Goldfish racing hard to swallow

For the benefit of the folks at PETA, let it be clear at the outset this columnist stands unequivocally opposed to Goldfish Racing. Goldfish have but one purpose, to float around a bloated jar and be stared at by people with even more boring lives than mine. And yet this benign creature is the reason […]

Mullen: Iraq withdrawal agreement still stands

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service BAGHDAD — All American troops will be out of Iraq at the end of the year in accordance with the security agreement signed in 2008, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. “There are no plans — nor has there been any request from […]

Brazile stands alone at top

“Alone at the Top,” was how the Pro Rodeo Sports News Magazine described the crowning of Trevor Brazile, world champion all-around cowboy, for the 8th time, a world record. It took Sir Edmund Hilary seven weeks to climb Mt. Everest, Admiral Peary 23 years to find the North Pole, Freckles Brown was 46 when he […]

Photographer’s work will be displayed at Pentagon

Courtesy photo: Andrea Hubbard Andrea Hubbard captured her husband, Tech. Sgt. Daniel Hubbard, and their children, as he prepared to go to work. The photo, “Morning with Daddy,” captured first place in the MyAirForceLife.com contest. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words stands […]

ENMU’s Aragon stands seventh in decathlon

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Steven Aragon is seventh with 2,981 points in the decathlon after Thursday’s first day of competition in Angelo State’s David Noble Relays. Aragon, the only ENMU athlete competing in the two-day event. finished third in the 100 in 11.91 seconds and sixth in […]

Anniversaries honor trials of early settlers

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The second weekend of September, 2009, stands out in my mind as one of those “not to be forgotten” times. I had been one of a group to hike up Pike’s Peak — or rather, hike halfway up Pike’s Peak, to turn around and hike back down from the halfway […]

Bible stands test of time

The Bible has an answer for every problem that confronts mankind. Why can’t we recognize this holy book has the key to life? The biblical principles, when applied, guarantee success to the obedient believer. Reading the Bible changes lives and circumstances. In this modern-day world of biochemicals and nuclear threats, there is no security apart […]

Business feature: Portales man has history crafting leather

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer On the square on Second Street stands Bar G Western Wear Boot and Tack Repair shop. It is owned by Buzz and Fern Goodson of Portales. He has been in the western wear business for 35 years. Early inspiration: Buzz Goodson learned how to work with leather from arts […]

U.S. resident’s imprisonment endangers rights

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court wisely decided this month to review the case of Ali Saleh Khalah al-Marri, a legal U.S. resident who was apprehended by the federal government and held for more than five years in a Navy brig. He stands accused of being an al-Qaida operative. A three-judge panel of 4th […]

Dry conditions, fireworks make for nervous mixture

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer With dry conditions and bans on some types of fireworks in place, local fire officials are nervous about the possiblity of fires while vendors are concerned that business may fizzle. Eric Segovia, the manager of two Segovia Fireworks stands in Portales said stands are going to have to go […]

Newspaper ratings would give readers a choice

Bob Huber If you’re watching TV these days, you’re in good hands, because television now has rated shows just like the movies. But the ratings are a little different. Among others, they have “R,” “PG-14”and “NR.” • R stands for Raunchy. You can tell it’s wicked, because parts that caused the R rating have been […]