Meth arrests not expected to slow down

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By Kevin Wilson Local law-enforcement officials have stepped up efforts to arrest producers and distributors of methamphetamine, issuing seven search warrants and making 12 arrests in the last 10 days. However, there is a feeling the arrests are just the tip of the iceberg. “I do not expect this to let up,” said Capt. Lonnie […]

Budget cuts could doom Upward Bound program

By Tony Parra Upward Bound organizers are afraid the program may be cut by President George W. Bush in next year’s proposed budget to provide more funding for the “No Child Left Behind” program. The Eastern New Mexico University Upward Bound program has been operating for more than 30 years, and currently serves students from […]

Haggard coming to Clovis

Freedom Newspapers Doc Stewart Park will be the landing site for Merle Haggard’s Third Annual UFO Music Fest on July 3. Cannon Air Force Base marketing department officials confirmed the Grammy Award winner and Hall of Fame country singer is coming to Doc Stewart Park, but said they did not have any further information. The […]

A decade after Selena, Spanish music going full circle

By Helena Rodriguez I’m the black sheep in my family. There’s been an ongoing feud between my sisters, my dad and I, with all of them against lonesome me in a battle of the bands. We argue over what kind of regional Spanish music rules: The Mexican border-based, working-class sound of Norteño music, which is […]

Whispers can mean so much

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist He first saw me in front of a grocery store… a 13- year- old fat girl wearing ugly glasses eating an ice cream cone. That this tall lanky, handsome kid should even notice me made me believe in miracles. He smiled at me and I smiled back thinking, Was […]

April 1 Obituaries

Ronald Sleezer, 64 Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Ronald Everett “Ron” Sleezer, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Kansas, to Ernest Everett and Genevieve Veturia DeLong Sleezer. He was a bartender, and a member […]

April 1 Letter to the Editor

My old pal Noam Chomsky wrote, “The United States is unusual if not unique in the lack of restraints on freedom of expression. It is also unusual in the range and effectiveness of the methods employed to restrain freedom of thought.” In other words, Ye may babble, but don’t dare to think. If diplomacy is […]

Kuchta, ENMU looking for strong start in South

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is happy to have senior shortstop Josh Kuchta on the team. In fact, he says he’d take a whole team like him. “Josh Kuchta is good people,” Clabaugh said Thursday as the Greyhounds (13-16) prepared for a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division-opening series […]

Hounds second, Zias third in TSU Relays

PNT Staff PNT Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s track teams used a solid performance in the throwing events to finish second on the men’s side and third in women’s competition on Thursday in the Tarleton Relays. Host Tarleton State captured the men’s team title with 195 points to 88 for ENMU. Texas […]

Sunken Garden needing repair

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers A longtime Clovis tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular wedding spots is in need of major repair. Built as part of a nationwide park beautification project after World War I, one of the stone walls of the Sunken Garden at Hillcrest Park collapsed about two years ago. […]

Businesses are ‘primo’ family affair

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Victor and Rosario Garcia had dreams of a better life and they came to the United States from Mexico 18 years ago in pursuit of them. Through an unexpected combination of businesses, they’ve accomplished some of those dreams. Rosario Garcia is the co-owner of La Paz Authentic Mexican Food […]

Residents have mixed feelings on new hotel

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales downtown business owners have mixed feelings on exactly how much their businesses will be affected by the opening of the new Portales Inn hotel and restaurant, which will be located in the downtown area. Officials working on the Portales Inn Hotel have been optimistic that parts of the […]

Hounds rout OPSU in baseball

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Justin Gee hit a two-out, three-run homer in the first inning, and visiting Eastern New Mexico University claimed a 17-5 victory at Oklahoma Panhandle State on Wednesday. Josh Kuchta, Brett Scherer and Marc Wallace had three hits each for ENMU (13-16), which compiled 20 hits for the game […]

Nelson coming for May concert

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials have announced that country music legend Willie Nelson will be in concert on the ENMU campus six weeks from today. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. on May 11 in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the ENMU campus. Tickets will be on sale […]

United Way recognizes volunteers

By Leslie Radford CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was the first time in two years Lynn Berry wore a tie. His timing was perfect as he dressed for the occasion while accepting the 2005 United Way Campaign Volunteer of the Year on Tuesday at The Landing. “I told (a co-worker) I was going to […]

ENMU to receive funds

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University administrators received news from the United States Department of Education that its College Success Program would receive $336,121 to help low-income first-generation ENMU students. Nico Cameron, director of CSP, said she wrote the grant for the funding during the summer and on Monday U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici announced, […]

March 30 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael This has been a beautiful Easter season. A little of warm than cool, a little rain and a few snow showers, then Sunday was a clear, cool and a little breezy. I hear there were quite a few youngsters hunting Easter eggs over the weekend also. Now everyone will settle down in […]

March 30 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a little moisture in the south county area Saturday, but no snow accumulation and no muddy roads to hamper school bus routes for this week. Some of the irrigation farmers are preparing to sow oats around the fields so when they get young crops up there won’t be sand blowing […]

March 30 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no anniversaries or birthdays this week. Please let me know if you would like your special dates included in the news. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. Church news Bill Bowman from Clovis will be delivering the sermon for the Floyd Baptist Church this […]

Americans should err on side of life

By Richard Bradfute: Guest columnist After 15 years in what doctors call a “persistent vegetative state,” Terri Schiavo had her feeding tube removed recently, essentially inflicting her death by dehydration (or starvation) because she lacks the ability to drink and/or eat for herself. I have an experience with one such as Schiavo. I went to […]