Cannon airmen to receive new assignments in February

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base airmen with positions specific to F-16s will be given new assignments by a relocation team in February, according to a Cannon Air Force Base spokesperson. A team from Randolph Air Force Base in Texas will assign approximately 300 airmen permanent changes of station Feb. 5-9, according […]

City, county complete emergency plan

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Local officials have finished updating an emergency operations plan that will provide guidelines to follow in the event a natural or other disaster should occur. Though a plan was approved in 1995, issues such as Sept. 11 and changes within law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services have caused it […]

Greyhounds fall short against UCO

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Down by 17 points and looking dead in the water, Eastern New Mexico University’s men put together a spirited rally to take the lead with less than eight minutes left Saturday. Just as quickly, though, Central Oklahoma regained control with baskets on three consecutive possessions and the Bronchos went on […]

Zias have big game, down UCO at home

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese said he has been waiting for freshman post Rochelle Vance to have a breakout game. Weese got his wish as Vance posted a double-double off the bench to help the Zias to an 81-67 victory over Central Oklahoma in a Lone […]

Elida girls also win, and take title

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By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent TEXICO — With a 5-foot, 4-inch freshman post scoring a team-high 11 points, and nobody else getting over six, scorebook watchers might not believe that Elida actually stood much of a chance at winning the EPAC girls championship game on Saturday night. But, thanks to an extremely off-night for […]

Lady Rams lose Shootout finale

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Portales Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said after Saturday night’s Ram Basketball Shootout loss that if she hadn’t looked at the scoreboard, she’d be more pleased than the night before. But scoreboard was working and the Lady Rams lost to Lubbock’s Trinity Christian 52-32. “The effort was there and […]

Taos Tigers beat Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Saturday was not a good day to be a Ram. Taos senior guard Joe Montoya scored 17 of his game best 23 points in the second half as the Tigers defeated the Rams 52-43 in Portales’ final game of the Ram Basketball Shootout. To add injury to insult, the […]

Tigers win first EPAC title

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent Texico — Not only was Elida up against history Saturday night in the EPAC boys tournament championship, but the Tigers as well had to contend with a Texico team determined to control tempo on its home court. The idea was to keep the Elida sharpshooters from getting too many […]

Neighbors, relatives shocked by death, arrest

By Karl Terry and Casey Peacock: PNT Staff The death of a 6-year-old Portales boy and his mother’s arrest in connection with his slaying has surprised neighbors and family members. Lorenzo “Lenchito” Cabral Jr. died Thursday at Roosevelt General Hospital. A preliminary autopsy shows he suffered a head injury, but the report did not rule […]

Victim described as adorable child

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Lorenzo “Lenchito” Cabral was described by the principal of his school in Portales as a being a good student who was respected and respectful of others Steiner Principal Becky Flen described Lorenzo has being a “very, typical boy” on the playground. He was also known to be a sweetheart, […]

Driven by history: Man rebuilds family bus

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Driving a bright yellow school bus has been a part of daily life for several generations in the Anthony clan at Elida. An important part of that heritage was recently reclaimed from the prairie dust of eastern New Mexico and has found a home inside the Anthony barn. Fred […]

New Year’s not all about going out

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist There is a lot of pressure to celebrate New Year’s Eve. When I lived in New York City, I went to parties and made it to Times Square to see the ball drop. It was cold and my toes were frozen by the time I left. I’m not even sure […]

Bills slated for first 100 hours of House better left undone

By Freedom Newspapers Perhaps the worst aspect of new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s promise to pass a passel of poll-tested bills during the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress is that the exercise will not be over after 100 hours as ordinary mortals count them. The countdown doesn’t begin, as Democrats calculate matters, until […]

Jan. 19, 1960

Jack Hensley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Turner Hensley of Portales, who is attending the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York City, has won a cash prize of $100 for an exhibit of his classroom work. The school, which was established in 1825, has a midterm exhibit the last two weeks in January […]

Jan. 18, 1960

Roosevelt County 4-H Club Awards Night will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Eastern New Mexico University Theatre, according to the announcement of Edwin Garnett, Associate County Agent. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m., and since it will be broadcast “live” over KENW, promptness is essential. The awards will include leaders pins, honorary memberships, […]

Jan. 17, 1960

Members of the Wee-ko-ki Camp Fire Girls Group made picture books which they felt would be enjoyed by children patients at the hospitals and Thursday afternoon these were delivered with Mrs. Oscar Whitworth providing transportation for the girls. Members met at Presbyterian church fellowship hall after the close of school where a short business period […]

Jan. 16, 1968

Visiting the News-Tribune plant Monday after school were members of Den 1, Pack 4, Cub Scouts. They all attend James School. Their leaders are Mrs. Bill Boone and Mrs. Joe Bunch. A member of the News-Tribune staff showed them the various machines and explained how they work. Boys in the group were Ron Faris, Darwin […]

Jan. 14, 1960

A special basketball treat is in store for local fans tonight when the Eastern New Mexico University freshman basketball team meets the Clovis (KCLV) Rangers former New Mexico State AAU champions. The two clubs will meet in the 6 p.m. curtain-raiser prior to the Eastern New Mexico-Western game at 8. The Rangers feature two former […]

Jan. 12, 1960

Representative Anderson Carter, who has represented Roosevelt County in the New Mexico legislature for the past eight years, was guest speaker before members of the Portales Business and Professional Women’s Club and urged the women to take more interest in the laws of their state and their execution. He feels it is the duty of […]

Jan. 11, 1960

Mrs. Gene Harrell was hostess to Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi on the evening of Jan. 7, with the meeting in the lobby of Chavez Hall at Eastern New Mexico University. Mrs. Vernon Imoe conducted a short business meeting. Following the business portion of the meeting, Mrs. Bill Pippin presented the program, “Let’s Talk […]