ENMU adds 14 recruits, eight more expected to sign

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has released the names of 14 high school signees to national letters of intent for the 2012 football season on Wednesday’s national signing day. First-year coach Josh Lynn said Wednesday night that he expects about eight more players to sign by the end of today. “It went real good,” […]

Pizzeria offering reward for stolen mascot

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Alisa Boswell Portales residents are mistaken if they think a reward sign for a giant piece of pizza is a practical joke, according to Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza co-owner Oma Jones. Jones said the restaurant’s $1,000 mascot, Pepe, was stolen Thursday night from Greyhound Arena during an Eastern New Mexico University basketball game. […]

Hounds expect to sign 25-30 prospects

Dave Wagner First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn anticipates signing 25-30 players today on national signing day. “The emphasis is obviously on the offensive and defensive lines,” Lynn said. “We got real aggressive with New Mexico and west Texas kids.” Lynn said he originally didn’t anticipate a large first-day signing group. “We’re […]

My turn: Gifts cheap, words cheaper

Wendel Sloan While recently cruising Dallas projects for Christmas presents, I saw a handwritten Goodwill sign: “1/2 Off Sale!” Although Salvation Army stores are more within my budget, I figured that the sale might allow me to splurge. After entering past burglar bars, I fought my way through Texas politicians’ worst nightmares grabbing mariachi cassettes, […]

“Grouches’ sign will be replaced

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Alisa Boswell “Welcome to Portales. Home of 12,000 friendly people and three or four old grouches” is the slogan on a sign that greeted travelers entering the north end of Portales for more than 30 years. Toppled by a wayward truck almost three weeks ago, the signs’ founder and Portales resident and J.P. Stone Community […]

PHS news — Nov. 15

College Day set for Wednesday Through the Gear-Up Grant, which supports the class of 2012, PHS is hosting a college fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Portales High School on Nov. 16 in the Ram Athletic Center, which is open to the public. For information, call Pam Ray at 356-7097 ext. 7019. After […]

Businesses seek Sunday alcohol sales

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Argen Duncan A petition is calling for a vote on Sunday liquor sales in Portales restaurants. If 5 percent of voters registered in Portales city limits sign the petition, the city will have to hold an election in which voters decide whether to continue the prohibition on Sunday liquor sales at restaurants in Portales. Cattle […]

Attorney to seek injunction against Hotel Clovis sign

An attorney who has demanded the city of Clovis remove a “Save me” sign from Hotel Clovis says it will be Monday before he can seek a court injunction. Eric Dixon, who said he works for the High Plains Patriots and their treasurer Kim Runyan, submitted a second letter to the city Friday after demands […]

Grant McGee: Prairie dogs get no love

The Lady of the House and I were driving by a prairie dog town some time ago. It was your typical, standard-issue, prairie dog town in a vacant lot in the city limits. Prairie dogs were running about, some were foraging by the side of the road, others were standing guard. But this dog town […]

Hounds sign four for track, cross country

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Texico’s Dathan McWhorter was among four student-athletes who signed a national letter of intent recently to participate in track or cross country at Eastern New Mexico University. McWhorter won the Class 2A shot put and discus titles this spring. His top throw in the shot was 53 feet, 3 inches. […]

Clovis, Portales offering summer programs

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Alisa Boswell School is out in Clovis and Portales which means the beginning of summer programs for local families and children. The Portales Recreational Center has two four-week sessions for their summer program, which include swimming, arts and crafts, athletics, field trips and much more. According to the center director, Jodi Kibbe, the first sessions […]

Storm spotter course offered

Freedom New Mexico A pair of storm spotters trainning sessions will be held March 22. The Clovis session will be 1-4:30 p.m. at the Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 Connelly. The Portales session is 6-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 300 E. Seventh. There is no charge for either session. To sign up for […]

My turn: Depression not sign of weakness

By Lonie Newby: Military matters There is a topic that I’ve been nervous to approach but the more I interact with military spouses I have realized just how prevalent the problem is: Depression. It exists. It is out there. It is probably closer to home than most of us like to admit. And more than […]

Greyhounds sign 24 recruits

Freedom New Mexico Instate players make up a small but important part of Eastern New Mexico University’s 2011 football recruiting class. Of the 24 players who signed Wednesday with ENMU, four were from New Mexico, including all-state quarterbacks Josh Houghtaling of Artesia and Jacob Jameson of Lovington. The remaining players except one were from Texas. […]

Press release: Greyhounds sign 24 players

PORTALES, N.M.— After a season which saw the Eastern New Mexico University football team receive five All-American, seven All-District and 20 All-Lone Star Conference selections, head coach Mark Ribaudo has added another talented recruiting class to help the Greyhounds take the next step in the Lone Star Conference. Facing a schedule that includes four postseason […]

My turn: Hurt by protesters’ disregard

While recently easing through the short-cycled yellow of the new traffic light in Portales, I heard surround-sound caterwauling. Anticipating bull-horned patrolmen, instead I was up-close-and-personaled by about 15 sign-waving teenagers and adults. “Perhaps they are protesting the engineers who designed the signal,” I conjectured hopefully. Even though I shared their irritation, their “burn in hell” […]

Nov. 7 —

PNT staff report Political sign taken down A political sign in the state right-of-way on Second Street has been taken down. The banner urged viewers to vote and said “Republican Party.” It was displayed during the week of Oct. 25. A Signman Signs employee who declined to give his full name said the business had […]

Self-driving cars offers chance for productivity

Kevin Wilson My favorite cop-driver story comes from two friends in Portales mocking a street sign. The sign said, “Speed controlled by radar,” which led them to joke the driver was no longer responsible. On cue, they got pulled over for speeding, and tested their logic. “Actually, officer, that’s your fault,” the driver said as […]

Baskett signs, practices with Vikings

Staff and wire reports EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett practiced Wednesday with the Minnesota Vikings, one day after being released from the Philadelphia Eagles for the second time in two years. The 2001 Clovis High graduate signed a one-year deal with Minnesota, which is in desperate need of healthy receivers. Sidney Rice is […]

City officials hope traffic light will ease downtown congestion

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Jared Tucker A downtown business owner says he is fed up with the traffic congestion caused by a stop sign at Main and Second Streets, so his building is for sale and he’s moving out of the square. City officials said help for the traffic problem could be on its way. Buzz Goodson, owner of […]