The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Articles written by David Stevens

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 380



 By David Stevens    News 

Pages past, July 25: Her captors treated her like royalty

On this date ... 1961: Ella Conn hadn't planned to go to Cuba. She left Miami intent on flying to eastern New Mexico so she could spend time with her daughter, Sug Conn, a student at Eastern New Mexico University. Instead, Ella... — Updated 7/24/2021

 
 By David Stevens    Voices 

Opinion: Greyhounds' new AD seems like a dreamer with a bright future

When Paul Weir was named head basketball coach at New Mexico State University in 2016, he quoted Theodore Roosevelt: “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” When he accepted the head basketball coaching job... — Updated 7/24/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 21: Have guns, will kill prairie dogs

On this date … 1946: Brothers Charles and Lee Tosh referred to themselves as mortal enemies of prairie dogs. But the owners of Empy's Welding and Machine Shop also fancied themselves “humane” in the way they went about... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 18: Not enough sleep for police judge

On this date ... 1951: Portales’ F.T. Burke wasn’t complaining, but needed “a better understanding” for coping with his city job responsibilities. That’s how The Portales Daily News described the situation. Burke had two... — Updated 7/17/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Chandler retiring as district judge

After nearly 20 years as a local prosecutor and district judge, Clovis native Matt Chandler said Monday he’s retiring and moving to Texas for “a new career in the law.... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 14: That time Birdie won a pair of hose

On this date … 1961: Birdie Rackler was hoping to win a pair of hose when she signed up for a contest at Portales' Mode O'Day clothing store. She did win the hose, but also learned she was the winner of the store's top prize in i... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 11: Haystacks Calhoun heads to Tucumcari

On this date ... 1976: Legendary wrestler Haystacks Calhoun was on his way to his mother’s home in Tucumcari where his career seemed in jeopardy. Calhoun, alleged to weigh 601 pounds, was suffering from an infected toe that... — Updated 7/10/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, July 7: Too much rain for broom corn

On this date … 1941: A. B. Cares of Pep had lost about 25 acres of broom corn to heavy rainfall. Overnight rainfall had measured 3 inches. Cares, described by the Portales Daily News as “one of the best dry land farmers in the... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: DA: Violent crime on rise, but victims often uncooperative

Social media platforms the past several weeks have been flooded with anecdotal reports of violence throughout Clovis. And yet arrests are not reflecting any uptick in crime. And city police have not issued a crime-related news rele... — Updated 7/3/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, June 30: No plans for zoo in Texico

On this date … 1961: “Flying Saucers” were scheduled to be in Clovis on Aug. 3-5. That was the name the city's Retail Merchants committee decided on for its annual back-to-school and summer clearance sales promotions. Paper... — Updated 6/29/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, June 27: Judge: Kid didn't want to go to Lincoln

On this date ... 1961: A fight for the body of Billy the Kid had moved “out of the realm of idle chit-chat and into the courts” with the filing of a petition seeking removal of the Kid's body from its grave south of Fort... — Updated 6/26/2021

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Our public schools need to teach kids how to think, not what they should think

Critical race theory is the hottest topic on the planet, even if most of us aren’t exactly sure what it means. What’s important to understand about CRT is that politicians of all stripes are determined to indoctrinate public... — Updated 6/26/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, June 23: Best cherry pie baked by Glenda Parrish

On this date … 1956: Glenda Parrish of the Rogers 4-H club had won the Roosevelt County cherry pie baking contest. Ann Fraze of Dora was second and Dretha Franklin of Perry finished third. Judges were from East Valley View,... — Updated 6/22/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, June 20: Food poisoning sends 94 to hospital

On this date ... 1951: A Clovis woman had pleaded guilty to selling intoxicating liquor without a license. Clovis police “staged a surprise raid” at the home of Ethel Jones, 50, just inside the city limits on the Portales... — Updated 6/19/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Clovis Pioneers rise to glory

Eighty years ago this week, the United States was still hoping to avoid sending troops into a global war. The anxious nation had turned its eyes to Joe DiMaggio who was halfway thro... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, June 6: Kennedys offer congrats to Melrose graduate

On this date ... 1961: A recent high school graduate from Melrose had received congratulations from the White House. Don Reed, 18, said he mailed a graduation announcement to First Lady Jackie Kennedy as a gag. She responded with... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Helmets and masks are better protectors than the government

Soon after 9-11, comedian Ron White claimed his mother wasn’t sure what to do when the nation’s Homeland Security Advisory System went from green to blue to yellow to orange and/or to red. “Mama,” White stated in his routin... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Woman of faith 'always made me smile'

CLOVIS - Hope Pena will forever have sweet memories of Mary Sweeney. "I don't know much about what happened with her death," Pena said last week, "but she was my mother's best frien... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Historic governor's home demolished

PORTALES - In all kinds of weather - through ice storms, violent dust storms, heavy rains - Zach Jones remembers the home always felt "quiet and safe." "Like a ship carrying its... — Updated 6/1/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, June 2: Tragedies haunt air base, college prez quits

On this date … 1941: Eastern New Mexico College President Donald W. MacKay had resigned, officials announced. No reason for the resignation was reported. MacKay was not available for comment since he was out of town on vacation.... — Updated 6/1/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, May 30: Memorial Day tragedies, and freedom prevails

On this date ... 1961: Donald C. Moyer officially became the third president of Eastern New Mexico University in a “colorful inaugural ceremony attended by Gov. Edwin L. Mechem and learned people representing over 80 schools of h... — Updated 5/29/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, May 26: Boykin hotel was weeks away from opening

On this date … 1951: Furnishings for Portales’ new Hotel Cal Boykin had arrived, with crews to install them expected within the week. Boykin had not set an official opening date, but hotel board members said the 60-room,... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Freedom to stay masked also choice for the individual

Government's mask mandates have mostly been lifted across New Mexico and Texas. Declining numbers of COVID-19 cases certainly support a return to individual freedom that should never have been taken away. Now it's time to fight... — Updated 5/22/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, May 23: The kid liked golf, golf, and more golf

On this date ... 1951: Hoagy Carmichael, who composed “Stardust” and other popular jazz songs, had been tasked with selecting beauty queens at Eastern New Mexico University. “The big brown eyes of Dolores Genta of Raton won... — Updated 5/22/2021

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, May 19: Grady school bus crash left teenager dead

On this date … 1931: About two dozen Grady school children were recovering from injuries suffered the day before in a school bus accident that left one teenage girl dead. Cletis Culpepper, 16, a Grady High sophomore, was killed.... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

Page Down

X

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 07/26/2021 13:45