Lady Rams take third in Dexter tournament

PNT Staff Report DEXTER — The Portales Lady Rams played well enough to win the Dexter Tournament, unfortunately, they ran into their nemesis — Jal. Portales went 2-1 and took third place, its only loss coming in the semifinals against Jal. The Lady Rams are 6-5 for the season, three of those losses were against, […]

Central Oklahoma extends Hounds’ losing streak

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma is usually not a good place for a baseball team to try to break out of a slump. Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhounds saw their losing streak reach 10 games on Saturday, dropping a tight 4-3 decision in the opener of a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader before […]

Zias pound West Texas for sweep

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University junior Kelsey Kubik had more-than-respectable numbers coming into a four-game weekend series against West Texas A&M. She’s probably sad to see the first-year Lady Buffs squad leave town. Kubik, who belted a pair of homers in the opener of a doubleheader on Friday, knocked in six runs in the […]

A love of books

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By William P. Thompson Denise Burnett, director of the Portales Public Library, walked into the library 20 years ago and found a home. She started out in the children’s section and by 1991 she was in charge of the entire library. ”When I first walked into the library and noticed all those books and the […]

Obituaries March 25, 2006

Charles N. Brannon Services: 2 p.m. (CST) March 31 at the Church of Christ, Claude, Texas. Charles N. Brannon, 85, of Claude, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Amarillo. He was born Sept. 18, 1920, to Charlie and Leona Brannon. He attended High School in Pyron, Texas. He married Maxine Lee […]

Hounds have depth at quarterback

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After the season he had in 2005, it’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Michael Benton losing his starting job when preseason practice begins in August. Still, ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo says the redshirt junior could have some competition. Jeremy Thompson, a redshirt freshman from Sweetwater, Texas, […]

Portales tennis sweeps Ruidoso

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Freedom Newspapers At home in a district match, the only team more dominant than the Portales boys were the Portales girls. Against visiting Ruidoso, the Rams cruised to a 7-2 victory, while the Lady Rams rolled to a 9-0 victory on Friday. “I am very proud of the girls,” Portales girls coach Michelle Wallis said. […]

Zias use long ball to notch sweep over Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Apparently, Kelsey Kubik’s teammates weren’t that impressed when her second-inning line drive skimmed the right-center field fence at Zia Softball Field and fell over for a three-run homer. “They told me to hit (the ball) harder the next time, so I did,” the Eastern New Mexico University junior said Friday. […]

Heading off trouble early

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By Marlena Hartz When their baby reached 16 months of age, Diane and Aaron Mains began to worry. He hardly ate and slept in fitful intervals. His attempts at speech were minimal and difficult to decipher. The couple learned two months later the strange symptoms were the result of a regulatory disorder, a cluster of […]

Republicans seek investigation into ‘temporary’ hires

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — Republican lawmakers have asked the state attorney general’s office to investigate the Richardson administration’s practice of hiring temporary exempt employees. A March 18 letter from Sen. Kent Cravens, R-Albuquerque, signed by two dozen other GOP lawmakers, said Gov. Bill Richardson’s practices have resulted in “numerous unauthorized hirings.” Lawmakers […]