May 9, 1973

Members of the Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee met at City Hall to plan a schedule for the annual spring trash bash, which would begin the following Sunday. Melvin Littlejohn

Local volunteer wins top chamber award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer received the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s top award for the year, and a local family won recognition for improving property. Joyce Davis, who is active in many service projects, was named the 2009 Workhorse of the Year at the Chamber’s annual banquet […]

Jan. 8, 1951

The Portales Daily News reported that the local Junior Chamber of Commerce adopted a proposal to lower the voting age in New Mexico to 18, on the grounds that “persons old enough to be inducted into the armed forces should be given a voice in their government.”

Dec. 23, 1973

A national energy crunch closed much of the electric Christmas displays in Portales but promted the Chamber of Commerce Garden Club to hold a luminaria contest, in which the Floren Thomson family was declared the winner.

Richardson named commerce secretary

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson is becoming an “economic diplomat” in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration and plans to step down as governor after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish will become New Mexico’s first female governor when Richardson resigns to assume his […]

Lions hustle Hounds in LSC crossover

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Junior wide receiver Willie Thornton caught four touchdown passes, including a 98-yarder on the first play after an Eastern New Mexico University punt was downed at the 2, and Texas A&M-Commerce rolled to a 38-14 Lone Star Conference crossover win over the Greyhounds Saturday night. Thornton finished with seven […]

Fireworks show moves to July 3

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The date for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Portales has been bumped up a day, according to an Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce official. The fireworks display outside Greyhound Arena will be held July 3, according to chamber officials. The pyrotechnic crew from Clovis, which has […]

Local Briefs May 4, 2008

MainStreet to hold workshop The Portales MainStreet organization will hold a workshop facilitated by Lani Lott of New Mexico MainStreet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh Street in Portales. The results of a business questionaire distributed in January will be discussed and a brainstorming session leading to commerce building and […]

Events Calendar April 24

Today Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. ENMU Retirees reception — 3 p.m., SAS Atrium at ENMU Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo concert — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall in the Music Building, free admission “The Foreigner” drama — 7 p.m., Main Stage University Theatre Center, ENMU, $8 general […]

Leahy headlines Chamber banquet

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Tickets are available through Friday for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet which is slated for 6 p.m. April 24 at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker. […]

TAMU-Commerce routs Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Sooner or later, you had to figure the Texas A&M-Commerce men’s basketball team was going to break through. Losers of their first five games by a combined 24 points — including three decided on the final possession — the athletic Lions took advantage of a poor first half on […]

ENMU teams host Commerce

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Look past Texas A&M-Commerce’s 0-5 record and you see a team which is not that far from being pretty good. The Lions have been competitive in all of their games to this point and are looking to break into the win column in today’s 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference […]

Commerce deals ENMU shutout loss

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Bailey Geels scored a goal and had an assist Friday and Texas A&M-Commerce limited Eastern New Mexico University to two shots on goal, blanking the Zias 2-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer matchup. Gaels was credited with an assist on teammate Meagan Lasley’s goal midway […]

Internet tax would only slow progress

Freedom New Mexico Congress has an opportunity to permanently ban Internet taxes, but it had better act fast. The temporary moratorium instituted in 1998 and extended twice since then expires Nov. 1. We hope Congress has the courage to take advantage of its opportunity, but if lawmakers are tardy, prepare to see a feeding frenzy […]

Greyhound track finishes last at LSC meet

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Felix Boit won the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the Greyhounds posted a 2-3-4-5 finish in javelin in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted over the weekend by Texas A&M-Commerce. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-school meet, with the men scoring 47 points and the women 16. […]

Abortion likely to become central campaign issue

Editorial On an emotional level it is difficult to be unhappy with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. The procedure banned in that law, which involves extracting from the womb most of an intact fetus, 20 weeks or older, then piercing or crushing the skull to make sure the […]

United Way seeks volunteers

Freedom Newspapers The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is seeking volunteers to serve on a fund distribution panel. The panel will be responsible for reviewing applications submitted by area programs and recommending funding levels, According to Executive Director Erinn Burch, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. “We (United Way) need people to help us […]

Banquet honors best

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Hundreds gathered Friday evening at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate leadership, a centennial and the accomplishments of 2006 at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Dressed in their finest, area community and business leaders feasted on a smorgasbord of cheese provided by Southwest Cheese, ribeye steaks and decadent […]

Greyhounds lose at Commerce

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Kevin Widemond scored a career-high 27 points Saturday, lifting Texas A&M-Commerce past Eastern New Mexico University 77-68 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Widemond, a 6-foot guard from Newark, N.J., hit 7-of-10 from 3-point range. Seniors Lamar Searight and Archie Beason both added 18 points for the […]

Zias lose LSC crossover game at Commerce

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Senior guard Kanani Marshal and junior forward Katedria Mosley combined for 36 points and 17 rebounds off the bench and Texas A&M-Commerce went on a 24-6 run over eight minutes near the end of the half to pull away to a 79-59 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday […]