Engagements — Jan. 22

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Murray-Adams Matthew and Rhonda Murray of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Jessalyn Cherie Murray of Edmond, Okla., to Shawn James Adams of Edmond, Okla., son of Joyce Adams-Buttolph and the late Joseph Buttolph of Austin, Minn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Harriet Bell of Clovis. The couple [...]

My turn: Accident left 19 dead 39 years ago

One of the worst vehicle accidents in New Mexico history happened 39 years ago this week on a narrow bridge, 10 miles east of Fort Sumner, on U.S. 60-84. Nineteen people, most of them teenagers on a holiday ski vacation from Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, died Dec. 26, 1972. Their bus crashed into [...]

Late goal lifts Hounds to tie

Freedom New Mexico AUSTIN, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is getting used to this overtime thing. The Greyhounds played their school-record sixth OT contest in the last eight games on Sunday, managing a 1-1 non-league tie against St. Edward’s when sophomore midfielder Julian Roberts scored on a free kick with [...]

Wednesday morning briefing: Idol news, book talk and a baseball legend

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Idol news Angie Brewer of Clovis is one proud mother. She tells us her son, Dominic Yanez of Austin, Texas, is one of four folks to win the “American Idol” competition in that city. Yanez, a singer, advances to the show’s finals in Hollywood. [...]

Engagements — Sept. 19

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Boone-Estes [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Jackie Boone, of Austin, Texas, and Casey Estes, of Melrose, are enagaged to be married 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 2010, in Austin. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rich and Jeanne Boone of Austin. The prospective groom is the son of Marvin and Cathy Estes of Melrose. Invitations will be [...]

Engagements — Sept. 5

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Frazier-Handel [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Lori and Bill Frazier of Melrose would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Diane Frazier, of Austin, Texas, to Joshua Lewis Handel, of Austin, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Jill Falter of Las Vegas, Nev., and Douglas Handel of Dallas. The prospective bride is a [...]

Plane crashes into Austin IRS building

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A low-flying small plane crashed into an office building that houses the Internal Revenue Service in Austin, Texas on Thursday, and at least one person was missing, witnesses and officials said. Assistant Austin Fire Chief Harry Evans said two people have also been taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not [...]

Family inspired to dish out dinners

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Helping her mother move into a new house in Austin, Texas, during the summer reinforced a revelation J’mi Heflin had last year before Christmas. “We have too much stuff,” Heflin said. Her mother, JoBeth Broadhurst, agreed. Last year, the two used the money they would have spent on each [...]

Birth: Tanner Shrock

Tanner Austin Shrock was born Oct. 4, 2008, to Leila Montgomery and Austin Shrock of Clovis, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He weighed 2 pounds, six and one-half ounces. Grandparents are Cori Snobble and John Montgomery, both of Portales, and Rebecca Winter and Harlain Shrock, both of Portales. Great grandparents are Martha and Larry [...]

Former resident recalls days in CCC

By Lisa Smith, Special to the PNT AUSTIN, Texas —Former Portales and Clovis resident Hermon Elliott remembers his years in the Civilian Conservation Corps as some of the best years of his life. He said he attended dances, swam in Colorado’s warm artesian wells and even saved up enough money to buy his first car. [...]