Precautions set for embarassing texts

Kevin Wilson A friend of mine was going shopping with a friend, and she was concerned she’d get to talking with a friend, and would forget to pick up a specific item she needed the next day unless I texted her during the trip. I waited about 30 minutes, texted, “Dozen eggs.” She texted back, […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:

ENMU capsules — Jan. 19

Men ENMU (7-7, 2-0 Lone Star Conference South) at Midwestern State (13-3, 1-1) When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Wichita Falls, Texas Last time out: ENMU won at then 19th-ranked West Texas A&M 73-70 on Saturday, its first road win over the Buffaloes since 2004. The Mustangs, who had been ranked 23rd but dropped out […]

Wednesday morning briefing: “Born in the USA,” New Mexico legislators off and running

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.

Their view: No such thing as free lunch

No such thing as free lunch Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s his take on state subsidies: It is easy to get caught up in the minutiae when it comes to economic policy. With the state facing a $400 million deficit […]

Government needs to focus on real threat

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration finally has pulled the plug on the ambitious “virtual” border fence that quickly turned out to be a big waste of money. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Friday that the SBInet project was being terminated, saying that a thorough review made it clear that it simply […]

Coverage extension comes at price

This spring, though an exact date is not yet set, TRICARE coverage will be made available to young adult military dependents out to the age 26, and that extra coverage will be available retroactively to Jan. 1 this year. But for this expansion in TRICARE coverage, by as much as three to five years, these […]

ENMU to host All-State Jazz event

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Argen Duncan For the first time ever, Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the All-State Jazz event this weekend. Organizer Michael Ellzey, an ENMU assistant professor of trumpet, said 54 high school students who had been chosen by audition, plus accompanying band directors, would arrive Friday. The students are to rehearse Friday night, all day […]

Input sought for veterans museum

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Liliana Castillo The designers of the New Mexico Veterans Museum are holding a meeting to gain input from Clovis and Portales area veterans at the end of the month. Retired Marine Corps Col. Joe Long, museum planner, will present a multi-media description of the project, solicit veterans ideas and answer questions. The meeting, hosted by […]

My turn: Walks to school make good stories

Helena Rodriguez There was always that one house on the way to school you’d avoid as a kid. For us, it was the home of A-Ri-Ti-Ti-Ti-Di, perhaps a Spanish form of Rin Tin Tin, a scary looking, elderly man who set dogs loose on us. Maybe we deserved it. I don’t know how he got […]

Press release: State of the state text

SANTA FE – The following is the text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 18, 2011.

Fishing report – Jan. 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 18, 2011: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Martinez records third hole-in-one

Marty Martinez recorded his third hole-in-one Thursday at Portales County Club. Martinez aced the 143-yard, par 3 fifth hole using a five wood and a Titleist golf ball. Witnesses were Cecil Cook, Jerry Knoll and Glen Howl.

My turn: Hunting reports due

With big-game hunting seasons coming to a close, it is important for hunters to get their harvest reports in. Dan Williams, public information officer for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said the reports help wildlife biologist manage hunting seasons. “Harvest reports are mandatory for all deer and elk hunters,” Williams said. “Hunters have […]

Firefighter: Child responsible for fire

PNT staff report A fire caused by a child playing with matches burned a shed to the ground Monday, said Portales firefighter Steven Cain. The shed in the 1500 block of South Roosevelt Road 7 and its contents were a total loss, but there were no injuries or other damage. Cain said the shed was […]

Community commemorates King

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Argen Duncan A number of Portales citizens heard a call to live out Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of love and service to others Monday. The community’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. event, with the theme “celebrating” our youth, began with a march from the Roosevelt County Museum to the Memorial Building. The Cannon […]

Jan. 18 — Dora news

Basketball Today – Dora JV/Varsity boys at Melrose, 4 p.m. Thursday – Dora hosts Texico JV and Varsity girls, 4 p.m. Saturday – Dora hosts Texico JV and Varsity boys, 4 p.m. Monday – Dora hosts Portales JV girls, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday morning briefing: Splitsville, video games and public meetings

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Jan. 18 — Elida news

Sports Toay: Texico at Elida, junior high boys/girls doubleheader, 4 p.m Thursday: Varsity boys at Valley Christian, 5 p.m; junior high boys and girls at Portales, 4 p.m. Saturday: Homecoming vs. Floyd, junior high/junior varsity boys, varsity boys and girls, 3 p.m.

Monday morning briefing: A march, a meeting and a defiant death

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Monday morning march Join in or just show up to watch and reflect…the annual Martin Luther King Day march starts 9 a.m. today at Potter Park to 7th & Main Streets. There’s a rally at Legacy Life Church featuring the Rev. B.J. Choice, pastor […]