Public broadcasting helps democracy, rather than hamper it

By Kirby Rowan: Guest columnist I listen to National Public Radio almost every afternoon, and find it an intelligent, informative alternative to the typical fare on afternoon radio. The same goes for public television. Both provide lots of public policy discussion/debate, funded in part by taxes. Some of my friends who love Rush Limbaugh complain […]

Groups combine efforts for free meal

By Tony Parra Having Roosevelt County together as one big family is the goal of organizers for the Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Building on Thanksgiving Day. Organizers put together the free Thanksgiving feast with the help of the community through donations. Elvia Garcia of St. […]

There’s a reason it’s not available in stores

By Jim Lee Kathie, who always has a big smile and happy “hello” as she arranges carts in the front section of Wal-Mart, suggested a follow-up column on television commercials. Apparently she is just as weary of all the hype and greed dominating TV as I am. Kathie shares this frustration with many of us. […]

Free gun locks can put the safety on

Darrell Maurina Area law enforcement agencies received free gun locks on Tuesday from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Local residents can pick up the safety locks at the Portales Police Department or the Roosevelt County Sherrif’s Office. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said he has about 800 safety locks that will fit almost any gun. […]

U.S. dairies will be preserved

Mike Linn A Free Trade Agreement negotiated this weekend with Australia will preserve the American dairy system, local lawmakers say. Increased pressure from lawmakers in both parties and the dairy industry has prompted the U.S. Trade Ambassador to preserve most of America’s existing dairy tariff structure in the just-completed U.S.—Australia Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Rep. […]

Austalia seeks free dairy trade

Mike Linn Local dairy operators are fearful a proposed free trade agreement the president is negotiating with Australia may negatively impact their future business. Terms of the agreement are scheduled to be released this week, and early indications are that Australia is seeking free trade of dairy products into the United States, according to Matt […]

Greyhounds win LSC-South opener

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Irshaun Pinckney and Brent Cooper each sank two free throws in the final 17 seconds Thursday night as Eastern New Mexico University slipped away with a 55-52 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Texas A&M-Commerce. Pinckney also hit a jumper as the shot clock ran out with 33 […]

Zias drop to 1-1 in LSC South play

Freedom Newspapers ANYON — Carlie Howard hit back-to-back 3-pointers in an 11-0 run midway through the second half as West Texas A&M beat turnover-prone Eastern New Mexico 80-73 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball game Tuesday at the WT Event Center. Celeste Stevenson finished with a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds […]

EPAC Girls: Texico beats Elida for third

By Kevin Wilson The Texico Lady Wolverines and Elida Lady Tigers had to be patient for the start of Saturday’s third-place game of the 47th annual EPAC basketball tournament, waiting and watching as a Logan-San Jon boys game that featured 70 fouls and 111 free-throw attempts ran late. Texico managed to keep its patience, ironically […]

Zias snap losing streak

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Laci Lee scored 22 to lead three in double figures, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team used a game-ending 16-2 run to defeat Cameron University 65-63 Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Aggie Gym. The Zias (5-7) also got 16 from Jereena Bosket and […]