Gena Sanchez: Personalities Plus

Your name: Gena Sanchez Your job: ENMU student Your age (and birth date): November 15, 1980, 23 years old Our hometown: Clayton.. Occupation: Student teacher at James Elementary School Your family (Spouse, children, names and ages): Rodolfo Sanchez is my husband Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy playing with […]

Vick makes his ‘marx’ in Portales

If you call Robert Vick by his legal name, he assumes you’re going to ask to see his license and registration as well. Vick goes by Stretch, a name tied in to the independent Stretch Marx painting business that he has run, on and off, for 20 years. His signs stretch across the country and […]

Personalities Plus: Ernesto Gomez

Name: Ernesto Gomez. Job: Community Services Center volunteer. Age: 62 Hometown: Portales. Family: Sisters: Linda Short, Ramona Gomez. Brothers: Alfonso Gomez and Antonio Gomez. Ernesto Gomez brings his smile to Community Services Center when he shows up to work. He enjoys living in Portales and meeting people at the CSC. Gomez also enjoys participating in […]

Osborne all about ENMU activities

Shannon Osborne splits her time as the manager of the Harding Apartments and a program advisor for Eastern New Mexico University’s Office of Organizations and Activities. Her fantasy dinner party would include Eleanor Roosevelt and the Care Bears, and her superhero name would be Red Raven. What do you think of Portales? “I think Portales […]

Clovis getting sign-swipped

By Mike Linn When it comes to street signs, popularity is in the name. Or the lane — as in Clovis’ Happy Lane. Street signs notifying drivers of the intersection of Happy Lane and Stone Place have become a favorite among Clovis’ sign thieves, city officials say. At one point, street department employees decided to […]

June 30 Letters to the Editor

Only in places like Roosevelt County do newspapers give serious credence to citizens who defend the term “nigger” in any context. Only in places like Roosevelt County do elected officials such as a county commissioner refer to the removal of a racist term as “silly.” I guess a born Northerner such as myself just can’t […]

Buffalo soldiers honored at historic hill

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By Kevin Wilson LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just a few seconds to realize he’d come to the right place. The mile marker is in southern Roosevelt County, about 18 miles west of Morton, Texas, and parallel to a […]

Hill to be renamed

By Mike Linn This is the story of a group of black men who fought for their lives, and one black man who fought for their honor. It’s about soldiers who sought shelter, and a Portales man in search of a colorless society. It’s about a 50-foot hill near the Texas border in Roosevelt County, […]

ENMU student profile, Charlayne Heselton

Your name: Charlayne R. Heselton Your classification: Junior Your major: Double Major in Music Education and Interdisciplinary Art Your age (and birthdate): 20; March 27, 1984. Your hometown: Portales. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Cloudy, rain, and cold. Tell us about your pet(s): (I have a) black and brown basset hound named Minnie […]

CIA publicized event, then later cried wolf

Our newspaper was in an unusual position last week when national media spotlighted our run-in with the Central Intelligence Agency. In reporting the news, we became the news by refusing a CIA request to withhold an officer’s name. He had planned to speak Wednesday and Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on “the […]