Day Trip: Tatum Cow Pasture Golf Course

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s possible to play golf among cow patties and coyotes at Tatum’s “cow pasture golf course. “ Located about an hour south of Roosevelt County, down Highway 206, it has unique fairways and greens. Two years ago, Tatum Schools Superintendent T.J. Parks got together with some of his board [...]

Summit makes second run

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Enthusiasm rippled through the crowd as high school students gathered Friday at Eastern New Mexico University to participate in the second annual Latino Leadership Summit. Keynote speaker Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch spoke passionately about her experiences growing up in the barrio in Laredo, Texas, and the challenges she faced as [...]

Group seeks to promoto Latino education

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The odds were against Ricardo Arrendondo. No one in his family had ever entered a college classroom. That did not stop him from earning his master’s degree in English. The odds were also against Ron Martinez. As an undergraduate at Eastern New Mexico University, he was slammed by discrimination for [...]

Texico residents allowed to go home

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers More than a dozen Texico residents were allowed to return to their homes around 2:30 p.m. Friday, two days after a truck accident resulting in a fuel spill forced their evacuation, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. The residents of five homes in the 300 block of north State [...]

Church group protests N.M. funeral

Staff and Wire reports RIO RANCHO — Members of a Kansas fundamentalist group that contends the deaths of U.S. soldiers are God’s punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality showed up at an Army soldier’s funeral. Flags around the state were flown at half-staff Thursday as family and friends honored Spc. Alexander Jordan, 31, who died [...]

Accident claims life of Jal man

Freedom Newspapers A 21-year-old Jal man is dead following a single- vehicle rollover early Friday morning in Roosevelt County, according to a press release from police. Jared B. Hunter was traveling north on State Road 206 at approximately 2 a.m. when the vehicle he was driving crossed the south-bound lane and into a field, rolling [...]

Caring companions

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Senior companions help their clients run errands. They alert doctors and relatives about health conditions. They act as caregivers when the need arises. Something else happens with senior companions — almost as an unwritten rule. They become friends. “I’ll (schedule some companions) from 8 a.m. to noon, but it doesn’t [...]

Goddard rides big first half to beat Portales

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Mickey Winfield, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Goddard Rockets jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead behind a strong running game, and held off a late Portales rally en route to a 21-13 win Friday at Greyhound Stadium. Despite the loss, Portales head coach Andy Correll said the Rams (1-3) played well, especially against [...]

ENMU earns ‘A’ from graduating seniors

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University received a good grade from students in its exiting senior satisfaction survey this spring. The results show ENMU ahead of other the state’s five other four-year institutions in three major categories — curriculum, students services and overall assessment. ENMU’s charts compare 2006 data against the [...]

ENMU kicks off fine arts season

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Culture, class, sophistication, and a little reminiscing are just a few of the things coming to the High Plains this fall as the arts and entertainment schedule hits its stride at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU kicked off it’s Fall 2006 Fine Arts Calendar with a piano recital on [...]