West Texas A&M sweeps Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico AMARILLO — In the end, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team simply ran out of pitching. A last-ditch bid to make the Lone Star Conference’s six-team postseason tournament ended early on Saturday as the Greyhounds were drubbed 28-11 and 12-2 by West Texas A&M in the season finales for both teams. ENMU […]

ENMU takes women’s title at Western Texas College Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico SNYDER, Texas — Freshman Jessie Kirkes of Carlsbad was the all-around champion, helping Eastern New Mexico Unversity take the women’s team title in the Western Texas College Rodeo over the weekend. The Zias finished with 270 team points to 140 for Tarleton State and 120 for West Texas College in a field […]

Sometimes, best choice is to let it go

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist In an effort to manage the 20-section ranch more efficiently, the boss bought Jake a Ranger, a four-wheel drive muscle car ATV. The cowboys on this west Texas ranch were equipped with cell phones, of course. What modern cowboy isn’t. They have replaced Copenhagen as the habit-forming addiction for the […]

2/6 ENMU/West Texas A&M basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (8-12, 3-3 Lone Star Conference South) at West Texas A&M (11-10, 2-4), 5 p.m. (MST) today at Canyon, Texas. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710. Last outing: On Wednesday the teams played at Greyhound Arena, with ENMU erasing a nine-point, second-half deficit to edge the Buffaloes 61-58 in overtime. Of note: […]

Strong second half start pushes WT past Zias

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By Karl Terry: Freedom correspondent The West Texas A&M University Lady Buffs overcame a slow first half to humble the Eastern New Mexico University Zias 75-57 Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Buffs (21-2, 5-1 LSC) took advantage of a 21-point night from junior Joni Unruh and 28 turnovers to hand the Zias (6-15, 1-6) […]

West Texas at ENMU preview

Freedom New Mexico Men West Texas A&M (11-9, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-12, 2-3), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710. Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at home on Saturday to Angelo State 92-88. The Buffaloes lost at Angelo State 84-78 last Wednesday. Notes: Both teams started South […]

PRMC provides region’s sole obstetrics department

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Plains Regional Medical Center has a unique distinction among the hospitals that dot eastern New Mexico and neighboring West Texas towns — they are the sole facility with an active obstetrics department. Dr. Bruce Cross, who has been practicing obstetrics in Clovis for 22 years, said that obstetrics department […]

1-9 enmu/northeastern state bkb capsules

Freedom New Mexico MenENMU (5-8) at Northeastern State (7-5), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Tahlequah, Okla.Radio: none.Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at Central Oklahoma 105-76 on Thursday, while the RiverHawks won at home over West Texas A&M 69-62.Notes: While ENMU has dropped five in a row and eight […]

Jan. 16, 1969

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Harris Store for Men at 105 West Second Street advertised Curlee Suits regular $59.50 on sale for $41.50.

It’s their job: Portales woman keeps races on track

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Tonya Dixon, 24, supervises the operation of the Dixon Motocross track located 8 miles west of Portales. During much of the month, she works at Valley Electric in town. During the two weeks before races, such as the ones that will be held this Sunday, Dixon is continuously at the track. What’s it like for […]

West Texas A&M rallies past Zias

Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M scored twice in a four-minute span midway through the second half and rallied to beat Eastern New Mexico University 2-1 in a men’s Lone Star Conference soccer match Wednesday in Portales. Aaron Thornton poked home the game-winner for the fifth-ranked Buffaloes on a through pass from Abel Olivas with […]

Hounds wary of struggling WT

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico and West Texas A&M battle each football season for the Wagon Wheel. The traveling trophy, a large wagon wheel, is placed atop a hill adjacent to the field at either Greyhound Stadium or Kimbrough Stadium. When the Greyhounds win, as they’ve done 11 times in the […]

No. 16 West Texas A&M blanks Hounds

PNT staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman goal keeper Alistair Caldwell made three saves for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team Wednesday but the Greyhounds fell, 3-0, to West Texas A&M on Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference match. The No. 16 ranked Buffaloes (8-1-1, 1-0-1 LSC) took an early lead 50 seconds […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis honored

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University outfielder Alex Mayo Otis has received a plaque from the NCAA recognizing her as the toughest hitter to strike out in Division II softball during the 2009 season. Mayo Otis, from Phoenix, struck out just twice in 160 at-bats over 47 games. She tied for the lead in […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached […]

Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower Cemetery, located west of the Chavez West Housing edition near Cannon Air Force Base, appears to be a fraction of what it used to be. About eight headstones stick inches, and possibly […]

ENMU-WT baseball capsule

Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M at ENMUWhen: Lone Star Conference doubleheaders at 4 p.m. today and 1 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Greyhound Field, PortalesRecords: West Texas A&M 19-30 (12-26 LSC), ENMU 25-25 (20-20).Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 for all four games.Last meeting: ENMU swept a four-game series from the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, to end the 2008 season.At […]

March 25, 1943

Thirty-two carloads of peanuts were shipped from the warehouse in Portales, according to Taylor McCasland, Bonded Warehouseman for New Mexico and West Texas. Seventeen of the cars were shipped to Columbus, Ga., and 15 were shipped to Stephensville, Texas, for candying and peanut butter purposes. McCasland did not know how much the government received for […]

Road work to start

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin pavement rehabilitation work on U.S. 70 west of Portales on Monday.

Clovis woman killed in car collision

The Associated Press An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old […]