NAIA playoff Hounds reunite after 25 years

By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico A quarter of a century ago, a young Eastern New Mexico football team was asked to make a commitment to each other. ‘Hold onto the rope’ was the team motto of the 1983 Greyhound football team. The rope brought a handful of them back for a homecoming reunion. Head […]

Midwestern St. sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico Alysha Pritt collected 12 kills Saturday and Midwestern State led virtually all the way in a 25-15, 25-17, 25-20 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Mustangs (22-7, 6-3 LSC) used strong front row play to maintain control, compiling 52 kills in the match against […]

ENMU harriers compete in LSC Championships

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished seventh out of nine teams in men’s competition and ninth out of 12 in women’s standings Saturday in the Lone Star Conference cross country championships, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Abilene Christian took five of the top six individual spots and ran away with its […]

Freedom New Mexico takes home 19 NMPA awards

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico claimed 19 awards, and the Clovis News Journal took the general excellence award from the New Mexico Press Association, which held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico papers, including the Portales News Tribune and Quay County Sun, took 12 first-place awards. Newsroom employees taking […]

Tough to have eight-track mindset

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Sometimes I wonder whatever became of my 8-track tapes. I’ve wondered, but not enough to go search the closets at my mother’s house to see if they’re still there. The collection, prized by me through high school, but not all that impressive compared to others, was safely nestled […]

Homeschooling presents challenge

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist These days my routine, if I can even call it that, has drastically changed. Aside from the adjustment of adding baby number six to our midst, I am home-schooling the kids. Did I just say that? I have to re-read the last sentence to make sure it’s actually me home-schooling […]

Medical history vital information to election voters

Freedom New Mexico One dispiriting aspect of this endless presidential campaign has been the reluctance of the nominees of the major parties to provide anything resembling adequate information about their health and their medical histories. Being president of the United States is a physically demanding and stressful job (in part because we seem to expect […]

District 5 hospital board candidates share their views

PNT Staff Report The Portales News-Tribune asked the candidates for the Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors to respond to the following questions. Lonnie Alexander 1. Briefly describe your professional background and volunteer service. I have been a practicing physician since 1985, in Portales since 1986. I’ve always been active as ENMU’s team physician, provided […]

Local Briefs Oct. 26

PNT Staff Reports Flute player to perform Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host guest flutist Chih-Hsien Chien for a master class and performance. Chien’s master class will be held from 2-4 p.m. today in the Zia Room of the Campus Union Building. Chien’s solo recital featuring Dr. Lindsey Beasley will be held at […]

Homecoming parade draws crowd

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents and Eastern New Mexico University alumni lined First Street Saturday morning to enjoy the annual ENMU homecoming parade. Children especially enjoyed the colorful floats, firetrucks and many other entries, with every float and car tossing candy to them. But for alumni and friends, it was just a […]

Clovis City Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The commission approved the proposal 6-1 during a special meeting Friday, with Sandoval casting the dissenting […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni Kiernan, the church’s coordinator for the United Nations Children’s Fund program. Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by […]

Attack on detention officers under investigation

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 28-year-old Curry County inmate was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery on a peace officer Friday afternoon after he attacked two detention officers with a makeshift shank, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Police said Guadalupe Urquizo attacked the officers about 6 p.m. Thursday when the officers entered […]

ENMU regents seek clarification on business issue

By Sarah Meyer: PNT staff writer Members of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents received clarification on conflict of interest statements during Friday’s meeting. Board members had questioned the statements during a previous meeting, wondering whether such statements meant they would not be able to do business with the university. Chris Holland, the […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Clovis 52, Carlsbad 7 Lovington 17, Portales 14Texico 48, Tucumcari 7Fort Sumner 54, Hagerman 7Melrose 82, Logan 6Farwell 45, Smyer 14Bovina 49, Claude 16 Muleshoe 37, Childress 7 Valley Christian 48, Dora 26San Jon 58, Elida 8 State Alamogordo 29, Onate 12Artesia 46, Moriarty 6Capital 50, Taos 14Carrizozo 40, Mescalero Apache 14Cobre 14, Hatch […]

Creative Living Oct. 26

Information on allergy relief, furniture staining and preparing blueberry beverages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Cleaning expert Laura Dellutri knows how irritating it can be when allergies take over the home and our health. She’ll suggest some cleaning products on the market that provide […]

PJHS News Oct. 26

Parent-teacher conferences planned The junior high faculty and staff invite parents to the parent/teacher conference Monday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Parents may pick up their children’s report cards and visit with teachers about the student’s progress so far this year. If possible, Principal Steve Harris asks parents to come at the following times based […]

PHS News Oct. 26

Parent-teacher conferences scheduled There will be no school Monday for Portales High School students. Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the PHS Cafeteria. All parents are welcome to to speak with their child’s teachers. Information: 356-7015. Second quarter begins PHS students have completed the first quarter of the 2008-2009 school year. The […]

Dora School News Oct. 26

BPA students attend conference Colleen Tollett, sponsor of the Dora Chapter of the Business Professionals of America, and BPA members Ethan Bilbrey, Jordan Inge, Kelsi King, Jordan McConnell, Zac Teston and Tori Varnell, are traveling to the Career Technical Student Organization Fall Leadership Conference at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Students from all […]

Pioneer Boykins left mark on eastern New Mexico

By Ruth Burns: PNT Correspondent Sid Boykin was one of the cowboys of the early days on the Llano Estacado who made the successful move from the ranch to the business world. According to Col. Jack Potter, Boykin made his first trip to New Mexico in 1881 with Old Man George Taylor, when Taylor moved […]