My turn: Some pets just like family

I saw an online web poll on the Portales News-Tribune website, www.pntonline.com, and it really made me think. The survey question was, “Do you consider your dogs or cats as members of the family?” After thinking about it, I don’t think that I do. I do not expect my dog to carry out the trash, […]

Still too early to pick leading GOP candidate

Freedom New Mexico The Republican presidential race is tightening. The Iowa straw poll Saturday didn’t pick any delegates, which will be done at the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 6, but the poll began culling the herd of GOP candidates. Finishing first with 4,823 votes was Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was born in the Hawkeye State […]

Hounds picked seventh in LSC football poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has been picked for seventh place in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll in what is now a nine-team league for the sport. Despite the relatively low projection, the Greyhounds received one first-place vote in balloting by LSC football coaches and sports information […]

Ames Straw Poll will jump-start 2012 election

Freedom New Mexico This time of year, most Americans are spending a balmy day at the beach, or heading out on vacation. Not the Republican presidential candidates. They’re frequently swooping into Iowa to campaign for the Aug. 13 Ames Straw Poll. The non-binding event is the first expression by actual voters in America for their […]

Hounds 10th in LSC preseason baseball poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been tabbed for 10th place in the 13-team Lone Star Conference baseball race in a poll of LSC coaches and sports information directors and various media. Meantime, the ENMU softball squad was chosen for eighth place in the eight-team LSC South Division. Two-time defending […]

Young voters divided on casting ballots

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Alisa Boswell To vote or not? When the question was put to Eastern New Mexico University students recently, the answers revealed a deep divide. Just as many previous generations, this group of young voters is split when it comes to voting and politics. Freedom New Mexico conducted an unscientific poll, interviewing students in classes at […]

Hounds seventh, Zias eighth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were picked for seventh place and the women for eighth this season in the Lone Star Conference South preseason basketball polls, released by the conference office. Midwestern State, the defending South champion and coming off a 31-3 season, is favored to win its fourth […]

Press release: Greyhounds remain in national poll

PORTALES, N.M. — For the second consecutive week, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Hendrickcars.com NCAA Division II poll, coming in at 23rd. The Greyhounds also rank third in the South Central region poll. Last week, ENMU played to a 2-all double-overtime tie against 11th-ranked […]

ENMU men’s soccer ranked 17th in NCAA Division II poll

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PORTALES — For the first time in the history of the program, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Hendrickcars.com NCAA Division II poll. ENMU (7-1), currently on a school-record five-match winning streak, moved into the rankings in a tie for 17th place with Gannon […]

Poll shows King with 15-point lead over Chandler

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Kevin Wilson A poll on the upcoming attorney general’s race shows incumbent Gary King with a 15-point lead over Matt Chandler heading into November’s general election. King, a Democrat, was chosen by 48 percent of poll respondents, while Chandler, currently serving his second term as the district attorney for the state’s 9th Judicial District, was […]

Blaming the victim? Poll-lease

Kevin Wilson I guess it shouldn’t be a big deal that 18 percent of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim. I’m guessing more people than that liked Coke II. But I know why people liked Coke II — it had a lot of sugar. This Pew Research poll is a little bit trickier. According […]

County conducting poll worker training

PNT staff Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins will conduct poll worker training today and Thursday in the county courthouse courtroom. The public is allowed to observe. Also, early voting ends at 6 p.m. Saturday. Voters may cast ballots from noon to 8 p.m. at the Portales Public Library or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at […]

Day at poll station good for laughs

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist I served as a poll worker on last year’s election day and again last week. Last year, of course, we were voting for president and a bunch of other offices and initiatives. Last week was strictly local. We had to be at the polling place at 6 a.m. to get […]

Poll finds support for voter ID

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While the Legislature routinely rejects Republican efforts to require New Mexico voters to show identification when casting ballots, a newly-released non-partisan poll indicates voters would approve the idea by a landslide. The poll was conducted in November by Research & Polling Inc., an Albuquerque firm, as part of a […]

Audio webcasts popular among lawmakers in poll

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Audio webcasts from the House floor could begin as soon as today, a move that appears popular with lawmakers who responded to an informal survey by The New Mexican. Twenty of the 21 legislators who took part in the poll said they support webcasting from the floor and committee […]

Hounds picked eighth in conference baseball poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was picked for eighth place in the 12-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll, released Thursday by the LSC office. Defending champion Abilene Christian, which went 44-17 overall and 35-7 in the LSC, was favored to repeat its title. The Wildcats drew 19 of […]

ENMU Football predicted to finish last

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping recent history repeats itself in the Lone Star Conference South Division. The Greyhounds were picked for last place in the seven-team South’s preseason poll, released on Monday by the conference office. Last year, West Texas A&M was chosen for […]

Hounds picked fifth in LSC poll

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan participates in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll every year, but he admittedly doesn’t put much stock in it. “I couldn’t tell you a half-dozen names of players who’ve signed with other schools, with maybe one exception — Tarleton State,” said […]

Ribaudo: Wagon Wheel game a classic

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers MARK RIBAUDO HAS seen quite a few Wagon Wheel games between Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M — from both sides, as a WT assistant in the mid-1990s and as an assistant and, now, head coach at ENMU. Nothing tops Saturday’s 52-51 overtime battle at Canyon, Texas, even […]

Hounds picked fifth in LSC South

By Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University receiver Derrick Hunter usually doesn’t need a lot of time to get open for a pass. He needed even less time when asked to guess the top pick in the preseason poll for the Lone Star Conference’s South Division. “Kingsville,” Hunter said. Nineteen of the poll’s 21 voters […]