New tax system worth considering

Editorial GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson has proposed an interesting tax reform. It’s not a “flat tax” because it has two rates — 10 percent and 25 percent — but it might simplify the tax code. The idea of a flat-rate tax system — all incomes would be taxed at the same rate and, beyond […]

Udall formally enters race for Senate

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall formally announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici. “I have not been aiming for this job, but I am aiming for a better New Mexico and a better America,” he said. After Domenici announced he […]

Hounds commit 32 turnovers in 79-71 loss to OPSU Aggies

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds turned the ball over 32 times Wednesday night in a 79-71 loss at Greyhound Arena to Oklahoma Panhandle State University. “We executed very poorly,” ENMU head coach Shawn Scanlan said. “I have to give them a lot of credit. I thought they flew […]

Altrusa members prepare for Holiday Happening

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tradition will continue as the 10th annual Holiday Happening is set to take place on Saturday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom. Hosted by the Portales Altrusa Club, all money raised from the annual event is used in some way within the community, said Cindy Harth, […]

University student prepares for Miss Rodeo America

Freedom New Mexico Staff The next Miss Rodeo America could be from Clovis. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University senior Ashlee Stallings headed to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the 53rd annual Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Pageant. The pageant at the Orleans Hotel and Casino starts Saturday. Stallings, who earned the […]

Governor wants N.M. bases considered

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has created a task force to sell New Mexico as a future home for a new U.S. Air Force Cyberspace Command. Richardson on Wednesday formed a task force of state and community leaders and military and cyberspace experts to promote New Mexico. The task force will […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. V

Today’s focus: “Ms. V” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. V” is a single mother. Her husband recently left and she has a low-income job. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size L. Boys pants size 14-16. Boys shoe size 5. Girls shirt sizes […]

ENMU professors try hands at acting

Eastern New Mexico University faculty members will take a comic turn Saturday and Sunday as they perform sports writer turned science fiction author turned playwright Mitch Albom’s “And the Winner Is…” The cast of six and production crew of eight have been working on the play for about three months, said the production’s director Bob […]

Senate candidate stops in Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Pearce said as a veteran he understands the challenges the country faces from terrorists and a strong stance has to be maintained. “They (Islamic jihadists) have said they are going to annihilate us and they mean it,” Pearce said while attending a meet and […]

December 2, 1989

• Sid Chapman was named the 1989 “Workhorse of the Year” during the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet. • Vickie Aguilar and Elaine Sanchez were the winners of the Saturday Great Cash Giveaway. Aguilar received $250 worth of script for her first place win, while Sanchez received $75 of script that could be used […]