Don’t be quick to discredit Mule

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Agriculturists have known — and exploited — the phenomenon of hybrid vigor for at least 100 years. A hybrid is the resultant offspring from the mating of two plants or animals of different breeds, varieties or species. The hybrid outperforms either parent, thus the term hybrid vigor. Mules, the offspring […]

Quick start sends Hounds past LCU

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Senior forward Equs Darby and sophomore guard Tralyn Harden scored 16 points each and combined to go 6-for-7 from 3-point range Tuesday night, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a 69-54 victory over previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian. Harden went 4-for-5 off the bench from long range, including three in the […]

Tucumcari chief too quick to act with stun gun

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said there were “a lot of issues” that led to his shooting a teenage girl with two Taser darts last week: She was running away from police, through traffic without looking, he said. She had committed a delinquent act, maybe even bloodied her mother’s lip. The chief […]

Texas Woman’s uses quick start to subdue Zias

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Senior forward Renee Renz scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Texas Woman’s bolted to a 13-1 lead in the first six minutes en route to an 86-71 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Saturday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Renz, who scored 63 points in […]

Quick burst dooms Hounds

CNJ Staff PORTALES — Texas A&M-International scored twice in less than a minute in the second half Sunday, rallying for a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Dustdevils (6-4) tied the match on a rebound goal by Abel Villavicencio at the 55:17 mark. Then, just 46 seconds […]

No. 13 Commerce makes quick work of Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia forward Til-Lois Fifer gets tied up by Texas A&M-Commerce defender Britney Jordan in the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Zias were in Saturday’s game against Texas A&M-Commerce for all of the first 10 […]

Bailing borrowers out of trouble not government’s job

By Freedom New Mexico You just knew this was coming, given the Pavlovian way politicians react to headlines. The push is officially on for a legislative response to the subprime mortgage mess, led by a couple of congressman from Colorado. In the first of what undoubtedly will be a wave of bills aimed at pandering […]

Be wary of “get rich quick” businesses

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: It’s Everybody’s Business Today’s economy is a lot different than it was one year ago. With interest rates rising and home mortgages with adjustable rates cutting into cash flow; consumers are looking for ways to make more money. In an effort to make quick money, often one will look to start a […]

Dance lessons help teach Bella Vista students social skills

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Fifth-graders Samantha Lucero and Jordan Jones dance the fox trot Wednesday during Viola Cano’s dance class at Arts Academy at Bella Vista. Cano teaches ballroom dancing to some 400 students. (Staff photo: Andy Delisle) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Twenty-four little feet followed the instructions of Viola Cano. “Slow, quick, quick, slow. Slow, […]