Portales girls start Lubbock tourney with two wins

PNT Staff Report The Portales Sun Devils 10-and-under girls fast-pitch softball team won their first two games in pool play at the Regional softball tournament in Lubbock and earned a bye in the first round of bracket play. The Sun Devils beat the Hobbs Rangers 16-3 late Friday night in the first game of pool [...]

Program gives kids head start

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Every July, a sometimes empty schoolhouse on Sheldon Street in Clovis becomes busy as children from South Texas and surrounding areas migrate here with their families and attend preschool while their parents harvest crops. The Texas Migrant Council (TMC) Head Start offers a unique and fast-paced preschool program from July [...]

Competition of olympic proportion

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Twelve Roosevelt County residents will be traveling to Las Cruces on Tuesday to participate in the Summer State Senior Olympics. For a fee of $45 each, Roosevelt County residents aged 55 and older were eligible to participate in the local games that were held in April. Over a period [...]

Floyd plans community, school reunion

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Committee members are preparing to host the 10th quinquennial Floyd School and Community Reunion that will be held on Saturday. According to committee member Jackie Clark, the reunion started in 1962 and is held every five years. The reunion will be held on the grounds of the Floyd Municipal [...]

City government must allow freedom

By Steven Greenhut: Guest Columnist Most Americans have the naïve notion that their local city officials busy themselves fixing potholes, providing police and fire services, dealing with the occasional code violation and quietly running the parks and recreation service. But those who run city government have their own prerogatives and ideologies. Their priorities aren’t happenstance, [...]

Friendship shouldn’t be founded on rank

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I recently went to a dinner party organized by a military spouses club. The food was very good and the evening was pleasant, until someone sitting at my table started talking about how we should separate enlisted wives and officers’ wives into two distinct clubs. “Why?” I asked, and the friendly [...]

Conventional actions won’t always produce desired results

Editorial Any discussion of a threat estimate from the vaunted U.S. intelligence community must begin with an acknowledgment that U.S. intelligence often, perhaps more often than not, has gotten things wrong. Even before the failure to “connect the dots” prior to 9/11 and the “slam dunk” on Saddam’s supposed WMDs, U.S. intelligence missed several key [...]

Summer stories

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Serious about the series Eastern New Mexico University sports information director Adam Pitterman attended the college softball World Series in Oklahoma City. “I actually contacted somebody at the NCAA before I went because I thought it would be a good experience for me,” Pitterman said. Pitterman watched the entire first round including the final game [...]

ENMU sees less-than-rosy immediate future

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University administration and regents participated in a little crystal-ball gazing at Friday’s regular meeting and saw tougher times ahead for their budget. Officials from all three campuses presented their preliminary 2008-2009 budgets that have to be submitted to the state’s Higher Education Department. “We have no [...]

Harboring suspect turns self in to police

Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man sought by police for harboring a homicide suspect turned himself in to police around noon Friday, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Friday afternoon Ivan Vasquez was being booked at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Once booked, jail officials said he would be released on an appearance bond. The [...]