April 12, 1970

The State Board of Education approved $362, 462 for an addition to be built onto the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University. Steve Luscombe, of the State Class AA state champions Dora Coyotes basketball team, was named to the Sunkist 1969-70 Honorable Mention List All American Basketball Selections. Polypropylene Horse Halters were on sale […]

Lighting sparks firefighters attention

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Farmers are grinning and firefighters are catching their breath after a stormy weekend that first brought dry lightning, then soaking rain. Lightning sparked numerous grass fires Saturday night and Sunday morning. Cooler temperatures Sunday brought an end to the lightning, and with it, slow steady rainfall Sunday and Monday. […]

EPAC tips off in Texico

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it will be the first action they have […]

Firefighters fear nasty fire season

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A fire that began on the north end of the Melrose Bombing Range on Wednesday had area firefighters concerned for a while that a fire disaster similar to the 35,000 acre fire that roared through the community of Floyd last December could be on their hands. Wednesday’s fire was […]

Texico girls win state

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Texico Wolverines didn’t let a little thing like losing the first game affect them. After all, they’ve been here before. Texico, which reached last year’s Class 2A finals, turned the tables on Estancia on Saturday in rallying from a first-game loss to beat the Lady Bears 23-25, […]

County filled with fires Sunday

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Lightning strikes caused havoc Sunday, starting more than 12 fires in Roosevelt County that burned more than 24,000 acres, according to local firefighters. There were no injuries or damaged structures reported because of the grass fires that occurred near Elida, Floyd, Arch, Milnesand, Highway and Crossroads. Firefighters from Roosevelt […]

Whiteface knocks of defending champ Texico

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — For the first time in four years, there’ll be a new boys champion in the Farwell Invitational. Whiteface saw to that on Friday, holding three-time defending Texico to 10 field goals for the game and pulling away late for a 53-35 semifinal victory. The Antelopes (4-4), who lost […]

Diddle teaches in Texico

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After three decades of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle is transitioning to the women’s game. The former Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach is directing his third annual Texico USA Boys and Girls Basketball Camp, one of several that he does over the summer months. The 55-year -old Ohio native […]

Going south: EPAC heads to Greyhound Arena

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — One needs only follow Richard Luscombe to see what a difference a new arena can make. The Texico boys basketball coach used to operate out of an office comparable to supply closets, located in what referred to as the “old gym” in the brackets of this year’s 47th annual EPAC […]

Diddle to take on new challenge

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After 30 years of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle has decided it’s time for a change. The former Eastern New Mexico University coach has accepted the women’s head coaching position at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. Diddle, who coached a national team in the United Arab Emirates […]