Greyhounds aim for better defense Monday night

Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan hopes his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its defensive problems straightened out. Scanlan noted the Greyhounds gave up 20 layups or dunks in a 93-81 Lone Star Conference South Division loss to rival West Texas A&M Monday at Canyon, Texas. ENMU (9-12, 3-3 South) put together a much […]

Freedom Newspapers

Hound baseball team off to 4-0 start ALPINE, Texas — The Greyhound baseball team continued to post big numbers Saturday, scoring 32 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Sul Ross State Saturday. Tim Crafton hit two homers in the first game, a 20-9 victory. The Greyhounds, who won the nightcap 12-6, have hit 12 homers […]

Recruiting moves away from schools and to summer leagues

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers When Portales senior Morgan Hill received a letter from Navy in August, she didn’t think much of it. “You get a zillion letters (from colleges),” she said. Later on, a phone call let her know that it wasn’t just any letter. “After we talked a couple of times,” Hill said, […]

Feb. 5, 2006 Public Record

The following marriages were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Raymundo Talsma, 42, and Robin May, 45, both of Portales. • Travis Brian Coburn, 38, and Raenell Ward, 45, both of Portales. • Javier Fuentes, 23, and Marisol Saenz, 27, both of Portales. • William Beattie, 26, and Veronica Dalton, 27, both of […]

Feb. 5, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of the calls received by Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Jan. 26 • At 1:29 p.m. a caller reported a non-injury motor vehicle accident at Avon and Lime. Jan. 27 • At 10:02 p.m. an ambulance was dispatched to the Floyd gym in reference […]

Feb. 5, 2006 Letters to the Editor

All of us eligible for Part D Medicare have known for many months the choice was ours. Part D has 17 certified and approved providers in New Mexico. Each one of them has one or more plans; in fact there are 42 plans. We can no longer run to the doctor, get prescriptions, then run […]

Pay for schools now, or jails later

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Just exactly what is the trade-off between crime and education? How do the two interconnect? What happens if we spend more on one and less on the other? In our combined Saturday issue, Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico reporter Marlena Hartz did a good job in asking the question […]

Super Sunday often equals super problems

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By Tony Parra Football fans around Portales will be doing what millions of people will be doing on Sunday, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. However, winning and losing may not be the only concern on that day. Local law enforcement will keep a watchful eye on that […]

Portales mayor joins water fund lobby in Santa Fe

By Andy Jackson Record gas and oil revenues left the state with a bloated budget and area officials agree this is the year to fund a solution to New Mexico’s water woes. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega visited the state capitol Saturday and lobbied for a permanent water trust fund, alongside other regional mayors, state legislators, […]

New prescription discount card available to all county residents

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt CountyRX Prescription Discount Card is now available for everyone, but it may not be an alternative for those who have health plan coverage. The prescription drug card is free, does not require the user to pay for insurance or an annual fee, no income requirements and no age requirements. Charlene […]