Free downloadable e-cookbooks will help you get dinner on the table

Doreen Christensen How’d that first day back at school go? If you’re like me, you had a bit o’ trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap. […]

Club notes — Aug. 14

Altrusa International The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales, met noon on Aug. 8th in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 19 members and one guest, Laura Adkins, present. Frankye King led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. A thank you note was read […]

Sumner Lake State Park reopened

Freedom New Mexico State park officials have conditionally reopened boating at Sumner Lake State Park, effective 7 a.m. Friday. Watercraft can only enter the lake through the main raft, and will require both a pre-launch inspection and a decontamination process upon removal. Officials estimate most inspections will take 10 minutes or less, and decontaminations 15 […]

My turn: Make cake in less than five minutes

If you could make cake in five minutes… Actually, you can, and it’s good. I’ve discovered two recipes for one- or two-serving chocolate cakes cooked in the microwave. One I picked up in Socorro, and one comes from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers. I combined recipes to make my own: Microwave cake In […]

Zias slip past LCU 73-69

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Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Precious Herrin scored 21 points and senior guard Cat Clay had eight of her 11 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes, including two clinching free throws with three seconds left, as Eastern New Mexico University’s women pulled out a 73-69 win over Lubbock Christian on Tuesday in an exhibition […]

‘Blowing up’ happens to everyone

Grant McGee Have you ever had enough on the job? Blown up at a customer? Lately folks have been talking about this since that airline attendant cussed out passengers, then slid down an emergency chute into his 15 minutes of fame, two brewskis in hand. I blew up at a customer once upon a time, […]

Slice of life: Time takes on new meaning

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By Helena Rodriguez Ten minutes late used to be considered fashionably late. Now it seems like that is being on time to some people. If 10 minutes late is on time, does that mean being punctual is actually being early? And if being 10 minutes tardy is being punctual, then when are you tardy? As […]

Angelo State turns back Zias 1-0

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Brandie DeBacker scored with less than 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation on Sunday, and Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. With the loss, in their home finale, the Zias (8-9, 3-6 LSC) were all but […]

Central Oklahoma snaps Zia soccer streak

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Central Oklahoma crashed the net, and steamrolled a pair of Eastern New Mexico streaks in the process. Katleyn Cropp scored off a deflected pass in the first half for the first goal against the Zias in nearly 500 minutes, and the Bronchos exploded for three goals in the first […]

Police report: Malnourished girl locked in room

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer A 10-year-old Portales girl was forced to eat meals quickly, by herself, then locked in her room at night “to prevent her from getting up and eating food,” according to a police incident report. The girl was also forced to wear pull-up diapers, denied bathroom access and had her […]

Lawrence breaks record in OT win

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence broke the school single-season record for goals with two on Sunday, including the match-winner about eight minutes into overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University’s women a 3-2 victory over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU soccer pitch. Lawrence scored her 11th and 12th goals of the season against […]

Meals made simple

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

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 […]

Midwestern State women top Zias

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Tiffany Cook scored 19 points and Midwestern State held Eastern New Mexico to three field goals over the final 14 minutes Saturday night to beat the Zias 70-54 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s play. Guards Stacey Staten and Kayla Hodge added 14 and 13 points, respectively, for […]

Midwestern State hassles Hounds

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State didn’t miss many shots Saturday night, and most of the ones the Mustangs didn’t make, they rebounded. Midwestern shot 55 percent, including 11-of-21 on 3-pointers, and grabbed 25 offensive rebounds en route to a 40-20 domination of the glass in a 78-67 Lone Star Conference South […]

Abilene Christian rolls over Zias in LSC play

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Senior forward Ashlee Barr and sophomore forward Jody Meyer combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rolled to a 91-61 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Barr finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 […]

Southwestern Oklahoma sweeps ENMU

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Senior forward Nate Perry and junior guard Clarke Hale combined for 41 points Thursday night to lead Southwestern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 86-69 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Perry, the reigning LSC North player of the week, scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds […]

Hounds edge Tigers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally from a 12-point deficit with under 14 minutes remaining for a 63-61 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over East Central at Greyhound Arena. Redman-Trotter scored a […]

Zias’ rally comes up short

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The young Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was poised for a stunning comeback Thursday night. Then East Central senior Lacey Goldwire put the rally to rest, scoring a clinching basket from the lane with 20 seconds left to secure the Tigers’ 62-58 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover […]

Hounds claim third win

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Marquis Ruffin scored a season-best 19 points and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a 10-point, first-half deficit to beat New Mexico Highlands 80-65 Monday night in men’s college basketball. ENMU (3-7), which snapped a six-game losing streak, had only seven players in uniform. But all seven […]