Right, wrong differ from legality

One common, and amusing, retort I encounter whenever I point out that not all laws are equally moral or ethical, is “It’s the LAW; you have to obey whether you agree or not.” Usually that is followed by some personal ins-ults and innuendo. It is a pathetic excuse for an argument. The first thing bad […]

No. 9 Texans outlast Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico Senior guard Chris Harrell scored 21 points, hitting 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and Tarleton State held on late for a 55-52 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. The Texans (12-1, 4-0 LSC) won their ninth in a row, but it didn’t […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 110-73 rout

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Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team certainly has its mojo going. Now the Greyhounds hope to carry it into Lone Star Conference play. Senior point guard Reggie Nelson erupted for 30 points — one short of his career high — and the Hounds tied a school record with 17 3-point baskets […]

Zias’ 100-point effort gives coach first win

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By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team needed nearly all of the 100 points they scored Tuesday to give coach Lindsey Wilson her first win. Senior post Precious Herrin poured in a career-high 34 points and Clovis’ Tori Northcutt added 12 points and 10 rebounds as ENMU […]

Coach’s cemetery exercise misses point

Occasionally, though not very often, the inspiration from this column comes from some other piece of information which slides across the Internet. Such is the case in today’s piece. Upstate New York, where a junior varsity football coach and English teacher forced members of the team, after a losing game, to detour into the local […]

Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening

McClatchy-Tribune The key to getting a child to open up is to say very little. Simply use short phrases that reassure and prompt more conversation. This is particularly important at the beginning of a conversation because we want children to reach a point where they’re comfortable enough to express whatever is on their minds. To […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A talented crew, a kid needs help and West Point

Good morning. It’s our version of must reading…the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. And they can cook, too? The Single Airmen group at Cannon Air Force Base is volunteering to be the Habit for Humanity construction crew Saturday in Portales. Habit says not only are the Single Airmen handy around the house, but they’re furnishing […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 98-82 win

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal led a 3-point barrage, hitting 8-of-12 and finishing with 28 points, and Eastern New Mexico University’s men snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 98-82 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Abilene Christian. The Greyhounds (8-10, 3-3 South) tied a school record with […]

Hounds feel good about offensive potential

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Tyler Jefferson was a focal point for opponents of the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team last season. The 6-foot-6 senior forward from Fort Worth, Texas, averaged nearly 12 points and six rebounds while shooting 55 percent from the field, helping the Greyhounds bounce back from consecutive winless […]

Poll shows King with 15-point lead over Chandler

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Kevin Wilson A poll on the upcoming attorney general’s race shows incumbent Gary King with a 15-point lead over Matt Chandler heading into November’s general election. King, a Democrat, was chosen by 48 percent of poll respondents, while Chandler, currently serving his second term as the district attorney for the state’s 9th Judicial District, was […]

Police investigating woman’s death

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Jared Tucker Portales police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found outside her residence in the 1200 block of North Avenue A. Angel Vale, 22, of Roswell was found by co-workers early Thursday evening, Berry said. Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the death is being investigated as a homicide because there is […]

GOP turning against war in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico The tipping point in public support for America’s war in Afghanistan may end up being a statement earlier this month by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. He blurted out that the war in Afghanistan was “a war of Obama’s choosing” and “not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted […]

Global warming bill on tipping point

Freedom New Mexico A global-warming tipping point is approaching, but not the one alarmists predicted of an irreversible, overheated climate. Instead, it’s a political tipping point that can determine whether the economy will be handed over to Draconian, top-down government control on the pretense of curbing global warming, or whether the free market will be […]

Water talks reach boiling point

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico sjohnson@cnjonline.com State Engineer John D’Antonio says a temporary emergency permit granted to New Mexico American Water is merely a stop gap to prevent a water shortage this summer. During the one-year period, the water utility will be closely monitored and required to report its pumping activity, D’Antonio said during […]

ENMU cancels baseball games

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has canceled a pair of games Monday and Tuesday against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Although the games could be rescheduled at a later date, nothing has been announced at this point.

Legislature at halfway mark

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican With the halfway point of the legislative session coming Wednesday — and with nearly 500 bills in the hopper — lawmakers have passed only one bill. But a couple of tax increase bills that would raise sales tax for everyone and impose a surtax on upper income New Mexicans […]

Dawg Houze robbed at gunpoint

The Dawg Houze Package Store in Portales was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday night. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said one person came in at 8:25 p.m., produced a gun, demanded money and received money from the cash register. The robber was in and out in about one minute, Berry said. Police don’t know […]

ENMU’s Clay wins LSC weekly honor

Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Cat Clay has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Zias win at Cameron. The Deming native paced the Zias with a 22-point performance, leading ENMU to a 79-74 win Saturday at Cameron. She hit five 3-pointers […]

ENMU-East Central basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-2) vs. East Central (1-2), 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds erased a 19-point, first-half deficit to lead briefly down the stretch, but lost 67-63 to Southeastern Oklahoma in a crossover game at Greyhound Arena. ECU […]

Point of contention

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Environment Department and dairy producers disagree on how dangerous dairies are to groundwater and what should be done to prevent pollution. In this year’s legislative session, a bill passed requiring the state to enact statutes specifying what dairies must do to protect the environment. Now, the […]