Man charged in connection to stabbing

Freedom Newspapers A 36-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday and charged with stabbing another man during a fight, according to police. Teodulo Sanchez is charged with aggravated battery and is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond, officials said. Carlos Fernandez, 29, suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to […]

Embattled police chief resigns

Freedom Newspapers Facing charges of seven counts of cruelty to animals, Melrose’s police chief resigned Friday, according to the village mayor. Mike Trammell, 36, had been on administrative leave since his Oct. 11 arrest on the charges. Trammell’s wife, Marna Pyle-Trammell, declined comment Friday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Trammell was not asked to resign. […]

Suspect waives hearing

Freedom Newspapers Homicide suspect John “Pooh” Cameron waived his right to a grand jury hearing Friday, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Cameron, 24, is charged with second-degree murder and three counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the Oct. 16 shooting death of Amos Soliz, 19, in front of a home […]

Denish visits region

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Lt. Gov. Diane Denish visited Clovis Friday to tour local facilities and meet with Air Force officials. Denish is seeking re-election in the Nov. 7 general election on the Democratic ticket with Gov. Bill Richardson. They are running against Republicans John Dendahl for governor and Sue Wilson Beffort for lieutenant […]

Struggling Hounds, Javelinas clash

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Richard Cundiff is about to end a 22-year run as a coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville, the last seven as the head coach. This season hasn’t gone the way he’d hoped, but he certainly has company in Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo. Kingsville, which won four consecutive Lone Star […]

Lovington rallies past Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer LOVINGTON —The Lovington Wildcats (2-7, 2-0) took control of District 4-3A with a 21-point second half, beating the Portales Rams 27-20 Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. The Wildcats (2-7, 2-0 district) quickly erased a six-point halftime deficit, turning three Portales turnovers into 21 points in just over three minutes […]

Floyd outfoxed

PNT Staff Report Fort Sumner — The Floyd Lady Broncos traveled to Fort Sumner Thursday night in hopes of pulling off an upset and a shot at the District 3-1A crown. Instead they were defeated by Vixens in three close games, 20-25, 23-25, and 19-25. Floyd (10-11) had played Fort Sumner twice previously and lost […]

Rams without Segovia

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer When the Portales Rams (3-4, 1-0) take the field against Lovington (1-7, 1-0) tonight, a district record of 2-0 is on the line, along with an automatic berth into the Class 3A state football playoffs, but the Rams will take the field tonight without a big part of their […]

Lady Rams roll

Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Rams capped off a dominating run through District 4-3A volleyball Thursday night beating Lovington on the road in three games: 25-16, 25-17, 25-10 to finish district at a perfect 6-0. “It was a little sluggish of a game, because it was kind of quiet,” Chavez said. “It just didn’t seem […]

Hounds eliminated in SWC tourny

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State limited Eastern New Mexico University to just two shots on goal Thursday night and the top-seeded host Mustangs notched a 5-1 victory in the semifinals of the Southwest Soccer Conference tournament. Goals by Scott Leonard and Brandon Swartzendruber midway through the first half staked Midwestern (16-2-1), ranked […]

Zias led 2 games to 1, but lose to Angelo State

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Cristina Doris compiled 20 kills and 17 digs and Angelo State rallied from a 2-1 deficit in games to edge Eastern New Mexico University 30-28, 25-30, 28-30, 30-24, 17-15 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup on Thursday night. Adrienne Taylor added 15 kills, 12 digs and three […]

Zias knocked out of LSC soccer tournament

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — Junior defender Tamara Geels scored two goals and sophomore midfielder Melissa DoRemus and freshman defender Whitney Hancock each had a goal and an assist Thursday, lifting Texas A&M-Commerce to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first round of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. In […]

Halloween Happenings

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As Halloween looms near, the streets of Portales will soon see a flurry of activity as children set out to trick-or-treat and visit the various activities that will be offered. Officials from the Portales City Hall are encouraging children to trick-or-treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday […]

Locally written play takes ENMU stage Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Refreshed and invigorated, the play Mia, Emma and Rose will once again take the stage at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, after a gala invitation-only event on Friday. The play, written by Janeice Scarbrough, was first performed at ENMU in April. Since […]

Q&A with Charles Bennett

Editor’s note: The following is a profile and Q&A with Charles Bennett, Democratic candidate for Roosevelt County Commision. He faces Republican candidate Bill Cathey. in the November General Election for the seat currently held by Tom Clark. A profile on Cathey appeared in Wednesday’s issue of the PNT. Name: Charles Bennett Age: 54 Family: Beverly […]

Dia de los Muertos pokes fun at death

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Mexicans are on familiar terms with death. They are undaunted by death and have no qualms about getting up close and personal with death, according to Nobel Prize-winning poet, writer and diplomat, Octavio Paz. Paz goes on to say, “He (the Mexican) chases after it, mocks it, courts it … […]

Animal research necessary to medical breakthroughs

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist There are people who are ennobled by their service to mankind. We think of soldiers, nurses, teachers or ministers whose contributions are recognized daily. Others are national leaders, inventors, Olympic athletes or philanthropists. Their achievements attract laudatory headlines and press. But there are many who toil beneath the radar, who […]

Constitution must preserve individual liberties first

Editorial Face-scanning technology for police to compare the faces of thousands of passersby with mostly driver’s license photos on file to find known criminals is of serious concern to civil libertarians — and for good reason. As was reported last week, the technology, designed for Arizona law-enforcement agencies, operates on everyone who comes under its […]

Lady Broncos move forward

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Floyd Lady Broncos left Melrose seeing shades of gray and white Wednesday in the second round of the District 3-1A volleyball tournament, thanks to the play of junior Rachel White and sophomore Kelsi Gray. Floyd defeated the Lady Buffs 25-8, 25-20, 25-17. The third-seeded Lady Broncos travel to […]

Zia basketball trio back from injuries

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Elizabeth Richards, Riikka Lehtonen and Rochelle Vance have a lot in common — starting with torn ACLs in consecutive games that proved devastating to the 2005-06 Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball season. All had their surgeries on the same day in January at Amarillo, and all have rehabbed successfully. […]