Clovis’ Roy Walker Center hosts state Golden Gloves

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — As the host site for the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition in 18 of the last 19 years, Clovis has certainly been a boxer-friendly atmosphere for the state’s amateur pugilists. With a little extra publicity to set up this year’s event, organizer Chuck Haas was busy on the […]

Village neglecting its duty to children

By Helena Rodriquez We all know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But what happens when the village doesn’t want to raise the child? What happened to the old days when children were taught to listen to adults and other figures of authority? And what happened to the days when people […]

Texico bull rider will compete on TV this weekend

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Friends of 18-year-old Texico bullrider L.J. Jenkins will get to watch the erstwhile high schooler compete professionally this weekend in New Mexico. For those close to Jenkins, seeing him at the PBR Ty Murray Invitational is quite a leap from where the young man was just a couple […]

Hounds begin division play against Angelo

By Dave Wagner: PNT Sports Writer Phil Clabaugh has never seen anything like it. Clabaugh’s Eastern New Mexico University baseball team started the season on fire. After winning three of four from Southeastern Oklahoma in early March, the Greyhounds were sitting at 16-4. That was followed by a 10-game losing streak, including four-game sweeps by […]

Health experts say risky teen behavior is up

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By William P. Thompson Roosevelt County health officials gave out some bad news last night at a town hall meeting on underage drinking — in recent years, more than half of Roosevelt County high school students have reported having an alcoholic drink. Terry Teti of Community Resources, Inc. in Portales said a 2003-2004 self-reported survey […]

Other agencies inspected PRMC

By Marlena Hartz Spurred by complaints, three independent organizations have inspected Plains Regional Medical Center since January, officials confirmed this week. Two of those agencies have cited the hospital for being out of compliance with their standards. The third determined the complaint was unsubstantiated. PRMC officials and inspection agencies have said inspections are routinely conducted […]

Officials push for CAFB decision by June or July

By Marlena Hartz The Air Force is on a limited list of parties interested in Cannon Air Force Base, according to a local base advocate. The Air Force conducted a workshop Tuesday in Washington, D.C., for government parties interested in occupying the base. Though the Air Force expressed interest in occupying the base, few other […]

Sesame Street Live comes to Lubbock

Freedom Newspapers Since Sesame Street Live premiered on Sept. 17, 1980, the show has exploded into a staple for family entertainment on a global scale. Sesame Street Live will be performing at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium Friday, Saturday and Sunday for five shows. More than 50 million children and parents have seen the show over […]

Obituaries for March 30,2006

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston Services: 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Portales. Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He […]

ENMU scores 21 in win

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — It was not a good day to be a pitcher Wednesday at All-Star Park. In game featured a combined 40 hits and 10 doubles, Eastern New Mexico University topped Colorado Christian in a 21-14 shootout. ENMU designated hitter Tyler Brown drove in runs with five hits and also scored three […]

ENMU, Portales mourn passing of Langston

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and the entire country lost a hero and friend when Dewey Langston passed away Tuesday. “He had many friends who are going to miss him,” Carl Richardson of Portales, a friend since 1939, said. “The whole town will miss him dearly.” Langston, 85, served the community of […]

Lady Rams bounce back for split at Loving

PNT staff LOVING — The Portales Lady Rams rode the strong pitching of junior Sasha Parker to a doubleheader split with defending state small-school champion Loving on Tuesday. Parker allowed just three hits all day — including a one-hitter in the nightcap — as the Lady Rams dropped the opener 4-3 but won the second […]

Bigler named Floyd Citizen of Year

By Tony Parra The Floyd Citizen of the Year award honors someone who is a reflection of the people who live in the small farming community. That would describe Pauline “Polly” Bigler to a tee. Bigler was selected by the Floyd Lions Club as the 2006 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Polly was recognized during […]

Cowboys thump Hounds

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior first baseman Antonio Siqueiros belted a first-inning grand slam and New Mexico Highlands never looked back in a 17-5 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday. Highlands (16-13) had five innings of three or more runs and collected 19 hits against five ENMU pitchers in handing the […]

More horse owners considering rabies shots

By William P. Thompson PNT Staff Writer William_Thompson@link.freedom.com Following a documented case of rabies in a Lea County horse earlier this month, area veterinarians are encouraging horse owners to get their horses vaccinated. So far, officials from the New Mexico Department of Public Health say the horse in Lea County is the only known rabies […]

Red-hot Zias earn sweep at Adams State

PNT staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — You never know who’s going to do damage when it comes to the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. Senior Courtney McClasky, batting ninth in the first game and eighth in the nightcap, went 5-for-7 with four home runs and 11 runs batted in on Tuesday as the red-hot Zias […]

Immigration issue probably doesn’t have a simple solution

Editorial Massive pro-immigrant demonstrations over the weekend and continuing Monday — police estimated 500,000 in Los Angeles, perhaps 300,000 in Chicago and smaller gatherings in Dallas, Milwaukee, Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio — suggest there are two sides in the debate over immigration that can bring out numbers. That is unlikely to make it easier for […]

Sitcom material continues to accumulate

By Kevin Wilson TUCUMCARI — Have you ever wanted to speak out, but stopped yourself because you knew reality couldn’t quite stand up to what you imagine saying? Yeah, I do that a lot. I was eating at a restaurant, on recommendation from a friend, and felt rather slighted. Since this column goes into newspapers […]

Obituaries for March 29, 2006

Delbert “Del” Webb Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Delbert “Del” Webb, 82, of Portales, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born July 6, 1923, to Eva and Joe Webb in Pearl, Texas, where he grew up. He graduated from Tahoka High School and joined the U.S. […]

Rams take two wins at Eunice

PNT Staff EUNICE — Sammy Hightower hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and pitched four innings to lead the Portales High Rams past Eunice 12-4 on Monday in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. The Rams (8-4) also won the second contest 9-2, with Hightower finishing 3-for-3 at the plate in each […]