Faithful fan finally sees team in action

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Joe Martinez Sr. holds a signed Dallas Cowboys training camp flag in his “Cowboys” room Friday at his home in Clovis. Martinez, who is fighting cancer, saw his first Cowboys’ game in person. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Joe Martinez Sr. spends numerous hours a month at Plains Regional Medical […]

World could use less criticism, more critique

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist An article on the sports pages caught my eye the other day. The focus was Dallas Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe and some of the negative press he has seemingly attracted over the course of his career. Now, I am not much of a Cowboys fan, nor am I a Cowboys […]

Pioneer Days offers hands-on look at roping, riding

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Wild Bill Cathey, of Dora, left, demonstrates to Dalton Wren, 9, of Texico how to spin a rope Thursday during the Curry County Mounted Patrol’s rodeo encounter at the county fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Staff writer It wasn’t Holly Tyler’s first time on a horse — she rode one in […]

Gee ignites Hounds’ rally

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Making just his second pitching appearance and first start, Eastern New Mexico junior Micah Bernhardt got off to an inauspicious start — he walked the first two hitters and plunked the next two. New Mexico Highlands took advantage for a five-run first, but Bernhardt settled down over the […]

Pioneer Days draws top performers

By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent If there isn’t someone who once won a world championship, or at least challenged for one, coming out of the chute during the 34th annual Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo over the next three nights, just look over to the cowboys lining the fence waiting their turn. Because there’s bound to […]

The Wild, Wild West hits very close to home

Don McAlavy A town in our area harbors deep secrets. A railroad had built from the east to the west in eastern New Mexico prior to Clovis and Texico. Killings were commonplace in this new tent town, which for its first year went by the name of “Six-Shooter Siding.” Ill feelings between the gandy dancers […]

Cowboys-mania affects household again

Helena Rodriguez I’ve become so lost lately in my own world of work and school, I didn’t realize the event of phenomenal proportions taking place before my very eyes. I wasn’t aware how big this event really was and the huge impact it was having on the lives of my loved ones, one person in […]

The Cowboys are back!

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David Garcia, a manager a Footlocker, has been a Dallas Cowboys fan since e Roger Staubach era. Photo by Eric Kluth By Tony Parra The Dallas Cowboys are off to a fast start and area fans think they are for real. After rallying to beat NFC East rival Philadelphia on Sunday, the Cowboys are 4-1 […]

Our heroes have always been Cowboys

From the editor’s desk They don’t have this problem in Denver or Philadelphia or Green Bay, Wis. Newspapers in those towns focus their coverage on the Broncos, Eagles and Packers, respectively, and no one could seriously dispute that most fans in those cities want to read about the home team more than any other. But […]

Emmitt eyeing another big game at Texas Stadium

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IRVING, Texas — Emmitt Smith lives for big games. The one he’ll play Sunday sets up as his biggest of the year. Now wearing the red of the struggling Arizona Cardinals and still seeking his first breakout performance for his new team, Smith returns to his longtime home at Texas Stadium to […]

Highlands coach following in NFL dad’s footsteps

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Theo Watson latches onto Brandon Harper during Thursday night’s Greyhound football practice at Portales High School. Dave Wagner John Fassel knew he was stepping into a tough situation this season as New Mexico Highlands head football coach. The Cowboys entered the 2003 campaign with a 12-game losing streak, and didn’t figure to […]