New tax fails to pass

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County is no longer facing a new gross receipts tax. The proposed sales tax of 6 cents on every $100 died for lack of a motion at the County Commission meeting Tuesday in the County Courthouse. The tax would have helped fund indigent health care. No members of […]

Education feature: Firefighters teach importance of stop, drop roll

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales public school students who pass through the first grade will know basic fire safety, and they’ll also be on a first name basis with many Portales firefighters, thanks to the Fire Buddy program. The Fire Buddy program consists of Portales firefighters visiting Steiner Elementary School about once a […]

Hounds pass their way to a 37-24 win

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico

Sorry ropers eventually fade away

By Baxter Black If yer a sorry roper, friend, let me commiserateAnd pass along some wisdom that may help to set you straight. The reason that yer just no good and why you’ve never wonIs … You’ve got the false impression that ropin’ should be fun! Don’t kid yourself. It’s just like golf. We’re talkin’ […]

Ag appropriations pass committee

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — A bill that would help fund a new dairy consortium and other agriculture initiatives affecting New Mexico was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, according to press releases from the offices of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The measure is now ready for consideration by […]

Dora School News June 8

Summer remediation begins Dora High School students who did not pass a course for 2007-08 are to report to the school library for summer remediation at 8 a.m. Monday. David Bass, Principal, notified parents of these students by mail last week of the upcoming classes, which will allow students the opportunity for credit recovery at […]

Rules of the road

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis and Portales police officials said area drivers have lost their awareness of the rules of the road. “I try to correct (the loss of the rules) when I can,” said Roland Kroeger, master patrol officer with the Clovis Police Department. “When I stop you, it’s usually for a safety […]

Hounds fall at 17th-ranked ACU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Even in some seasons when it was struggling, Abilene Christian has been a thorn in Eastern New Mexico University’s side over the years. In 2007, though, the 17th-ranked Wildcats are for real. They proved it on Saturday night by piling up 551 total yards in rolling to a 45-20 […]

Hounds feast on Javelinas in big win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — If Michael Benton was feeling any effects from a mild concussion which knocked him out of the previous game, the Eastern New Mexico University quarterback did a pretty good job of hiding it. Benton caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Logan Capps on ENMU’s opening […]

Rams recover in bye

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams (2-3) are more than halfway through their 2006 football schedule, and are coming off a bye week that coaches say, came at a very beneficial time. The Rams used their bye week to prepare for the second half of the season, including a road game against […]