For some, Texas is exotic enough

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnists When people mention exotic places they would like to visit, Texas is probably not the first one that comes to mind. But to me, growing up in Rome — which seemed so ordinary — Dallas was the most exotic place I could think of. As a teenager I fantasized about […]

Rams sweep district doubleheader

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mickey_winfield@link.freedom.com With four games left in their district regular season, the Portales Rams put themselves in position to battle for the district championship with a sweep of the New Mexico Military Institute Colts Saturday at Portales High School 4-0 and 6-3. “(These wins) put us in a good situation for the rest of the way,” […]

Military plot twists show bureaucracy’s problems

Freedom Newspapers Military officials are getting a much-deserved scolding for their dishonest efforts to spin some tragic events in Afghanistan and Iraq into heroic military endeavors as a means to gin up public support for these wars. The congressional testimony from relatives of Cpl. Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals defensive back, was particularly disturbing. […]

Mow problem: Grenade handled

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The old saying goes that close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes. A Portales couple got closer to a grenade than they wanted Saturday. Shortly before 2 p.m. Portales Police got a 911 call from a person reporting finding a hand grenade in the yard at Eighth and […]

ENMU offers new ag programs

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Agricultural education at Eastern New Mexico University got a big boost recently when new degree programs were OK’d by the university’s board of regents. Terry Ervin, chair of ENMU’s Department of Agriculture and Technology and family and consumer sciences associate professor, acknowledged that the changes going on in the […]

Karnival offers high-flying fun

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By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday and captivated the crowd below at Cannon Air Force Base’s fourth annual Kite Karnival. “At a good kite festival, you want color on the ground and in the air,” Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso explained as he corrected terminology for an […]

April 29, 2007 Local Briefs

Elementary schools host Dulabaum Portales Elementary Schools will present Gary Dulabaum in a family concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Singer, songwriter, comedian and poet Dulabaum tours nationally. He will be working with Portales elementary school students during the day, teaching […]

Portales dominates district tennis tourney

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales’ Ella Erf and Bethany Self combined for an undefeated run through the doubles state tennis tournament last season. Soon, they’ll be headed back to state competing against each other. Erf beat Self in the District 4-3A singles competition Saturday afternoon at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts […]

Zias sweep but miss playoffs

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers After giving up four home runs in an 8-0 loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday, Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Nicole Dickson said a change in strategy was in order. Working the corners of the plate more effectively, the junior right-hander tossed a two-hitter for her fifth shutout of the […]

Hounds split with Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team went out on a winning note Saturday at Greyhound Field. Mired in a 10-game losing streak after dropping the opener of Saturday’s season-ending Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader to Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Greyhounds erased an early 4-0 deficit in the seven-inning nightcap […]