Hounds fall to ACU

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Abilene Christian shot the ball often Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena, and most of the time they shot the ball — they made the shot. ACU (16-6, 3-4) shot over 54 percent from the field and an eye-popping 62 percent (13-of-21) from 3-point range in a runaway 84-60 Lone […]

ACU dusts ENMU women

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Between Abilene Christian’s size and Eastern New Mexico University’s shooting troubles, it wasn’t a night to be for the Zias. Audrey Maxwell dominated the inside for a game-high 27 points, and Wildcats guards dominated the outside with nine 3-pointers as visiting Abilene Christian claimed an 80-60 Lone Star Conference […]

Love endured years for Fields

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico From the prairies of Oklahoma to the plains of New Mexico; from the despair of the great depression to the wonder of a new millennium, longtime Portales residents Glen and Shirley Fields have seen it all. And today, they celebrate their 53rd Valentines Day together as a married couple. […]

Roosevelt County Events Calendar

Thursday U.S. Rep Tom Udall Constituent Hours — 8-9 a.m. Portales City Hall, information, 763-7616. Friday Blood drive — 2:30-5:45 p.m., Portales Public Library, information 356-3940. Kiwanis Chili Supper — 5-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, tickets $6 adults, $4 children. Saturday Basketball Fundraiser — Police vs. firemen benefitting Relay For Life, 6 […]

Hot supper, cool bowl

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By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor Some like it hot — others just like it tasty. Either way, members of the Portales High School Art Club plan to have chili-lovers’ tastes covered at the fifth annual Chili Cookoff Feb. 22 at Portales High School Cafeteria. The event started as a way for art students to […]

Governor vetoes capital outlay

SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed a $348 million capital outlay package on Wednesday and used his line-item veto powers to reject some legislator-backed projects in a $21 million budget measure. The governor took his action before a deadline in a dispute with the Legislature over the deadline for signing or vetoing the […]

Greyhound soccer signs trio; Zia softball players get recognition

Three players have signed national letters of intent to play men’s soccer at Eastern New Mexico University next fall under coach Carlos Elizondo. The signees are defenders Robert Brown of Albuquerque (Valley H.S.) and Aram Simsar of Phoenix, and forward Keith Barnhart of Carlsbad. Simsar, a transfer from Phoenix College, will be a junior while […]

Torture justification runs counter to U.S. values, practicality

So it’s out in the open now. Central Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Hayden admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that the CIA used the coercive interrogation technique known as waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning, on three al-Qaida operatives in 2002 and 2003. The technique is widely viewed as torture, which is […]

Congress overstepping bounds with bill

By Kevin Wilson Congress is about to tell you it’s OK to break the law, as long as somebody in the government is paying you to do it. The Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of giving telecommunications companies immunity for their roles in a National Security Administration eavesdropping program previously ruled unconstitutional by the […]

Bush seeking higher TRICARE fees

By Tom Philpott President’s Bush final defense budget, for fiscal 2009, asks a reluctant Congress for a third time to raise TRICARE co-payments on drugs dispensed at retail pharmacies and to increase TRICARE enrollment fees and deductibles for working-age military retirees and their families. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the […]

Spirit drummer

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Portales High School freshman Ryan Wood keeps up the beat for the Ram Spirit Band Tuesday night at Ram gym. The Lady Rams defeated the Dexter Lady Demons in a District 4-3A basketball contest.

New regent appointed to replace resigning member

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Chad Lydick of Clovis has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents replacing Jay Gurley, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Gurley said he resigned this week after he and his wife recently moved to San Angelo, Texas […]

Stuart Ingle announces he will seek re-election

PNT Staff Report Veteran state senator Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, announced he will seek re-election to his District 27 Senate seat, according to a press release. “It is very rewarding to serve the rural character of the people of Chaves, Curry, Roosevelt and DeBaca counties. It is a tremendous honor and privilege,” Ingle said. “I hope […]

Fire marshal’s report: Explosion accidental

PNT Staff Report The state fire marshal’s office says a natural gas explosion in a Portales home that killed a 91-year-old woman was accidental. Clytie Calton died at a Lubbock, Texas, hospital Jan. 26 — three days after she was injured in the blast at her home on South Avenue I Place. The office says […]

2-13-08 Local Briefs

CSC to hold public hearing The Community Services Center in Portales will hold a public hearing at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the center’s senior meal site, 1100 Community Way. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide information regarding available services and identify the needs of senior citizens. Information: 356-8576. Commodity delivery canceled The […]

2-13-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Wednesday — Trice Gray Thursday — Linda Essary; Phillip and Sharon Russell Friday — Leon and Waynell Nall Saturday — Joe Standefer Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • […]

Novak jury recesses for day

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Jurors recessed after deliberating for approximately nine hours Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II. They will resume deliberations at 8 a.m. today. If a guilty verdict is rendered, the court will move immediately into sentencing. Novak could face […]

Knockout

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This trio of Portales boys, left to right, Nathan Chavez, Peyton Chavez and Eduardo Banda, found time after school Monday to play a game of “Knockout” on a carport basketball goal on South Abilene. Temperatures were mild and springlike both Sunday and Monday but winds were high earlier in the day Monday.

Portales elementary schools above average in reading

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Elementary school principals from three Portales schools teamed up at Monday’s regular board meeting to give the Portales school board an overview of how students are doing on reading achievement. The principals reported results from the statewide Reading First program that showed Portales doing well against statewide averages that […]

Bill seeks to bolster ENMU, parks partnership

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Senate memorial bill passed late last week seeks to build on a partnership between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks Division in operating the Blackwater Draw Archaeological site north of Portales. The bill, which was approved unanimously by the Senate and has been signed by […]