Hounds improve to 4-1, beat Permian Basin

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — They may not get many style points, but the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team was happy to put another game in the win column Monday night. Tyler Jefferson and Victor Reid combined to shoot 13-for-15 from the floor and the Greyhounds led wire-to-wire in turning […]

Textbook adoption tedious process

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People can joke all they want about textbooks being the same as when they were back in school, but it’s not true. Not in Portales, anyway, where textbooks are swapped out every six years. Now is the time, when it comes to elementary school reading and language arts, and plenty of money can be had […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Road grading and Christmas performances

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Food drive nets tons of food

Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico collected 17,000 pounds of non-perishable food in Roosevelt and Curry counties in its Holiday Canned Food Drive, food bank Director Nancy Taylor wrote in an e-mail. She said food bank staff members are grateful for the donations because requests are up more than a third […]

Commission to vote on grant, hospital money

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to consider a sole community hospital payment request for Roosevelt General Hospital and a resolution authorizing submission of a Community Development Block Grant during their meeting at 9 a.m. today in the county courthouse.

City Council to consider Sunland annexation

Freedom New Mexico At their meeting set for 7 p.m. today, Portales city councilors are set to hold a public hearing about the proposed annexation of Sunland Inc. and the accompanying zone change. They are scheduled to vote on the issue. The agenda also includes a planning commission report and recommendation on the final plat […]

Weather precautions in place

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Many residents of Clovis and Portales will have their eyes peeled on the weather, either through looking at the conditions directly or through updates via various media, as a cold front is expected to move through eastern New Mexico on Tuesday. That’s also true for Curry and Roosevelt County […]

Empty Stocking: Ms. R

Today’s focus: Ms. R Household members: 9 Children: 7 Special circumstances: “Ms. R” has seven children and her husband is no longer able to work due to his back injury. They are waiting for his disability to go through. “Ms. R” has heart problems and is waiting for clearance to return to the workforce. Her […]

It’s their job: Portales woman keeps races on track

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Tonya Dixon, 24, supervises the operation of the Dixon Motocross track located 8 miles west of Portales. During much of the month, she works at Valley Electric in town. During the two weeks before races, such as the ones that will be held this Sunday, Dixon is continuously at the track. What’s it like for […]

RGH board chooses new administrator

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Freedom New Mexico Larry E. Leaming of Colorado will be the new Roosevelt General Hospital administrator, the hospital board announced Monday morning. After a brief executive session, board members voted unanimously to hire Leaming. Board President Terry Cone said Leaming’s salary will be $120,000 a year. Leaming replaces retiring Administrator James D’Agostino, who has said […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas candidates

By Sharon King: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce This year’s Little Miss Merry Christmas contest has a record number of contestants with 20 young ladies vying for the crown. Competitors must be between 4 and 10 years old. The winner is determined by the most money raised through donations, bake sales, silent auctions and whatever […]

Happy to have reader feedback

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Writing has always come easy to me. Sometimes research and fact checking haven’t been as natural. A good example of that was last week’s column about animated movies. It was easy to write and came together quickly. Several people told me they enjoyed it and agreed with me. Several wrote […]

My vote is still for fully free society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be, but I have very rarely found any candidate who articulates clear and unambiguous principles of liberty to which he or she […]

U.S., India talks display deepening ties

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama last week hosted India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House as his administration’s first official state visit. The event came complete with the usual press conference, two hours of diplomatic discussions and a star-studded dinner gala scheduled for the south lawn of the White House with a […]

Empty stocking: Mrs. M

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. M’s” daughter will be having surgery in December. “Ms. M” won’t be able to work until her daughter recovers from surgery. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large and medium. […]

Portales couple offer international students support

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Portales couple has gotten a taste of other cultures without leaving home while making people from other cultures feel at home. For about 20 years, Martha and Charlie Crane have reached out to Eastern New Mexico University students and their families. The Cranes have taken the students on […]

Hounds rally for win over Western State

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By Dave Wganer: Freedom New Mexico First-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has seen his team play better on offense. Still, if the Greyhounds guard as well as they did on Saturday, he figures they’ll be in a lot of games. The Hounds overcame Western State runs of 16-0 in the […]

Zias hold on to notch first victory

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team did a lot of things right Saturday, and it turned out to be just enough for their first win of the season. The Zias shot 11-for-23 from 3-point range and put all five starters in double figures while leading virtually all the […]

Metro State edges Zias on late FTs

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — Senior forward Rae Bean scored 20 points and Metro State converted four free throws in the final 15 seconds Friday to edge Eastern New Mexico University’s women 57-53 in Metro State’s Thanksgiving Classic. ENMU (0-4) will face defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament champion Colorado State-Pueblo, which beat Northwest Missouri […]

11-25 ENMU men’s basketball capsule

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (2-1) vs. Western State (2-1), 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds led wire-to-wire, jumping out to a 19-3 lead in the first eight minutes, and dominated previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian 69-54 on Tuesday night in Lubbock. Notes: ENMU leads the all-time series with the […]