Highlands erupts late to knock off Hounds

PNT staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s struggles continued Tuesday night. The Greyhounds carried a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, but New Mexico Highlands scored four runs without hitting a ball out of the infield and the Cowboys went on to an 8-3 victory at Greyhound Field. Highlands improved to 21-14 with its second […]

Zias rally to take second game

PNT Staff Report ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored three times in the top of the seventh, capped by Tina Whitt’s sacrifice fly, and beat Abilene Christian 7-6 to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The division-leading Wildcats (28-8, 10-2 South) rode a three-run fourth to win the […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps Northeastern

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University rode hot hitting of second baseman Mike McDuffie and stellar relief work by sophomore right-handers Charlie Ward and Keith Balderaz to a sweep of Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 and scored twice […]

Grass fire scorches prairie southeast of Portales

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PNT Staff Area fire fighters were able to put out a grass fire which traveled approximately five miles southeast of Portales on Sunday avoiding injuries and structure damages. Portales Fire Dept. Chief Raul Muniz said Portales fire fighters responded to the fire which started around 1 p.m. The fire took place eight miles southeast of […]

Father knew how to fly

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Dad always used holidays and birthday celebrations as an excuse to climb into his cups. One time I even heard him give a toast, “Here’s to the groundhog, God bless him.”  Hardly a 24-hour period went by without Dad recognizing some festivity or other. Dad favored that condition until one winter’s […]

Hound harriers second

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished second in men’s competition and third in women’s standings on Friday in the season-opening Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. Angelo State took both team titles, edging ENMU by three points (26-29) for men’s honors. The Rams and Greyhounds were the […]

Deputy arrested on alleged sex charge

By Kevin Wilson A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday following accusations he took a prisoner out of the Roosevelt County Detention Center and had sex with her. Gary Adkins faces a second-degree charge of criminal sexual penetration. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said Adkins could face a maximum sentence of nine years […]

Paths converge at graduation

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Two Portales residents took two different paths throughout their lives, two paths that were a part of 330 different paths that intersected Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The arena was the site of spring graduation for Eastern New Mexico University, and it was the newest mark in the paths of […]

Coaly represented regrettable challenge

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist I once had a rude experience with a horse named Coaly. He was a plow plug, a big, black Percheron with the combined disposition of a medieval executioner and Jack the Ripper. They don’t make animals like him anymore, and we’re lucky that way. To be more specific, he was […]

Poinsettia placement a problem

By Bob Huber When Christmas dust settles, I always face a colossal quandary — what do I do with the poinsettias? They never come with directions. In many cases, I don’t even know who sent them. To my way of thinking, they’ve turned into a national dilemma. Do I transplant them in the garden? Hack […]

Rogers valued work ethic all of her life

By Laurie Stone Vera Rogers was a quiet woman but not one that let hard work intimidate her. Born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, she was the second child born out of nine. She and her family moved to Elida while she was still young. She graduated from Elida High School in 1934 […]

Trumpets have their own legacy

By Joan Clayton: PNT Relgion Columnist Back to school reminds me of marching bands and football. Of all the musical instruments, the trumpet is my favorite. To me it symbolizes royalty and splendor, announcing something important, capturing my attention. One of my fondest memories is of our youngest son marching with his trumpet at Portales […]

A column about nothing

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Columnist Here’s a column about Nothing. That’s when I do my best writing. When I write about Nothing. Sometimes I have so much to say about Nothing that I can’t stop writing. It’s when I try to write about Something that I’m at a loss for words. Jerry Seinfeld made millions […]

Lady Rams take third place in Dexter

Freedom Newspapers After getting blanked Friday, the Lady Ram softball team made up for it on Saturday. Portales took third place in the Dexter Tournament, blowing out Eunice 21-3 Saturday in five innings. The Lady Rams (4-3) led 6-0 after two innings, and put the game on ice with a seven-run fifth. Portales coach Robbie […]

Valencia wins state appeal

Mike Linn By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com Valencia Elementary’s school rating jumped from probationary status to meets state standards following an appeal from Portales Municipal School officials in August. Portales school officials received a letter on Wednesday from the New Mexico secretary of education informing them that the previous ranking was flawed and […]

Dora advances to second round of tournament

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By Kevin Wilson DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes started their District 3-1A playoff match slow. But they sure finished it quick. D’Shawn Pettigrew had three of her match-high seven kills in the final stretch of the third game, and Dora recovered from a slow start to sweep Floyd 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 in a first-round […]

Portales National Bank accused of dirty business

A Portales bank and a Clovis couple are battling over whether the bank took advantage of an elderly couple in loans on their Portales-area ranch. The fight began when Portales National Bank filed for foreclosure on Abe and Maurene Ribble’s 5,000-acre ranch in July 1999, saying the couple owed the bank more than $168,000. The […]

ENMU professor certified as fraud examiner

Gary Mitchell By Gary Mitchell Freedom Newspapers Gary_Mitchell@link.freedom.com PORTALES — Four years ago, Certified Public Accountant Dr. Don Morris, an associate professor of accounting at Eastern New Mexico University, had never even thought about being a fraud examiner. Now he is certified in the field. Morris, 57, recently completed the requirements and examination qualifying him […]