New political activism group being formed

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The new Student Association for Voter Empowerment (SAVE) at Eastern New Mexico University has two goals: Get young people informed and get them to the polls. The young vote is expected to play a more-critical-than-ever role in this November’s presidential election, and so SAVE, a nationally-affiliated, non-partisan group, is [...]

School board considering 3-4 percent teacher raises

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Nothing is set in stone yet, but Portales Municipal School employees could receive a 3 to 4 percent salary increase during the 2008-2009 school year, largely because of state mandates. The Portales School Board discussed the 2008-2009 budget during a special meeting on Monday night, but no action was [...]

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Local Briefs April 29, 2008

Symonds to address Library Friends Rev. Jeff Symonds, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Portales and a long-time maker of doll houses and miniatures, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library. The group will meet at

ENMU Briefs April 29, 2008

Faculty/Staff/Alumni briefsLinda Weems, graduate coordinator, program director and professor in the communicative disorders program, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School.Weems earned her B.S. in communicative disorders at ENMU in 1974 and her M.S and Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She was born and raised [...]

Hounds add two signees to basketball

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added a pair of men’s basketball signees, both junior college transfers, for the 2008-09 season. They are Gerald Brown, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard from Kilgore (Texas) College, and Brandon Lewis, a 6-7, 210-pound forward from Faulkner State (Ala.) Community College. Both will be juniors next season. ENMU [...]

Four ENMU cowboys make National Finals

PNT Staff Report The Eastern New Mexico men’s rodeo team finished their regular season with four members qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Jared Green, placed fourth in bareback riding at the Tarleton State Rodeo, at Stephenville, Texas. With a score of 150 at the TSU rodeo, Green is now ranked [...]

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Firefighters battle blaze west of Portales

PNT Staff Report Just before 4 p.m. Monday fire units from Portales, Floyd and Elida responded to a grass fire eight miles west of Portales that burned 300 acres along U.S. 70. Three fire units from Portales, five from Elida and four from Floyd contained the blaze in two hours, said Mickey Hargrove, Portales Fire [...]

Sibling rivalry can be funny … eventually

The psychologists call it “sibling rivalry.” I call it brothers and/or sisters hassling, and country kids seem to have abundant aggravation resources. My brother and I, as I recall, argued about most everything, but especially the important stuff like which bait would work best when we were fishing or whose turn it was to milk [...]