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 [...]