Zia soccer falls to Midwestern State

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State’s Ashley Hornisher scored off a penalty kick early in the second overtime Thursday to lift the Mustangs to a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Hornisher took a pass inside the penalty box from teammate Kari Bristow and […]

Northeastern steamrolls Hounds in opener

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior running back Erick Hatchett and junior wide receiver Jarrett Byers scored three touchdowns apiece and Northeastern State ran away to a 42-7 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. The Redmen (1-1), winners in only five games over John Horner’s […]

Rams look for first win in Raton

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Raton Tigers (0-1) host the Rams (0-2) tonight at Tiger stadium with both squads looking for that first victory. “I’m excited, I think we’re better prepared for this (game) than we were for either of the other two,” Rams head coach Andy Correll said during Thursday afternoon’s practice […]

ENMU rush-ing for new pledges

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Rush week is in full swing at Eastern New Mexico University and according to university officials, local Greek organizations are working hard to rise above the bad reputations pinned on college fraternities in recent years. According to Interfraternity Council President and ENMU student Adam Sanchez the image of wild […]

Cautious crossing benefits all

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer It’s time once again to watch out for the flashing lights in area school zones as the school year kicks off. Following the death of a James Elementary student the first week of school near her home on a rural highway, school officials are reiterating safety but believe their […]

Student housing gets regents’ final approval

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University regents gave final approval on two student housing projects Thursday during their regular meeting. The projects would provide student housing complexes at the Portales and Roswell campuses that are to be privately owned and financed through the sale of bonds that would be repaid from […]

Grandparents play important role in child’s upbringing

By Joan Clayton: Local Columnist Sunday is Grandparents Day and I am again reminded of special memories. My Grandmother’s singing left a life-long impression on me. Granny’s singing filled every facet of her life. She sang while cooking, gardening, churning butter, quilting, rocking her grandchildren and much more. She sang praises to her God every […]

Some things can only mean end of summer

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We know it’s coming every year, Old Man Winter, and yet here on the High Plains, where our wardrobe mostly consists of flip-flops, tank tops and shorts, we’re shocked when we feel that first chill. The official first day of autumn isn’t until Sept. 23, still a few weeks away, […]

Getting dirty is just part of farm wife’s job

By Baxter Black: Guest Columnist It was a case of naked dedication. Dick had been to the state meeting. His committee had run late and it was after midnight when he got back to the ranch. They were practicing fall calving in his part of the Umpqua Valley of western Oregon. Rains had been making […]

District attorney acted in best interest of justice

Editorial Boulder, Colo., District Attorney Mary Lacy felt the need to explain herself amid questions about whether she should have spent the time and money pursuing a lead that didn’t pan out. The explanation should not have been necessary. Lacy spent an hour and a half last week discussing the arrest of John Mark Karr […]

Hounds open season on road today

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers If Northeastern State has an advantage against Eastern New Mexico University in tonight’s 6 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game in Tahlequah, Okla., it’s that the Redmen have already played this season. While ENMU opens its campaign with a rare Thursday night, Northeastern lost at Arkansas Tech 33-32 […]

Corn harvest hits high gear

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Corn harvest is in full swing in Roosevelt County but the city-dweller’s notion of a corn harvest involving picking the ears of corn or shelling the kernels doesn’t hold true here in dairy country. According to dairy specialists most of the corn grown in eastern New Mexico is used […]

City approves bond for college housing project

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales City Council signed-off as a sponsor for the issuance of $14 million in bonds to build student housing at Eastern New Mexico University during Tuesday’s regular meeting. “The city was asked by ENMU to sponsor their development, in partnership with Collegiate Development (Services) to build a housing complex,” […]

String-A-Longs reunite, perform local music festival

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers After 42 years apart, the String-A-Longs have reunited to perform at the Clovis Music Festival. The group will perform tonight during the opening night festivities. Performances by Tommy Roe and The LA Party Dolls will follow. The festival will continue through Saturday night. The String-A-Longs began recording in 1958 and […]

Choice can work against veterans

By Tom Phillpot: Military Update The Senate voted on Aug. 3 to allow paid attorneys, for the first time in over a century, to represent veterans in filing disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s like inviting the wolf into the chicken house,” said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charley Burch. Burch, 74, […]

Letter to the Editor: Bush Administration must be stopped

It has to be said: This administration is rapidly palpably losing whatever might be left of its collective grip on reality. The last efforts by Cheney, Rumsfeld and others to paint dissenters as, again, unpatriotic appeasers is both laughable and sickening. The good news is that most of us aren’t buying it anymore. But the […]

New Orleans’ Mayor Nagin little too edgy

By Freedom Newspapers Ray Nagin must find it hard to walk with a foot perpetually lodged in his mouth. The New Orleans mayor was at it again last week, trashing New York’s Ground Zero rebuilding efforts in a pathetic attempt to deflect criticism over the slow progress in cleaning up his city’s Ninth Ward. Nagin […]

Boring tax untapped revenue source

By Kevin Wilson I’m not what you’d call a 9-to-5 worker — maybe more like 4-to-1. It means a lot of late nights, whether I’m working or not. It also means near-midnight snack runs — like a few nights ago at the Wendy’s pick-up window, and the drive-through cashier apologized because the printer was broken […]

Hounds hoping to shock LSC

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers If junior quarterback Michael Benton has anything to say about it, the Eastern New Mexico University football team will punch holes in the Lone Star Conference South Division’s preseason poll which placed the Greyhounds last out of seven teams. Second-year coach Mark Ribaudo doesn’t even want to talk about the […]

Baskett flying high with Eagles

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By Jon Marks: CNJ Correspondent PHILADELPHIA — On Labor Day, Hank Baskett worked. And also packed. He worked for his new employer, the Philadelphia Eagles, having learned over the weekend — while he turned his cell phone off to take a nap — he had beaten the odds and made Andy Reid’s 53-man roster. Hank […]