ENMU basketball travels to East Central

Freedom Newspapers All Times MST Men ENMU (5-8) at East Central (8-5), 7 p.m. today at Ada, Okla., in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Greyhounds destroyed East Central 98-51 at Greyhound Arena last year in one of the program’s most dominating performances under seventh-year coach […]

ENMU gridders preparing for UCO

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Sure, the Eastern New Mexico University football team was happy with its 24-15 win over East Central on Saturday at Ada, Okla. But as far as the Greyhounds are concerned, it’s all in a day’s work. “At practice (Monday) there was a good attitude, but you still have to focus […]

City council signs off on grant application

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors signed off on an application for a 2007 Community Block Development Grant that could provide street improvements in east Portales next year. Community Development Director Jeremy Sturm presented a resolution to city council Tuesday that allows the mayor to sign off on the final CDBG application, […]

Hounds grab first win at Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Sophomore defensive end Randall Hutchinson returned an interception 30 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and junior quarterback Michael Benton scored on two short runs in the final period Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated East Central 24-15. The Greyhounds (1-1), bouncing back from a season-opening 42-7 drubbing at […]

Hounds take on improved East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Advertisement East Central bounced back from a tough opener with a solid win last week at Angelo State. Now it’s Eastern New Mexico University’s turn to see if it can accomplish the same feat. Drubbed by Northeastern State 42-7 on Sept. 7, the Greyhounds face East Central today in Ada, […]

Fire burns 4,500 acres near Floyd

A fire started by lightning Friday burned approximately 4,500 acres of grassland about 16 miles east west of Floyd, according to Floyd Fire Chief Leland Terry. Terry reported no injuries or structure damage from the fire, which started about 2:30 p.m. “With the hot and dry conditions and the lightning, this has been almost a […]

Day trips: Canyon close to home

Making it to the Grand Canyon from Portales within a few hours isn’t a feasible task. However, if that is what you’re seeking and only have a day to devote to travel, the Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a closer option. According to their Web site, the Palo Duro Canyon is often compared to […]

Brown’s treys prove crucial in Zia win

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University guard Heather Brown is money from the free throw line — she leads the Lone Star Conference, shooting at a 92-percent clip. On Thursday, the Hereford grad also proved she could knock down 3-pointers when it counted, hitting a pair of treys in the final four […]

ENMU squads battle East Central

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are glad to be home again, and they hope it helps them rediscover their winning ways. Both teams are on losing streaks as they prepare for final crossover games against Lone Star Conference North teams at Greyhound Arena — tonight against East Central and Saturday against Southeastern […]

Museum offers 3 million artifacts

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Compiled By Karl Terry During the winter months a safe bet for a daytrip is always a museum, and one of the biggest and best is the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. The museum’s Web site bills the institution as the largest history museum in […]

Local Briefs (Nov. 8)

Methodists hold turkey dinner The First United Methodist Church in Portales will hold it’s 52nd Annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar from 11 a.m.. to 1:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church at Second Street and Avenue C. Adults are $7 and children 10 and under are $4. Delivery and carryouts are available. For […]

10-30 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 20 • At 7:18 a.m. a caller reported someone broke into his vehicle on North Avenue I. Police investigated as a burglary. No details of what was taken. • At 2:18 p.m. a […]

Sept. 22 Local Briefs

Four candidates file for elections Four people have declared their candidacy for two open positions on the Roosevelt County General Hospital Board for four year terms in District 1 and District 2. Lydia Ornelas was the only person who declared candidacy for District 1. Terry Cone, Margaret Davis and Linda Baca declared their intentions to […]

South Division off to fast start

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers IF THE CROSSOVER GAMES are in any way indicative, the South Division would appear to be far stronger than the North this season in Lone Star Conference football. The South, playing at home on Saturday, improved to 15-3 against their counterparts with a six-game sweep — and that was with […]

Hounds at an early crossroads

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central football teams may be facing an early crossroads tonight. With both teams standing 1-2, the winner of the 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover matchup at Blackwater Draw will be positioned for respectability. The loser, meantime, faces an uphill battle the rest […]

Construction on horizon for north Portales

By Tony Parra Sometime next spring, certain parts of north Portales will take on a new look. The Portales City Council, in a meeting Tuesday night, authorized the start of a construction project to improve curbs and gutters in north Portales. The project will give a new look to: • North Abilene Avenue from West […]

City receives block grant

By Tony Parra Portales city officials received good news from New Mexico Department of Finance representatives on Thursday when they were approved for $466,528 to use for street repairs in the north part of Portales. The money will be for street and drainage improvements in areas in the north part of Portales: • North Abilene […]

Hounds rebound to knock off ECU

PNT Staff ADA, Okla. — Jamaal Hunnicutt and Edmound Elzy posted double-doubles and Jolen Montoya hit 5-of-7 shots from 3-point range Saturday, helping the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball post post an 83-70 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over East Central. Hunnicutt scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Elzy came off the […]

Zias snap five-game losing streak with comeback win

PNT Staff ADA, Okla. — Junior Riikka Lehtonen delivered a tie-breaking 3-point basket with 2:53 to go on Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 47-44 victory over East Central in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. The Zias (6-8) held ECU to one field goal in the final 11 minutes, coming with […]

Howard plays in all-star tilt

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Jeff Howard was credited with two tackle assists Friday night in the West All-Stars’ 18-15 loss to the East in the sixth annual Cactus Bowl NCAA Division II all-star football game, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Howard started at an inside linebacker position for the West squad. […]