Tatum Sweeps Lady Broncos

The top-ranked, three-time defending Class 1A state champion Tatum Lady Coyotes cruised to a 25-15, 25-13, 25-9 win over the Floyd Lady Broncos in District 8-1A volleyball on Tuesday at Tatum. Jasmine Gomez had seven kills and two blocks, Delta Navarrete collected five kills and Monique Gomez had three kills and a block for the […]

Dora Rallies Past Jal

The Dora Lady Coyotes overcame a one-game deficit on Tuesday night to notch their first District 8-1A victory, a 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-12 decision over Jal at Dora. Dora (8-10, 1-4 district) pulled out a tight third set on a service error by the Lady Panthers on set point, then dominated the next game for […]

ENMU to induct four into Hall of Honors

Four former Eastern New Mexico University athletes are scheduled to be inducted this weekend into the school's Athletic Hall of Honors. The honorees are Heather Brown (women's basketball), Kenneth Cunningham (rodeo), Mike Llewelyn Dillard (football) and Tracy Jordan (softball). The Hall of Honors was instituted in 1984 and, with the four newcomers, now includes 168 […]

LSC Volleyball update – Oct. 31

Standings All Times Mountain Conf. All W-L W-L Angelo State 15-1 22-3 Tarleton State 13-3 20-6 West Texas A&M 12-3 21-4 Texas Woman's 13-4 19-6 Texas A&M Kingsville 6-9 14-11 Abilene Christian 6-10 10-16 Incarnate Word 5-10 8-17 Cameron 3-13 9-19 Midwestern State 3-13 5-21 Eastern New Mexico 1-14 6-19 Friday's matches Texas A&M-Commerce 3, […]

Local children celebrate this Halloween with Portales businesses

Jesi and Jace Smith's bright blue hair stood out amongst the knife-wielding ghosts, football players, Spider-Mans and princesses walking Tuesday afternoon in downtown Portales. As Dr. Suess' Thing 1 and Thing 2, the siblings walked among local businesses collecting sweet treats, while participating in Portales' Safe Trick or Treat event, which involved 33 downtown businesses. […]

More than 8,000 pounds of donated in ‘Stuff Nancy’s Truck’ campaign

After 10 days of 'Nancy's Truck' driving through Clovis and Portales collecting nonperishable goods, the campaign was declared a success by the organization. On Tuesday, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico held a celebration to announce its amount of donations received: More than 8,000 pounds of non-perishable items $557 in cash donations.. The nonprofit […]

ENMU alumni share Hurricane Sandy experiences

Leslie Lyte and Tim Johanns are, at best, tangentially connected. They both attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, but not together — Johanns graduated in 1997, Lyte in 2005. They both experienced Superstorm Sandy on Monday night, but not really together, with Johanns in Virginia and Lyte in Connecticut. Hurricane Sandy devastated the East […]

Church sponsors dinner

Times have changed, according to members of the First United Methodist Church in Portales, who reminisced Tuesday morning about turkey dinners past as they de-boned turkeys in preparation for the 59th annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar on Thursday. As 3-month-old Korbin Mosier sat in his stroller in the church kitchen, his great grandmother, Sharon Cissell, […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 31

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 8:54 a.m.: Caller reported a couple fighting, 16th Street and Avenue J. 9:30 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic order violation, 500 block West 25th Street. 9:45 a.m.: Caller reported a warrant service, 400 North Avenue K. 12:13 p.m.: Caller requested to talk to an officer about a […]

Event Calendar – Oct. 31

Today Little Monsters — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story time. Wear Halloween costumes. Information: 356-3940. Halloween Party — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For youth 13 to 18 years old. Wear Halloween costumes. Information: 356-3940. Thursday 59th annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar — 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist […]