Ex-Cannon NCO challenging half-pay for discharged gays

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins says he only wants what is given to […]

Zias, Hounds absorb second-half losses

Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s Brandie DeBacker scored her seventh goal of the season early in the second half and the Rambelles went on to a 2-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. DeBacker took a cross pass from Hanna Horeis from the right […]

Zias turn back Lady Falcons 5-3

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Clarence Plank Sophomore forward Brook Serrano scored two goals as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 5-3 victory over Texas-Permian Basin on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Junior midfielder Dani Thurman broke a 2-2 tie in the second half after receiving a pass from senior midfielder Calie Rush on a breakaway down the center of […]

Angelo State nips Hounds in final minute

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior quarterback Josh Neiswander threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game, a 9-yarder to Tristan Carter with 32 seconds left, and Angelo State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 41-38 Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. ENMU (1-1) erased a 14-point, second quarter deficit, taking […]

It’s their job: Aaron Evans

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Jeanette Everett: PNT correspondent Aaron Evans upgrades electrical services at Eastern New Mexico University. He has been an electrical apprentice with Theco Electric in Clovis for a year and a half. “It’s different every day,” he said. “You never know what you’re gonna do. They send you to school and you get on-the-job training while […]

At the half: ENMU leads Southern Nazarene 35-21

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Sophomore Wes Wood threw for 275 yards and five touchdowns to lead Eastern New Mexico to a 35-21 halftime lead over Southern Nazarene in a weather-delayed game at Blackwater Draw. The game was delayed three times by lightning and did not start until one hour and 45 minutes after its scheduled 6 p.m. kickoff. The […]

Portales Past: July 1, 1955

July 1, 1955: A plane crash one-half mile north of Portales’ municipal airport claimed the lives of two area men. The Portales Valley News reported the fatalities were the first at or near the airport since it was built in 1947.

Auction company owner faces embezzlement charges

The owner of the closed Portales Livestock Auction has been charged with embezzling nearly half a million dollars from a customer. Randy Bouldin, 39, was arrested June 2 on a charge of embezzlement over $20,000, court records show. He was released on a $10,000 bond the same day. Bouldin is accused of keeping more than […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: Local columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Panel OKs 1.9 percent pay hike

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A House panel has voted to give the military a 1.9 percent pay raise next January. That would be a half percentage point higher than what the Obama administration wanted simply to match private sector wage growth. The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel panel also endorsed increases next […]