Wayland Baptist jolts Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico PLAINVIEW, Texas — Coming off a four-game Lone Star Conference weekend series against Central Oklahoma, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team had a quick turnaround Monday against Wayland Baptist. The Pioneers, ranked 11th in the NAIA, got two home runs each from second baseman Brett Cook and shortstop Vinny Blancamano and […]

Portales man arrested in child sex case

PNT Staff A Portales man has been arrested for criminal sexual communication with a child after chatting online in an illicit manner with an officer posing as a 13-year-girl, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

Hounds drop two at home

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Freedom New Mexico Catcher Miguel Moctezuma and center fielder Dean McIntyre combined to go 12-for-21 at

Abilene Christian sweeps ENMU Zias

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Second baseman Jackie Gentile drove in five runs her first two homers of the season, backing Kim McDonald’s four-hit pitching as Abilene Christian beat Eastern New Mexico University 9-0 for a sweep of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. In the first game, Michelle Anderson’s pinch-hit, three-run […]

Baskett, Eagles shake Rock Staubus Gym

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By Kevin Wilson Hank Baskett couldn’t bring Clovis to Philadelphia, so he did his best Saturday to bring Philadelphia to Clovis. Joined by his Philadelphia Eagle teammates, Baskett entertained a packed Rock Staubus Gymnasium Saturday night in a less-than-serious basketball contest against Clovis High School Alumni. Before the tip-off, the third-year receiver knew Clovis had […]

Eagle quarterback McNabb among NFL celebrities

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico f the NFL didn’t work out, Donovan McNabb could have had a solid career with the Harlem Globetrotters. The former Syracuse point guard showed he was a more than capable on the court Saturday, throwing fast break lobs to Eagles teammate and Clovis native Hank Baskett throughout the charity […]

Hounds complete second scrimmage of spring

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Kyle Wilson figures with the Eastern New Mexico University offense converting to a spread attack this spring, the defense is getting an early taste of what it’s likely to see in the fall. ENMU conducted its second spring scrimmage on Saturday morning at Greyhound Stadium, and […]

Events Calendar April 20

Monday La Escalera Art Guild — 6:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church. Kindergarten early registration — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown Early Childhood Center main building foyer. Tuesday Roosevelt General Hospital Board — 11:30 a.m. cafeteria conference room at RGH. Brass Choir Concert — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall of the Music Building, ENMU Kindergarten early […]

Local briefs April 20

PNT Staff Report Kindergarten registration Brown Early Childhood Center will hold early registration for kindergarten from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the foyer of the main building. Parents should bring the child’s immunization record and birth certificate. Information: 356-7075 Art guild to meet La Escalera Art Guild will meet at […]

Pope’s U.S. visit renews faith of local Catholics

By Helena Rodriguez Catholic priests in Clovis and Portales describe Pope Benedict XVI’s historic visit to the U.S. this week as a shepherd tending his flock while Ted Olmos of Clovis recalls the “awe” of seeing another pontiff, John Paul II, in 1987. Following a visit to Ground Zero in New York City this morning […]

Spokesman warns against dangers of smokeless tobacco

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Rick Bender is a living testament to the destruction tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, can do. Bender, who lost part of his jaw due to oral cancer, spoke to Portales youth Saturday at the Teens Take Control Summit at the Portales Recreation Center. Bender, 46, has testified before Congress in […]

Children remembered

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Their lives ended at a tender age, but two Portales elementary school students will continue to be remembered thanks to the efforts of police and firemen. Friday Portales Fire Department and Portales Police Department members presented memorial benches in honor of Mireya Rascon and Lorenzo “Lenchito” Cabral Jr. to […]

Editorial: DNA collection needs to be used responsibly

The federal government has announced it will expand its

Health care reform requires personal responsibility

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I think I

Special video gets surprise reaction

By Anita Doberman I fully expected my children to be ecstatic when we put on a recording my husband sent from Iraq. But I was surprised by my 4-year-old daughter’s reaction. We received the DVD through a program called “United Through Reading.” The deployed military member visits a USO center and the staff records him […]

Floyd School News April 20

Upcoming Events The Book Fair will be April 28-May 6. The fourth, fifth and sixth grade track meet with Elida and Dora will be at Floyd on May 1. The Spring Program will be at 6:30 May 5. Childfind A developmental screening for children from birth to 5 years of age will be held from […]

PJHS News April 20

Track teams sweep Tatum Tuesday both Portales Junior High track teams carried away the first place trophies. Girls’ coach Ann Marie Bucksath reports these results: 300 hurdles —

PHS counselors April 20

ACT, SAT exams Senior and junior students interested in attending a four-year university after graduation must take a college entrance exam, either the ACT or the SAT. The next ACT will be given June 14. Deadline to register is May 9. The next SAT will be given June 7. Deadline to register is May 6. […]

Celebrating librarians

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis and Portales libraries and librarians celebrated National Library Week with story times and decorations. But what is behind the decorations and the events? Who are the people who are never seen at the library but are an important part of its processes?Even librarians lose books, and sometimes […]

Bronchos rally for win over ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s bats put a serious hurt on standout Central Oklahoma pitcher Clint Straka Friday night. It wasn’t enough to prevent him from getting a victory. The Greyhounds jumped on Straka (9-0) for a 4-0 lead through two innings, but the Bronchos scored six times in the third and held […]