Portales past: June 18, 1945

June 18, 1945: A 7-year-old Bethel boy was killed when he fell from a tractor he was riding and was struck by the rear wheel. The boy and his brother were on their way home from a neighbor’s when the accident occurred.

Buffaloes capture wagon wheel win

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Junior quarterback Taylor Harris threw for 371 yards and three touchdowns and senior running back Keithon Flemming scored twice, helping West Texas A&M turn back Eastern New Mexico University 34-24 Saturday night in the annual “Wagon Wheel” game between the Lone Star Conference South Division rivals. WT (2-5, 1-2 […]

Some folks naturals behind wheel

By Baxter Black: Syndicated columnist Most farm kids learn to drive early. It’s part of the responsibility given along with daily chores.

Seeking wheel watchers

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Shane Vigil Puts up a Wagon Wheel tailgate sign outside of Eddy Hall Thursday afternoon. The Greyhounds host West Texas A&M Saturday in the annual Wagon Wheel football game. A preview of the game will be available in Saturday’s Portales New-Tribune.

ENMU Briefs Oct. 7

Wagon Wheel game set for Saturday The annual Wagon Wheel football game against West Texas A&M University is at 6 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Stadium at Blackwater Draw. Undefeated WT is ranked in the top five in NCAA II. Lecture focuses on Southwest plants Author Bill Dunmire will discuss how plants and foods made their […]

DWI charges can stick, even if you’re not driving

By Capt. Rob Palmer According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one in every three Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related automobile crash at some point in their lives. In 2005, the most recent year for which MADD and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have compiled statistics, there were 189 alcohol-related traffic deaths […]

Little car not destined to be big sleigh

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Our little bit of snow last week was a cakewalk compared to over a decade of living in the mountains of Colorado where driving on snow and ice all winter long was the norm. The winter roads in Colorado were one of the top reasons coming home to New […]

Wagon Wheel watchers withstand wet weather

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Bad weather canceled the entertainment but didn’t dampen the tailgating enthusiasm of football fans attending Saturday’s Greyhound football game. Students and alumni from both sides of a long-running rivalry were getting pumped up for the 20th annual Wagon Wheel game between the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Wagon Wheel rivalry game Saturday

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are set to face the West Texas Buffaloes Saturday evening at Greyhound Stadium in the 20th annual Wagon Wheel rivalry game, an exclamation point to a day full of music and meat. The ENMU Associated Students Activities Board is hosting a pre-game show, […]

All in a day’s work

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By William P. Thompson: PNT Staff Writer Portales waitress Ruby Burden began her serving career at Jimmy’s Cafe 36 year’s ago. She hasn’t skipped a beat, going to work for the Donut Hut, Nell’s Cafe and then Judy’s Cafe before becoming one of the first employees of the Wagon Wheel Cafe in 1986. Wagon Wheel […]

PHS ‘Chili Bowl Cook-off’: Food for artists

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By William P. Thompson: PNT Staff Writer The taste forecast is mild to hot for Friday’s Chili Bowl Cook-off inside the Portales High School cafeteria. Ten entrants will bring pots of chili to compete for the best, the hottest and the mildest chili at the competition, and the $5 admission fee will net guests a […]

Ribaudo: Wagon Wheel game a classic

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers MARK RIBAUDO HAS seen quite a few Wagon Wheel games between Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M — from both sides, as a WT assistant in the mid-1990s and as an assistant and, now, head coach at ENMU. Nothing tops Saturday’s 52-51 overtime battle at Canyon, Texas, even […]

Extreme getaway: Move to a new century

By Helena Rodriguez It’s always nice to go out of town for a few days and get away from it all. Last weekend, I had an opportunity to take this to the extreme and get away in more ways than one when I went with the Graduate Student Association of Eastern New Mexico University to […]

Dalley adds another windmill to collection

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By Michelle Seeber With all the wind that blows in eastern New Mexico, it is no wonder that windmills were a factor in the settling of Roosevelt County. Before the invention of the windmill, travelers went from water hole to water hole in search of water. There were no streams or rivers nearby from which […]

Greyhounds crushed in Wagon Wheel game

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — The game could not have been more memorable for West Texas A&M coach Ronnie Jones. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would just as soon forget it. WT handed the Greyhounds a stunning 49-23 Lone Star Conference South Division loss, capturing the “Wagon Wheel” game for the first time […]