Hounds blow lead, rally to edge ACU in 11

ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team had things on cruise control in Thursday's Lone Star Conference series opener at Abilene Christian, then just like that the Greyhounds appeared to have blown it. ACU took advantage of three consecutive one-out hit batsmen, two errors, a bases-loaded walk, Seth Spivey's three-run triple and Travis […]

Events Calendar – March 29

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Bluegrass and gospel concert — 6 p.m.-8 p.m., North Plains Mall in Clovis. Triple L Band will perform. Information: 749-2409. Saturday Easter Egg Hunt — 2 p.m., Portales Softball Complex. Information: 356-6662. Clubbing 4 Cancer — 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Clovis Civic Center. […]

Victory over sin, death, and the grave

Many thoughts come to mind when I think of Easter. I call the upcoming celebration "Resurrection Day." I think of the great sacrifice Jesus made for you and me. I think of the pain, the shame, the agony he endured. He came to give us "life and to give it more abundantly." (John 10:10) How […]

My Turn – Reality TV can be just flat boring

I'm not going to lie, I'm not entirely sure I see eye-to-eye with the modern world's definition of television entertainment. The television entertainment venue at the front of my confusion: Reality TV. I can't seem to find the entertainment in watching a woman date numerous men to find her future husband or an ex-pro ball […]

Police Blotter – March 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 4:11 p.m.: Caller requested an officer for a verbal threat made by her neighbor, 1500 block of West Hickory. 4:32 p.m.: Caller reported a traffic accident, 300 block of First Street. 6:02 p.m.: Caller reported a stolen vehicle, 700 block of South Roosevelt […]

Police say masked man robbed bank

A masked man in a green hooded sweatshirt robbed New Mexico Bank and Trust branch in the Hilltop Plaza about 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Clovis police. A press release from police indicated a man entered the bank, demanded money, and escaped on foot. "Officers searched the surrounding neighborhood and spoke to numerous citizens in […]

Clovis PD press release: Officers respond to bank robbery call

Clovis – On March 28, 2013 at about 1100 hrs the Clovis Police Department dispatch was notified of a Bank Robbery at the New Mexico Bank and Trust, 2200 N. Main St. in Clovis, NM. Officers with the Clovis Police Department responded to the scene and determined the suspect had fled the area heading eastbound […]

Fishing report - March 29

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all […]

Teen court coordinator hopes grant will help offenders

Portales DWI Program and Teen Court Coordinator Riki Seat says teen court offenders need a push in the right direction and she's hoping mandatory classes provided by Mental Health Resources, Inc. will help. Seat says since she became coordinator in July, she's looked for resources that would help Teen Court offenders. She applied for an […]

Portales Easter services

The following is a list of Easter related events and services happening this weekend in Portales at area churches: Friday First Presbyterian Church's Tenebrae Service (Good Friday service) at 6:30 p.m. Information: 356-5533. Grace Baptist Church is having an Easter egg hunt and cookout at 11 a.m. Saturday. Information: 693-0716.