Athletes take to Twitter

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Athletes run, jump, shoot pass and hit. Volumes of pages couldn’t sum up local philosophies on managing those. They also Tweet, MySpace and Facebook. Regarding those social networking verbs, the response could fit in a text message: Ask me later. Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach banned usage of […]

National health plan won’t hit TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist President Obama says his push to reform the nation’s health care system will not diminish health benefits for service families or retirees who use TRICARE, or for veterans who rely on VA hospitals and clinics. In fact, he suggested, as health reform takes hold across the country, veterans who, for […]

Police say Clovis man hit by stray bullet

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police believe a 42-year-old man shot in the arm while watching fireworks Saturday night was hit by a stray bullet. Police responded around 10:30 p.m. to the 1000 block of West Street for a man injured by fireworks, records show. Officers discovered the man was hit below his […]

Fireworks sales up in Portales

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The recession may have hit many people in their wallets, but they are still going to go out with a bang for the fourth. TNT Fireworks conducted a survey around New Year’s by opening a stand to see how the community reacted. Sales were good. Kelly Fulfer, who operates […]

Gosselins need empathy not judgment

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist A record-breaking 9.8 million viewers watched the TLC hit show Jon & Kate Plus Eight season premiere, on Monday night. If you don’t know Jon and Kate Gosselin they are the stars of a reality television series about their family of eight children — a set of twins and a […]

Hounds rout Tigers, move into fifth in LSC

Freedom New Mexico Junior designated hitter Ethan Wagner hit a pair of homers, and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team exploded for 13 runs in the last two innings of a 15-5 Lone Star Conference rout of East Central Sunday at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (23-22, 18-18 LSC) won the weekend series 3-1 and moved […]

County takes big insurance premium hit

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Although Roosevelt County is spending about $64,000 more than estimated this fiscal year, the county manager said the budget adjustment is smaller than in the past. The Roosevelt County Commission approved mid-year budget adjustments Tuesday. This year’s largest increase was $35,931for law enforcement liability insurance. County Manager Charlene Hardin […]

Feb. 5, 1956

The Portales Daily News reported that a snowstorm that hit eastern New Mexico was the “worst blizzard in recent history.” The storm

GI Bill affected by financial crisis

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The worldwide financial crisis has hit private colleges hard enough that relatively few are likely to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” initiative when it begins this fall, says Keith M. Wilson, director of education service for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, private colleges […]

Tucumcari man “very, very lucky” to survive train accident

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by […]

Dec. 20, 1949

The Portales Daily News reported that the Portales Post Office hit a new record for the amount of business in one day for the second time in one week. The day’s total was 30,000

Local briefs 11-14

Semi truck hits horses A tractor-trailer hit and killed four horses on N.M. 206 early Thursday morning, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. The semi driver, 52-year-old Harlin Shrock of Portales, was not injured in the crash, which occurred about 4:30 a.m. near the Mooreland Road intersection. The vehicle was disabled. Shrock’s truck was […]

Cancer program airs tonight

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A special program on the impact of cancer in America airing tonight on all three major networks will hit home for many eastern New Mexico families. Between 1995 and 2004, there have been 1,590 Curry County and 657 Roosevelt County residents diagnosed with new cancer cases, according to the […]

Women to hit the gridiron at ENMU

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Don’t expect pop music sensation Jessica Simpson to run a fade route for boyfriend and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo any time soon. But Curry and Roosevelt County women will have that chance Monday — with the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Greyhound football coach Mark Ribaudo, along with […]

Peeved at the pump

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By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For Thomas Harrington II, gasoline was too expensive in 1983 when it hit a dollar a gallon. Harrington said he has ridden a bike everywhere since. “Gas prices now don’t affect me one bit,” he said Friday. “I wouldn’t put up with it then and I […]

Wayland Baptist tops Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico Catcher Brett Sheppard went 5-for-6, including a home run and a 10th-inning, go-ahead RBI single, lifting Wayland Baptist to an 11-8 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Sheppard hit a two-run homer in the first, his fifth of the season, and led a 21-hit attack for […]

2-17-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Feb. 10 • At 10:54 a.m. a caller reported someone hit a traffic light on South Ave. D and it was facing the wrong direction. Officer filed hit-and-run report. • At 6:42 p.m. a caller […]

Hounds win twice in tourney

Freedom New Mexico MIDLAND, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team pounded out 32 hits in beating Schreiner 15-8 and Sul Ross State 17-3 Friday in the season-opening UT-Permian Basin Classic. The Greyhounds needed a seven-run eighth to beat Kerrville, Texas-based Schreiner in a game played at Citibank Ballpark in Midland. Trailing 8-6, […]

1-13-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales police dispatchers over the past week. According to the reports: Jan. 4 • At 4:20 p.m. deputies were called to an address on U.S. 70 to investigate a report of a possible sexual assault. • At 8:39 p.m. a Clovis dispatcher reported an accident near […]

Sun Devils take third at Lubbock tourney

PNT Staff Report After jumping out to a 2-0 start at a Lubbock 10-and-under girls softball tournament last weekend, the Portales Sun Devils finished the tournament 4-2 to take third place. “We did OK,” head coach Ben Rodriguez said. “We took third. Our girls wanted to go further but that’s an achievement for them. We […]