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 […]