Hounds slip past Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Irshaun Pinckney struggled early trying to give Eastern New Mexico University’s offense some punch against Angelo State’s zone defense on Saturday, missing his first eight shots from the field and going scoreless in the first half. But he eventually found the range, going 5-for-8 over the final over the final 17 minutes […]

Zias upset No. 8 Rambelles

By Kevin Wilson Tiana Bryant had a night to remember, and helped give Angelo State a night to forget. The sophomore post scored a season-high 13 points and played a pivotal role in defending the Rambelle’s Natalja Tsurbakova as the Eastern New Mexico University posted a 71-66 upset over Angelo State on Saturday in a […]

Zias hope new coach plus new team equals new results

Dave Wagner In the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski picked his own squad for last place in the six-team circuit. It’s not that he doesn’t have faith in the Zias, who are coming off a 24-29 season (4-16 South) under interim coach Ron Landschoot. […]

Broncos move to 4-0 in district

DORA — With homecoming ceremonies following the game, the Dora boys had their biggest crowd of the year. That, and a quick start by the Floyd Broncos, turned out to be a little much. Jerrod Long sparked an 11-0 run to open the game, and the visiting Broncos never trailed in a 68-47 blowout win […]

Rams suffer first district loss

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — It took just one night for the Portales Rams to drop from first to third in the District 4-3A standings. The Rams lost their first district game at Lovington Friday night 71-55, but Portales coach Mark Gallegos felt it was one of the team’s better efforts. “The game was a lot […]

Public Record Feb. 1

The following marriage certificates were recently filed at the Roosevelt County Courthouse: l Charles Scott Schumpert, 25, of Clovis, and Natalie Renee Broglie, 24, of Kauai, Hawaii. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: l Leandro Ramirez, 23, found guilty of battery on a household member and will serve 364 […]

Legislature focuses on education

David Arkin New Mexico has always had a particular love for education. A peek into the doors of the Legislature in Santa Fe this session would indicate to one just how energized the education arena has become. Around every corner there seem to be more and more bills addressing a variety of education issues, everything […]

Girl says reunion an act of God

Mike Linn When Tracy Chavez saw her father three years ago she gave him a chilly reception. She didn’t give him a hug. She wouldn’t let him carry her bags. It had been almost 16 years since Ronnie Simmons disappeared from her life, and Chavez felt no need to embrace a man who for so […]

Hounds coast past Wildcats

By Dave Wagner Shawn Scanlan liked the way his two starting big men played Thursday night. Jamaal Hunnicutt recorded a triple-double and Travazz Buckley added a double-double as the Greyhounds beat Abilene Christian 87-61 in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball at Greyhound Arena. Hunnicutt, who came up one assist short of a triple-double […]

Late push negates late push for Zias

By Kevin Wilson A post-game conversation took an unusual turn in the corridors of Greyhound Arena Thursday night, with Abilene Christian coach Shawna Lavender apologizing to Zia coach Dan Buzard for winning. It was the way the Wildcats won that prompted the apology, which followed an ending that left the Zias frustrated. A late offensive […]

County officials approve funds for voting machines

PNT Staff Roosevelt County officials met for a brief special session on Thursday afternoon in the courthouse to talk about the election year. Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce Fraze proposed resolution requesting approval for purchase of four voting machines, which will cost $6,200 apiece, to replace the old ones. Fraze said there was money in the […]

Area women find fellowship in sharing secrets

Darrell Todd Maurina Gerri Dawson has a secret, and she wants to share it this weekend with hundreds of people. Dawson, whose husband David is the founding pastor of the Pure Heart Word Center church, will be among the speakers at the “Girl I Got a Secret” women’s conference, meeting today, Saturday, and Sunday at […]

Jury undecided in vehicular homicide case

Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com The jury in the vehicular homicide trial of Harry L. Downey recessed without a verdict Thursday night after more than two hours of deliberations. Debates about basic facts and the interpretations of those facts have been frequent since the trial began in the courtroom of […]

New Mexico democrats to vote in caucus

Tony Parra New Mexico will be immersed in its first Democratic caucus in over 30 years, when voting for the presidential nominee takes place on Tuesday. That’s how long it has been since New Mexico has had a caucus, according to Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce Fraze, and Terry Cone, Democratic chairman for Roosevelt County. In […]

There is satisfaction in making a house a home

Helena Rodriguez Unpacked boxes filled the house and chaos ruled the roost, but suddenly the sweat and pain of moving into our own place was worth it when my daughter, Laura, looked around and said, “Now this is like a real home!” Home, sweet home! I haven’t said that in more than a year. There […]

Hug while you can

Joan Clayton My second grade students hugged me as far as they could reach while saying “We have to hug while we can, ’cause we’ll be going to third grade.” Their hugs gave me the “warm fuzzies,” and they loved hugs from me. Children are great huggers and they love to be hugged back. “A […]

Obits Jan. 30

Lewis J. Wall, 85 Lewis J. Wall, 85, of Clovis, a truck driver, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 27, 1918, in Social Hill, Ark., to Levie and Myrtle Wall. He married Sally Thomas in 1938 in Arkansas. They moved to Clovis in 1953. […]

Portales looks for 2nd district road win

Tony Parra There’s no better way to start district play than a victory on the road and that’s exactly what the Rams did on Tuesday. The Rams won their 4-3A district opener against the Ruidoso Warriors, 55-54. Portales (6-11, 1-0) is tied with the New Mexico Military Institute Colts for first place in the district. […]

ENMU guard: a coach on the floor

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior point guard Brent Cooper can think of no bigger assist than to pass along his knowledge of the game. A two-year starter and steadying influence for the Greyhounds, Cooper said he’d like to be able to coach someday, probably at the high school level. “I enjoy […]

Country music star performs with zest

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Mike Linn Jessica Andrews offered a fresh step, an innocent smile and a dash of youthful energy at Wednesday’s concert at Eastern new Mexico University. Not to mention a few country hits here and there. The 20-year-old country star performed for an estimated 1,500 students and fans at ENMU’s Campus Union Ballroom, where she waltzed […]