Foreign exchange student assimilating well to area

Annemarijn Bruinsma kicked a soccer ball across the Clovis High School football field, along with fellow teammates during soccer practice Monday afternoon. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Annemarijn Bruinsma, a foreign exchange student at Clovis High School, kicks a soccer ball across the high school football field as she practices Monday afternoon. Bruinsma has assimilated to […]

Events Calendar – Sept. 30

Today Night of the Song Bird: Viva Vegas — 2 p.m., Studio Theatre of the ENMU University Theatre Center. Tickets $4. Information: 562-2711. Tuesday Board games — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. After school at the library for kindergarten through sixth graders. Information: 356-3940. Teen Writer's Group — 5 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens 13 […]

Oasis turns fifty

Fifty years ago this week, Alexander's New Mexico Drug in Portales was gearing up for the "cough 'n' cold season" with a special on electric blankets — $12.95. Food Town — "in the beautiful new Sands Shopping Center" — had coffee for 59 cents a pound. "Homegrown yams" were two pounds for a dollar. Photo […]

Homecoming is sea of silver and green

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Eastern New Mexico University fans donned their green and silver as they cheered for the Greyhounds during Saturday's homecoming game at Greyhound Stadium. Portales was a sea of silver and green Saturday with the celebration of Eastern New Mexico University's homecoming. Children spun their umbrellas on Avenue D Saturday morning, some […]

My Turn – Drunken driving ruins lives

On July 17, 2004, Clovis resident Christian Heller and his wife, Regina, experienced every parent's worst nightmare — their son's car was hit by a drunken driver. Christian calls it an "incident" rather than an "accident" since accident connotes something unavoidable. The incident happened at 21st and Prince Streets in Clovis when 24-year-old Christian Kenneth […]

Angelo State hands ENMU 49-19 setback

BLACKWATER DRAW — At times Saturday, it looked like Angelo State could have named its score. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU senior quarterback Wes Wood attempts to hurdle Angelo State's Alvin Johnson for a first down during Saturday's Lone Star Conference game against Angelo State at Greyhound Stadium. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU senior quarterback […]

Muslim group slaughters our views and beliefs

I am writing this today because I was outraged at what was in our local paper on Sept. 23. We are losing our freedom to pray and speak of God, Jesus and the Christian faith. This is what our country was founded on. Then, we see a full page story on the Muslim faith in […]

Prairie chicken protection needed

Far be it for me to offer political advice, but were I a state Senate candidate I would lay off the prairie chicken. You don't want to mess with lesser prairie chicken, folks. Aubrey Dunn is running for Senate in District 39. He may have stubbed his toe when he criticized state government for spending […]

Zias turn back Incarnate Word

Sophomore defender Victoria Perez scored two first-half goals and Eastern New Mexico University never looked back on Friday in posting a 3-1 Lone Star Conference women's soccer victory over Incarnate Word at the ENMU pitch. Freshman midfielder Jackie Perez (no relation) assisted on all three Zias goals as ENMU (4-6, 3-3 LSC) jumped ahead of […]

No. 11 Rambelles subdue Zias

For just a moment Friday night, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team was bent on a major upset. The Zias jumped on No. 11 Angelo State for a 15-3 lead in Game 1 at Greyhound Arena, but the Rambelles rallied back to pull out the set and went on to a 25-23, […]

Friday prep football capsules – Sept. 28

Tucumcari 28, Fort Sumner 14 Records: Fort Sumner 4-2, Tucumcari 5-0. Difference: The Foxes outgained the Class 2A Rattlers 237-210, but turned the ball over five times in the loss. Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, Dallas McDaniel and Michael Giannini had touchdown runs in the first and third quarters. Tucumcari, Saul Moriel returned an interception 65 yards […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Friday in the Regents Room in the Administration Building, regents: Heard a report from ENMU Foundation President Steve Doerr Doerr said the foundation is working on the 2012 general obligation bond campaign, in hopes to get it passed. He announced there are two new members […]

Higher education secretary shares experiences

New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Jose Garcia told Eastern New Mexico University students on Friday he was naive about growing up in a multicultural household. And how he would later learn to be proud of his heritage. Christina Calloway: CMI staff New Mexico Cabinet Secretary Jose Garcia poses with Hispanic Affairs students and Eastern […]

In search of ponies: Cattle better off eating candy

The next time little Johnny turns his nose up at the meatloaf before him; you can try enticing him by letting him in on a little secret — it's actually sugar beef, infused with gummy bears and cookies. And you won't be lying. Recently, news reports have surfaced that, in an effort to defray record […]

Facebook bullying catches attention of Clovis police, school officials

Postings on a new Facebook page have prompted Clovis police and Clovis Municipal Schools officials to launch an investigation into online bullying. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders says no threats of violence have been made on the page, but his officers are looking into whether the posts violate New Mexico's harassment statutes. He says the […]

Dexter holds off Rams, 15-14

BLACKWATER DRAW — It was Homecoming for Portales. Because an earlier game had to be moved, it also served as the Rams' home opener. The Dexter Demons, though, spoiled it by pulling out a 15-14 victory on Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Each team put together a long scoring drive on its first possession before […]

Fort Sumner, Elida advance to semis in Capitan tourney

CAPITAN — Fort Sumner and Elida advanced to the semifinals of the eight-team Capitan Classic volleyball tournament on Friday night. The Vixens (8-1) cruised past Cloudcroft 25-13, 25-12, 25-23 while the Lady Tigers (11-0) were taken to five sets before outlasting Animas 21-25, 25-16, 25-23, 18-25, 15-9. Fort Sumner will take on three-time defending Class […]

Lots of changes noted by visiting alumni

Several Eastern New Mexico University graduates of the class of 1962 laughed Friday afternoon as they tried to get their bearings on the campus grounds. For most of the dozen 50-year alumni in attendance at this weekend's homecoming it's been 50 years since they set foot on campus, yet the memories are fresh. "It's changed […]

US banks hit by more than a week of cyberattac

U.S. banks have been buffeted by more than a week of powerful cyberattacks, but the mystery surrounding their perpetrators lingers. One expert said Friday that he was suspicious of claims of responsibility purportedly made by Islamists angry at an anti-Muslim movie made in the United States, explaining that the widely-circulated Internet postings might have been […]

McGee: Enter the sandman

Some truckers would call it a "disco party," what some of us saw last Saturday on one of the town's main drags: An 18-wheeler stopped, surrounded by cop cars, lights a-flashin.' It reminded me of my own "disco party" back when I drove a big rig. I was hauling to Palm Springs, Calif. I made […]