Discretionary funding needs reconsideration

For the past few years, Bernalillo County commissioners have had their own pots of public money to pretty much use as they like — as long as it’s spent in “the public interest.” However, unlike the normal appropriations process, each commissioner can dip into his or her $50,000 “discretionary” fund for pet projects or organizations […]

Five-run sixth boosts Texans past ENMU

CMI staff ABILENE, Texas — Tarleton State scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, putting seven consecutive hitters on base after the leadoff man was retired, and the Texans went on to an 8-2 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the ACU Classic four-team round-robin, hosted by Abilene Christian. Leading […]

ACU slips past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Kendall Durant scored 17 points to lead four Abilene Christian players in double figures Saturday and the Wildcats pulled away late for a 79-68 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Senior guard Reggie Nelson scored a career-high 35 points, but no one else […]

Hounds name new football coach

Former Eastern New Mexico University player and graduate assistant Josh Lynn plans to hit the ground running in his new position as the school’s football coach. Lynn, who will turn 33 on Dec. 23, was named ENMU’s 15th head coach on Monday, replacing Mark Ribaudo. “I think Eastern New Mexico is a good place, and […]

Ticket feature: String quartet to perform at Marshall

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Carpe Diem String Quartet will be performing 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Marshall Auditorium. General admission is $17 and $12 for seniors, military and students. Carpe Diem considers themselves one of the most versatile quartets of their generation. According to the Carpe Diem website, the past six years, they have earned a critical acclaim with innovative […]

No. 10 ACU storms past Hounds

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s killer stretch of games got off to a tough start Saturday. No. 10 Abilene Christian, the first of four consecutive ranked opponents for the Greyhounds, fell behind early, but rebounded quickly to pretty much dominate the rest of the way en route to a 36-7 Lone […]

Hounds suffer first loss

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Freedom New Mexico Juan Peralta knocked in a header off a corner kick in the second overtime Friday to lift Northeastern State past ENMU’s men 2-1 in a battle of unbeaten teams. The RiverHawks (5-0-1), former members of the Southwest Soccer Conference and Lone Star Conference with ENMU before moving on to the Mid-America Intercollegiate […]

Most laws in U.S. unnecessary

The system is broken. Almost every law, particularly every new law passed in the past several decades, is not based upon right or wrong, but upon opinion or value judgments. The U.S. imprisons, or traps in its “justice system,” more people, percentage-wise, than did Stalin in the USSR, and more than China ever has. You, […]

My turn: Cemeteries hold stories of past

Wendel Sloan Returning from my small, east Texas hometown to Portales, every small town — Runaway Bay, Loving, Megargel, Vera, Benjamin, Dickens, Ralls, Anton — seemed to have more people in their cemeteries than towns. The tombstones dated to the early 1800s, with numerous people having died younger than I am. One could make assumptions […]

New twist: Let’s remake bad movies

A few weeks ago, I wrote about social networking, and the difference between Facebook and Google+. In brief, the starting point is the difference, because Facebook starts with the concept that everybody sees everything and Google+ starts with everybody sees nothing unless you say so. Over the past few weeks, I’ve found starting points everywhere […]

Walking? Spicy foods? Both among bids to bring on labor

"Stroller babes" walk around Mckinley Park

Liza Lester By nine days past her baby’s due date last October, Sarah Ikemire was anxious – and speed-walking daily around Sacramento, Calif.’s McKinley Park. She wanted baby Mason to emerge on his own, without urging from drugs or, worse, a Caesarean section. She asked her doctor what she could do to encourage her baby […]

Realtors: Housing demand strong

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Argen Duncan The local housing market is slower than in the past but doing better than most of the nation, people involved in that market have said. “Compared to the rest of the country, we’ve really been blessed in Curry and Roosevelt counties,” said Wanda Graham of Kiva Realty in Portales. The area has seen […]

HALT Act just another ploy to garner votes

Freedom New Mexico With so many problems facing our government, it appears that many politicians plan to base campaigns on immigration, just as they have for the past 12 years. That’s unfortunate for those on the border who have been waiting, and hoping, for substantive action on the issue for all that time. As long […]

ENMU briefs — June 15

ENMU ENMU instructor to teach chemistry lecture at Texas Tech Robert Long of ENMU Physical Sciences has been appointed a visiting instructor at Texas Tech University for the summer session. Long is teaching the Organic Chemistry I lecture at Texas Tech. Long has been an active member of the American Chemical Society South Plains local […]

No. 10 Rambelles cruise past Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team held 10th-ranked Angelo State to five hits on Friday night. The Rambelles didn’t need any more than that, benefitting from 12 walks, two hit batsmen and seven wild pitches in a 12-1 Lone Star Conference South Division win over the Zias. The […]

Shoutouts — March 27

Visit to Foxy Drive In brings back memories I was raised in Clovis, married Jerry W. Butts who was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. We got transferred to Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz., in 1965. We moved to Virginia in 2002. So now we go back in the winter where our family […]

Hounds, Jevelinas split

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with a pair of homers and freshman Aaron Anderson pitched six effective innings to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Texas A&M-Kingsville 11-1 on Saturday at Greyhound Field for a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. ENMU (5-16, 3-12 LSC), which […]

Portales past: March 30, 1962

March 30, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Newly elected officers of Bronson Cutting Post 3299 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Portales, will be installed into office Sunday during the commanders conference being held here.

Portales past: March 25, 1962

March 25, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: With 20 lively coyotes in captivity Saturday morning, Floyd’s veteran coyote hunters were hard at work through the day to round up another 10 for today’s unique coyote rodeo at Elida.

Portales past: March 22, 1950

March 22, 1950: The Portales Daily News: The first Rural Electric Administration 1943 food production award in New Mexico will go to J.W. Terry, a member of the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative of Portales. The award was for outstanding use of electricity in food production.