Judge: Casillas considering surrender

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Double-homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas wants to surrender, according to a Texas judge who said he has been in contact with the suspect’s mother. Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades, whose office until three weeks ago was monitoring Casillas twice weekly as part of a pre-trial release agreement, said he […]

Officials to test 911 mass notification system

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Portales and Roosevelt County residents could soon receive a call from the 911 mass notification system. The system, a joint project of the city and county, can be used to notify and inform residents at the same time, said Keith Wattenbarger, city and county emergency management director. The system […]

Lawrence breaks record in OT win

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence broke the school single-season record for goals with two on Sunday, including the match-winner about eight minutes into overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University’s women a 3-2 victory over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU soccer pitch. Lawrence scored her 11th and 12th goals of the season against […]

Hounds rout Mesa State

Freedom New Mexico GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Sophomore forward Emerson Rodrigues scored a pair of goals and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team dominated Mesa State 5-1 on Sunday. Rodrigues’ first goal came on a header off a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Edward Bear with about 15 minutes left in the opening […]

County profile: County clerk has Portales roots

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Editor’s note: The PNT is running periodic profiles on city and county workers. Janet Collins of Portales has worked at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office for 16 years. She is running unopposed in her re-election bid for county clerk in the Nov. 4 election. Just a hometown gal: Collins has spent her entire life as […]

Education feature: ENMU offering online tutoring service

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Students at Eastern New Mexico University will soon be able to get help solving probability problems while in their pajamas or get busy with biology while biting into a burger through a new online tutoring service. Instead of having to coordinate a busy school schedule with that of a […]

It’s their job: Tom Moore, The Print Shop

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Name: Tom Moore Job: Pressman at The Print Shop Background: Moore graduated from Clovis High School in 1970. He studied human relations at Lubbock Christian University for three years before returning to the Portales area. Time on the job: 22 years What does your job entail? I set up presses and prepare them to run […]

Residents, businesses prepare for area code switch

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico residents and businesses are running out of time before the official switch from the 505 to the 575 area code.The grace period to make the switch ends Sunday.David Rael of City Printing in Clovis has been reminding his customers about the switch over the past year.“We […]

Sept. 30, 2008 ENMU briefs

King and Queen contest Eastern New Mexico University’s Hispanic Affairs is holding a contest for Hispanic Rey y Reina (King and Queen). The contestants will show their ENMU spirit, public speaking and talent related to the Hispanic culture. The competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ground Zero in the Campus Union Building. Information: […]

Udall, Pearce vote against bailout

Staff and Wire reports SANTA FE — New Mexico Reps. Tom Udall and Steve Pearce, locked in a race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, voted Monday against the bailout of the nation’s financial system. Each cited insufficient protection for taxpayers in the $700 billion package. The third member of the state’s congressional delegation, […]