WT dominates Zias in second half

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias hung tough with division-leading West Texas A&M for a half. But the final 20 minutes belong to the ninth-ranked Lady Buffs, who held the Zias to four second-half field goals en route 87-49 Lone Star Conference South win on Wednesday. Senior guard Emily […]

Legislators talk with business leaders

By Bob Quick: The Santa Fe New Mexican With a budget deficit of more than half a billion dollars looming over the state, there’s a need to “keep an eye on what’s happening” in Santa Fe during this legislative session, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish told a Tuesday morning gathering of business leaders from around New […]

Javelinas use big second half to zap Zias 73-66

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball coach Scott Hyland says the Javelinas are a second-half team. They demonstrated that Wednesday night, shooting 68 percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 73-66 Lone Star Conference South Division loss at Greyhound Arena. The Javelinas […]

Jail escapee sentenced

Freedom New Mexico The first of eight Aug. 24 jail escapees caught by police is getting another two and a half years behind bars, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Victor Apodaca, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of escape from custody and was sentenced as a habitual offender. Apodaca […]

Zias blow 12-point second half lead in LSC South opener

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Senior center Audra Lively-Maxwell scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 73-65 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. Junior forward Jamie Meyer […]

Second-half rally pushes Cameron past Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Cameron’s Tera Tremayne entered Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game against Eastern New Mexico University shooting less than 18 percent for the season from 3-point range. Suffice it to say, she found her stroke against the Zias. Tremayne went 5-for-6 from 3-point range, including three in a row […]

Hounds can’t hold off Tigers in second half

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Tyler Thetford converted a 3-point play with 18 seconds left on Sunday, boosting East Central to a 60-58 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Tigers (2-4), held to a season scoring low after coming into the weekend averaging just over 95 […]

Casting vote on election day only half of job

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Sept 19, 1958

The Portales High School Ram Marching Band was to perform a half-time performance at the Portales-Clayton football game with the theme “Salute to the Service Clubs,” because the local clubs helped raise money for new uniforms.

Muleshoe leads Rams at half

Muleshoe scored on the final play of the first half and leads Portales 41-28. Both teams are 1-0.

Weather Service: More rain coming

CNJ staff In the last three days, the Clovis area has received almost 4-inches of rain, more than half the amount of total rainfall through July. According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, since Friday, storms in the area have produced 3.72 inches of rainfall. Portales has received about half that with 1.81 inches. […]

Car burglaries on rise in Portales

PNT Staff Portales police officials are advising the public to report suspicious activity after a recent increase of burglary and larceny in Portales. Over the past six days, police have received 19 calls involving larceny and burglary, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Half of the calls were vehicle burglaries; the other half were […]

Burglaries increase in past week

PNT Staff Report Portales police officials are advising the public to report suspicious activity after a recent increase of burglary and larceny in Portales. Over the past six days, police have received 19 calls involving larceny and burglary, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Half of the calls were vehicle burglaries; the other half […]

May rains pushing average

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PNT Staff Report Rain showers sprinkled over Roosevelt County on Wednesday, bringing much-needed rain for area farmers as well as for people with allergies. The KENW-TV Broadcast Center at Eastern New Mexico University recorded a little over half an inch of rain by mid-afternoon Wednesday, according to Operations Manager Shannon Hearn. With the month only […]

First High Plains Film Festival screened

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The inaugural High Plains Film Festival at Eastern New Mexico University focused on the power of film. The first half of Sunday’s event featured a screening of “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis.” The 1970 black-and-white film showed its age with some grainy sections and some distorted […]

Trader Horn’s True Value marks half century in business

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Charlie and Norma Horn opened a small bargain store in Portales in 1958. Over half a century, the business has evolved from a small bargain and surplus store to a hardware store, and today, a home center. Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware — now owned by Max and June […]

Hounds fall to ACU

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Abilene Christian shot the ball often Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena, and most of the time they shot the ball — they made the shot. ACU (16-6, 3-4) shot over 54 percent from the field and an eye-popping 62 percent (13-of-21) from 3-point range in a runaway 84-60 Lone […]

Kingsville stops Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico Chad Johnson put Eastern New Mexico University’s men in front with a basket less than 30 seconds into Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. It quickly went downhill from there. The Greyhounds made only seven first-half field goals and shot just 35 percent from the game in […]

TexAnns topple Zias

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico It’s been a tough learning curve for the youth-dominated Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Wednesday’s lesson may have been the most difficult yet. The Zias struggled from the start, falling behind 17-1 in the first 5 1/2 minutes and never recovering in a 68-47 Lone Star Conference […]

Texas Women’s zaps Zias by 20

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women had matchup problems Thursday night. Big-time. Concerned with Texas Woman’s inside game, led by 6-foot junior post Renee Renz, the Zias opted for a 2-3 zone defense. The Pioneers, shooting just under 30 percent for the season from long range, torched it with 12-of-21 […]