Cold-shooting Hounds fall to Buffs

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men missed their first 17 shots from the field over the opening 10 minutes and the Greyhounds were unable to dig themselves out of the hole in a 67-49 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s loss to West Texas A&M on Saturday. The Buffaloes (12-10, […]

Debates can leave public well informed

Freedom New Mexico They called it a retreat. Fortunately, neither side seemed inclined to fall back. Observers say Friday’s exchanges between President Obama and Republican lawmakers were something they hadn’t seen in a long time, if ever. Obama and his political opponents engaged in lengthy debates over policies and politics at a GOP get-together in […]

Zias fall to Northeastern State

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State used a 14-0 run midway through the second half Saturday to pull away for a 80-60 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior forward Jasmine Webb led three RiverHawks players in double figures with 15 points, hitting 6-of-8 shots from the field. […]

Hounds fall to Fort Lewis 82-59

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico With the game well in Fort Lewis’ hands, a loose ball rolled all the way down to the other sideline. When the referee jokingly ordered Greyhounds guard Jimmie Marshall to go get the ball, Marshall joked back that he was tired. Marshall’s jest seemed to fit the evening, as […]

Zias fall on buzzer-beater

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Texas A&M-Commerce lived by the three. But Ashley Murphy made sure the Zias died by the two. Murphy scored on a point-blank bucket as time expired, lifting the Lions to a 68-67 in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The Lions (3-4) led for […]

Pressuring banks to lend more initial problem

Freedom New Mexico Those of us who had anticipated the possibility of a de facto nationalization of the banking and finance sector of the economy after the meltdown last fall and the government’s bailout reaction, may have to rethink our scenarios and happily so. With the announcement that Citigroup will pay back $20 billion in […]

Zias fall to rally by ECU

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Zias had to like their double-figure lead early in the second half. East Central just ended up liking its double-figure lead a lot better. Danielle Cox had a game-high 31 points and 12 rebounds, helping the visiting Lady Tigers rally past Eastern New Mexico University 83-72 […]

Thursday morning briefing: Think pink, clunkers, fall musicals

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Zias fall in three games to Aggies

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Lindsay Paziuk combined 11 kills and 11 digs Saturday to lead Cameron past Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. The Zias (5-18, 0-8 LSC) led early in each game but quickly fell behind as the Aggies (14-9, 2-5) quickly took control. […]

Zias fall short against Bronchos

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was relatively competitive, but the Zias couldn’t break into the Lone Star Conference win column Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-15, 0-4 LSC) led late in the first and third games of the match, but the Bronchos held on to notch a 27-25, 25-20, 25-23 […]

Football: Falcons fall to Midshipmen in overtime

By Airman 1st Class Katherine Windish: 11th Wing Public Affairs BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Academy running back Savier Stephens rushed for 81 yards, but the Falcons football team came up short in a 16-13 overtime loss to the Naval Academy on Oct. 3 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in […]

Zias fall to Texas Woman’s in four

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Alyson Harlan combined 11 kills, 11 digs and five aces Thursday night to lead Texas Woman’s to a 25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Harlan led a Pioneers serving assault that included 15 total aces against just five service errors. […]

Sept. 2, 1970

The largest turnout of football players in the history of the university arrived on campus at Eastern New Mexico University Aug. 30, when 98 prospective Greyhounds arrived for the beginning of fall practice, according to the Portales News-Tribune. Jack Scott, new head coach at ENMU, said he was extremely pleased at the large turnout. The […]

City recreation programs taking registration

Freedom New Mexico The City of Portales is taking registration for its Recreation Center after-school program and for fall youth sports. “Kidz N Motion” after-school program offers structured group activities including play, art and crafs, physical fitness, tutoring and field trips for 6- to 15-year-olds. Flag football is available for kindergarten through second-grade students, and […]

Fair season

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With the temperatures into the mid-90s on Friday, it was a typical summer day. Except, inside the Home Arts Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, where display booths were decorated in traditional fall colors yellow, orange, deep red and brown. The colors of autumn will soon be omnipresent and […]

LSC releases fall preseason polls

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University’s football and volleyball teams have strong seasons in 2009, it will come as a surprise to most of those voting in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason polls. ENMU, which hasn’t won a division game since 2006, was picked for seventh in the seven-team LSC […]

Sometimes, it’s OK to fall apart

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I did something that’s fairly out of character for me while I was at a conference last week. This is the last time I write about this conference. Next week I’m moving on to why a girl needs to learn about her car anti-lock breaking system so that the mechanic […]

Chamber of Commerce fall short of fireworks donation

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Freedom New Mexico The Smokin’ Third fireworks bash could wind up blowing up on the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Two days before the event last week the chamber was $2,500 short of meeting its goal for the fireworks. And right now it’s still $1,900 in the hole and threatening to fizzle next year’s fireworks. […]

Two hurt in Hotel Clovis fall

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Police revealed few details at a Wednesday evening press conference, more than 30 hours after two men were injured in a fall down an elevator shaft at Hotel Clovis. Clovis police said they have ruled out criminal activity in the incident. The city’s Director of Building Safety Pete Wilt […]

Pastor stays active by teaching

Clyde Davis

Clyde Davis has been pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Portales since 2001 and has lived in the area since 1997. How long have you been a pastor? I was ordained in 1981 at the Pittsburg Presbyterian Seminary. Why did you choose to be a pastor? While in college studying education, I became involved with […]