TSA spreading its wings beyond airports

Freedom New Mexico Weren’t airport pat downs enough? The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its reach of checkpoints and control far beyond protecting airports. “TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass-transit locations around the country,” the Los Angeles Times reported. Ray Dineen, the air marshal […]

Protesters fail to see hypocrisy

Allow me, if you will, a few disjointed thoughts that weren’t long enough for a column, but were worth some type of mention in this space: • The best snide comment I’ve heard from people who hate the Occupy Wall Street protests is that you have thousands of people protesting the excesses of capitalism, and […]

One more reason not to mess with Texas

Freedom New Mexico If there weren’t already enough reasons to follow the admonition, “Don’t mess with Texas,” here’s one more: Do it frivolously, and it could cost you. Republican Governor Rick Perry recently signed into law a comprehensive legal reform measure that will give Texas one of the nation’s toughest protections against frivolous lawsuits. The […]

State orders dairy to clean up contamination

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The New Mexico Environment Department has ordered a second dairy in Roosevelt County to come up with a plan for cleaning up contaminated groundwater. According to a news release from the department, La Jolla Dairy northwest of Portales has submitted a Stage 1 Abatement plan to address soil and […]

Driving, reading Bible not feasible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer So, last week, I said I had three ideas that weren’t worth 500 words on their own, but worth 150 each. I was wrong. I actually had four ideas, and the entire reason I wrote last week was for the idea I forgot to type up. So keep in […]

Legislature: Senator stresses frugality — with kilt

The New Mexican Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 59 Fear of computers: We hope you weren’t looking for a live webcast from the Senate floor Monday or Tuesday. After the Senate voted 27-13 last year to begin streaming live video of floor sessions over the Internet, many people expected them to do just that. […]

Farmers market opens season

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Tomatoes weren’t available but squash, onions and various herbs were plentiful. Vendors at the first Portales Farmers Market of the season said they had a good day Monday despite the hardships of a late freeze followed by hot windy conditions in June. “I think it’s been really good today […]

Greyhounds stumble out of break

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer With the way his team played, Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan said it was hard to tell just how good Lubbock Christian was. Lubbock Christian guard Max Eding scored 23 points and fellow senior Marques Baldwin added 21 in a 73-64 win over the Greyhounds in […]