Court comes close but no cigar

Kevin Wilson When the Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision on Citizens United, changing the rules for how corporations can get involved in political campaigns, Justice Anthony Kennedy said a divided decision means that clearly, “Somebody made a mistake.” So why do I feel the same way about a unanimous decision I agree with? And […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free dinner, free music and the Kennedy assassination

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Free dinners Two free Thanksgiving dinners available in the region Thursday. In Clovis, the Lighthouse Misson’s annual citywide Thanksgiving banquet is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. It’s turkey and all the usual Thanksgiving feast fixings and it’s free and open to the […]

Produce prices jump after freeze

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Alisa Boswell This winter marked a harsh season for the tropical areas in and around the U.S., such as California, Florida and Mexico, causing a shortage in certain produce and a sharp spike in prices. Mackenzie Kennedy, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, said she had to switch to buying canned and frozen produce […]

Portales past: Oct. 21, 1960

Oct. 21, 1960: Portales News-Tribune: Lt. Gov. Ed Mead, a Baptist deacon, wearing a Kennedy button on his lapel, was in Portales on a political missionary task that included not only the Democratic presidential nominee, but Gov. John Burroughs.

Portales Past: April 4, 1950

April 4, 1950: Former mayor Floyd T. Kennedy was re-elected by Portales voters after a four-year absence. Kennedy defeated future New Mexico Gov. John Burroughs, 916 votes to 596.

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime […]

A torch extinguished: Ted Kennedy dead at 77

By Calvin Woodward and Glen Johnson HYANNIS PORT, Mass. — The greatest heights eluded Ted Kennedy over a lifetime of achievement and pain. No presidency. No universal health care, chief among his causes. Instead, Kennedy built his Washington monument stone by stone, his imprint distinct on the Senate’s most important works over nearly half a […]

Politics won’t be Kennedy’s lasting legacy

Freedom New Mexico It may seem ironic but it is somehow fitting: The most lasting contribution of one of the most intensely political dynastic families in American history will be an institution that transcends politics. It was started by a family member who never held or even ran for political office. The Special Olympics, officially […]

Hounds sweep Bulldogs

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Freedom New Mexico Senior third baseman Derrick Kennedy’s one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth capped Eastern New Mexico University’s comeback from a 7-0 deficit and lifted the Greyhounds past Southwestern Oklahoma 9-8 for a sweep of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday at Greyhound Field. ENMU (19-18, 12-15 LSC) won the opener […]

Hounds get plenty of offense at Cameron

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Third baseman Derrick Kennedy and catcher Freddy Carmona each had four hits and four RBIs and Eastern New Mexico erupted late for a 20-7 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Cameron on Sunday. With the scored tied 3-3, the Greyhounds (10-6, 4-4 LSC) scored seven runs in the sixth, […]

Habitat for Humanity presents keys to woman’s new home

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Laurie Kennedy had her first gathering in her new home Saturday. Kennedy and her two daughters, Ciarra Birch, 12 and Emma Kennedy, 7, were surrounded by friends, family and the volunteers who helped Habitat for Humanity build their house as she was presented with the keys at a dedication […]

Bob Johnson, champion of open government, dies at 84

By Sue Major Holmes: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Robert H. “Bob” Johnson, a champion for open government and a former Associated Press executive who during a 42-year career wrote AP’s first bulletin on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 84. After retiring from the news cooperative in 1988, Johnson […]

Habitat for Humanity starts sixth local home

By Tony Gutierrez, Freedom Newspapers Laurie Kennedy helped lift the walls of her new house Saturday morning while her two daughters watched. The house at 1621 Cameo St. is being built by Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties. It is the volunteer organization’s second house in Clovis and sixth in the area since […]

June 15, 1975

• Portales couple Andrew and Connie Sisneros and their 12 year-old son Andrew Jr, recorded an album of Spiritual Music with the St. Helen’s guitar choir. • Portales High School Future Farmers of America members Max Kennedy and Danny Rowland attended an electric camp sponsored by Southwestern Public Service. The camp was held on the […]

Green not lucky for Hounds in St. Patricks Day twin-bill

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Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team rallied to tie Central Oklahoma late in both games of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. But the Bronchos responded in the next inning both times, posting 6-4 and 7-4 wins to extend the Greyhounds’ losing streak to 11 games. The second […]

Hounds sweep twin-bill

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is off to another flying start. After opening with 16 wins in their first 20 games a year ago, the Greyhounds improved to 7-0 so far this spring on Saturday with a 9-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. The teams will […]

Hunger growing problem

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The number of people visiting food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters is growing, according to the executive director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Nancy Taylor said a survey showed more than 89,000 people a month sought help last year in Curry and surrounding counties. “The numbers (of […]

Causey/Lingo folks reunite

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer After some initial hesitation about moving to Causey, Maureen Kennedy felt at home in the small town in southeastern Roosevelt County. Now nearing the century mark, the 97-year-old former school teacher has not missed a single Causey/Lingo reunion since the event began in 1989. “I’m just sticking out here […]

Supreme Court in transition stage, rulings reflect that

Editorial The case that will be remembered from the most recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court is Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the court told President Bush that he couldn’t simply create military commissions — especially commissions authorized to deliberate and render decisions with the defendant not even present — without authorization from Congress […]

ENMU’s Kennedy named second-team All-South in baseball

PNT Staff Report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division second team in baseball in selections announced this week by the conference office. The Greyhounds (24-32, 6-14 South) also had two honorable mention picks in senior catcher Brian Green and […]