Wagon Wheel rivalry game Saturday

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are set to face the West Texas Buffaloes Saturday evening at Greyhound Stadium in the 20th annual Wagon Wheel rivalry game, an exclamation point to a day full of music and meat. The ENMU Associated Students Activities Board is hosting a pre-game show, […]

Proposed ethanol plant concerns neighbors

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Some days, a fine dust settles on her porch furniture and an odor washes through her neighborhood. “I used to think someone was baking beans,” Marilyn Dottle said. The dust — actually fine particles of grain — and the smell come from the ConAgra Trade Group grain elevator across […]

Zia losing skid hits seven

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — If nothing else, Texas-Permian Basin proved Thursday’s 3-2 volleyball win over Eastern New Mexico University was no fluke. The Lady Falcons (4-7) beat ENMU in five games again on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational, hosted by West Texas A&M. This time, they had to come from a 2-1 deficit, […]

Smith case counsel changes third time

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A third attorney has taken over as defense counsel in the death penalty case of a Clovis dentist accused of murdering a 30-year-old mother of two and leaving her body in a rural Curry County ditch. Also, District Attorney Matt Chandler told the court at a hearing Thursday morning he […]

PHS tennis squads cruise past Valley Christian

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PNT staff Portales’ tennis teams were virtually assured of dual wins Tuesday when they took on the first-year Roswell Valley Christian program at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts. Valley Chritian brought just four girls and three boys to the contests. Although some of the matches were fairly competitive, the Rams and Lady Rams […]

Garcia embezzlement case proceeds to jury trial

By Tony Parra A plea agreement was set for a Portales woman accused of embezzling more than $138,000 from the New Mexico Higher Education department but the two sides could not come to an agreement and instead the case will go to trial. Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker presided over a scheduled pre-trial agreement […]

Goddard netters turn back PHS

PNT staff ROSWELL — Portales’ tennis teams were competitive with Roswell Goddard on Tuesday. They just came up a little short. Goddard posted a 6-3 win in the boys dual, while taking the girls matchup 5-4 in a dual that featured four matches decided by third-set “super-tiebreakers.” “Roswell High (which edged the Lady Rams 5-4 […]

Portales woman found guilty of arson, abuse

PNT Staff A Portales woman was found guilty of arson, child abuse, extreme cruelty to animals and attempted fraud on Friday, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Dayna Kendall, 27, could face a maximum of 12 years in prison, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Chandler said sentencing […]

City set to participate in Ute Project meeting

PNT Staff City officials promoted an upcoming Ute Water meeting in Portales at the conclusion of a short council meeting Tuesday night. Councilor Gary Watkins brought a 45-minute minute meeting to a close by encouraging citizens to attend the public meeting, set to being at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building. Scott Verhines, the […]

Oct. 20 ENMU football notes

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers WHEN TARLETON STATE BEAT Eastern New Mexico University 34-27 on Saturday, it was the program’s first win at Blackwater Draw in six tries. This week, the Greyhounds travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville — a place they’ve never won (0-10). So could another “jinx” come to an end? “There’s a difference, though,” […]