Zias pick up power forward from Las Cruces High

Freedom New Mexico Las Cruces High forward Jade Brown has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for Eastern New Mexico University next season. The 5-foot-9 Brown was a three-time district selection, averaging 14.1 points per game on 57 percent shooting as a senior. She is a McDonald’s All-American nominee and a South representative in this […]

Portales woman faces multiple drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Irisema Hernandez, 26, was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamines with intent to distribute and possession of heroin, all felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, according to a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office news release. Hernandez was booked into the Roosevelt County […]

Portales man facing felony drug charges

A Portales man faces a felony charge of intent to traffic methamphetamine, according to a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office news release. Javier Prado, 33, of Portales was arrested on May 9 after a search warrant was executed at 792 Roosevelt Rd. S 1/2. Officers reported they found a .45-caliber handgun, digital scales and plastic bags […]

Naming state songs waste of officials’ time

Freedom New Mexico As if we need another means to measure how far government has strayed from the narrow intent of our nation’s founders, we give you the current flap in Oklahoma. A collection of conservative lawmakers became outraged that the song “Do You Realize??” by native sons Flaming Lips was poised to become the […]

Zia basketball signs five players

Freedom New Mexico Five players have signed national letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University in the 2008-09 season. They include guards Chelsea Nichols of Lazbuddie, Alex Ortiz of El Paso and Karen Grant of Lubbock, and forwards Kassie Daugherty of Bridgeport, Texas, and Celeste Belizario of Amarillo. “Overall, it’s […]

Independence includes tenet of responsibility

By Kevin Wilson The story of my July 4 evening is probably not much different than the story of a lot of people reading this right now. I was a spectator at the annual Portales fireworks show, and I was one of many to be pleased that rain wasn’t a participant as well. I made […]

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 […]