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Jail Logs - Aug. 22

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Police seek two in armed robbery

CLOVIS - Police on Monday requested public assistance in locating two suspects in the armed robbery Sunday morning of an elderly woman in a church parking lot. The incident happened around 8:50 a.m.,...

ENMU trying to obtain license to serve liquor

PORTALES — Start drafting your toasts, because Eastern New Mexico University is in the process of obtaining a license to serve liquor for events at select locations on campus. It’s not for selling beer at football games, nor is there a pub or...

Business feature: Shop serving slow-cooked BBQ

CLOVIS - From a building in Farwell to a mobile trailer, and now into a building in Clovis, slow-cooked meats have found their way west. A decade after it started up in Farwell as a Thursday-only...

Train hits milk truck near Portales

A Western Dairy Transport milk truck on Thursday collided with a train near the intersection of U.S. 70 and South Roosevelt Road 3. Several train cars were derailed, but officials said the truck...

Jail log - Aug. 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Tristan Cortese, 21, disorderly conduct, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Jaime Sanchez, 24, driving under the influence of liquor, no driver license,...

Woman charged in arson apprehended

CLOVIS — A woman charged with felony arson for a July 27 structure fire in Portales was apprehended Friday after more than two weeks at large. Patricia Villanueva, 38, of Portales, was booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Friday...

Law repeals Compulsory School Attendance act

CLOVIS — School attendance legislation signed this year by the governor came as a surprise and disappointment last week to the 9th Judicial District Attorney, whose office has campaigned over past semesters to meet problem truancy cases with...

Water authority to move ahead with construction

CLOVIS — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meets Thursday afternoon in Clovis, moving ahead with work on pipeline construction funding as smaller member entities make moves to withdraw from the organization. The agenda...

Clovis to consider employee raises

CLOVIS — Shortly after final budget approval, the city of Clovis generally looks at employee raises. The 2019-20 fiscal year is no exception, as the Clovis City Commission will consider a half-million dollars worth of raises during its Thursday...

Rivalry renewed

CLOVIS - You could hear the drumbeats, literally and otherwise. Drum practice underneath the home bleachers of Leon Williams Stadium late Monday afternoon signaled the approach of the Clovis High...

Tigers hope to make next step

Though it seems like they just hung up the cleats last week, a new high school football season gets going again for several area teams this weekend. Among them, 2018 Six-man state finalist Elida hosts Lake Arthur in a historic Friday-night game ...

Clovis girls poised for deep playoff run

CLOVIS - Clovis' girls soccer team came oh so close to extending its 2018 season. And when the Lady Wildcats lost to Eldorado, a 1-0 heartbreaker in the 99th minute of overtime play in the state 5A...

Portales goal: Final four, and further

PORTALES — A quick look at Class 4A football in the Land of Enchantment looks like you’re playing a dice game, with four different title winners in each of the last four seasons. The better...

Clovis optimistic despite brutal schedule

CLOVIS — The night of Nov. 2, 2018 might be one the Clovis High football team may want to remember as among its best of last season. It was a game the Wildcats lost 10-7. Huh? Yes, the ’Cats did...

Rattlers hope to avoid injury bug

“I think we will be a decent ballclub if we can stay healthy.” Tucumcari head coach Wayne Ferguson’s thumbnail assessment of his team matches others in the region. Simply put, coaches in Quay...

Greyhound volleyball picked 12th in expanded LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — It’s a larger Lone Star Conference, but Eastern New Mexico’s volleyball team is still picked in 2019 to finish as it did in 2018 — just sneaking into the postseason tournament. The Greyhounds were slotted fifth in the...

Rams hit road Saturday to face Huskies

PORTALES - When the Portales Rams hosted the Hope Christian Huskies in 2018, it was a clash of two title contenders in their respective classes - the Rams in 4A and the visiting Huskies in 3A. Months after the dust had settled on that 10-3...

ENMU men picked for fifth in LSC preseason poll

RICHARDSON, Texas - After coming up just a win short of making the playoffs last year as a member of the Heartland Conference, Eastern New Mexico is expected to be right in the playoff fight as it...

Coming full circle

Albert Flinn's official job title is head rodeo coach for Eastern New Mexico University. This summer, he's also been a trail boss and herd wrangler, searching out "strays" for the upcoming reunion...

Teachers offer advice for parents

Despite the many long hours teachers spend with students on a daily basis, studies show the parent is still the first teacher and most important influencer in a child’s life. If parents value...

Remembering a red-headed Pioneer

Clovis has a proud history of professional baseball teams, beginning in the 1920s, through 1957. At least nine Clovis Pioneers had a cup of coffee or more in the Major Leagues, including n Harry...

Learning new things challenges you

Usually, the more I learn about something the more I appreciate it. There have been many times when a friend has introduced me to something I knew next to nothing about; something they were...

Pets can literally save our lives

I have a dog in the house. He doesn’t live here, he just came to visit. And I have a family of feral cats living in my back yard. The momma cat claimed squatters rights, having lived here before I moved in. She’s always around, living her feral...

I believe betting life on Christ a good wager

“I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. ... I believe in the Holy Spirit ...” Yes, I do. With all of my heart,...

My parents still inspire me in their 80s

I spent the last couple of weeks visiting my parents. I’ve been lucky in the parent department. It’s fashionable to recall some pivotal incident that occurred when we were 8 and extrapolate how every difficulty experienced in our life since is...

Campaign finance changes may polarize

For years, transparency advocates have been raising hue and cry for campaign finance reform that generally accomplishes two goals: First, reform should create an environment where the person or group with the biggest piggybank isn’t the de facto...

Funeral services (Updated Aug. 22)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Aug. 24 • John Alton Goldman — 11 a.m. at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel, Clovis • Kathy Twite — 10 a.m. at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens, Clovis • Maria... Full story

Historic Pages - Aug. 21

80 years ago Aug. 21, 1939: Fields & Bonner used to be "The Man's Store" in Portales Click Here to...

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