Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez

USAF photo • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez • Hometown: Libertyville, Ill. • Air Force career field: Aerospace maintenance • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Accomplishments: Hernandez is a dedicated maintainer who adapts easily to new situations. He was recognized for outstanding performance as the best in his First Term Airman […]

Family kicks it together

The Suan family. Front: Sharon Suan, Back from left to right, Jennifer Suan, Eric Suan, Maria Suan and Camerin Suan. By Gabe Monte: Cannon Connections As Eric and Marie Suan flip through the family photo album in their martial arts gym on Thornton Street, Eric remarks he can tell the ages of their children by […]

Clovis’ Roanhaus one away from 300th win

Freedom New Mexico At 299-103-5, Eric Roanhaus is third on the New Mexico career wins list, and is 57 wins ahead of Artesia’s Cooper Henderson. He needs a seven-win season to pass Bill Gentry. If he passes leader Jim Bradley for the top spot, Roanhaus will either have won his 11th title or be playing […]

VA disease dispute getting heated

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki will get the Senate hearing he didn’t want. Sen. James Webb, D-Va., says he will use a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing — rescheduled now for Sept. 23 — to have Shinseki explain his decision to compensate Vietnam veterans, and many surviving spouses, for three more ailments including heart disease. Shinseki […]

Compensated diseases disputed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update VA Secretary Eric Shinseki met with Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, last month to ask that he cancel a hearing on the secretary’s controversial decision to add three diseases to the list of Vietnam veteran illnesses presumed caused by exposure to Agent Orange and […]

Police: No charges planned in fatal collision

Freedom New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Eric Garcia said Thursday that police are not planning to file charges in Tuesday’s fatal wreck on N.M. 267. Joseph R. Ulibarri, 46, of Portales, was killed in the accident. Ulibarri wasn’t wearing a helmet and was near the center of the road in an unlit […]

Restaurant’s chili sauce featured in recipe

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Praise in New Mexico Magazine has set the market on fire for a green chili sauce a Portales family created and sells, and Sunland Inc. peanut products shine through similar “earned publicity.” In the August issue of New Mexico Magazine, the green chili sauce produced by El Rancho Restaurant […]

Editorial: Science, not politics, should guide drug laws

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the federal government will effectively end the Bush administration’s policy of raiding medical marijuana distributors who are operating legally under state law. The decision is welcome and long-overdue news and in line with promises President Barack Obama made repeatedly along the campaign trail. Of course, this simple statement will […]

ENMU celebrates commencement Saturday

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Eric Coca didn’t intend to go to college, but now he has a degree and is aiming to follow in the footsteps of teachers who helped him. Coca, 25, was one of about 210 Eastern New Mexico University students who finished degrees this semester. Commencement was Saturday morning at […]

Hound soccer signs three midfielders

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has announced the signing of three midfielders to national letters of intent, bringing the program’s total number of signees for next year to 10. Two of the players are from Toronto, Canada — Stephen Alicandro and Renato Ortega — while the third is Eric […]

Page had greatest love for children

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Sherry Page had the heart of a nurse, she gave life to everyone that entered her path making them feel unique and significant. “She enriched the lives of others because she treated all people the same,” said Eric Page, Sherry’s husband. “She had time for people and she knew how […]

Isaacs family has short, but enjoyable, reunion

By Tony Parra It was a Christmas for the entire Isaacs’ family to remember — a holiday in which Galen and Barbara’s sons were all together at the dinner table instead of a foreign country fighting a war. It was the first time in 2 1/2 years all three boys — Corey, 27, Toby, 22 […]

ENMU student takes long path to degree

By Kevin Wilson When Eric Duran receives his degree from Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, his mother won’t be there as a spectator — and he couldn’t be happier. Instead, Jolene Duran will join her son as an ENMU graduate, 22 years after she first started her college studies. The Durans are two of […]

Family faithfully waits for sons to return home

By Tony Parra Like other Americans, the Isaacs family watched the news on television when the war with Iraq broke out. They’ve also lived it, as all three of their boys were sent to serve the United States in the invasion of Iraq. When Corey, Toby and Eric Isaacs do come home, they will be […]

PJHS news

American citizenship awards The National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals sponsors this award for students who exhibit the following traits: always prepared for class, homework finished on time, ready to help others, volunteer when needed, always play fair, treat everyone with respect and consistently exhibit good character. Students receiving certificates from Principal Steve […]