Their view: Branding serves as protection for livestock

Joe Parker Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, writes about the importance of branding cattle.

Real cowboys have horse sense

Branding season. Spring time west of the Mississippi. Long days in the saddle. Sitting on a horse miles from nowhere, it seems, trying to spot cows on the gather, silence except for the thud of your horses’ hooves. You might as well be on a fishing boat in the middle of nowhere watching the waves. [...]

Library events celebrate Portales’ history

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hot branding irons and Buffalo Soldiers are making history come alive at Portales Public Library this week. In honor of the Portales Centennial and Heritage Days, the library has scheduled several events. Among other things, Assistant Librarian Danielle Swopes said people are encouraged to bring their family branding irons [...]

Graves led life of variety

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: David Graves Born: June 28, 1940 Died: Nov. 24, 2004 Preceded in death by: his parents; and a stepson, Teddie Radcliff. Survived by: his wife Delma; a son, Jeff (and wife, Stacy) and their children, Timber and Wyatt; two stepdaughters, Janie Mock of Clayton and Beverly Creighton (Donald) of [...]