Libertarians aren’t angry people

One accusation I have seen repeatedly leveled at libertarians, by people who see themselves as being in the mainstream, is that libertarians must be angry. Just because we speak out against the use of coercion, and don’t fall for exceptions based upon — well, anything, we must be angry? Now, I won’t deny I have […]

My turn: ‘Fair to middlin’

By Lonnie Berry: PNT columnist I recently made a call to a software company, asking for some help. I became a little annoyed when I thought the person on the other end of the line did not speak English well. I remembered a conference I had attended in Boston, when a presenter from Boston looked […]

Student group protesting candidate visit

Argen Duncan A disagreement has arisen among two groups at Eastern New Mexico University as to whether gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez should have been invited to speak as a role model for Hispanic people. Hispanic Heritage Month activities organizers invited Martinez to speak as a role model to encourage students, but a Hispanic advocacy group […]

Author to speak at church via satellite

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Argen Duncan Bible study author Beth Moore, who focuses on women’s ministries, is appearing in Portales on Saturday via satellite. Linda Davis, who helped organize the event at Emmanuel Baptist Church, said Moore’s presentation would be broadcast on a delay from Chicago. She said she’s expecting 150 attendees, including 30 volunteers, in Portales, but more […]

Lt. Gov. Denish to attend Homeland Security task force

Freedom New Mexico Immigration reform needs to create a balance between immigration and industry, according to Lt. Gov. Diane Denish. Denish, who spoke to the Clovis News Journal Thursday, is attending a task force today with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address border and immigration issues. Napolitano is expected to announce […]

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Republican candidate for State Land Commissioner H. L. Kent was to speak at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, discussing problems “concerning the farmer, the stockman, the schools and our natural resources,” according to an ad for the event in the Portales Daily News.

Candidates speak at business luncheon

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry President Business Beverlee McClure said Wednesday New Mexico business owners should pay attention to the election. With more than 100 seats up for election in the state legislature and other governing agencies, voters will elect state officials responsible for establishing regulation and policies affecting […]

Schools’ policy on piercings being questioned

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A Portales resident will speak before the Portales School Board on Monday advocating for a

Foods can speak volumes about us

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Foods and the way we eat them may say a lot about us. Lately they’ve been screaming a lot about me from just above my belt.

Portales officials speak at AVTT finale

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By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Each of several speakers during Tuesday’s final ceremony of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at Clovis High School commented on the importance of the exhibit, but one Vietnam veteran found special significance. Richard “Rick” Thomas of Clovis, who flew with the Air Force Security Service during Vietnam, said he […]

Death row survivor speaks out

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in 1983, former death row inmate Juan Melendez is devoting his time to speaking out about abolishing the death penalty. “I survived. I’ve always been a survivor,” Melendez, 55, said Wednesday as he related to a small audience at Eastern New Mexico University the […]

No arrests made in McNaughton homicide case

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Officials investigating Laura McNaughton’s homicide held their first press conference on Thursday, but released little additional information. McNaughton’s body was found Saturday in a ditch in the Pleasant Hill community north of Clovis. Officials said no arrests have been made and they refused again to release the cause of her death. […]

Choose your battles carefully to avoid hardships

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer A former editor of mine invited myself and other minority reporters to her home for lunch and asked for feedback. One reporter remarked, “How do I say something without coming across as an angry black woman?” The response this editor from Texas gave has stayed with me: “It’s like your […]

Time is of the essence to learn Spanish

By Helena Rodriguez; PNT columnist I guess I was destined to learn to speak Spanish late in life like many gringos. I read last week that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and three other guys who want his job have been busy learning to roll their Rs so they can hablar en español. According […]

Critics, supporters of Cannon expansion speak

By Ryan Lengerich CLOVIS — Area ranchers’ dissent toward the Air Force’s proposed air-space expansion surrounding Cannon Air Force Base was countered by support from Clovis residents at a town hall meeting Friday evening at Clovis Community College. About 100 people attended the final of four public forums to discuss concerns or voice support about […]