Friona residents remember twister of 1995

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He said, […]

Hounds hitting road

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Angelo State Rams are coming off a surprisingly good season — a 9-3 record, including a second-place finish in the Lone Star Conference South Division and a trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs. Things haven’t started out so well this year. Angelo takes a 1-3 record (0-1 Lone […]

The luckiest man in Portales

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By William P. Thompson At 90, Portales’ Harold Knox considers himself lucky. He has a little knee trouble but still gets around town. And the stories he can tell of life in Portales date back to the early 20th century. “I was born on this site (the 2000 block of South Avenue B) in 1915. […]

Hounds survive tough match-up with Adams State

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds shook off the effects of an L-tryptophan hangover and injuries to the starting lineup to defeat the Adams State College 69-57 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (3-1) got all it could handle early in the game from a greatly improved Adams State squad. It […]

Portales men cross paths in Iraq

By Marc Schoder Six men from Portales have more than 6,100 miles separating them from home. Though they are now serving their country in Iraq, they now have reason to believe that it is a small world after all. Lt. Darren Hooker is one of those believers. Hooker leads the 32-member, 126th Military Police company […]

Carr helped keep county agriculture going

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories profiling the nominee’s for this year’s Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year. Jack Carr moved to Portales when he was a teen-ager in 1930 and spent a large part of his time helping out farmers and ranchers in Roosevelt County. On […]

Car collector ready to show off Model-T

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Mike Linn Jack Carr’s favorite automobile doesn’t have cruise control. It doesn’t sport chrome hubcaps. It doesn’t even include a gas peddle. It can’t go zero to 60 — at all. And that’s precisely what Carr said he loves about his 1924 Ford Model-T, which he will enter Saturday in this year’s Heritage Days antique […]