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Portales brothers questioned in Texas border agent's death

EL PASO, Texas - The FBI questioned two brothers from Portales in the death of a border patrol agent in Texas, according to federal court documents that have been sealed. Jeanette Harper, a spokeswoma...

 

Daycare owners to be tried together

PORTALES - Daycare operators accused of child abuse resulting in death and great bodily harm will be tried in court together, attorneys have agreed. Mary Taylor, 62, and her daughter, Sandi Taylor,...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    December 8, 2017

Ag tires pick up so much stuff

In this modern world of paved roads and interstate systems, the automobiles are spoiled rotten. Even I’ve got a car that only has a couple of inches of ground clearance and can’t go very far from...

 

Portales students give big for Christmas

PORTALES — Santa will have a sleigh full of presents to hand out on Dec. 16, thanks to donations by Portales school students. Portales Police Chief Pat Gallegos and School Resource Officer Eric Muller on Thursday accepted a check from Lindsey...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 8

Today’s family in need: This single father just reunited with his 7-year-old daughter. The mother recently took the child to Phoenix, “where she landed in jail,” according to Salvation Army Lt. Kelly Berggren. The child was in foster care until...

 

Peace and purpose in being still

In 2002, Tim Kasser and Kennon Sheldon (2002) conducted a study called, “What Makes for a Merry Christmas?” These two researchers wanted to examine the types of activities and experiences that...

 
 By David Grieder    News    December 8, 2017

First responders, others recognized at meeting

CLOVIS — First responders, Cub Scouts and Mr. and Mrs. Claus were part of the full house in attendance Thursday evening at the start of the Clovis City Commission meeting at the public library. Most attendees turned up for the awards and...

 

Advent season about preparation

Getting ready. That’s what Advent is about. At church we lit the first candle of Advent Sunday morning, and, as I write on this Sunday evening, I’m sitting in a quiet house, enfolded by the warm g...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 8

Today • Noises Off — 7 p.m. play at Clovis Community College. Admission: $10 general, $7 seniors/students/military with ID. Information: 575-769-4031 • Nurses pinning — 1 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-769-4954 • Physical... Full story

 

Pages past - Dec. 8

On this date ... 1982: New Mexico Lt. Gov. Roberto Mondragon was in Portales to officially open the new Roosevelt County senior meal site at 501 W. Ivy St. About 375 people attended the opening...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 8

Monday • Portales School Board — 6 p.m. at L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828...

 

Local hoop teams fare well in tournaments

RIO RANCHO - Games in November and December mean as much as games in February. Clovis girls basketball teams certainly believe it. Last year the Lady Wildcats fell shy of the state tournament while...

 

ENMU men, women fall to A&M Commerce

COMMERCE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team began Thursday’s visit to Texas A&M Commerce with a flurry, but ended it with disappointment. The Greyhounds fell to A&M Commerce 64-57 in overtime and remained...

 

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