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

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

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 […]

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 […]

Zias fall to Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Right fielder Jasmine Ross drove in three runs, including two with a seventh-inning triple, and Texas A&M-Kingsville beat Eastern New Mexico University 4-2 on Saturday in the rubber game of a three-game Lone Star Conference series at Zia Softball Field. Ross’ triple, her first of the season, was a one-out […]

Zias fall at Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, TEXAS — After a strong start, the Eastern New Mexico University Zias went 10 minutes without a field goal. The scoring drought was too much to overcome as Texas A&M-Kingsville secured its first winning season in eight years by beating the Zias 82-66 Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference South game […]

Local Briefs Nov. 23

PNT Staff Reports ENMU on fall break this week Faculty and students at Eastern New Mexico University will observe Fall/Thanksgiving Break this week. The university will be open and staff will work Monday-Wednesday. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Mayor’s Toy Drive continues The Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop continues through Dec. 24. Police […]

Hounds fall to Western New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico GRANTS — Junior forward D.J. Nicholas scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and senior guard Devin Stewart added 16 points and a career-best 10 assists Friday night as Western New Mexico notched an 87-69 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a game played at Grants H.S. The Mustangs (2-1) shot […]

ENMU Briefs Nov. 18

Fall break begins Monday For students and faculty, the fall/Thanksgiving Break will be observed next week, Monday through Nov. 28. The campus will be closed and staff will be off Nov. 27-28. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Class raising funds for nets Jarret Lovelace and his freshman seminar class are raising funds for the organization […]

Fall festival features Santa Fe Brewing Co.

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PNT Staff Report The Portales MainStreet Program is bringing the Santa Fe Brewing Co. to town for a fall festival Saturday night. “(We are hoping) to create ‘Alive After 5’ entertainment, to have different venues for people — young and old,” said Danny Woodward, president of Portales MainStreet. MainStreet organizers have said the planned the […]