Humor is a good slice of life, even in the Bible

By Joan Clayton I think God has a sense of humor. I like to read 1 Kings 18:22-39. The wicked King Ahab had brought his followers to Mount Carmel to confront Elijah. They each made a sacrifice and Elijah told them to call on their god and he would call on the Lord. The people […]

Hounds bow late to Aggies

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Eddie Moss hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds left, highlighting a game-ending 10-0 run that lifted Oklahoma Panhandle State past Eastern New Mexico University 62-59 on Friday for the Aggies’ first win of the season. Nick Malinowski and Aaron Harrison posted double-doubles for Panhandle (1-10), scoring 15 […]

Clovis police investigating homicide

By Sharna Johnson Laura McNaughton was probably not a random homicide victim, Curry County’s undersheriff said on Tuesday. Doug Bowman said investigators are talking to “less than 10” people who may have knowledge about the 30-year-old Clovis woman’s slaying. Bowman said he believes McNaughton may have known her killer. Officials declined again on Tuesday to […]

Miller helps Lions steal win from Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Senior guard Jermart Miller scored the final seven points of the game, including a go-ahead four-point play with 18 seconds left, to rally Texas A&M-Commerce to a 71-69 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Miller, held in […]

Shorthanded Zias claim crossover win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Playing shorthanded, Eastern New Mexico’s women did what was necessary. Junior guard Ashley Sutton hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from the key with 27 seconds left and the Zias held on for a 66-63 win over Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (6-1), who have lost three key […]

Local News Brief (Dec. 2)

Names left on Mayor’s Christmas Tree There are still 121 names left on the Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Portales City Hall as of Thursday afternoon, according to Veda Urioste, an organizer of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. She said there were 244 names of children in Roosevelt County on the tree originally. People can take names […]

Hounds improve to 2-1

Freedom Newspapers HAYS, Kan. — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson scored 15 points, including six in a row in the final 2 1/2 minutes to put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good, and the Greyhounds turned back Illinois Tech 72-65 Saturday for third place in the Westlink Classic men’s basketball tournament. Jackson’s layup with 2:05 […]

Indians rout Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State hardly looked the part of a .500 team Saturday night. Scoring on 10 of their first 12 possessions — eight touchdowns, two field goals — the Indians rolled up 668 total yards in a 62-27 Lone Star Conference South Division rout of Eastern New Mexico […]

Zias closing in on first playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With two weeks left in the Lone Star Conference’s regular season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women have their eyes squarely on an LSC postseason tournament berth. ENMU (10-5, 3-2 LSC) is tied for third in the 10-team league with four matches left. The Zias will need at least one and […]

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 […]

Greyhounds blank UT-Permian Basin

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Stepping outside the Southwest Soccer Conference was apparently what the doctor ordered for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s squad. The Greyhounds, who came in having lost each of their previous four matches by a goal, played perhaps as solid a game as they have this season on Friday in dispatching […]

Hounds win first game of season

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Derrick Hunter made a big splash in his return to action Saturday night. Eastern New Mexico University’s senior wide receiver caught four passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns as the Greyhounds blanked Southwestern Oklahoma 28-0 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 115 […]

Life Story: Bill Joy

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Your name: William (Bill) Joy. Your job: Retired teacher/athletic trainer. Your age (and Birth Date): 69 years old; Sept. 15, 1935. Your hometown: Chapin, Ill. Your family: Wife; Marilyn, Daughter; Lori Roberts, Grandsons; Tyler Roberts and Kodi Joy. Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I hunt, fish and play golf. If […]

Nusser relies on leadership skills and 20 years of experience

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Editor’s note: This is the fourth of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales School Superintendent position. The superintendent will be announced at Monday’s school board meeting: Melvin Nusser is the Portales High School principal and has been principal for three and a half years. Q: What aspects […]

Hounds take three from Tarleton

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By Dave Wagner If he didn’t already know it, Eastern New Mexico University’s Trevor Davis found out Saturday he can pitch effectively without his best stuff. After earning a win and a save in relief on Friday, the senior right-hander helped ENMU to a Lone Star Conference South Division series victory with a complete-game 3-2 […]

Politicians should work together for common good

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist This country has become so obsessed with polarization in recent years, I no longer feel confident in knowing what deserves consideration for what. Of course the most obvious division is Democratic and Republican. Most Americans are one or the other, but that does not eliminate the confusion, even in this […]

John DeLorean left behind some solid achievements

Freedom Newspapers I s a life marred by character flaws that ended in disappointment yet worth celebrating? In the case of John Z. DeLorean, who died earlier this month in New Jersey at the age of 80, the answer is yes with qualifications. Few of us would want to model our lives after DeLorean, but […]

PHS nips Lovington to nab title

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams found a way Saturday night. With their shots not dropping from the start, the Rams played well enough defensively and eventually got Lovington’s big men in foul trouble, rallying for a 49-48 win over the Wildcats in the finals of the District 4-3A boys basketball tournament at the PHS […]

Sudan takes victory over Lady Rams

By Dave Wagner SUDAN, Texas — Already playing without injured junior forward Megan Kabrick, the Portales High Lady Rams couldn’t have gotten off to a much worse start Friday night. They turned the ball over on their first four possessions, and on seven of 10 overall in the first quarter. In the meantime, PHS missed […]

Zias’ rally comes up short against Lady Buffs in LSC South opener

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By Dave Wagner West Texas A&M came out with a rush Monday night. The Lady Buffaloes used aggressive pressure defense to dominate the first 10 minutes and held on late for a 61-58 win over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams at Greyhound Arena. Seniors […]