New horses meet rough country

Whenever we introduce a new horse to the ranch, it often takes a while for them to adjust. The country where I live is pretty brushy, meaning cat claw, mesquite, and cactus of all kinds. It is also riven with steep sides, arroyos, canyons and jagged rocks. I’d traded for a young horse and took […]

Farmers, not government should set policy on resource management

Years ago (after the 1950s drought broke him) my father had a business helping other ranchers get rid of invasive saguaro cactus. It was set up so the government helped with the cost, although I don’t know the details. He had two tractors and other equipment. They dug the plants up. Since the government was […]

ENMU’s Poku invited to Cactus Bowl

Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been invited to play in the 2011 Cactus Bowl. The game, which compiles the top seniors from Division II schools, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Poku is a three-time All-Lone Star Conference division selection. He […]

Press release: Poku invited to NCAA Division II Cactus Bowl

PORTALES, N.M.— The Eastern New Mexico University football team received great news this week, as career touchdown reception leader Jessie Poku (Sr., WR, Murphy, Texas/Richardson HS) has been invited to participate in the 2011 Cactus Bowl, which will be played on Friday, January 7, at 6 p.m. MST, at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. Poku […]

Day Trip: Classic theater hosts holiday performances

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Nestled in the Depot District of Lubbock is the Cactus Theater. Starting life in 1938 as a motion picture theater, the facility was remodeled in 1993 and has since become a performance theater. “We now do live musical productions and plays,” said Tasha Starkey, Don Caldwell Productions administrative director. […]

Rare bloomer in the desert

By Bryant Million Bryant Million PNT Staff Writer bryant_million@link.freedom.com A rare cactus bloomed at a local couples’ home this last week, giving them and their neighbors a chance to see a beautiful sight only available once per year. Gardening enthusiasts Cecil and Mary Clotfelter, of Portales own a species of cactus commonly called the nightblooming […]