My turn: Have ties to all of Oak Ridge Boys

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Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve’s latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves’ original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and […]

Hounds, Zias earn ties

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — So far, Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams are hanging around at or near the top of the Lone Star Conference standings. On Friday, both tied with Incarnate Word to stay in contention. The ENMU men (4-2-3, 2-0-1 LSC) stayed on top of the LSC standings with a 1-1 […]

My turn: Glad I didn’t make that U-turn

When I first cruised into Portales from Dallas for a job interview on a brownish summer afternoon in 1982, I almost made a U-turn. Where were the co-eds on glistening slopes, feathered natives selling turquoise ties, quaint trains chugging through evergreen forests? It’s taken 27 years, but I’ve finally stopped thinking of The Gulch as […]

Sophomore Handler adds size, depth to Hounds’ receiving corp

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Homecoming time is upon Eastern New Mexico University, as those with Greyhound ties come back and feel at one with the football team. It’s almost that way for sophomore Matt Handler — except he’s on the roster. As Angelo State comes to Greyhound Stadium, Handler gets to put on […]

Bolo ties gain acceptance under proposal

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 52 Bolo me over: New Mexico’s official state neckwear may finally find acceptance in the House of Representatives. Under current rules, House members can’t wear a bolo tie during legislative proceedings in the House chambers. They must wear regular ties. However, that would change under a proposal approved […]

Real Joe the Plumber has Clovis ties

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DALLAS — There’s one “Joe the Plumber” who is already better off thanks to John McCain and Barack Obama. Phones rang off the hook Thursday in the Amarillo office of plumber Joe Francis, whose Web site joetheplumber.com became an instant Internet curiosity the day after the final presidential debate. Francis spent seven years in Clovis, […]