Regents vote in support of bond

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday voted in favor of a resolution supporting Government Obligation Bond D. The bond will be on the Nov. 4 election ballot. It would provide $12 million for ENMU, including: • $9 million for the technology building • $2 million for infrastructure • $1 […]

Hounds have hands full with Texas A&M—Commerce

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico In a battle of projected Lone Star Conference division winners, Texas A&M-Commerce didn’t come out too well last week. The Lions, North Division favorites, fell behind 35-0 at halftime and absorbed a 45-14 shellacking at the hands of No. 4 Abilene Christian, the projected South winner. Never mind that, […]

Weather and darkness contribute to Hound soccer draw

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Darkness was setting in, and both teams were trying to sneak in a goal. Neither did, so Eastern New Mexico University and Missouri Southern settled for a scoreless tie in a weather-shortened Southwest Soccer Conference match at the ENMU pitch. For the Lions (0-6-1, 0-1-1 SSC), the tie provided […]

Homecoming colors

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With homecoming games just around the corner, mums will soon be blossoming across the eastern New Mexico. As homecoming nears, area florists are stocking up on extra ribbons in Wildcat purple, Texico green, Grady blue, Portales red, Melrose maroon and others, as well as silk chrysanthemum flowers. Starting around […]

‘College Daze’ kicks off

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has been busy for days, rounding up calves and steers, and getting ENMU’s Lewis Cooper rodeo arena ready for this weekend’s annual College Daze Rodeo. The first rodeo of the season began Thursday evening at Lewis Cooper Arena, and ENMU rodeo athletes […]

Clovis gets ready for plenty of bull

By Eric Butler Sometimes it’s not easy working your way to the top of the Professional Bull Riders circuit. Just ask cousins Sterling Bowers and Rusty Patrick, a pair of Texico residents, who recently met up with six other cowboys in Oklahoma and drove some 900 miles to a tiny town (Herreid, pop. 466) in […]

ENMU music building gets makeover

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By Celena Cordova, PNT Intern Eastern New Mexico University is tuning up for the future with a $9 million renovation of the school’s music building. Michael Sitton, dean of the College of Fine Arts, said recruiting potential students is becoming more competitive for colleges these days and the new facility will be a great way […]

Local doctor arrested on drug charges

PNT Staff Report A Portales doctor was arrested Thursday in Belen on a charge of trafficking methadone, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.Dr. Patricia Green, 54, operates the Sparrow Family Medical Clinic, 1500 S. Ave. D. Officers found out Green was working at a clinic in Belen and contacted Valencia County officials, who made […]

Events Calendar Sept. 19

Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents Room, ENMU. WPA exhibit opening reception — Noon-5 p.m. District courtroom, courthouse. Photo 76 opening reception — Investments Out West Fine Art gallery, 113 W. Second St. Tuesday City Council — 5 p.m. Work session. Discussion of water reuse and desalination. City Council — 7 p.m. […]

Local Briefs Sept. 19

PNT Staff Reports Four-way stop planned The city of Portales will place a four-way stop at the intersection of 17th Street and Avenue D on Monday. The four-way stop is needed because this intersection is a detour because of construction at the intersection of 18th Street and Avenue D, according to city officials. Information: 356-6662 […]

It’s Their Job: Gary Partin

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Gary Partin Job: Director of Home Health, a department of Roosevelt General Hospital Background: Partin graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in criminal justice and psychology. He worked at the Home Health department of Plains Regional Medical Center for seven years before coming to Portales to start […]

In Tribute: ‘Tommy’ Bull

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico C.T. “Tommy” Bull was remembered by friends and family as a dedicated family man and law enforcement officer, and a lover of kids, animals and pranks. Bull, a retired Clovis police officer and railroad special investigator, died Aug. 15 at his home in Portales with his wife Margia by […]

Judicial committee recommends retention of judges

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission has recommended all four judges in the 9th Judicial District be retained by voters in the upcoming elections. Four of the district’s five judges will be listed on the Nov. 4 ballot for retention or rejection and must receive 57 percent of votes to […]

Charges filed in assault case

The Portales Police Department issued a warrant Thursday for a 27-year-old Portales man accused of assaulting an acquaintance of his ex-girlfriend, according to PPD Capt. Lonnie Berry. Police said Juan Bustamante struck Jame L. Ornelas, 33, of Portales in the head at about 11 p.m. Monday at a residence in the 1600 block of South […]

Editorial: U.S. Constitution offers freedom for civilized society

Members of the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution 221 years ago this week, on Sept. 17, 1787. A 2004 law that established Constitution Day requires all government-funded schools provide educational programs on the history of the U.S. Constitution each Sept. 17. Although the Constitution has been tattered — some would say shredded — in recent […]

Guest Column: Ute Water Pipeline vital for future

By David Lansford The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, also known as the Ute Water Pipeline Project, is the most important issue facing the communities of Curry and Roosevelt counties.

Obama discusses local issues with Freedom New Mexico

Editor’s note: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama telephoned Freedom New Mexico on Thursday as he toured the state. The newspaper will also attempt to conduct a phone interview with Republican candidate John McCain in the coming days. Q: Just wondering. Have you ever been to Clovis, Portales or Tucumcari? A: I have not, but as […]

Love of ceramics grows into business

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Annette Perry opened Perry’s Ceramics and Gifts in August 2007, wanting to do more then just sell ceramics. She wanted to share her passion How it all began: Perry said she was always interested in arts and crafts. She started with macram

Congress approves defense bill

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico The Senate passed a defense bill Wednesday that includes $26 million in funding for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base. The bill cleared the Senate 88-8 despite Republican objections to billions of dollars in special projects lawmakers had added. The measure would permit $612.5 billion in spending for […]

Schools observe Constitution Week

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Portales students from kindergarten through college are learning more about the U.S. Constitution this week. “All students, especially during an election year, need to understand the Constitution. The outcome of the election may influence both the Supreme Court and the Constitution,” said Steven Palmer, assistant professor of law at […]