Arbitrary use of punitive damages can’t be allowed

Editorial The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a $79.5 million punitive damage award against tobacco giant Philip Morris to the widow of a longtime smoker. Mayola Williams, whose husband died of lung cancer in 1997 after smoking cigarettes for more than 40 years, still will receive $821,000 in compensatory damages, but the high […]

ENMU men’s soccer players honored

RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Keith Vargas, sophomore forward Jared Morris and junior defender Ryan Atkinson represented Eastern New Mexico Univeristy on the Southwest Soccer Conference’s all-academic team, announced on Wednesday. Morris set a single-season ENMU record with six goals in 2006, and was second on the team with 12 points. Vargas had 11 points […]

Hounds squander 2-0 lead, settle for tie

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By: Mickey Winfield The Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for two second-half goals to earn a tie against the Eastern New Mexico men at the ENMU soccer field Saturday afternoon. It didn’t take long for the Hounds to take the lead, just over two minutes to be exact. Sophomore forward Jared Morris took a through […]

Valencia school to focus on student success, parent involvement

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers At Valencia Elementary School, one of the first thing students will learn when school bells ring Tuesday is that “Everyone is in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing to learn.” As principal of Valencia Elementary, Todd Morris wants to make sure that fourth- and fifth-graders […]

Bookworms take over Valencia Elementary

By WIlliam Thompson Valencia Elementary School students just might get hooked on books next week as daily activities centered around “Reading Across America” are scheduled. “Reading Across America” is a National Education Association (NEA) program begun in 1998 and coincides with children’s author Theodor Geisel’s birthday on March 2. Geisel is better known as Dr. […]

Super Sunday often equals super problems

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By Tony Parra Football fans around Portales will be doing what millions of people will be doing on Sunday, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. However, winning and losing may not be the only concern on that day. Local law enforcement will keep a watchful eye on that […]

7/3 Engagements

Morris/Roberts Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stacy Morris of Logan, to Clay Roberts, of Logan son of Ralph (Chief) and Peggy Roberts of Logan. The couple will exchange vows July 23, 2005 at 6 p.m. at Ned Houk Park, in Clovis with the reception there […]

6/26 Life Story

Floyd could make music from anything By Laurie Stone PNT Correspondent Thomas J. “T. J.” Floyd Jr. was more than an entertainer to those who knew him. He was accustomed to breaking the silence in the lives of others through his tangible relationship with music. According to family members, he could get music out of […]

6/12 Obituaries

Thomas Floyd Jr. , 71 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis. Thomas J. “T.J.” Floyd Jr., 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 26, 1934, in Del Rio, Texas, to Thomas J. and Josephine Stewart Floyd. He married Nancy Woodhouse on […]

Dec. 17 Obituaries

Darrell Fulcher, 66 Mr. Darrell Fulcher, 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 30, 1938, in La Feria, Texas, to Jim R. and Alvis May Fulcher. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1957. He served for six years in the National Guard. […]