Zias post five-set victory over LCU

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been picked sixth out of eight teams while the women were tabbed for eighth in a nine-team league in a preseason poll released by the conference office. Tarleton State finished with 166 points to edge Midwestern State, with 163, in the […]

Hounds ending losing streaks against LSC foes

CMI staff Not only is the Eastern New Mexico University football team putting together a winning streak like nothing seen in several years at the school, the Greyhounds are also ending some slides against members of the Lone Star Conference. The Greyhounds rallied for the final 22 points on Saturday night to nudge rival West […]

Two ENMU students die in rollover (update)


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Adrienne Trujillo was a caring person with a goofy side who wore her heart on her sleeve, according to family and friends. Padyn Reanell Hughes was outgoing and always having a positive outlook on life. The two Eastern New Mexico University students were killed Sunday evening after being […]

Q&A: Portales senior Anna George hopes to pursue career in film, theater or journalism


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Portales High School senior Anna George serves is a major cog behind the Portales School News page, which runs in the Friday edition of the Portales News-Tribune. George is the editor of the Portales School News Page, and has been a member of the journalism class since […]

My turn: Making the Dalai Lama proud

Sandy Fields

By Sandy Field PNT columnist The Dalai Lama said, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” I think that’s a grand idea. I’m not sure I do that every year, but I’ve certainly had some success with this suggestion. There are many places within a few hours’ drive that I still need to […]

Eevents calendar — Nov. 2

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners workshop — 1 p.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Participants will play Wii games. Open to students in grades K-6. Information: 356-3940. Boot camp — […]

Commerce puts end to Zias’ tourney bid

CMI staff COMMERCE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer berth came up short on Sunday as the Zias lost to Texas A&M-Commerce 2-0 in the regular-season finale for both teams. ENMU needed a win over the Lions and a tie between West Texas A&M and Texas Woman’s […]

Police blotter — Nov. 5

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Friday Caller reported: • 2:30 p.m.: Lost or stolen property, 200 block of Oklahoma. • 4:28 p.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of South Avenue J. • 4:53 p.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of South Avenue H. • 5:36 p.m.: Subject removal, 1800 block of South Roosevelt Road […]

Hippies and dreadlocks; our kind of town

It was October vacation time. The Lady of the House and I were staying in Tombstone, Arizona. “Let’s go to Bisbee,” I said to The Lady of the House. This is the mile-high town where I once lived, about 20 miles from Tombstone. Often when I tell tales of when I lived there folks around […]

Breakfast will be late for awhile

Sorry guys, starting Sunday, breakfast will be late and dinner too. It’s not going to make sense, but things are going to change. For starters, your people will be sleeping a little later every day – hence the late breakfast. When this happens, it is very important when the sun comes up that you not […]