Pope remembered for leading by example

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist When we lived in Abilene, Texas, my daughter, Laura, called me from a youth conference at the archdiocese in San Angelo and excitedly exclaimed, “I met The Pope!” I was like “What?” and then I started rolling in laughter. When I told this to my friend, Debra Vasquez, who was […]

Critics need to employ standard of liberty

By Tibor Machan: PNT columnist No one is more prone to criticize the various levels and branches of the U.S. government than I am. My complaints, however, tend to focus on how our political institutions have departed from the best ideas on which the country was founded. When you read most prominent mainstream newspapers and […]

This one’s for the birds

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Jim Weaver has a ranch in Roosevelt County where a somewhat rare bird can be found this time of year. It is mating season for the lesser prairie-chicken, an event that has turned into a unique celebration for the residents of Milnesand. The fourth annual High Plains Prairie-Chicken Festival is […]

Air space expansion could help Cannon survive BRAC

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers The Air Force Chief of Staff said Wednesday the future airplanes and weapon systems will need wide open spaces for good training. The testimony came during a U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee meeting in Washington to review the Air Force’s budget requests for the 2006 fiscal year. “The very speed […]

Officers make drug bust

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By PNT Staff Acting on an informant tip, law enforcement officials disovered a little less than a pound of marijuana Wednesday afternoon while serving a search warrant. The marijuana was found in 19 individually wrapped bags in a residence on the 300 block of South Avenue I, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. The total […]

Women’s event set for weekend

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Women will find plenty of activities to do in Portales on Saturday during the First annual Women’s Day Out in the College of Business on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. There will be more than 60 seminars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the categories of home […]

Teenager given maximum sentence

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis teenager pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in connection with the shooting death last year of an acquaintance. Adam Crespin, 19, killed Lavon Harris with a shotgun in the early morning hours of March 3, 2004, at the Clovis Apartments, […]

Long, Ruiz named six-man All-Americans

By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz and Floyd’s Jerrod Long are known as two of the best six-man football players in the state. Now they’ll be known as two of the best six-man players in the country. Six-Man Illustrated, a publication dedicated to six-man football based out of Big Spring (Texas), named Ruiz and Long […]

PHS qualifies three events

PNT Staff HOBBS — The Portales High boys track team added three Class 3A state qualifiers Tuesday in a quadrangular meet with Hobbs, Lovington and New Mexico Military Institute. No point totals or individual places were kept in the meet. The Rams’ 400-meter relay team of Robert Kemp, Amador Lujan, Jason Needham and Deonte Wysche […]

Zias roll to sweep over Panhandle State

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By Dave Wagner Sometimes, one win can be enough to get a team going. After giving up 40 runs in three Lone Star Conference South Division losses to visiting Abilene Christian last weekend, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team salvaged the series finale on Saturday with a 7-3 victory over the Wildcats. Wednesday, they […]