Tamales hard to keep; easy to make memories with

By Helena Rodriguez Trivia: What’s the most popular gift unwrapped during the holidays in New Mexico? Answer: Tamales. Don’t you just love tamales? Who doesn’t? There’s even a popular children’s book by Gary Soto called “Too Many Tamales.” But as my daughter, Laura, and I found out last week, you can never have too many […]

ENMU political groups plan debate for tonight

By Kevin Wilson While the presidential and vice presidential candidates prepare for their debates, political groups at Eastern New Mexico University are working together for theirs. A policy debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Becky Sharp Auditorium, featuring party platforms from the College Republicans of ENMU and the College Democrats of ENMU. […]

Wall enjoys helping others

Your name: Lynne Wall Your job: C.J.’s Pillbox Your age (and birth date): 50, Nov. 13, 1953 Your hometown: Floyd Occupation: Pharmacy clerk Your family (spouse, children, names, and ages): Johnny, 51, husband; Kalon, 32, daughter; Kade, 24, son; Rylan, 6, grandson. What do you think of Portales? “It is a great place to raise […]

Owners complement each other at flower shop

By Laurie Stone Editor’s Note: The News-Tribune is doing a weekly feature on business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Roses, daisies, lilies and baby’s breath are some of the necessities needed for business owners Linda Ward Bell and Rena Foster Clark to turn a customer’s vision into […]

Sept. 22 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Fred Patterson; Chek Rippee; Christy Rippee Gainer. Anniversaries: Darwin and Sheri Chenault. Upcoming Events • There are no events this week. Please let me know if you have an event you would like in the Floyd News. Floyd quilters The Floyd Quilters recently were hostesses to the Dora High School […]

Social workers face pressure of ramifications

By David Irvin One of the hardest tasks Sherel Whited faces as a social worker is making decisions she knows will change the lives of the parents and children. A social worker supervisor for the Children, Youth and Families Department in Curry County, it’s Whited’s job to initiate steps toward removing a child from a […]

Gena Sanchez: Personalities Plus

Your name: Gena Sanchez Your job: ENMU student Your age (and birth date): November 15, 1980, 23 years old Our hometown: Clayton.. Occupation: Student teacher at James Elementary School Your family (Spouse, children, names and ages): Rodolfo Sanchez is my husband Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy playing with […]

Batista a fixture at fixing things

Your name: Joseph Batista Your job: Maintenance and grounds keeper at Roosevelt County Courthouse Your age (and birth date): 57, August 21, 1947 Your hometown: Portales Occupation: Landscaping and Maintenance Your family (spouse, children, names and ages): Deanna (spouse), Christine Phipps, 32; Sharon Muniz, 30; Michelle Terry, 28; Joseph Batista, 23; David Batista, 21 Your […]

Sept. 5 Dora School News

New custodian Mr. Rodney Hernandez of Portales has joined our crew of custodians at Dora. We welcome him to our school. We also want to let Wayne Smith know he is missed. Home economics The home economics class would like any scraps of clothing that can be donated to help make quilts as part of […]

Organizers hope to make derby a popular trend

By Tony Parra Organizers of the demolition derby at the Roosevelt County Fair are hoping to create a tradition which will last for a long time, with the second annual derby on Saturday night. The second annual demolition derby will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the special events arena. Scott Tucker, one […]

Good memories are blessings

By Joan Clayton: PNT Relgion Columnist I see old barns and tumble down houses as we travel along the way and I wonder what stories they could tell of days gone by. How did they live their lives? Did they leave their home with regrets or did they just walk off and leave it? Did […]

Roping siblings are competitors and teammates

By Mike Linn CLOVIS — During the week, two teenage brothers just a year apart participate in friendly roping competitions at their Clovis home. The loser does the other’s chores, the winner gloats. On the weekends the sibling rivalry turns to teamwork for Dustin, 16, and Ethan McDaniel, 15, Texico High students with an affinity […]

Gregg-Cherry helps bring people to college

Name: Christina Gregg-Cherry Job: Admissions Recruiter Age (and birth date): 25, 09/03/1979 Hometown: Magdalena, NM What do you think of Portales? “I love Portales, the community makes me feel right at home.” What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sunny, about 80 degrees and NO wind!” What is your fondest memory of Portales? “Sitting on […]

Fuller, Chavez face off for court spot

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Democrat Edward Chavez, 47, of Albuquerque, and Republican Ned Fuller, 38, of Albuquerque, will face each other in November for a seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court.   Q: What experience do you bring to the table? A: Chavez — Before being appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson in March […]

Outgoing, incoming DAs plan to work together

By Darrell Todd Maurina Both the incoming and outgoing district attorneys said they want to make the next seven months an effective transition period. Incumbent 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter said he hasn’t yet called his successful challenger, Matt Chandler, but will consult with him as the time comes near for Carter to leave […]

Letter calls Roberts ‘out of touch’

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent A letter written by a Roswell lawmaker says veteran House member Earlene Roberts’ vote supporting ignition interlock systems during the 2004 session shows she’s “out of touch with southeastern New Mexico.” Sen. Rod Adair, R-Roswell, wrote the letter, which was sent to thousands of voters in the area. Roberts, R-Lovington, […]

Maguire balances dual roles

By Abby Dunn: PNT Correspondent He’s been a head coach at the collegiate level for 18 years, but Mike Maguire still can never get enough of the action. “I love what I do,” said Maguire, “I want to be at all the games; I want to make sure that (athletes) are making academic progress, and […]

Police: No ID yet on dead body

By Kevin Wilson aw enforcement officials said they will know today the identity of a body found buried in a Portales back yard three days ago. That information and the cause of death, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said, would be available this morning after completion of the autopsy. “There’s not enough (in relation to) […]

May 11 ENMU student profile

Your name: Marc Schoder Your classification: Freshman Your major: Communications Your age (and birthdate): 25 (January 18, 1979) Your hometown: Albuquerque What’s your idea of a perfect day? When the Boston Red Sox win a game. What did you think about on Sept. 11? Words cannot describe the feelings I have for it. What do […]

Mother’s Day can be for children too

By Helena Rodriguez Mother’s Day is a time to tell our mother’s how much we love them. I love you, Mom. But how many of us mothers take time to show our children how much they have blessed our lives as well? Because of them, we have the greatest job descriptions on Earth that no […]