Mothering babies isn’t what it used to be

Freedom Newspapers Mothering babies might not seem what it used to be. We seem to see growing instances of mothers who abuse or abandon their children, whether leaving them alone at home or in hot car seats. We still hear news about spectacular cases such as that of a Texas woman, who with her common-law […]

City officials hear ideas for downtown improvements

By Tony Parra The reality of a new look to the downtown area and a walk and bike trail connecting Eastern New Mexico University to the downtown area is another step closer to happening. Community leaders met with students from the University of New Mexico who are working on their masters in designing and planning […]

Snakes scare me more than Social Security

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Is Social Security safe? We’re told that unless meaningful reform is implemented, the system will be bankrupt by the year 2050, which will plunge us into chaos, despair, and extreme whining. I don’t care, because I plan to be dead by then. So let’s forget about THAT problem. Instead, on […]

House fire follows suspicious deaths

By David Irvin The Lucero family of Fort Sumner suffered more heartache Saturday after one of their houses burned to the ground. Ten members of the family were inside the double-wide mobile home on U.S. 60/84 when it caught fire just after 2 a.m. Family members said no one was hurt in the blaze. The […]

On VE Day reflect on waste and pain of war

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist Sixty years ago today, one of the worst events in human history came to its long-awaited end. The allies called it Victory in Europe, and the annual remembrance is called VE Day. The day commemorates the end of World War II in Europe. With still a war to be won […]

May 8 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Enrique Gutierrez, 31, pleaded guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, driving left of center and is ordered to serve 90 days supervised probation, attend DWI school and attend the Aspen program. • Benito Nunez, 21, pleaded guilty to […]

Tennis teams advance to state

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PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales made a strong showing at the weekend’s District 4/1-3A tournament this weekend at New Mexico Military Institute, as both the boys and girls team made the state tournament along with six individual players. The Lady Rams, who have won the last two state team championships, will go in as the […]

Floyd finishes fourth at state

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Noel Carpenter placed in three individual events and helped Floyd score in two relays as the Lady Broncos compiled 37 points to finish fourth in team standings in the Class 1A state track meet on Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico track. Cimarron ran away with team […]

Concert organizers baffled Nelson show isn’t yet sold out

By Tony Parra Organizers are at a loss as to why the Willie Nelson concert on Wednesday in Portales has not yet sold out. Bruce Williams, Joint Venture Productions promoter for the Nelson concert said, 1,250 of the 1,970 tickets have been sold. Williams said Nelson’s agents asked him to find out why the concert […]

Cinco de Mayo events canceled at ENMU

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University students were unable to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Thursday in the patio area of the Campus Union Building at ENMU, but earlier during the week were able to recognize students and faculty during the recognition banquet. Hispanic students wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo to mark a […]