Secularist movement has gone too far

Freedom Newspapers Glenn Beck, thank you for helping women find God. Beck, who defends the founding principles of freedom that made our country the envy of the world, learned about a new challenge facing Gospel Shelters for Women. The organization’s website says it helps “homeless, previously incarcerated women with programs of restoration through the Love […]

Innocence lost in today’s digital world

Young people grow wearisome of tales of time gone by, the glorious 1950s and more permissive 1960s, their simple themes captured by the TV series Happy Days and perhaps glorified by the classic film American Graffiti. “Pops! Pops! I know! You paid 25 cents a gallon for gas in 1956. I’m paying $3.75 for gas. […]

Snow day provides chance to catch up

Whereby it is now official: After last night, I have gone out and played around in the coldest temperatures I have ever been in. Not for very long, and don’t try this at home. Last night’s -30 with windchill beat a -19 (real temperature with no wind) that I had experienced in northeast Ohio one […]

My turn: No doubts about where you are

I hope you are there. I hope it is beautiful. No more companions gone, living alone in a world you once knew — memories too many, hopes too few. Is he spinning tales about bird dogs and deer, finding sons’ bootlegged beer — laughter replacing fears of the hereafter? Are you telling us not to […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Portales parks, the zoo and Gone with the Wind

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Did you know? Portales’ eight city parks span over 270 acres combined. To see more about Portales recreation activities: http://www.portalesnm.org Question of the day 3-D movies: An upgrade in quality, or an excuse to charge extra money to filmgoers? Please join the discussion in the […]

Glad I don’t live in “24′ America

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Nine years of my life gone, but no regrets. Last week I watched the finale of Fox’s serial drama “24” about agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). I loved all eight seasons and the made-for-TV movie that bridged the gap created by a writer’s strike. I’m sure I will enjoy […]

Chestnut’s value gone unnoticed

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist There is a new book out on Horse lameness. The author is my good friend and a fine equine veterinarian, meaning: 1) He can tell a $50 horse from a $5,000 horse over the phone; 2) He has never picked up a shoeing hammer; 3) He drives a silver Porche […]

Committee eyes windmill collection

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A committee representing several community entities is looking into purchasing the massive Dalley collection of windmills to keep the eclectic local attraction together and in Portales. Bill and Alta Dalley recently contacted the Chamber of Commerce about passing the windmills on to the city for generations to enjoy long […]

Far from galas, Richardson opens session

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican He had dreamed of being the one up on the inauguration platform in Washington, D.C. Instead, Gov. Bill Richardson remains in Santa Fe today, his presidential hopes long gone and his nomination to a cabinet post having soured in the face of a federal grand jury investigation. While Barack […]

God’s gift unequaled

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist As newlyweds we thought we lived in a mansion. Our first home, called “Vetville,” consisted of rows of army barracks converted to apartments. They housed World War II veterans at Eastern New Mexico University for $25 a month. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat … going to school […]

Cathey elected county commissioner

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Republican candidate Billy Cathey captured the only contested seat in Roosevelt County’s general election Tuesday garnering 57 percent of the vote over Democrat Charles Bennett in the District 3 Roosevelt County Commissioner’s race. Cathey tallied 548 votes to Bennett’s 405 (43 percent). Those results are unofficial until the returns […]

How has Portales changed? Let me count the ways

Karl Terry: PNT Mananging Editor How has Portales changed? Let me count the ways There’s one question I’m constantly asked since I returned to my hometown of Portales a little over a month ago. “Does Portales seem like it’s changed much since you left?” I get that question about once a day and at first […]

June 1 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Unsettled weather has been around most of the week, but so far sprinkles to light showers is about all our area has received. However, on over west on the Elida/Dora state road, around the Harding Burris place, they received a lot of damage from hail and some rain. Several of our local […]

Zits and Wisdom

Rachel Sauer So much for all those slammed doors, all those angst-filled hours in front of the mirror, all those Oscar-worthy face plants onto tear-stained pillows. Zits have lost their power to ruin adolescent lives. They still can ruin a perfectly good day, of course, and cause various moments of agony. But for sheer “I’m […]