With poverty rising, don’t use wrong solutions

Freedom New Mexico Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New Census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains […]

United Way seeing greater needs

Kevin Wilson United Way of Eastern New Mexico figures there’s plenty of need in Curry and Roosevelt counties, and they’re thinking six figures might be what it takes to provide for it. The charitable organization is in the first stages of its annual fundraising campaign. This year’s goal: $1 million. That’s almost twice the charity’s […]

Trim budget starts with ending wars

Freedom New Mexico As the U.S. Congress haggles over raising the debt ceiling, it needs to look behind the figures. Yes, the overall numbers are staggering. The U.S. government has run up so much debt that it soon will surpass the current legal debt limit of $14.3 trillion. That’s $14,300,000,000,000.00. The budget deficit for the […]

Hounds take on UTEP in exhibition game

Freedom New Mexico It figures if the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can hang with three Division I teams, all of whom made the NCAA tournament last year, good things are in store. ENMU, under second-year coach Andrew Helton, plays at Texas-El Paso in a 7:05 p.m. start tonight. The Greyhounds (10-16, 5-7 […]

Hounds expect strong play from veteran offensive line

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Ryan Torres figures it’s time for the Eastern New Mexico University offensive line to make its mark. With four seniors, including three third-year starters, and a junior, and increasing familiarity with ENMU’s wide-open, quick-paced passing game, Torres is looking for a big year. “We all have a lot of […]

Portales crushes Lovington for fifth district win

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Portales continued its domination of District 4-3A, holding host Lovington to six total field goals and four second-half points in a 66-21 dismantling Saturday night. Portales (18-7, 5-0 district) had 11 players score, and only two reached double figures in a balanced effort. Portales only led Lovington (8-17, 2-3) 10-8 after […]

Zias whip Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior guard Laci Lee led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 17 points Saturday afternoon and the Zias pulled away after a close first half to beat struggling Texas A&M-Kingsville 67-47 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball. ENMU (9-8, 3-1 South) won for the […]

EPAC Boys: Melrose routs Fort Sumner for third place

By Dave Wagner Senior Harvey Park scored 18 points and Melrose claimed the boys’ third-place trophy in the EPAC basketball tournament Saturday with a 51-32 win over Fort Sumner at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Park had three 3-pointers, including two in the first quarter when the Buffaloes (6-5) opened a 17-8 lead. Fort […]