Rooting problem: Without in-state team, NFL allegiances vary in eastern New Mexico

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Kevin Wilson You look at your fuel gauge, and you notice that you’ve dropped to seven-eighths of a gallon. You don’t rush to fill up, but you start to evaluate your driving. How could it go that quickly? Couldn’t I have just walked that four blocks? We’re at a similar place with the National Football […]

Baskett searching for team

Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — The agent for Clovis native Hank Baskett said times are uncertain, but the wide receiver is ready to go. Baskett, an unrestricted free agent, has 77 catches for 1,098 yards and six touchdowns in five seasons with Philadelphia, Indianapolis and, most recently, Minnesota. The NFL lockout compressed the free agent […]

Military mama: Still searching for miracle workout

I have determined that I am far more of a wimp in reality than I am in my own head. In my brain I’m practically Xena warrior princess, but that can’t possibly be the truth since I’ve begun to feel my muscles ache over simple tasks like squatting to interact with my toddlers. Let’s be […]

My turn: Sheet search stained by racists

While searching online for white sheets with a thread-count greater than “threadbare,” I happened upon a newscast at WhitePrideTV.com. With the National Anthem blaring, the title scrolled: “This is the Klan — This is the Truth.” Here are a few sound-bites from hosts Thomas Robb and Rachel Pendergraft: • “Homosexuals are a loud and noisy […]

Police: Gun report at Walmart unsubstantiated

PNT staff After searching Walmart on Monday, police discovered a report of a man with a gun in the store to be false. About 12:15 p.m., someone called dispatchers and made the report. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said officers secured the store’s occupants, stopped people from entering and searched the store. They found […]

Portales man arrested for kidnapping

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PNT staff report A Portales man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with a beating incident last month. Police said they are searching for two other men who may have also been involved. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Randall O’Hare, 24, was arrested Friday, posted a $10,000 bond and was released. Luis “Jax” Pietrzak, 26, […]

Police release name of Portales drowning victim

LOGAN — Mu’Allum Thayer, 31, of Portales drowned Friday morning at Ute Lake. A spokesperson for New Mexico State Police said Thayer’s body was discovered about 2 p.m. Friday in eight feet of water about 30 yards from shore. State Police were called to Ute Lake early Friday morning by two women who were swimming […]

Portales Past: April 1, 1945

April 1, 1945: R.F. Atkins of Causey was searching for a Goodyear truck tire and tube. He said he lost it somewhere between Causey and Portales. He was offering an unspecified reward.

Zia softball coach resigning

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University softball team will soon be searching for its program’s sixth coach. Amber Daniel, who has spent the last two years as head coach, announced her resignation, effective May 31. “Over the past five seasons, I feel I have learned a great deal about intercollegiate athletics, and most […]

Medical examiner searching for links between infection victims

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Health investigators probing three Curry County cases involving an invasive bacteria have found no direct connection between the victims, according to an epidemiologist with the state health department. Wednesday, the New Mexico Health Department announced that two Curry County residents — a 23-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man — […]

Self-searching reveals plenty

By Karl Terry: PNT Columnist Have you ever Googled your own name? Admit it. We’re all curious to see what’s out there on the Internet with our name on it. My name returns a jackpot of results when it’s plugged into a search engine. The other night it returned 8.25 million results while my wife’s […]