Jan. 24, 2006 Obituaries

Clarence Kirksey Services: No services are planned. Clarence Truman Kirksey, 95, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. He was born on Jan. 13, 1911, in Blanket, Texas, to John Edward Kirksey and Sarah Angeline Goates. In 1927, Clarence and his brothers drove a covered wagon from Brownwood, Texas, to Portales. A resident of [...]

Portales teams have momentum

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s safe to say that both Portales teams built a little bit of momentum with Friday victories. It’s an even safer bet that neither squad is looking to lose any of the new-found momentum with homecoming only a few days away. Both teams have games later this week against [...]

Baseball squad tabbed for fifth

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fifth place in baseball and seventh place in softball in Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls released by the conference office. The baseball team, which finished 26-27 under 15th-year coach Phil Clabaugh in 2004, finished ahead of only West Texas A&M in [...]

Through stained glass

By Helena Rodriquez People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks, nor when they work with stained glass. However, Amelia “Amy” Armenta recommends a good diamond-head grinder to cut through the translucent material. Fortunately for Armenta, she’s never cut herself since she begin creating stained glass art six years ago, although she will admit [...]

Saturdays in the shire

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By Kevin Wilson The battle cries come each Saturday afternoon, with players coming from all over the area to turn Rotary Park into a battlefield similar to one seen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. For those few hours, the small stretch of land is known as the Shire of the Shining Dogs, and [...]

Elida wind farm has smooth sailing

By Tony Parra The Elida Wind Power Plant operators are completing their first month since flipping the switch sending electricity from the plant to homes in eastern New Mexico, west Texas, Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Wind farm operators have been using the Roosevelt and Chavez county winds to generate electricity for the homes of Xcel [...]

One arrested following Jan. 13 high speed chase

PNT Staff Report A Portales man was arrested on two separate warrants following a high-speed chase that occurred on Jan. 13 over Roosevelt County roads and Portales city streets, according to Roosevelt County jail officials. Joshua Villalobos, 22, of Portales, was arrested late Friday and charged with various crimes including: assault with intent to cause [...]

Wildcats jump out to early lead, beat Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior [...]

Meth, drug rehab top local legislators’ lists

By Andy Jackson Local legislators are adamant about two bills they wrote that will hit the Roundhouse in upcoming weeks — separate yet connected propositions for mandatory drug sentencing and rehabilitation initiatives. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, said he’s introducing a bill that would impose mandatory methamphetamine sentencing, to “get cooks out of the kitchen,” he [...]

Zias routed by Abilene, 83-63

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore guard Alex Guiton led five Abilene Christian players in double figures with 20 points on Saturday as the Wildcats posted an 83-63 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Senior guard Kierstan Barbee added 14 points and team highs of 16 rebounds and six [...]