Area Spanish spellers travel

By Tony Parra Three students from eastern New Mexico will face their fears of getting up in front of a big crowd Saturday as well as the best Spanish spellers in New Mexico. The New Mexico Spanish Spelling Bee competition is the ultimate goal for the student spellers who speak Spanish. The spelling bee is [...]

Wind gusts measured at 75 mph on Thursday

By Sharna Johnson Southerly winds sand blasted the area Thursday, blanketing the sky with a coffee with cream hue and making driving difficult and life generally miserable. However, one local business manager didn’t seem to mind. “We love bad weather,” said Anna Cardonita, general manager of Domino’s Pizza on Prince Street, even after the wind [...]

Two Portales residents injured in wreck near state line Thursday

A two-vehicle collision Thursday morning on N.M. 202 near milepost 9 sent a man to Roosevelt General Hospital and a woman to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to Portales Fire Department Batallion Chief Mickey Hargrove. Hargrove said he had no word on the conditions of the two individuals. He said the man was driving [...]

ENMU’s Spring Fling has sprung

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University’s Spring Fling festivities kicked off Wednesday night with a concert by the band “Raining Jane.” Jeff Blake, director of student activities at ENMU, said it was a packed house inside the Campus Union building’s ballroom. “Spring Fling gets bigger and better each year,” Blake said. “It’s the best [...]

Obituaries for April 7, 2006

Jackie L. Reynolds Services: 10:30 a.m. (CDT) Monday in the First Family Christian Church of Cyril, Okla. Jackie L. Reynolds, 64, of Anadarko, Okla., died on Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Anadarko, Okla. He was born March 29, 1942, in Fletcher, Okla., to Andrew Jack Reynolds and Doris Benton Reynolds. He was an all-around athlete [...]

DeLay legacy already determined despite outcome of legal issues

Editorial Seen from a liberty perspective of the American people, Rep. Tom DeLay’s career was a failure. The Texas Republican, undergoing a trial for alleged ethics violations, announced this week that he would not seek re-election this fall. There’s no doubt Rep. DeLay is a talented, tough political infighter. He is a major reason Republicans [...]

We can accommodate immigrants

By Helena Rodriquez Si se puede! “Yes, we can!” “Yes, it can be done!” However you translate these three words, this was the chant that led many Latinos to take to the streets and the fields in the 1960s and 1970s to demand better working conditions for farm workers and civil rights for all. Recently [...]

Easter: It’s glorious news of the ages

By Joan Clayton The week before Easter reminds me of the palms and branches spread by the people welcoming the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem for the festival of Passover. “’Tell the people of Jerusalem, Your king is coming to you. He is gentle and riding on a donkey, on the colt of a [...]

PHS girls win dual on final match

PNT staff ROSWELL — Sophomores Kassandra Short and Tessa Bryant provided the deciding win for the Portales High girls tennis team on Tuesday night. Short and Bryant teamed up to beat Roswell High’s Marisol Campos and JoVanna Hernandez 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles in the final match of the dual, giving the Lady Rams [...]

Struggling Hounds look for turnaround

PNT Staff While West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico University have both endured 10-game losing streaks this season, and have nearly identical records, they are teams headed in opposite directions. The Greyhounds host the Buffaloes in Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheaders set for 4 p.m. today and 3 p.m. on Saturday. WT (18-18, [...]