Texico’s Cooper twins sign with Zias

Dave Wagner After they finish their four years at Texico High School in the spring, twins Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper are planning to be together for the next four as well. The Coopers, who verbally committed to Eastern New Mexico University for basketball during the summer, signed their letters of intent with the school earlier [...]

Dairy blaze burning near Texico

Freedom New Mexico Firefighters are monitoring a hay fire Thursday evening at the South Slope Dairy about four miles north of Texico on Curry County Road 14, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. Cooper said the fire, limited to baled hay, will likely continue to burn for several days. “When it’s baled up under [...]

Area woman turns 100

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Nell Morgan never set out to reach the age of 100. Her friends and family said she had more important pursuits to conquer — but she did reach the milestone age Saturday, surrounded by loved ones at Portales’ Heartland continuing care center. “It is a big deal,” Nell’s granddaughter [...]

March 16, 1971

A car stolen from the Cooper-Hobbs shop early Monday was found abandoned near Morton, Texas late yesterday, Sheriff Glen Widener said today. Another car was reported stolen in Morton, and the sheriff says the chances are good that the two felons who escaped from the Roosevelt county jail took the second car. The sheriff is [...]

Feb. 22, 1969

“Were You There?” is the theme for the program of Portales Womans Club Wednesday afternoon, with Mrs. M.M. Cooper the program chairmen for the day. Mrs. Harold Starbuck will introduce the program. Past presidents of the club are given a special invitation to be present, to receive recognition. Members and visitors will have a chance [...]

Greyhounds get stampeded

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M’s men never gave Eastern New Mexico University a chance Monday night. Senior guard Damien Lolar and junior forward Chris Hinz combined for 56 points on 22-of-27 shooting — 9-of-9 for Hinz — and the Buffaloes dominated start to finish in an 87-72 Lone Star Conference South Division [...]

Texico residents allowed to go home

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers More than a dozen Texico residents were allowed to return to their homes around 2:30 p.m. Friday, two days after a truck accident resulting in a fuel spill forced their evacuation, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. The residents of five homes in the 300 block of north State [...]

Pioneer Association honors local community members

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer With roots running deep in the community as their prerequisite, three Roosevelt County residents accepted pioneer honors Thursday at the Roosevelt County Fair. The occasion was the Roosevelt County Pioneers Association’s annual awards presentation. Held at the Jake Lopez Community Center. The association has met for more than 35 [...]

Volunteer firemen always on call

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers The 9-1-1 report said the caller was “bleeding profusely.” Texico Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper said he and fellow firefighters rushed to the scene expecting the worst. “We got there and found a woman who had a bloody finger,” he said, laughing, “she had hit it on something and [...]

Melrose celebrates 100th birthday

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Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Buddy Hepler said his family settled in Melrose in 1898, seven years before the village became incorporated. He recalls helping his father build homes in the area and the First Baptist Church. In the 1941 he was a high school football star before going off to fight in World War II. [...]