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. [...]