Love Come to Life Tour comes to Portales

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Micajah Martin of Clovis stood on top of his chair the last half of the Love Come to Life Tour concert at Eastern New Mexico University, hand in the air in the praise position, watching the performing bands intently as he wore his concert T-shirt. “I like it ‘cause we all get to sing songs […]

Second-half run carries Zias to win

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Seven players contributed to a 19-0 run early in the second half and Eastern New Mexico University’s women pulled away for a 69-52 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday night. ENMU (4-9, 2-5 LSC) took the lead for good late in the first half and led […]

First-half goal stands up for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Junior defender Emily Simon scored off a corner kick from freshman forward Alysia Carrasco in the first half on Friday, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team held on for a 1-0 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas Woman’s at the ENMU pitch. The goal, Simon’s third of the season, […]

Approved county redistrict plan splits Precinct 12 only

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Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Commissioners have approved a redistricting plan that splits Precinct 12 in half to balance District 1 and 2 populations in the county. The county’s consultant, Research & Polling Project Manager Brad Morrison, said the change approved Sept. 6 does will not affect commissioners in the next election. Precinct 12 was split […]

On the grow: Clinic expanding hours, recruiting medical personnel

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Argen Duncan Leaders at the Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic are working toward increased hours. Earlier this year, the clinic expanded its hours to include five full days instead of four days and a half day on Friday. “The community definitely needs the clinic five days a week,” said hospital CEO Larry Leaming. Clinic Administrator […]

Curry County Cats pull away in second half

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Josh Bryan thought he’d had enough of football when he went to Eastern New Mexico University in the fall of 2009 and didn’t make it through the season. Turned out he was wrong. A 2009 Clovis High grad, Bryan was one of several former Wildcats who had big days […]

Greyhounds rally in second half to blow past Savage Storm 93-68

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Struggling along with Southeastern Oklahoma for a half, the Eastern New Mexico University men suddenly found the range in the second half. Junior guard Tralyn Harden scored 15 of his career-best 26 points in the second half and hit a career-best eight-3 pointers — in 10 attempts — and […]

Clovis-born Marine killed in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico Flags were flown at half-staff over the weekend in honor of a Clovis-born Marine sergeant. Sgt. Garrett A. Misener, 25, was killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 27. He was born Aug. 19, 1985, in Clovis, and his family moved to Utah a few months later. He was laid to rest Friday […]

My turn: Recipes open to interpretation

Argen Duncan Freedom New Mexico publisher Ray Sullivan recently passed along a quick dinner recipe: Mix one package of albacore tuna in water with mayonnaise, garlic pepper, sweet basil and paprika, to taste. Slice two bagels in half from side to side. Cover each bagel half with 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices of high-quality, sharp or […]

Bulldogs edge past Hounds

Karl Terry After leading Southwestern Oklahoma State University by double-digit margins throughout the first half the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds fell asleep early in the second half and dropped its first Lone Star Conference crossover tilt 77-75 on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds (3-3) woke from their slumber late in the game and […]

Ex-Cannon NCO challenging half-pay for discharged gays

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins says he only wants what is given to […]

Zias, Hounds absorb second-half losses

Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s Brandie DeBacker scored her seventh goal of the season early in the second half and the Rambelles went on to a 2-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. DeBacker took a cross pass from Hanna Horeis from the right […]

Zias turn back Lady Falcons 5-3

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Clarence Plank Sophomore forward Brook Serrano scored two goals as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 5-3 victory over Texas-Permian Basin on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Junior midfielder Dani Thurman broke a 2-2 tie in the second half after receiving a pass from senior midfielder Calie Rush on a breakaway down the center of […]

Angelo State nips Hounds in final minute

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior quarterback Josh Neiswander threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game, a 9-yarder to Tristan Carter with 32 seconds left, and Angelo State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 41-38 Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. ENMU (1-1) erased a 14-point, second quarter deficit, taking […]

It’s their job: Aaron Evans

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Jeanette Everett: PNT correspondent Aaron Evans upgrades electrical services at Eastern New Mexico University. He has been an electrical apprentice with Theco Electric in Clovis for a year and a half. “It’s different every day,” he said. “You never know what you’re gonna do. They send you to school and you get on-the-job training while […]

At the half: ENMU leads Southern Nazarene 35-21

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Sophomore Wes Wood threw for 275 yards and five touchdowns to lead Eastern New Mexico to a 35-21 halftime lead over Southern Nazarene in a weather-delayed game at Blackwater Draw. The game was delayed three times by lightning and did not start until one hour and 45 minutes after its scheduled 6 p.m. kickoff. The […]

Portales Past: July 1, 1955

July 1, 1955: A plane crash one-half mile north of Portales’ municipal airport claimed the lives of two area men. The Portales Valley News reported the fatalities were the first at or near the airport since it was built in 1947.

Auction company owner faces embezzlement charges

The owner of the closed Portales Livestock Auction has been charged with embezzling nearly half a million dollars from a customer. Randy Bouldin, 39, was arrested June 2 on a charge of embezzlement over $20,000, court records show. He was released on a $10,000 bond the same day. Bouldin is accused of keeping more than […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: Local columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Panel OKs 1.9 percent pay hike

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A House panel has voted to give the military a 1.9 percent pay raise next January. That would be a half percentage point higher than what the Obama administration wanted simply to match private sector wage growth. The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel panel also endorsed increases next […]