South squads fall in all-star games

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Some coaches are lucky enough to coach their own kids in the last regular game of a high school career. Texico’s Richard Luscombe and Clovis’ J.D. Isler took it a step further on Thursday. Both got to coach their sons in an all-star game to cap their time together on […]

Clovis’ Baskett ‘a weapon’

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ENMU alumnus appears in films, TV

By Mickey Winfield It may surprise many Portales residents who frequently browse the latest new releases at their favorite local video store, that they can actually rent a movie, or a television show featuring an Eastern New Mexico University theater alumni. But if your local video store of choice is Landall’s Box Office, on Portales’ […]

Lady of the House raising stink

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The Lady of the House wants me to start using deodorant. Um, I should clarify that. The Lady of the House wants me to start using deodorant instead of antiperspirant. It seems most antiperspirants use some kind of aluminum compound to keep a body from sweating. She says we don’t […]

Obama’s lack of experience hurts campaign

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Residents request overpass repair, drag strip at city meeting

CNJ staff Public input at Thursday’s city Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan meeting included repairs to the Hull Street Overpass and building a drag strip at Ned Houk Park. ICIP is a planning document in which the city lists its top projects or purchases, according to Carole Moreno, the city’s grant writer. The list is […]

Inaugural state 42 championship set for Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jerry Whitney of Texico shows off Thursday, what could be a great hand in the upcoming inaugural New Mexico state 42 championship this Saturday at the Texico Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As a resident of Houston, Jerry Whitney had been to the Texas 42 dominoes championships in […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Youth granted wish to meet Earnhardt Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Timothy Williams, center, and his family will travel in October to Atlanta, Ga., to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is Timothy’s favorite NASCAR driver. The Kid’s Wish Network and donations from local organizations made Timothy’s trip possi Timothy Williams can’t wait to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the […]

CAFB clinic closed Monday

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When can we really accept God’s grace?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I keep wondering: What does it take for human beings to truly know God’s grace as something much more than theoretical? I know. Most Christians talk a lot about God’s grace. We dissect it in Bible studies. We say we believe in it. We claim to know it as […]