Buffalo Soldier Hill name change now official

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer If a hill located near Lingo is ever mentioned in a federal map from now on, it shall be called Buffalo Soldier Hill honoring African-American members of the United States Cavalry. Buffalo Soldier Hill is located in Lingo, a town 40 miles southeast of Portales near the Texas border. Bob […]

Soccer squad prepares to win

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Playing with a roster comprised largely of freshmen, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team held its own as a first-year program in 2004. The Greyhounds went 6-12-2, including 3-10-1 in the Southwest Soccer Conference, but six of the loses were by one goal. Scoring goals is a priority this […]

Ruidoso beats PHS in tennis

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — Ruidoso swept District 4-3A tennis duals from Portales on Tuesday, winning the girls matchup 8-1 and the boys dual 7-2. The Lady Rams (9-2 in duals) played shorthanded, with only four girls participating. They defaulted at Nos. 5 and 6 singles and at No. 3 doubles. Portales’ only win came at […]

Football team signs four

By Dave Wagner Marcus Robinson admits living in Portales will be an adjustment from the bright lights of Dallas. Still, with two of his former high school teammates on board at Eastern New Mexico University, he doesn’t anticipate many problems. Robinson, a 6-foot, 205-pound fullback from R.L. Turner High School in Irving, Texas, and his […]

Second person charged with murder

PNT Staff A second man was indicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found buried in his back yard. Clifford Baca, 20, also faces charges of tampering with evidence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the death of 19-year-old Amber Robinson, according to […]

Buffalo soldiers honored at historic hill

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By Kevin Wilson LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just a few seconds to realize he’d come to the right place. The mile marker is in southern Roosevelt County, about 18 miles west of Morton, Texas, and parallel to a […]

Hill to be renamed

By Mike Linn This is the story of a group of black men who fought for their lives, and one black man who fought for their honor. It’s about soldiers who sought shelter, and a Portales man in search of a colorless society. It’s about a 50-foot hill near the Texas border in Roosevelt County, […]

Portales teen arraigned on murder charge

By Kevin Wilson A Portales teenager was arraigned Thursday morning on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Portales woman. Richard Baca, 18, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19. Her body was found in the back yard of the house where Baca lives. Baca was indicted last week […]

Teen indicted in slaying

PNT staff and wire reports A Roosevelt County grand jury has indicted a Portales teenager on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Portales woman. Richard Baca, 18, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19. Her body was found in the back yard of the house where Baca lives. […]

Coaching legend returns to pine

Dave Wagner After three years away from coaching basketball, Jimmy Joe Robinson is ready to give it another shot. The 68-year-old Robinson, who retired from coaching after guiding Melrose to the Class 1A boys state championship in 2001, will be back on the sidelines again next winter — at Clovis Christian School. “They’ve got some […]