Governor donates funds to promote rodeo

Tony Parra and Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson plans to distribute more than $250,000 to counties across New Mexico to promote rodeo. Curry County will receive $50,000, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Eastern New Mexico University will receive $30,844 to improve its rodeo arena while Quay County will receive [...]

Jan. 4, 2006 Obituaries

Zelfa Younger Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at the Steed-Todd Chapel Zelfa Goad Younger, 99, of Melrose, and formerly of Texico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Pecan Gap, Texas, to Emily Saloma and Charles Lee Goad. She grew up in the Fairview community [...]

Local professor sees damage first-hand in Louisiana

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though he’s been a preacher throughout New Mexico for nearly 20 years, Portales’ Don Holladay decidedly has a past, a present and a future in New Orleans. Holladay, an assistant professor of religion at Eastern New Mexico University, recently returned from a five-day trip to help one family in [...]

City council approves pay raises

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales city councilors approved pay increases for city personnel during Tuesday’s city meeting, which for some city employees will be reflected in their next paycheck. City councilors approved the increase of the salary of the municipal judge from $15,500 a year to $20,000 a year effective on March [...]

Letter to the Editor, Jan. 4

This is a letter of remembrance of the wounded and the 2,165-plus men and women who have given their lives in the Iraqi war. I grieve for them and their families. In remembrance of the 406,000 men and women who died and the thousands who were wounded in World War II, I grieve for them [...]

Fearless predictions for 2006

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer I had considered dedicating this space of newspaper real estate to what I resolve to do in 2006. Suffice it to say, I decided not to take that path, figuring that I would once again break every resolution about my health, social habits and everything else. In fact, it [...]

Floyd crushes House to open EPAC

Freedom Newspapers It was pick your poison for the Floyd girls, and House didn’t have enough poison for the final three quarters. The Floyd Lady Broncos battled back from an early deficit and outscored House 59-26 over the final three quarters for an easy 69-40 victory in the first round of the Eastern Plains Athletic [...]

2006 EPAC Bracket

EPAC Tournament Boys Tuesday’s games At San Jon Game 3: San Jon 56, Floyd 45 Game 4: Melrose 65, House 25 Game 7: Texico 62, Elida 52 Game 8: Fort Sumner 70, Grady 44 Wednesday’s games At San Jon Game 10: Dora vs. San Jon, 4:45 p.m., new gym Game 12: Logan vs. Melrose, 8:15 [...]

EPAC starts today in San Jon

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texico’s boys and Fort Sumner’s girls begin defense of their 2004 titles when play begins today in the 10-school EPAC basketball tournament. The first three days of the event will be hosted by San Jon, with games on Friday and Saturday scheduled for Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Teams [...]

Wind creates chaos in eastern N.M.

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Daniel Zion spent Sunday and Monday destroying his first memory of 2006. “Heck of a way to ring in the new year,” Zion said with a laugh. Around him and his friends were four piles of logs and branches, piles that used to be a 40-foot tree that rested between [...]