Banker had eye on community service

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Ken Huey was a friend worth having, but even better to have when it came to public service. The former president and CEO of First Bank in Clovis died Monday of progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative brain disease. He was 64 years old. Born Sept. 20, 1944, in Pampa, […]

Local officials react to meth documentary

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer It wasn’t like reefer madness in the 1960s, when officials tried to scare people away from using drugs. This was the real deal. That’s what Jennifer Lockwood, a licensed mental health counselor with Mental Health Resources in Portales said on Thursday night after watching, “Crystal Darkness,” a 30-minute, commercial-free […]

Clovis holds first Trade Days show

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The finish wasn’t perfect for Lee Chaffee, but the price was. A California native, and a resident of Clovis for the last seven years, Chaffee left Curry County’s first Trade Days show about $40 poorer. However, she also left with a bag of books and clothes and an antique […]

Fears must be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice and mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I […]

It’s my time to cheer, not lead

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist My older daughters, ages 4 and 6, have recently started competitive sports. The younger one is on a gymnastics team and the older one on a cheer squad. I knew I had a competitive streak, but wasn’t aware that it would come out full force with my offspring. In fact, […]

Duct tape holds universe in place

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The man looked into my eyes and asked me, “Are you an American citizen?” It wasn’t a deep philosophical question — it was a border patrol agent, and I’d just left El Paso. However, I’ll treat it like one. Yes, I’m an American citizen, and I’m well versed in the […]

Witness takes stand in Macias trial

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The prosecution’s opening witness testified Wednesday he and homicide defendant Robert “Pelon” Macias shot at a vehicle being driven by Wilfred Salas Jr. in the early morning hours on Jan. 15, 2006, in Clovis. “I shot a round — to this day I can’t tell you why,” Daniel Garcia said. […]

I’m an April fool by birth

By Karl Terry There’s something about me a lot of readers don’t know. I’m an April Fool. By that I mean I was born on April Fools’ Day. It’s true, I really was born on April 1 and I’ve had every practical joke in the book played on me. Growing up, my family was always […]

The Huber guide to a PC Yuletide

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist Now comes Christmas with its roasted chestnuts and guys begging change for charity in front of Wal-Mart stores, all of which makes me watch my language. I learned that yuletide lesson as a youngster when my mother utilized her Nebraska wit by saying, “If you can‘t talk clean during the holidays, […]

Kabrick signs with Angelo State

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer When newly-hired Angelo State coach Ruth Lawanson came to run a medium-sized volleyball camp during the summer at Portales High School, PHS senior Megan Kabrick felt it was a sign. Months later, sign is exactly what Kabrick did, as the four-year varsity member and two-time state champion put her […]