Perhaps there is hope for wild horses

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist It’s been a long time since I’ve felt anything but sadness for the wild horses. I was a veterinarian in the Idaho-Nevada-Oregon sagebrush country the year that Wild Horse Annie managed to make wild horses a government dependent. Virtually all the dire predictions of the outcome have come true. Lack […]

Individual freedoms core of U.S.

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist On Jan. 3, just after “Meet the Press,” NBC-TV broadcast a radio address by President Obama. While I have become nearly pessimistic, even cynical, about expecting anything uplifting from politicians these days, I think there could be some reasons for hope, and there have been a few. I […]

Public matters shouldn’t be kept private

Freedom New Mexico Some Texas politicians are working to destroy that state’s open government laws. Four Texas cities — none in the Panhandle, thankfully — and more than a dozen individual officeholders have filed suit against the state, seeking to kill part of the Texas Open Meetings Act. The lawsuit follows the dismissal of a […]

Bronchos hand Hounds 105-76 setback

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Junior guard Dauntae Williams scored 24 points and added eight assists and seven rebounds Thursday, helping Central Oklahoma pull away to a 105-76 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico. The Bronchos (10-4), winning their sixth game in a row, took the lead for good 23-21 […]

Ag feature: Pecan crops can be found locally

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Peanuts may be important to Roosevelt County, but they aren’t the only nuts in the jar. Pecans aren’t a major crop in the county, but the area is home to several orchards. Local pecan grower Michael Eaton tends an orchard on Roosevelt Road P, along with his family’s second […]

Bronchos blow out Zias early

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma took advantage of a frigid start by Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night, and the Bronchos coasted to an 87-75 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover victory over the Zias. UCO (9-3) won its fifth in a row overall and its ninth consecutive home game. The Bronchos opened […]

Friday morning briefing: Cowboys in town

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing. Video of the day In your backyard – Blackwater Draw Museum. Cowboys in town The Board of Directors of the North American Corriente Association are in Clovis today to scope out the new location for their national annual Convention Show and Roping. They met in the Bank […]

God’s greatness is evident all around us

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Snow makes me happy, and I guess it’s because we don’t see it often. It brings a winter wonderland for me. Gentle snowflakes softly fall and cover the boughs of my evergreen trees. The “picture perfect” postcard is filed in my photo album of many blessings. Underneath this glorious sight, […]

Power outage blamed on weather

Freedom New Mexico For the second time in less than a week, Portales residents found themselves without electrical power. Police said 50 to 60 homes lost power about 5:40 p.m. Thursday for an hour after a lateral fuse blew on a power line on Main and North Abilene streets. Chief Deputy of Police said the […]

New sign signals program growth

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A new and friendly smile greets drivers on West 18th Street. A sign at the corner of South Avenue B reads “Savannah’s Smile” and has a portrait of a young girl smiling. It’s all part of a Christian Children’s Home program, said Charles Anderson, executive director of the organization […]