Local Brief May 28

Head Start accepting enrollment The Texas Migrant Council is accepting applications for enrollment in its summer program for children ages six weeks to 5 years old. There is no cost for services. To be eligible, children must be from migrant and seasonal farm worker families who meet income guidelines. The program emphasizes all areas of […]

Birth: Zupancic

Julia Marie Zupancic was born May 23, 2008, to Steven and Laura Zupancic of Lubbock at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She weighed 8 pounds. Grandparents are Tom ans Susan Williams of Midland, Texas, and James and Isabel Zupancic of Portales.

Engagement: Rowland/Vera

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Jodie and Charlotte Rowland of Sundown, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Joy Rowland, of Lamesa, Texas, to David Vera of Lamesa, son of the late Enedina Valdez and Daniel Vera Sr. The couple will exchange vows at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008, at the Church of the Nazarene in […]

Partin/Huddleston Wedding

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Emily Partin of Lubbock and Jeff Huddleston of Clovis were joined in marriage Jan. 19, 2008, at Central Christian Church in Portales. The bride’s brother, Rev. Ben Partin, performed the formal ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Fletcher a nd Paula Walker of […]

Clovis man stable after SUV crashes into his bedroom

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man was flown to a Lubbock hospital early Friday morning after an SUV crashed into his bedroom while he was sleeping. Michael Gallegos, 57, is in stable condition, family members said. Injuries included a fractured vertebrae, a collapsed lung and a fractured eye socket. Paul Apodaca Jr., […]

Brown first at Tech track meet in javelin

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Sophomore Diedra Brown captured Eastern New Mexico University’s lone event win in Saturday’s Red Raider Relays at Texas Tech, taking women’s javelin competition with a throw of 123 feet, 5 inches. The top finish for the ENMU men came from junior Derek Henio, who placed second in the 10,000 in […]

Police investigate two armed robberies

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with two […]

Police make arrest in pair of robberies

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning.Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with two felony […]

AeroCare plans return to RGH

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter AeroCare is working to have a life flight helicopter stationed at Roosevelt General Hospital once again. The helicopter was moved back to Lubbock to cover the area after another AeroCare helicopter

Jan. 13, 2008 Anniversary

Owens Marion and Velma Owens of Lubbock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently at the Lubbock Country Club. The celebration was hosted by their daughter, Brenda (Randy) Burrell of Midland, Texas and their son, Bruce (Bunny) Owens of Lubbock, along with their grandchildren, Caleb Hartley, Katie Young, David Owens and Alex Owens. The couple was […]

LCU downs Hounds

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Senior forward Bernardo Rocha scored five points in a 9-0 run that helped Lubbock Christian pull away to a 74-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Rocha shot 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line en route to a game-high 18 points, leading […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (3-7) at Lubbock Christian (5-4), 1 p.m. (MST) today at Rip Griffin Center, Lubbock. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Greyhounds will have only seven players available today. Coach Shawn Scanlan said 6-foot-6 junior F Travis Cooper will miss a second consecutive game due to a team suspension. […]

12-19-07 Floyd news

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday — Ferrell and Louise Odom Sunday — Kyla Gray Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The school’s Christmas Break will be Dec. 24 through Jan. 7. […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Engagements

Mason/Hays Bryan and Debbie Mason of Midland, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Mason of Lubbock to Bryce Hays of Lubbock. He is the son of Barry and Koletta Hays of Dora. The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. CST Dec. 29 at the Hilton in Midland. The reception […]

11-11 Engagements

Bilberry-Pinkston Fran and Mike Bilberry of Rogers announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Bilberry of Lubbock, to Clayburn Pinkston of Portales. He is the son of Charlene and Stanley Pinkston of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 15, 2007, in Jamaica. The reception will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 22, […]

Nov. 4 Anniversary

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, Texas will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house, Saturday, Nov. 10 at the couple’s home, 5812 78th St. in Lubbock. The celebration will be hosted by their daughter and her husband, Sherry and Jerry Rigdon and their grandson and his wife, Ryan and Jennifer […]

City plans fund-raiser for Paiz

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer By Casey Peacock PNT Staff Writer Casey_Peacock@link.freedom.com Portales residents and employees of Russell’s Super Save are pulling together to help a local resident who has been in the hospital for more than a week following a farm accident. Ray Paiz said he sustained a major pelvic fracture and a […]

Zia volleyball loses and Zia and Hound cross country competes

LUBBOCK — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team finished fifth out of eight teams while the women were sixth out of 10 in Friday’s Jackrabbit Open, hosted by Texas Tech. Tech swept both team titles, finishing with 35 points in men’s competition to 55 for runnerup South Plains and 29 points for […]

Man moved by music, literally

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The music and legend of Buddy Holly changed Dave Tobin’s life. Tobin, a 67-year-old native of England, attended the Clovis Music Festival for the first time in 2001. “I’ve always been a Buddy Holly fan,” he said. “I came (to Clovis) to fulfill a dream.” That initial trip prompted the […]

Musicians sing praises of Holly

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers Correspondent A day before what would have been Buddy Holly’s 71st birthday, buddies from his youth remembered the rock ‘n’ roll legend as someone with many of the usual characteristics for a young man. Jack Neal said being two years older than Holly didn’t make him immune from his jokes. […]