Hounds, Zias picked for last place in spring polls

RICHARDSON, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University's baseball and softball teams are going to make their marks in the Lone Star Conference this spring, they'll have to do it from the bottom up. ENMU's squads were both picked for last place — actually, by a fairly wide margin — in the league's preseason polls […]

In search of ponies: No gender bias in dog leadership

If you have dogs around, you know as soon as the door is opened in the morning, they beeline for relief. And if you yourself are awake enough, you know better than to stand gazing out the window while you sip your coffee because there's sure to be some squatting and leg lifting going on […]

Wind facts

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Tonjia Rolan “Can you feel the rhythm of the wind in human memory? It is a music in the sky and in men’s souls.” Guy Murchie, “Song of the Sky”

McGee: Calling police safest way to check out strangers

OK, so if you come to work before the sun comes up and there’s a car you’ve never seen before sitting away from the building, not in the parking lot, parked in the grass, engine running and its lights are on…you’d call the cops, wouldn’t you? That’s what I did. I mean it could’ve been […]

McGee: Calling police safest way to check out strangers

OK, so if you come to work before the sun comes up and there's a car you've never seen before sitting away from the building, not in the parking lot, parked in the grass, engine running and its lights are on…you'd call the cops, wouldn't you? That's what I did. I mean it could've been […]

ENMU/UiW basketball capsules — Jan. 28

Freedom New Mexico Men Incarnate Word (11-7, 7-4 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (12-8, 5-6) • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Cardinals posted a 63-53 victory over West Texas A&M on Thursday at Canyon, Texas. The Greyhounds erased a 13-point, second-half deficit to edge […]

ENMU/UiW basketball capsules – Jan. 28

Men Incarnate Word (11-7, 7-4 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (12-8, 5-6) • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Cardinals posted a 63-53 victory over West Texas A&M on Thursday at Canyon, Texas. The Greyhounds erased a 13-point, second-half deficit to edge Texas A&M-Kingsville 60-56 […]

Wind facts

A wind vane turns Friday in a gust outside a home on Norris and 21st Streets. The American and New Mexico state flags wave gently Friday in the wind outside Yucca Middle School. "Can you feel the rhythm of the wind in human memory? It is a music in the sky and in men's souls." […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year's Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

Hounds stun Kingsville with game-ending 13-1 run

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Things didn’t go well at all for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night — until it mattered most. Trailing by 12 points with less than eight minutes remaining, the Greyhounds finished the game on a 13-1 run over the final four-plus minutes to squeak past Texas […]

Hounds stun Kingsville with game-ending 13-1 run

ENMU's Devone Davis tries to draw a charge on Kingsville's Ryan Layssard during Thursday's game at Greyhound Arena. PORTALES — Things didn't go well at all for Eastern New Mexico University's men Thursday night — until it mattered most. Trailing by 12 points with less than eight minutes remaining, the Greyhounds finished the game on […]

BAH rates increase

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Christina Calloway The Department of Defense’s Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) given to service members living off base increased at most pay grades

Kingsville post too much for Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico

Kingsville post too much for Zias

ENMU freshman Jasmine Johnson pulls up for a jumper over Texas A&M-Kingsville freshman Ashley Benavides in the first half of Thursday night's game at Greyhound Arena. ENMU senior Tori Northcutt stops and pulls up for a jumper in the first half of Thursday's game at Greyhound Arena. PORTALES — Jackie Stanley didn't play the first […]

Bill tracker: A look at area lawmakers’ legislation

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Tonjia Rolan The second session of the New Mexico state legislature opened Jan.17. To date, 15 bills, including two emergency measures, have been introduced by area legislators. The deadline for filing legislation is Feb.1.

Bill tracker: A look at area lawmakers’ legislation

The second session of the New Mexico state legislature opened Jan.17. To date, 15 bills, including two emergency measures, have been introduced by area legislators. The deadline for filing legislation is Feb.1. The process of passing a bill A bill that is introduced in either the house — the Senate or House of Representatives — […]

City official: Efforts to get rid of birds successful

Alisa Boswell It turns out great-tailed grackle are not big fans of fireworks. Businessmen and other local residents joined forces earlier this month to set off a barrage of fireworks to frighten these local pests. Their efforts were successful, according to Portales Public Works Director John DeSha. “After those first two nights (Jan. 9-10), we […]

City official: Efforts to get rid of birds successful

It turns out great-tailed grackle are not big fans of fireworks. Businessmen and other local residents joined forces earlier this month to set off a barrage of fireworks to frighten these local pests. Their efforts were successful, according to Portales Public Works Director John DeSha. "After those first two nights (Jan. 9-10), we would patrol […]

State auditor calls for Patrick Lyons resignation at PRC (updated)

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Robin Fornoff Two key state officials spent most of Thursday accusing each other of incompetence over an audit that charges the scandal-ridden Public Regulation Commission is corrupt from top to bottom. State Auditor Hector Balderas, a Democrat, set it off in the morning, calling on PRC chairman and Clovis native Patrick Lyons, a Republican, to […]

State auditor calls for Patrick Lyons resignation at PRC (updated)

Patrick Lyons Two key state officials spent most of Thursday accusing each other of incompetence over an audit that charges the scandal-ridden Public Regulation Commission is corrupt from top to bottom. State Auditor Hector Balderas, a Democrat, set it off in the morning, calling on PRC chairman and Clovis native Patrick Lyons, a Republican, to […]