Lone Star Conference weekly football update

Freedom Newspapers Standings All Times MDT LONE STAR CONFERENCE South Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 1-0 5-0 West Texas A&M 1-0 5-0 Abilene Christian 1-0 4-1 Tarleton State 0-0 5-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-1 4-1 Angelo State 0-1 1-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-1 1-4 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 1-0 2-3 [...]

Zia soccer rebounds to beat ACU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Defense dominated during a school-record seven-match winning streak for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team, which was broken Friday. Sunday, they showed they can win a different style of match. Forwards Samantha Lawrence and Hannah Dozier each scored twice, including the game-winner by Dozier in the second [...]

Greyhounds get overtime winner

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University had its first win over Texas A&M-International in sight on Sunday when the Dustdevils forced overtime with a goal on a free kick in the final three minutes. It didn’t take the Greyhounds long to break through, though. Texas A&M-International goalkeeper Noe Pantoja was called for a foul [...]

Jury hears mother’s pleas on 911 tape

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A state firearms expert testified Monday during the first-degree murder trial of two Clovis men she could not say for certain if guns displayed in the courtroom were used in the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy. Alison Quereau, a Department of Public Safety firearms expert with the state forensic [...]

It’s their job: Nancy Tivis

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Nancy Tivis Job: Owner, The Fashion Girl/Merle Norman Cosmetics Time on the job: 21 years Background: Tivis retired from Portales National Bank in the position of vice president after 36 years. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. I do make-overs, which are free. Our motto is “We [...]

Fighter jets staple of younger years

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Like many who grew up on the eastern plains of New Mexico, I can’t remember a time when there weren’t fighter jets in the sky above me. Monday that chapter of history closed at Cannon Air Force Base and a new one opened. It’s bittersweet for some of us [...]

New aircraft specialize in stealth

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Capt. Mike Holding stood before an aircraft that looked as if it came out of a science fiction movie. The aircraft has the best of both worlds, he explained, because it can hover like a helicopter but can fly twice as fast. “This is the neatest thing, nothing else [...]

Leahy: Honor to be given command

Freedom New Mexico Staff Col. Tim Leahy assumed command Monday of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. The 44-year-old Staten Island, N.Y., native is married with two children. He previously served as vice-commander of the 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Q: Were you raised in a military family? [...]

Special Operations Wing takes charge

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By Gabriel Monte and Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than one hundred airmen stood at attention Monday to witness the change of command at Cannon Air Force Base as Air Force Special Operations Command assumed ownership of the base. During the short ceremony, Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing [...]

Cannon change of command official

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico Hand over hand, four white gloves methodically traveled over a wooden flag pole, exchanging the old 27th Fighter Wing colors for the new 27th Special Operations Wing flag. Performed by the 27th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, the flag ceremony signified the official change of command Monday at Cannon Air [...]