Sesame Street Live comes to Lubbock

Freedom Newspapers Since Sesame Street Live premiered on Sept. 17, 1980, the show has exploded into a staple for family entertainment on a global scale. Sesame Street Live will be performing at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium Friday, Saturday and Sunday for five shows. More than 50 million children and parents have seen the show over […]

Obituaries for March 30,2006

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston Services: 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Portales. Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He […]

ENMU scores 21 in win

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — It was not a good day to be a pitcher Wednesday at All-Star Park. In game featured a combined 40 hits and 10 doubles, Eastern New Mexico University topped Colorado Christian in a 21-14 shootout. ENMU designated hitter Tyler Brown drove in runs with five hits and also scored three […]

ENMU, Portales mourn passing of Langston

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and the entire country lost a hero and friend when Dewey Langston passed away Tuesday. “He had many friends who are going to miss him,” Carl Richardson of Portales, a friend since 1939, said. “The whole town will miss him dearly.” Langston, 85, served the community of […]

Lady Rams bounce back for split at Loving

PNT staff LOVING — The Portales Lady Rams rode the strong pitching of junior Sasha Parker to a doubleheader split with defending state small-school champion Loving on Tuesday. Parker allowed just three hits all day — including a one-hitter in the nightcap — as the Lady Rams dropped the opener 4-3 but won the second […]

Bigler named Floyd Citizen of Year

By Tony Parra The Floyd Citizen of the Year award honors someone who is a reflection of the people who live in the small farming community. That would describe Pauline “Polly” Bigler to a tee. Bigler was selected by the Floyd Lions Club as the 2006 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Polly was recognized during […]

Cowboys thump Hounds

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior first baseman Antonio Siqueiros belted a first-inning grand slam and New Mexico Highlands never looked back in a 17-5 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday. Highlands (16-13) had five innings of three or more runs and collected 19 hits against five ENMU pitchers in handing the […]

More horse owners considering rabies shots

By William P. Thompson PNT Staff Writer William_Thompson@link.freedom.com Following a documented case of rabies in a Lea County horse earlier this month, area veterinarians are encouraging horse owners to get their horses vaccinated. So far, officials from the New Mexico Department of Public Health say the horse in Lea County is the only known rabies […]

Red-hot Zias earn sweep at Adams State

PNT staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — You never know who’s going to do damage when it comes to the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. Senior Courtney McClasky, batting ninth in the first game and eighth in the nightcap, went 5-for-7 with four home runs and 11 runs batted in on Tuesday as the red-hot Zias […]

Immigration issue probably doesn’t have a simple solution

Editorial Massive pro-immigrant demonstrations over the weekend and continuing Monday — police estimated 500,000 in Los Angeles, perhaps 300,000 in Chicago and smaller gatherings in Dallas, Milwaukee, Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio — suggest there are two sides in the debate over immigration that can bring out numbers. That is unlikely to make it easier for […]

Sitcom material continues to accumulate

By Kevin Wilson TUCUMCARI — Have you ever wanted to speak out, but stopped yourself because you knew reality couldn’t quite stand up to what you imagine saying? Yeah, I do that a lot. I was eating at a restaurant, on recommendation from a friend, and felt rather slighted. Since this column goes into newspapers […]

Obituaries for March 29, 2006

Delbert “Del” Webb Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Delbert “Del” Webb, 82, of Portales, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born July 6, 1923, to Eva and Joe Webb in Pearl, Texas, where he grew up. He graduated from Tahoka High School and joined the U.S. […]

Rams take two wins at Eunice

PNT Staff EUNICE — Sammy Hightower hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and pitched four innings to lead the Portales High Rams past Eunice 12-4 on Monday in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. The Rams (8-4) also won the second contest 9-2, with Hightower finishing 3-for-3 at the plate in each […]

Floyd girls win Hagerman meet

PNT staff HAGERMAN — Floyd senior Kelli Johnson captured wins in the three distance races on Friday to lead the Lady Broncos to the team title in the Alfalfa Relays track meet. Floyd finished with 92 team points to outdistance second-place Fort Sumner, which had 82. Johnson ran times of 5:52.75 in the 1,600 and […]

ENMU bats come alive in twin bill

PNT staff EDMOND, Okla. — After scoring just 23 runs on 63 hits during a 10-game losing streak, Eastern New Mexico University’s bats came to life again on Sunday. The Greyhounds pounded out 15 hits — including two doubles and two homers by designated hitter Kelton Hayes — and broke the streak with an 18-10 […]

Local roper wins national calf-roping title

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Since they couldn’t make it to the competition, J.D. Kibbe had to break the good news over the phone to his parents. “We were on pins and needles,” his mom, Karen Kibbe, said. “And at about 9:30, he called, and the first thing he said was, ‘Dad, I’m the champ.’” J.D. Kibbe […]

Police officers wary of stops after shooting

By Marlena Hartz An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop last Wednesday. When he stopped the driver of a gold pickup truck, Deputy James McGrane Jr., 38, was shot in the head. For the Bernalillo County employee, the […]

What’s that smell? Clean, fresh air

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By William P. Thompson The smell of money is not for everyone. And so some area dairy owners are adding technologically enhanced bacterial cultures to their lagoons in efforts to diminish odors. Doug Idsinga, owner of Crosswinds Dairy about 15 miles northeast of Portales on Highway 202, has been adding a bacterial product called Roetech-106 […]

Obituaries March 26, 2006

Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steed-Todd Chapel. Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp, 65, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Ysleta, Texas, to James W. and Willie Blanch Tharp. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of […]

PJHS News: 3-26

FFA competes locally Instructor Eric Greer’s FFA judging teams competed Wednesday in dairy foods and livestock judging at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Team members for dairy foods are Tanner Ainsworth, Tony Mendoza, Stephen Phillips, Jonathan Meza, and Damian Lozano. Johanna Levacy, Molly Legler, and Taylor Tallent comprise the livestock team. Three members of the Dairy […]