Hounds sweep Cameron with walk-off wins

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Freedom New Mexico Coming in on a seven-game losing streak, things suddenly turned around Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. The Greyhounds got strong pitching and timely hitting and pulled out a pair of walkoff wins at Greyhound Field, beating Cameron 3-2 in the seven-inning opener and 6-5 in the nine-inning nightcap […]

Zias’ win streak snapped at seven

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s high-flying softball team got off to a fast start on Saturday. Then the Zias came crashing to earth. Texas Woman’s overcame an early 5-0 deficit to win the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader 7-5, then broke open the second game […]

Deputy fights animal cruelty

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico They approach her in stores or wherever they happen to see her, pointing out hidden atrocities tucked away in back yards and homes across the community. A rope snaking through a yard to an oversized collar on the neck of a bony, shriveled dog too weak to move. Another […]

Clovis man killed in railroad accident

CNJ Staff YESO, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a 56-year-old Clovis railroad worker was killed Saturday after falling off a rail car and being struck by another railcar that backed over him. State police say Gregory Blevins, a railroad worker for 20 years, was helping co-workers with the BNSF railroad company when the […]

City council to vote on animal ordinance changes

PNT staff Proposed changes in the animal ordinance top the agenda Tuesday for the Portales City Council. The ordinance is was revised by Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill. The council is seeking public comment on the changes. The council will also consider an amendment for a professional services contract grant match with the New Mexico […]

Student’s art flies high

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales Junior High School student who didn’t intend to take an art class has won third place in a national aviation art contest. The week of Feb. 15, seventh-grader Kristen Wagner received a letter from Gov. Bill Richardson informing her that her drawing of three stunt planes in […]

Documentary on military life sheds light on community

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist The BBC is following me around this week filming my most interesting life of snot, poop, screaming kids -

March 1, 2009 Court Dispositions

Feb. 16• Zahra Bint-Bilal, 25, was found guilty of littering. Bint-Bilal was ordered to pay court cost, fines and fees. • Tennille Chee, 32, was found guilty of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st); open container and speeding 45/35. Chee was given 88-days suspended sentence leaving 40 hours to […]

March 1, 2009 On the shelves/Library events

Monday is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the Portales Public Library is set to participate in Read Across America to celebrate. From noon to 2:30 p.m., we will have guests read to visiting elementary school classes. At 4:30 p.m., a birthday party, complete with a story, games and cake, is scheduled. Preschool Storytime meets at 10:30 […]

March 1, 2009 Elida School news

Upcoming events March 6-7— Basketball State Regional Playoffs March 10-14 — Basketball State Tournament Baseball season starts March 16 with a home game against San Jon. Two varsity games are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Spring break is March 23-27. Breakfast Menu: Monday: bagel, juice, milk, cereal Tuesday: rice, toast, juice, milk, cereal […]