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ENMU men third, women fourth in LSC cross country polls

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M was tabbed to successfully defend Lone Star Conference titles this season in men’s and women’s cross country. The WT men posted 109 points and received 13 of 17 first-place votes in balloting by league coaches and sports information directors, along with media, after the Buffaloes won the […]

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Medical pot program too easily abused

There were legitimate concerns with some of the Department of Health’s proposed revisions of its medical marijuana rules — a hefty new fee that had yet to be justified chief among them. But rather than reconsider why users — presumably some of the state’s most medically vulnerable individuals — should have to fork over an […]

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Portales feels like unified community

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher There is always something that gets me about Portales. I spent part of the day on Friday in the News-Tribune office and around town, and it reminded of that feel I had when I was here a year ago. After talking with Cindy Cole, the circulation director for the newspaper, I […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Adult swim: Many find it’s never too late to start learning

By Tonya Jameson The Charlotte Observer The moment brings laughter now, but it sure wasn’t funny then. Michelle Simmons swam to the middle of the deep end at the YMCA pool and froze. She was too tired to go all of the way to the wall. She was too scared to turn around and swim […]

Hymns get better with age

By Karl Terry Local columnist I have a ragged songbook in the bookshelf next to my computer at home that has a first copyright three years before I was born. Anything between my birth date and the days Christ walked the Earth is pretty old, and we’ll just leave it at “this is a pretty […]

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