Gas spike not changing driving habits

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers In the wake of the recent level-4 hurricane that wrecked local offshore gasoline production and refining operations, concerns about supply shortage and protests against soaring prices are increasing, even as local officials assure the public that everything is under control. Even with gas prices creeping to an-unheard-of $3 per gallon, […]

Floyd in rebuilding mode

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines have gotten used to playing in the state Class 1A championship game. Despite significant graduation losses, sixth-year coach Mike Prokop thinks his team is capable of making a run at a third consecutive crown and fifth appearance in a row in the title clash. “We expect to […]

Moore named third-team All-American

By Dave Wagner Despite a .413 batting average that was just short of the school single-season record, Eastern New Mexico University’s Bryan Moore maintains he wasn’t anticipating a lot in the way of postseason accolades. Despite that, the senior second baseman and leadoff man from Woolforth, Texas, was a first-team choice on the All-Lone Star […]

Carthel returns to college coaching

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Don Carthel has returned to the Lone Star Conference. Carthel was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach at West Texas A&M University to succeed Ronnie Jones, who resigned the position last week after a university investigation concluded that he used state and […]

Fuel prices hitting businesses hard

By David Irvin Burgeoning fuel prices are gouging into budgets of private businesses and government organizations alike. With no end to the record-high prices in sight, most companies and government agencies are left with little option but to absorb the cost. In the fourth quarter of 2004, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spent $397 […]

Jan. 23 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Thomas Covington, 37, pled guilty to battery on a household member and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Patrick McMillan, 46, Burneyville, Okla. and Patsy McMillan, 46, of Portales. […]

Texico knows target is on its back in EPAC

By Dave Wagner On paper, the Texico Wolverines look like they’ll be a tough out in the 2005 boys EPAC Tournament, which begins today. For one thing, the Wolverines have been in the finals for four consecutive years, winning in 2001 and 2004. For another, because of a scheduling conflict at Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Second man charged in Clovis homicide

By David Irvin A second Clovis man has been charged in connection with last week’s slaying of Essie Thomas, 75, at her home on West Grand Avenue. An arrest affidavit was filed Monday charging Larry “Jake” Lucero, 38, of Clovis with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Thomas. He also faces charges of […]

Dec. 26 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Henry Graves, 45, pled guilty to larceny (more than $250) and will serve 18 months of supervised probation. The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Gary Robbins, 54, and Rose Pechal, 44, both of Portales.

Melrose’s Ruiz sets record with 13 TDs

By Rick White Caleb Dodd has played football with Carlos Ruiz since the seventh grade, and he’s still amazed by some of the feats of his fleet-footed teammate. With the help of Dodd’s crushing blocks, Ruiz ran into the national high school record books with an uncanny 13 touchdowns in Saturday’s state six-man semifinal playoff […]