WT Buffaloes too strong for short handed Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds gave it a run with a short hand Saturday night. Playing with only six players in uniform, the Greyhounds hung with West Texas A&M for much of the first half at Greyhound Arena. The Buffaloes were never able to blow the Hounds out of the water, […]

ENMU Zias fall against Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women may have caught nationally-ranked rival West Texas A&M a bit off-guard Saturday night. It only took the Lady Buffs about 3 1/2 minutes to get back on track. WT (12-3, 2-0 South), ranked No. 22 nationally, went on an 18-0 run to wipe out […]

Former Hound coaching Charger running backs

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer With the AFC’s top two teams duking it out today, one of the NFL’s best running backs is being coached by a Greyhound. Eastern New Mexico alum Matt Simon, running backs coach for the San Diego Chargers, played linebacker for the Greyhounds before becoming a graduate assistant under then […]

Afghan stability will take more than occupation force

The U.S. plan to send an additional 3,200 Marines into southern Afghanistan at least reflects a dawning understanding that the struggle to neutralize jihadism and jihadists may be going on more directly in Afghanistan and Pakistan than in Iraq — and the struggle is not going especially well. Just in the last few days a […]

Cold, dry weather creates static problem

By Karl Terry It may be cold outside, but at least it’s a dry cold. That little summertime saying can be turned around by those of us in eastern New Mexico to create complete nonsense during the winter — unless you love the charge you get from static electricity. It’s been a really dry winter. […]

Political coverage now more like sports

By Anita Doberman You would think that being from Italy I’ve had my fair share of politics, and I certainly have when it comes to outrageous situations. But I was nevertheless surprised by the coverage of our current American political races. I am not talking about the candidates or political views, Republican versus Democrat etc; […]

1-20-08 Letter to the Editor

Attitude disturbingly ethnocentric Last Sunday’s letter from Richard Foster (“Making sanctuary ultimately illegal”) is disturbing, getting uncomfortably close to pure BS with his statement that “… poorly educated illegals are a net loss to our economy.” Whose economy, sir? Further, as to “Why should the rest of the population support people who aren’t legally in […]

Origin of pledge hand salute unknown

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Almost immediately after the Legislature adopted the salute to the New Mexico flag, school children and public meetings immediately began making the pledge part of their day. Most organizations, including public school classrooms, say the pledge with the right hand outstretched and the palm upward. Members of the Ellen […]

Portales Springs important water source on trail

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that […]

1-20-08 Local Briefs

Blood drive planned United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Portales National Bank, 109 E. Second, Portales. Information or appointment: 356-6601 ext. 251. Lions Jamboree auditions set The Floyd Lions Club Jamboree will hold auditions for the 2008 show at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 in […]

1-20-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 11:45 p.m. suspicious activity was reported on South Main. Officers responded to the report. Monday • At 4:21 a.m. an alarm at Eddy Hall was activated. Fire units were dispatched. • At […]

1-20-08 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Darrnell Yancey, 24, was found guilty of the charge of resisting/evading/obstructing an officer and was ordered to serve 364 days of supervised probation and to pay all court fines and fees. • Joel Lujan, 21, pleaded guilty to the […]

1-20-08 District Court

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County 9th Judicial District Court. According to the report: • Felicia Ortega, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge of distribution of marijuana, a fourth degree felony and was ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation and to pay all court fines and fees. • Jesus Ornelas, […]

1-20-08 Public Record

The following people recently applied for a marriage license with the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Celso S. Perez, 22, of Cuatemoc, Chih, Mexico and Yadira Y. Baca, 19, of Portales • Robert D. Stewart, 31, of Tucumcari and Cristin L. Fitzpatrick, 28, of Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb. • Marco A. Bustamante, […]

Legislature salutes pledge writers

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Nearly a half century after a Portales organization recognized the need for New Mexico to have a salute to the state flag, the 2008 New Mexico Legislature will recognize members of the organization from that era this week. Members of the Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters […]

Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay contest first place winners

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High School First place Aarti Attreya Clovis High School 11th grade The Display of Value Throughout history, many great souls have worked for the progression of humankind. Among them was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his relentless, yet peaceful, efforts, he helped to achieve equality amongst all citizens of the United States, even those […]

Shorthanded Hounds host WT tonight

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Facing rival West Texas A&M was already a big challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, but it just got a lot bigger. When the Greyhounds entertain WT in a 7:30 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division clash today at Greyhound Arena, their bench will be […]

Mayor honored at banquet

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about the successes of the last year. He attributed successes of the past year and his 12 years as mayor to community involvement and to the support of his family. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber […]

Candidate visits Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Ben R. Lujan was the second political candidate in less than a week to visit Mark’s Restaurant in Portales for questions and answers with local voters. Lujan, a Democrat seeking the District 3 U.S. representative seat, stressed his experience on the state’s Public Regulation […]

Hospital starting stop-smoking program

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt General Hospital is starting a new tobacco cessation program just in time to help many smokers with their New Year’s resolution. RGH was selected as one of 10 hospitals in New Mexico for the Hospitals Helping program, which is aimed at helping patients as well as those in […]