Hounds look forward to football signings

Freedom Newspapers If everything falls into place next week on national signing day, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo says he’ll be one happy man. The third-year coach said Tuesday the Greyhounds have 16 verbal commitments from high school prospects for next season, and he’s hoping to add more in the next few […]

Zia Update

Dave Wagner ENMU (9-9, 0-6 Lone Star Conference South) at Texas Woman’s (9-10, 3-3), 6 p.m. today at Denton, Texas. Radio: none. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Pioneers swept ENMU last year en route to a 16-16 record, the program’s best mark since the 1989-90 season. Texas Woman’s finished fourth in the South and […]

Mercury not rising

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A prolonged cold spell pushed the average temperature in January in eastern New Mexico well below normal. According to AccuWeather.com, the average daily temperature last month was six to eight degrees below the historical average. After a balmy start — with four of the first 12 days in the […]

Firefighter protection bill introduced

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A bill protecting wildland firefighters from criminal prosecution has been introduced in the New Mexico Legislature by Rep. Keith Gardner R-Roswell. The second-term representative said the bill is in response to concerns raised this fall by volunteer firefighters in eastern New Mexico about standards contained in new joint powers […]

Gender gap widening

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Women spill across the cafeteria, with their backpacks, purses, scarves and coats strewn across tables and seats. Peals of laughter pepper their conversations. In this sea of 19 women, there are only four men. Down the hall in a computer lab, seven men slouch in chairs surrounded by 29 […]

Feb. 7, 1978

At the Feb. 4th meeting of Goober Gulch Gabbers, outgoing president Lowry Hill (Yogi Bear) presided. New officers were elected, with John Looper (Double Nickel) becoming president; Nelda Dictson (Blue Bonnet) is the new secretary; Rose Scarborough (Blue Jet) is treasurer. Leo Stinnett (White Top) John Drummond (Big John) and A.G. Scarborough (Jake Leg) are […]

Feb. 6, 1978

Deputy Jeff Wilkerson said today he is still investigating a shooting incident which occured about 11 p.m. Saturday on the Floyd highway. He said an argument apparently erupted at a local drive-in parking lot, and when one of the participants departed in his car, the others followed in his car. Several shots were fired with […]

Feb. 4, 1978

The Southside Church of Christ will hold a gospel meeting beginning February 5 and ending the 9th. Evangelist for the meeting will be Norman gipson of Lubbock, who has served congregations in Amarillo, Quitaque, and Grand Prairie. Gipson spent five years in New England and was the director of the Bear Valley School of Preaching […]

Feb. 2, 1978

Lynda Fisher and Kris Fickling spoke to the Causey Home Extension Club today. Lynda Fisher is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in communication. She will be presenting a persuasive speech on Human Rights in Experimental Research. Kris Fickling is a senior majoring in communications and minoring in Business Administration. Ms. Fickling presented an […]

Feb. 1, 1978

Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilion will go at it Thursday night in the ROTC Armory at Eastern in a Donkey Basketball game sponsored by the two social organizations and ROTC at ENMU. The game is slated for an 8:00 starting time in the Armory and adults may get into the contest for $1.50 […]

Rams destroy Dexter

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Halfway through the Rams District 4-3A schedule, Portales is on cruise control with a 4-0 record after a dominating 60-20 win against the Dexter Demons Tuesday night at Portales High School. The game was decided fairly early with Portales leading 31-9 at the half , and Ram head coach Mark […]

Lady Rams regress at Roswell

PNT Staff Writer The Roswell Lady Coyotes handed the Portales girls a 52-39 loss Tuesday evening at Roswell High School. The Lady Rams managed only 12 points in the first half, making just two of 16 shots attempted. Portales head coach Brenda Gomez says the Lady Rams poor shooting was key in the defeat. “We […]

Hound baseball a work in progress

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers With virtually no outside work yet due to the recent winter weather, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is a work in progress as a season-opening series approaches against Sul Ross State on Friday and Saturday in Alpine, Texas. Of course, the Greyhounds are in better shape than they […]

Macias found guilty of murder

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Wilfred Salas Jr.’s family members put their arms around each other and leaned their heads together as the jury’s verdict was read. Robert Macias, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder and shooting at a motor vehicle, Judge Joe Parker told a crowded courtroom Tuesday in the 9th Judicial District […]

Benefit basketball game scheduled

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Occasionally, sports helps people cope with tragedy. And just as often, law enforcement officers and first responders need the same closure pursued by grieving families. The homicide of Steiner Elementary School student Lorenzo Cabral Jr. was just such an event. Less than one month after his death, the Portales […]

Clovis board backs Great Lakes Airline

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A Clovis subcommittee believes Clovis Municipal Airport’s resident airline’s large flights mesh with the airport’s plan for growth. The Clovis Civil Aviation Board unanimously agreed Tuesday to recommend the city extend its contract with Wyoming-based Great Lakes Aviation, which provides flights to Albuquerque as well as Amarillo and Denver. […]

ENMU receives grant

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University has finally received funding on a grant that will provide $613,800 in new science equipment. According to a press release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s office, the funding, which he secured last year from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be used to buy molecular and […]

History shouldn’t be optional subject

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers While I was on a dinner break last week, I went to a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite. While in line, I heard a teenager behind me sitting and joking with his friends. The teenager was not willing to trade seats with another friend. He said with laugh, “I’m […]

Progress overseas leads to limited liberties at home

Editorial It has been a long, hard slog, but Republicans in Congress may finally be coming to terms with the primary reason why they enter the 110th Congress as the minority party rather than the majority. To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s electoral guru James Carville, who notably reminded his troops back in 1992 that “It’s the […]

Greyhounds get stampeded

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M’s men never gave Eastern New Mexico University a chance Monday night. Senior guard Damien Lolar and junior forward Chris Hinz combined for 56 points on 22-of-27 shooting — 9-of-9 for Hinz — and the Buffaloes dominated start to finish in an 87-72 Lone Star Conference South Division […]