Frank was born and raised in Las Vegas where he wasa four sport letterman at West Las Vegas High School (’55). He also graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 1959 with a degree in Journalism becoming the first in his family to achieve a college degree. Upon graduating from Highlands University, Frank worked for a year as a sports writer for the Albuquerque Journal, then as sports editor at the Santa Fe New Mexican. He then taught for a year at Pojoaque High School before returning to the Albuquerque Journal in 1962 where he worked until 1990. During his time as a Journal Sports writer, Frank covered virtually all sports in New Mexico including UNM Lobo football and basketball, and Albuquerque Dukes baseball and was known for his “Let’s Be Frank” bi-lines. Frank took particular joy, however, in covering high school sports. Frank wrote about high school teams, athletes, and coaches and devoted the majority of his career to promoting New Mexico high school athletics. The advent of HS box scores, statistics and top ten can all be attributed to Frank Maestas. Many of his articles brought tremendous pride and a sense of accomplishment to numerous New Mexico families.Frank Maestas also became a pioneer for Hispanics in Journalism in general and Sports Journalism in particular as he was one of the first Latino sportswriters in the nation back in the 60’s.Through hard work and dedication Frank became one of the most respected Sports Writers to ever cover events in the State of New Mexico and was always very proud to be a New Mexican.