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 […]