Roswell holds off Rams

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Clarence Cheadle scored a game-high 18 points, and the visiting Roswell Coyotes closed out their regular season on a high note with a 73-54 victory over the Portales Rams. Cheadle led four Coyotes in double figures and hit an early 3-pointer to give Roswell (15-5) a lead they never […]

President deserves an Oscar nomination

By Helena Rodriguez According to Shakespeare, the world is a stage and we’re all actors. According to Marshall McLuhan, the stage is a world and we’re actors. Either way, some of us are better actors than others, like President Bush. When the 2006 Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday, George W. Bush deserves an Academy […]

Movie ‘Glory Road’ got it wrong

By Jesse Wolfersberger The Disney movie “Glory Road” paints an inaccurate picture of 1966 Eastern New Mexico University, school officials said on Wednesday. The movie is about Texas Western College (now the University of Texas-El Paso) and its head basketball coach Don Haskins during the 1966 season, when they became the first team with five […]

Chandler asks legislature for help starting senior safety program

By Tony Parra Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler is asking lawmakers for $50,000 he hopes will help spotlight and improve safety for senior citizens in Roosevelt County. “There are many laws to punish those who abuse the elderly that are reactive,” Chandler said. “We want this to be proactive and an innovative approach to […]

Senate floor leader proposes tax break to soften minimum wage increase

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A top Democratic leader in the Senate is proposing a tax credit to help small businesses cope with the costs of paying their workers a higher minimum wage. Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, introduced a measure Wednesday to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.50 an hour […]

Richardson: Wait a year on lobbying reform

By Barry Massey SANTA FE — New Mexico’s laws regulating lobbying of legislators and state officials need tightening, Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday. However, Richardson doesn’t want the issue considered during the current 30-day session of the Legislature. The governor, in comments at a legislative breakfast reception sponsored by the New Mexico Press Association, said […]

ENMU men come up short against talented Tarleton team

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University played hard enough, just not quite well enough. Talented Tarleton State took the lead for good late in the first half and fought off a feisty effort by the Greyhounds to post a 75-69 Lone Star Conference South Division victory Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. Guard Norbey Aragon […]

Zias fall to TexAnns at home

By Dave Wagner Guard Katie Crawford led a balanced attack with 14 points and Tarleton State overcame a sluggish first half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 67-47 on Wednesday night in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball at Greyhound Arena. The TexAnns (13-5, 5-0 South) maintained a half game lead over West Texas […]

PJHS team’s perfect season within grasp

By Kevin Wilson It started with an old banner, and has the potential to be a banner year for the Portales seventh-grade “A” team. The Rams (14-0) enter today’s 4 p.m. game against Gattis with a chance to do what no Portales Junior High squad has done in 30 years — finish with a perfect […]

Lady Rams roll over Ruidoso

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales didn’t play the way it wanted to in a few stretches of the game. Briana Hernandez did, though, and that was more than enough to beat visiting Ruidoso. Hernandez scored all of her game-high 25 points in the first three quarters, at one point outscoring the visiting Lady […]