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 […]