Abilene Christian beats Greyhounds again

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian did it to the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds again. Senior running back Richard Whitaker capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with his second touchdown of the night Saturday, an 8-yard run which put the Wildcats in front for good with 6:47 left en route to a 24-14 victory […]

ENMU sweeps weekend volleyball

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By Dave Wagner After playing most of its pre-Lone Star Conference South Division schedule on the road, home cooking has been just what the doctor ordered for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Coming off a solid three-game victory over Tarleton State in their Friday night South opener, the Zias followed it up with […]

ENMU soccer wins LSC opener

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — Forward Megan Dozier didn’t get many shots, but she made them count. The Eastern New Mexico University freshman scored two goals on three shots, including the game-winner in overtime to give the Zias a 2-1 win over Texas Woman’s on Friday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. […]

Rape suspect found innocent

Darrell Todd Maurina PORTALES — A Roosevelt County jury late Friday found John Jacobs innocent of raping a fellow Eastern New Mexico University student. The courtroom audience then erupted — some in tears and others in relief. Judge Stephen Quinn ordered one supporter of the alleged victim restrained and removed from the courtroom after she […]

Grant to assist rural counties with emergency equipment

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Tony Parra U.S. Representative Tom Udall has announced $252,760 in grant funding to the New Mexico Department of Health to increase access to on-the-spot help for people who suffer heart attacks in rural counties in New Mexico. “These are going to be for government facilities such as the sheriff’s office or facilities where they hold […]

ENMU student dies at rodeo

Mike Linn Rolland Ellsworth Jr. — “Rojo,” to his friends — had a contagious, fun-loving spirit. “The memories we have of Rojo are sitting around on our balcony and telling stories and the guy didn’t stop laughing for an hour straight,” said Brett Trembly, president of Kappa Sigma, a fraternity to which Ellsworth had pledged. […]

Red Cross worker to direct N.M. shelter

Gary Mitchell A former American Red Cross worker whose travels have taken her to war-torn regions around the world, has been named the new executive director for eastern New Mexico’s Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence. Catharine Johnson, currently the executive director of the Clovis Downtown Revitalization Committee, was offered the $40,000 position on Thursday […]

Public Record 10-5

The following marriage certificates were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Victor Sanchez, 64, of Portales, and Maria Engracia Diaz Salinas, 46, of Juarez, Mexico. Sidney D. Price, 44, and Betty D. McGee, 46, both of Elida. Armando F. Dominguez, 31, and Dorothy L. Collins, 34, both of Clovis. The following dispositions were recently […]

Obits 10-5

J.W. Luce Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales Mr. J.W. Luce, 87, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his home in Portales. He was born on Feb. 4, 1916, in Wellington, Texas, to Ida Pearl and George N. Luce. His family came to Clovis around 1924 before moving to […]

Weather reporters are never wrong, really

Jim Lee I am often kidded about guessing wrong when I do the weather on the radio. Well, I am hereby informing the world my forecasts are never wrong. Unlike mere mortals, weather reporter guys are never wrong. True, we are not always right, but we are never wrong. What’s the difference? Sorry, I can’t […]

There’s a flip side to recalling good old days

Bob Huber As a card-carrying member of the Old Geezer Party, I take great pleasure chewing the fat with contemporaries over tales of bygone school days — you know, back when teachers were mean, ugly, stupid dinosaurs, and all the kids were brilliant scholars. “Do you remember that goofy old Miz Gluttenflugger? One time she […]

Rams look to keep focus against Eunice

By Kevin Wilson The Rams are playing a Homecoming football game a Eunice team that they have outscored 123-13 over the last three meetings. But if the coaching staff gets what it wants, Portales will treat the visiting Eunice Cardinals like a defending state champion. “At this point of the season, it doesn’t matter who […]

Hounds look to break streak against ACU

By Dave Wagner Gary Gaines has had a tough time against most teams in his three-plus seasons as the Abilene Christian football coach. But even though the Wildcats are 3-0 against ENMU in that time — and have won four in a row in the series overall — Gaines isn’t exactly licking his chops at […]

Floyd feels like home to Elida

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It’s safe to say the Elida High volleyball team is more than comfortable playing at Floyd High School. Unfortunately for the host Lady Broncos, Elida needed only four games to prove just that. The visiting Lady Tigers got their second District 3-1A win Thursday night, beating Floyd 25-15, 25-14, 22-25, […]

Fighting can be good for children’s health

Helena Rodriguez My two nieces, Anisha, 11, and Stephanie, 8, were involved in a heated argument about to turn physical when I said to my sister, “Don’t stop them! Fighting is good for them!” Julie looked at me like I was insane. “That’s right!” I said. “Fighting is good for children.” I read it in […]

Forum focuses on city’s future

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Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Members of the Portales community gathered in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University for the Portales/Roosevelt County Economic Development Forum to discuss where the community is heading in 10 years. Community members wrote on pieces of notepad paper the […]

Freedom board meets

Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — The board of Freedom Communications Inc. met all day Wednesday to discuss bids from potential buyers but did not decide what to recommend to the shareholders for a vote, the company said in a statement. Irvine, California-based Freedom, parent of the Portales News-Tribune, said the board told its investment […]

Elida School News

The kindergarten and first grade have been studying apples this past month. They learned many interesting facts about apples and have done several projects throughout the month. The scholastic book fair has been going on all week at the elementary school. The school would like to thank Elida Police Chief Ron Haley for donating sweatshirts […]

Defense attacks alleged rape victim’s memory

Mike Linn Editor’s note: The Portales News-Tribune has opted to withhold the name of the alleged victim in this case. The story contains some graphic descriptions that some readers may find objectionable. By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com The alleged victim in the first of five rape cases against a Clovis man said Thursday […]

Judge denies reduced bail for sex offender suspect

Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man accused of having sexual contact with children failed on Wednesday in an effort to have his bail reduced. Billy Martin, 49, scratched his head and shuffled paperwork during his Tuesday afternoon video arraignment in Curry County Magistrate Court as he tried to persuade Magistrate Judge Doug Miller to reduce […]