easy ice scraper project that can be made in minutes — [...]

Cook spices it up on ‘Creative Living

By Sheryl Borden: Local columnist Information on making prairie points, cooking with spices, and making illusionary bars on clothing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Pat de Santis, with Wrights Co. in West Warren, Mass., will show the new “by the yard” prairie [...]

New year time to renew pursuit of personal goals

Editorial Celebrating the coming of a new year is one of the oldest traditions in human civilization, beginning in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago. Being one of the few holidays based on natural phenomena — the Earth does take 365 1/4 days to revolve around the sun, creating regular and observable cycles in the [...]

Arranging flowers, fitting patterns on Creative Living

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on arranging fresh cut flowers and fitting patterns will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Jill Slater is with the California Cut Flower Commission located in Watsonville, [...]

Doing the Christmas wrap

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer For 30 years the Garcia family has been making tamales year-round for customers at the two local restaurants they’ve owned, and once a year, this business trade becomes a Christmas tradition and labor of love for their own family and friends. In the weeks before Christmas, sisters Joann Estrada, Gloria [...]

Watch new shows for frames and flowers

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on creating a quick and easy picture frame, how to keep cut flowers fresh longer and making healthy snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from [...]

Homemade breads and patterns coming up

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on grilling, making homemade yeast breads, and pattern fitting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Vicki Douglas is with [...]

Get over it: Blame game only brings shame

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I spent the early part of my adult life playing the blame game. You know how that works. To quote my 3-year-old niece, Marissa, “It’s not my fault!” Now that I’ve entered the 30-something years, tilting closer toward the big 40 in which I’ve been there and done that, and [...]