Zias win 2 of 3 in crossover

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Catcher Lauren Rome went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and five RBIs Friday night as Northeastern State pounded out 17 hits in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 9-2 loss in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma. Earlier, the Zias (17-18) extended their […]

Hounds absorb loss in Abilene

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — First baseman Allen Smith hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving Abilene Christian the lead en route to a 14-8 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Smith and right […]

Golden Gloves begins in Clovis

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent CLOVIS — While much attention has been turned toward mixed martial arts, in the world of fighting competitions, amateur boxing in New Mexico still has its followers. The state Golden Gloves championships began in Clovis with 93 competitors signed up for the various age and weight divisions. In the open […]

Hi-tech gadgets can make owners target of crime

Freedom New Mexico Folks who use iPods and higher-end mobile phones in public places may believe the devices enable them to be well connected to the world around them. But such technology seems to be giving off a different signal: Look at me, I’m a future crime victim. As reported in the current issue of […]

Fringes of restaurant reviewer fleeting

Helena Rodriguez In a former life, I was a restaurant critic. Yum! Sounds like an appetizing job, right? Well, this was not always the case. I eventually discovered that one man’s chicken is another man’s tuna. What I really mean is, one reporter’s good restaurant experience one day can be one editor’s bad restaurant experience […]

Police investigate two armed robberies

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with two […]

Area residents sound off on health care issues

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Norma Rey Vazquez de Houdek does not advocate gun control. That is a political issue. She says she is concerned about the people issue. New Mexico ranks fourth in the nation for teen suicides, losing one person a day. “When we live in a state that is so diverse, […]

Dairy blaze burning near Texico

Freedom New Mexico Firefighters are monitoring a hay fire Thursday evening at the South Slope Dairy about four miles north of Texico on Curry County Road 14, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. Cooper said the fire, limited to baled hay, will likely continue to burn for several days. “When it’s baled up under […]

Events Calendar, March 28

TodayN.M. Peanut Growers Annual Meeting — 10 a.m., Memorial Building, PortalesFloyd Jamboree — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High School SaturdayKid’s Extravaganza — 2-4 p.m., Memorial Building, PortalesFloyd Jamboree — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High School SundayFloyd Jamboree (Gospel) — 2 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High School TuesdayPortales City Council — 7 p.m., Portales […]

Faith-based outreach program in Clovis celebrates anniversary

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico When Sistar G. Yancy traveled from California to Clovis about seven years ago to speak at a church-related workshop about prison ministry, she never dreamed she would move here. Now, Yancy is inviting people in the community to help celebrate the second anniversary of her faith-based education, training, counseling […]