Alcohol sales upset city councilors

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Alisa Boswell Portales city councilors are unhappy after learning that Sunday liquor sales include bars as well as restaurants. “I think it would have really affected the outcome of how people voted,” said Councilor Dianne Parker, after being told of the development at a council meeting Tuesday. “That’s not saying it would change it one […]

Antagonizing each other’s beliefs shameful

Freedom New Mexico Poor Professor PZ Myers. He is clearly upset that a group of four Catholics in France barged into a French museum on Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, and vandalized a print of “Piss Christ.” They smashed plexiglass that protected the print and then slashed it with a sharp object. Gallery director […]

Hounds upset No. 16 Incarnate Word

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Eastern New Mexico University senior Victor Reid came off the bench to score 16 points and grab six rebounds as the Greyhounds upset 16th-ranked Incarnate Word 84-62 in a Lone Star Conference South contest Saturday at Greyhound Arena. In a game originally scheduled for Wednesday, the Hounds seemed […]

Hounds upset Buffaloes

Freedom New Mexico Stefan Mirabal scored five of his career-high 20 points in a pivotal second-half run, and Eastern New Mexico University upset 19th-ranked West Texas A&M 73-70 to grab the early advantage in Lone Star Conference South Division play. The Greyhounds (7-7, 2-0), who picked up their first win in Canyon since they won […]

Trade fear for faith

Bad news seems to be all over the place. I heard of a man being so upset by the bombardment of bad news that he decided he would go on “a news fast.” It sounds funny, yet it’s not a bad idea. Fear is the most destructive force I know. It is paralyzing and tormenting. […]

Melrose firefighters upset over comments

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The Melrose Fire Department is in upheaval after the village mayor and police chief publicly criticized the department’s handling of criminal allegations against a volunteer firefighter. Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs said three volunteer firefighters have quit and more said they are considering quitting. Jacobs said they’re upset about comments […]

It’s never too early to learn character

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist My daughter Luisa recently came home from kindergarten upset because she had been sent to the “time-out table” at lunch. At Luisa’s school, three lunch ladies supervise the cafeteria and do their best to handle dozens of children who are supposed to eat quietly and act in a civilized manner. […]

Central Oklahoma avoids upset by zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Two shots off the crossbar. That was how close the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team came to putting itself in position for a major Lone Star Conference upset on Friday at the ENMU pitch. Unfortunately, close doesn’t count, and Central Oklahoma broke through on a goal by junior […]