Bicyclists raise awareness for disabilities

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By Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer The Journey of Hope bicycle tour made its annual stop in Portales on Monday on its way from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. “The Journey of Hope is a cross-country cycling event that raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities,” said John James, Project Manager for the South […]

Daily reminder: This is as good as it gets

By Baxter Black : PNT columnist I am writing this column on my veranda. The heat of the day is dissipating. Shadows are growing longer in the canyon to the south. The bottoms of the clouds are turning pink and the mountains to the east of the valley are glowing purple. Cindy is bustling in […]

‘Old Glory’ represents our freedom

By Joan Clayton, PNT columnist On June 14, 1777 Congress officially passed an act declaring the flag representing America would have 13 stripes, alternating red and white. The 13 stars stood for 13 colonies on a field of blue. The 50 stars today represent each state. The color red on our flag has been said […]

Touchstone earns place on academic team

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Ty Touchstone has been named to the ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-America men’s track/cross country team, chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Touchstone, a business administration and computer information systems major from Lubbock, recently completed his bachelor’s degree at ENMU. He had […]

Congressman Pearce poses questions at town hall meeting

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers A questioned posed by Congressman Steve Pearce made one local business owner think of the Oscar Mayer Weiner. Specifically, Sid Strebeck envisioned the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, or something equally recognizable and memorable that eastern New Mexico could use to glean national attention to help save Cannon Air Force base. The […]

Critics need to employ standard of liberty

By Tibor Machan: PNT columnist No one is more prone to criticize the various levels and branches of the U.S. government than I am. My complaints, however, tend to focus on how our political institutions have departed from the best ideas on which the country was founded. When you read most prominent mainstream newspapers and […]

Honors continue for Howard

PNT Staff The honors continue to pour in for Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker. Howard, a first-team All-Lone Star Conference South choice in both 2003 and 2004, was named first-team NCAA Division II All-Southwest Region for the 2004 season this week by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette. Strong safety Adrian Quigley and free safety Ty […]

Howard named third-team Little All-America

Staff and Wire Reports Eastern New Mexico senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the third team of the Associated Press’ Little All-America selections, announced on Thursday. The Little All-America squad is comprised of players in NCAA Division II and Division III and the NAIA. Howard, a Portales High graduate who led ENMU in […]

ENMU’s Touchstone selected Academic All-America of Year

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University senior free safety Ty Touchstone has been voted the College Division Football Academic All-America of the Year by the All-America selection committee of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Touchstone, a graduate of Lubbock Monterey, also earned first-team ESPN The Magazine academic All-America honors for the second consecutive […]

Sept. 5 Portales Junior High News

No school Monday Students and staff join their families Monday as the school releases to celebrate Labor Day. Principal Steve Harris wishes each family a safe and relaxing time together as they prepare for a great school year.   Patriotic assembly Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks extends a cordial invitation to all law enforcement officers, firemen, […]