Two sentenced for robbery

Freedom New Mexico Two Texas men were sentenced Friday to serve 12 years each for the armed robbery of two Clovis men outside a bar last year, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Gregory Boston, 24, and Donald Davis, 20, were each convicted of two counts of armed robbery, according to [...]

Zias split with defending NAIA champs

Freedom New Mexico 0KLAHOMA CITY — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a seven-hitter and Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of two errors to score twice in the fourth inning en route to a 4-2 victory over defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City University on Friday in pool play of the Stars’ tournament. The teams then played [...]

Only a little starry-eyed

Everybody wants to be a celebrity these days. I’m sure there must be some fancy schmancy psychological term for this inordinate hunger for fame, but I just call it “star dumb.” In the old days thespians and so-called entertainers were pretty much the dregs of society. They were the ones curious country people viewed about [...]

Hounds face uphill battle for postseason

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico If the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is going to make it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time, the Greyhounds will need a good April. With four four-game conference series remaining, the Hounds (17-17, 10-14 LSC) are tied for eighth with Northeastern State [...]

Chefs do battle in kitchen

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Reality TV came to Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night in the form of an Iron Chef competition. It was a survival of the fittest — in the kitchen, that is. Six teams, made up mostly of Family and Consumer Science majors from around the state, had to [...]

Business is always green for artificial turf installers

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A new landscaping option is available for residents that promises a green yard without the high water bill. The Geneva Sports Surfaces LLC, based out of Las Vegas, Nev. has been installing synthetic turf for three decades on sports fields from New Mexico to Idaho, said Russell Richards of [...]

Local Briefs April 4, 2008

Portales Schools to hold art show Portales Municipal Schools will hold its annual district-wide art show from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Portales High School cafeteria. The come-and-go event is free and open to the public. It will feature work from various schools in the district. Schools set Spring Concert More than 120 Portales High [...]

Religion Digest April 4, 2008

Bible study begins tonight A new Sabbath Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. today at the Wesley Foundation across from the Eastern New Mexico University campus.The Sabbath Bible Study will be taught every other Friday by Frederico “Rico” Rosendo, who is a Messianic Jew. A light meal also will be served. Admission is free. The [...]

Events Calendar April 4, 2008

TodayOgallala Quilter’s Society 11th annual festival “Diamonds in Dimmitt” — All day, Expo Building Southeast Fourth and East Lee in Dimmitt, Texas, $5 admissionThe Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (ENMU choirs and symphony — 7 p.m. CUB Ballroom, free admission. SaturdayOgallala Quilter’s Society 11th annual festival “Diamonds in Dimmitt” — All day, Expo Building Southeast [...]

Over-budget weapons systems need questioning

Editorial The Government Accountability Office has issued yet another study documenting gross overspending and underproduction in Pentagon weapons systems. The GAO has been doing these studies and making recommendations for the past six years, followed by promises from the Pentagon and defense contractors to improve. But the problems have not gotten better. If anything, they [...]