County plays host to annual Cycle City Arenacross event

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Engines were humming and bikes were catching big air Saturday night, as the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds’ Special Events Arena played host to the annual Cycle City Arenacross. Nearly 300 riders from all around the region competed in 18 classes. According to Tod Hammock, manager of Cycle City Promotions, that […]

Eye color doesn’t determine intelligence

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I regret having to write this column, because I’m likely to come off as condescending. But I’m probably smarter than you. I know you can’t see it from these first few sentences, and you certainly can’t see it from the black-and-white picture accompanying the column. I’m smarter because every morning […]

Tax-free holiday begins Friday

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Parents of school-aged children and New Mexico shoppers in general will be able to take advantage of the third annual state-wide tax holiday this weekend. The tax holiday begins Friday and ends Sunday and nontaxable items include clothing, footwear costing $100 or less, school supplies costing $15 or less, […]

Fists and feet of fury

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Keene Brown is like most 13-year-old boys. He works hard in school, helps his family on the farm and loves annoying his older sister. But there’s something different about this Portales boy — something revealed by that dark length of cloth wrapped around his waist. Keene is a first-degree […]

Authorities: Dentist ‘person of interest’ in Okla. killings

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A local dentist serving a life sentence for killing a Clovis woman is considered a “person of interest” in connection with four unsolved homicides in Oklahoma, according to a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigators. Jessica Brown said Saturday that agents are investigating whether James Smith is connected […]

Ram tennis beats Lovington

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls tennis teams head into Friday’s District 4-3A tournament having both beaten Lovington 8-1 Tuesday at the Portales Junior High School tennis courts. “We’re very happy with this,” Ram coach Wade Fraze said. “From top to bottom, we showed more mental toughness than we had […]

April 17, 1972

• Portales youth Alvin Corbin, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Corbin, witnessed the launching of Apollo XVI at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Corbin was attending the Florida Institute of Technology. • L.L. Brown sixth grade students Carol Jordon and Kathy Hardt were the grand champion winners of the L.L. Brown Science Fair. Their project was a study […]

Brown hosts open house

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Several students were beaming with pride Tuesday as their families took a tour of their new classrooms at Brown Early Childhood Center. The kindergarten wing of the school, which opened Jan. 9, held a community open house Tuesday with students, families, teachers and even the contractors who built the […]

Wildcats claw Zias at home

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers As has happened numerous times in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women found themselves with a big hill to climb on Thursday, and they weren’t able to do it. Sophomore post Audrey Maxwell scored the game’s first three baskets and went on to finish with […]

Zia win helps team inch toward tournament

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Slowly but surely, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is creeping toward Lone Star Conference postseason tournament consideration. Despite leading all the way Saturday night, the Zias struggled mightily before holding off Texas A&M-Kingsville 58-48 at Greyhound Arena for their third consecutive South Division victory. Senior guard Heather […]

Nurse, mom modeled work ethic

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Though Jean Evrage worked as a nurse, she also found time to teach roller-skating and birthing classes. Family members said she also taught other lessons — the value of family, and of a work ethic. “She had a really strong and honest work ethic,” said her son, Clifton Evrage of […]

Zias fight back for win

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers For as many close games as have gone against them in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got one back Thursday night. Fighting to stay alive for a berth in the conference postseason tournament, the Zias faced an early double-figure deficit for the fourth time […]

Richards leads Zias to win

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — For a change, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was playing from ahead, and there was no way the Zias were going to let this one slip away. Senior forward Elizabeth Richards posted her 10th double-double of the year with 26 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and […]

Zias suffer heartbreaker at Tarleton State

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — For a brief moment, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team had its first Lone Star Conference South Division victory in sight. Then, just like that, Tarleton State took it away. ENMU senior Heather Brown’s basket gave the Zias a one-point lead with just over six seconds left Saturday […]

Jan. 28, 1960

Sickness thinned attendance ranks of E-Ha-Wees Camp Fire group Wednesday afternoon but did not dampen the enthusiasm of those present. Sue Jones did a demonstration on safety in the home. She had posters which noted hazards in the house and how they could be removed. Such a demonstration is for honor award. Some time was […]

Charter school appeal denied

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia upheld a Portales Municipal Schools board decision Tuesday, denying a charter to the proposed Horace Mann School. Garcia outlined the reasons for denying the appeal in a 16-page document. Garcia said there were at least 15 instances of deficiency in the HMS charter application. […]

Zias beat Highlands Cowgirls for fifth win in six games

Freedom Newspapers Senior guard Heather Brown hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points Monday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Zias a 75-56 win over New Mexico Highlands. It was Zias fifth win in six games. The Zias (7-2) pulled away early in the second-half as Brown hit her fourth 3-pointer of the […]

Fate of charter school to be decided Monday

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The fate of a proposed charter school in Portales rests with an appeals hearing Monday before the New Mexico Public Education Department. After the Portales school board denied the proposed Horace Mann Charter School a charter in September, organizers appealed the ruling to the state’s Charter Bureau, according to […]

Zias beat buzzer

By Greg Price, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Heather Brown is the first to admit she got a little lucky. Brown stole Cameron’s inbound pass, took a dribble and banked a 3-pointer home as the buzzer sounded, giving the Zias a 77-74 victory over Cameron at Greyhound Arena. “She kind of telegraphed […]

Zias defeat Lady Ags

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]