Manziel saga shows lunacy of NCAA rules

It’s OK for public institutions to profit from elite athletes, but it’s not OK for the athletes to be compensated proportionately. If nothing else, Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel can be credited for inadvertently bringing this injustice to a public spotlight. Manziel was the subject of a National Collegiate Athletic Association investigation into whether he […]

Citizens need to oppose same-sex marriages

I am saddened by the degeneration of human society in allowing and condoning same-sex marriages. Concerning same-sex marriages, God says in Leviticus 20:13, “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their […]

Disassociation not always disrespect

Kent McManigal color

Many conflicts in society could be eliminated simply by respecting everyone’s right of association — the right to not have anyone imposed upon you. It is about the most fundamental human right there is, and one of the most often violated. Discrimination isn’t automatically a bad thing. I assume you discriminate among the things you […]

Front door access returned

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
Russell Critchell, top, and Paul Garcia set up the bases for new street lights on Main Avenue on Thursday. Construction will be ongoing in the downtown area until at least late October, according to construction officials.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Business owners on Second Street in the downtown area will get some relief now that front door access to their shops has been returned as construction officials for the U.S. 70 project are shifting gears to expedite their time in that area. But construction will be ongoing downtown, […]

Clerk hoping for Supreme Court decision

By Kevin Baird CMI staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Curry County Clerk Rose Riley said she will do what the state tells her to do about issuing same-sex marriage licenses. That doesn’t mean she necessarily will agree with the decision. Riley was one of 31 county clerks across the state who agreed Wednesday to take legal steps […]

Elida seniors nurture big dreams

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a weekly series this month on students entering their senior year of high school. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Being a senior in high school can be time consuming nowadays. Just ask seniors Kris Yager and Hunter Haley of Elida High School. Haley participates in […]

Heaven lies in love

Journals of life become memories and turn into twilights of love. Before we know it time has gone and we wish we had more moments of love. Love is precious. It can’t be bought and it can’t bring back time. Life is delicious. Just a smile … a handshake and time to say, “I love […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 30

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Poetry reading — 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Yam Theatre. Poet Erica Dawson will be reading her work with her students. Information: enmu.edu. Fifth Friday — 5 p.m.-7 p.m., downtown Portales. Downtown businesses will feature live music and entertainment. Information: 356-8541. Blackwater Draw Boys […]

My Turn: Don’t hesitate to get lost

My favorite quotes thus far from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series: “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another which states that […]

Elida wins in five; Floyd bows in tourney

CMI staff The Elida Lady Tigers were pushed to the limit for the second consecutive match, but prevailed in the end on Thursday night with a 19-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 15-11 win at Hagerman. Elida won its season opener on Tuesday in five sets over Fort Sumner, also on the road. The teams split the […]