Zias lose two at West Texas A&M tournament

By Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — Turnovers are still a problem, and the shooting comes and goes. Still, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team got a pretty good idea of where it stands after rugged games against West Texas A&M and Emporia State over the weekend in WT’s Thanksgiving Classic. The Zias lost […]

Aggies knock Hounds to 2-2

Staff and Wire Reports LAS CRUCES — Forward James Moore led four New Mexico State players in double figures with 19 points Saturday night and the Aggies pulled away in the second half to wallop Eastern New Mexico University 78-44. Former Roswell High standout Gary Jackson added 18 points and nine rebounds in only 18 […]

Lady Rams looking to repeat

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By Kevin Wilson For that small period of time where basketball practices overlapped the end of volleyball season, it felt like there were two coaches named Gomez at each Lady Ram basketball practice. While Brenda Gomez got ready for her 17th season as Portales coach, senior point guard Roni was doing on-the-court training with her […]

Clovis hospital has doctor shortage

Jack King If you dropped 20 new general practice physicians into Clovis’ pool of patients, they would hardly make a ripple. That was how Plains Regional Medical Center’s new administrator Brian S. Bentley described the city’s physician shortage recently. And it’s not just GPs that the city needs, he said. “Clovis probably has never had […]

Obits 11-30

James Pettus, 61 Mr. James Pettus, 61, of Portales, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Oct. 16, 1942, at Owensboro, Ky., to Rose and Ed Pettus. When he was 13 the family moved to Carlsbad where they lived about two years until moving to Floyd. He was […]

There is more to December than Christmas

Bob Huber December never inspired enthusiasm around our house. We steadfastly refused to join Santa Claus in his annual extortion ploy, and we stopped having babies 40 years ago at the end of each year for income tax purposes. That’s about all there is to December. But December in Texas — that state where old […]

Be nice this holiday; skip the shopping

Jim Lee Well, Monday starts the last month of this year. It seems like the year just got started. In a couple of weeks or so I’ll be so tired of the constant repetition of holiday songs I’ll be tempted to sneak bark beetles into Christmas tree lots. I’m not really a scrooge, but enough […]

Police hope to combat drunken driving

Mike Linn The holiday season brings with it Christmas parties, time off from work and plenty of down time with family and friends. It also brings with it drunk driving. More people calling taxi cabs from bars. And more alcohol-related crimes. In an effort to keep drinking and driving at bay this holiday season, local […]

Local stores see high sales during busy weekend

Tony Parra and Darrell Todd Maurina The Christmas shopping rush began bright and early for Portales shoppers and retail stores enjoyed a successful first day of Christmas shopping after Friday’s registers closed. At Wal-Mart $29 DVD players and $180 automobile DVD players sold out within the first half-hour of the start of its sale. “We […]

Residents ready their homes for winter weather

Ryan Lengerich As gas prices rise and winter approaches, homeowners have a variety of options to keep energy bills low. One of the best ways to cut costs on the gas bill is insulating your home, which can be pricey but in the long run will helps save money, said Alan Roberts, manager of Trader […]