Rams outlast Greyhounds in conference showdown

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Maso Hamilton scored all 11 of his points off the bench in the second half and started two long runs with 3-pointers as Angelo State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 73-63 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game. Hamilton’s first 3-pointer came with 14:23 […]

Popular-vote bill wins popular vote in House

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California battles to keep film projects

By Robert Nott: The New Mexican

Savage Storm sweep Hounds

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Right fielder Zach Freeman went 3-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run sixth inning with a squeeze bunt single as Southeastern Oklahoma completed a sweep of its Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University with a 6-2 victory on Friday. The Savage Storm […]

Zias roll past Lady Aggies

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico A little home cooking took care of any effects of a potentially tough loss for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias completed the sweep of a two-day, four-game homestand on Friday by pounding Oklahoma Panhandle State 9-6 and 13-3 at Zia Softball Field. ENMU (9-5), which […]

Rambelles edge past Zias late

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State got a layup from senior center Ann Parks with 43 seconds left to take the lead for good and the Rambelles held off Eastern New Mexico University 51-47 Friday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. ENMU (9-20, 0-11 South), which has lost […]

Police say Portales robbery call false alarm

Freedom New Mexico A call to Portales dispatchers about an armed robbery call Friday afternoon at Portales National Bank turned out to be a false alarm, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the call came around 5 p.m. Several officers responded to Portales National Bank, but police found no evidence of a […]

Military growing option for high school graduates

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The future is theirs but the clock is ticking. Just like high school students around the country, Roosevelt and Curry County high school seniors approaching graduation are looking at a variety of options — among those choices a career in the military. “It’s that time of year where folks […]

College of Santa Fe takeover bill passes House committee

By John Sena: The New Mexican The House Education Committee on Friday morning narrowly approved a bill that would give a state institution the authority to take over the College of Santa Fe. Members voted 6-5 to approve House Bill 577, which was introduced by Rep. Lucky Varela, D-Santa Fe, and outlines the requirements for […]

Lujan to open office in Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico

Benefit concert planned for ENMU instructor

Freedom New Mexico Several local bands are coming together in a charity concert for Eastern New Mexico University graduate and communications instructor Kevin Gardel, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer called primary myelofibrosis in September 2002. All funds generated from the concert will be donated to the Gardels family to help pay hospital bills. […]

Local sexual assault hotline launched

Freedom New Mexico Sexual assault victims can now call a hotline for access to resources. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Lions Club have teamed up to provide the Eastern New Mexico Sexual Violence Hotline. Victims of assault who are medically stable can call the number and speak to […]

Curry County jail camera system being modified

F Installation of a new camera system at the Curry County jail is expected to begin in the next couple of weeks. Curry County commissioners approved a $181,000 contract at Thursday’s special meeting. The new system will allow staff to pan and zoom high-resolution cameras and recordings will be backed up for 30 days, County […]

Clovis women win $50,000 in scratch-off games

Freedom New Mexico Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery. Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler. Patton said she plans to pay off her vehicle loan, the lottery said. Lujan said […]

Fort Sumner man jailed for deer poaching

Freedom New Mexico A 25-year-old Fort Sumner man has been arrested in connection with poaching a dozen illegal deer, according to the Department of Game and Fish. Loy Minton is charged with 12 counts of unlawful possession of deer and four counts of unlawful killing of deer, a press release said. The allegations are misdemeanors. […]

Feb. 25, 1981

Thirty Portales residents, mostly elderly, showed up for a Planning Commission meeting to hear a discussion of a request by the Amvets to use a building on South Avenue C as a private club to sell liquor, but were told that the veterans association was reconsidering because of the controversy over the site. Residents complained […]

Feb. 24, 1947

Miss Olive C. Berry, graduate of Teacher’s College at Columbia University, gave

Feb. 23, 1975

Tastee-Freeze advertised a “Shake ‘N a Dog,”

Feb. 22, 1953

Local 14-year-old polio victim Buster Wooten won the 4-H Cotton Production Contest, earning the title of “Roosevelt County Cotton Prince” and $75 cash after he successfully planted and harvested an acre of cotton on his father’s farm northwest of Portales. From his labors, he earned a gross of $266.86 and a net of $194.96.

Feb. 21, 1967

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Mrs. John V. Mauk was chosen by the Portales chapter of P.E.O. Sisterhood