Rams destroy Dexter

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Halfway through the Rams District 4-3A schedule, Portales is on cruise control with a 4-0 record after a dominating 60-20 win against the Dexter Demons Tuesday night at Portales High School. The game was decided fairly early with Portales leading 31-9 at the half , and Ram head coach Mark […]

Lady Rams regress at Roswell

PNT Staff Writer The Roswell Lady Coyotes handed the Portales girls a 52-39 loss Tuesday evening at Roswell High School. The Lady Rams managed only 12 points in the first half, making just two of 16 shots attempted. Portales head coach Brenda Gomez says the Lady Rams poor shooting was key in the defeat. “We […]

Hound baseball a work in progress

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers With virtually no outside work yet due to the recent winter weather, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is a work in progress as a season-opening series approaches against Sul Ross State on Friday and Saturday in Alpine, Texas. Of course, the Greyhounds are in better shape than they […]

Macias found guilty of murder

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Wilfred Salas Jr.’s family members put their arms around each other and leaned their heads together as the jury’s verdict was read. Robert Macias, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder and shooting at a motor vehicle, Judge Joe Parker told a crowded courtroom Tuesday in the 9th Judicial District […]

Benefit basketball game scheduled

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Occasionally, sports helps people cope with tragedy. And just as often, law enforcement officers and first responders need the same closure pursued by grieving families. The homicide of Steiner Elementary School student Lorenzo Cabral Jr. was just such an event. Less than one month after his death, the Portales […]

Clovis board backs Great Lakes Airline

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A Clovis subcommittee believes Clovis Municipal Airport’s resident airline’s large flights mesh with the airport’s plan for growth. The Clovis Civil Aviation Board unanimously agreed Tuesday to recommend the city extend its contract with Wyoming-based Great Lakes Aviation, which provides flights to Albuquerque as well as Amarillo and Denver. […]

ENMU receives grant

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University has finally received funding on a grant that will provide $613,800 in new science equipment. According to a press release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s office, the funding, which he secured last year from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be used to buy molecular and […]

History shouldn’t be optional subject

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers While I was on a dinner break last week, I went to a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite. While in line, I heard a teenager behind me sitting and joking with his friends. The teenager was not willing to trade seats with another friend. He said with laugh, “I’m […]

Progress overseas leads to limited liberties at home

Editorial It has been a long, hard slog, but Republicans in Congress may finally be coming to terms with the primary reason why they enter the 110th Congress as the minority party rather than the majority. To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s electoral guru James Carville, who notably reminded his troops back in 1992 that “It’s the […]

Greyhounds get stampeded

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M’s men never gave Eastern New Mexico University a chance Monday night. Senior guard Damien Lolar and junior forward Chris Hinz combined for 56 points on 22-of-27 shooting — 9-of-9 for Hinz — and the Buffaloes dominated start to finish in an 87-72 Lone Star Conference South Division […]