Jury deliberating Watson verdict

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson’s fate was handed over to a jury late Monday. Watson is accused of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood gang member to kill local rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn. Attorneys finished final arguments earlier in the day and the jury had not reached a verdict […]

Closing arguments in Watson trial set for Monday

Freedom New Mexico Closing arguments in the slaying trial of William “Billy Joe” Watson are scheduled for Monday morning. Watson, a Roosevelt County farmer, is accused of hiring low-ranking Aryan Brotherhood member Donald Taylor to kill rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn in 2005. The trial began more than two weeks ago. Defense attorney Gary Mitchell said […]

Opening arguments in murder trial begin

Freedom New Mexico Opening arguments began Thursday in the slaying trial of Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson. Watson is accused of hiring Aryan Brotherhood member Donald Taylor, a Rogers native, to kill Causey rancher Jimmy Bo Chunn, 71, in July 2005 in exchange for providing anhydrous ammonia for methamphetamine manufacture. Taylor has pleaded […]

Murder trial set for Thursday

PNT staff reports The murder-for-hire trial of Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson is scheduled to begin with opening arguments 9 a.m. Thursday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Watson is accused of hiring Rogers native Donald Taylor — a member of what authorities call the race-based criminal group Aryan Brotherhood — to kill Causey […]

Southeastern Oklahoma holds off Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Senior center William Slones’ dunk with 3:06 left erased Eastern New Mexico University’s only lead of the night and Southeastern Oklahoma went on to a 67-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory over the Greyhounds on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Savage Storm (3-3), winning for the third time in a […]

Independent reporting legacy of columnist

Freedom Newspapers William Safire, the longtime New York Times columnist, may be remembered longer for his “On Language” columns, exploring word origins and usage, many of which found their way into a series of widely discussed books, than for his political commentary. As a political commentator, however, he was something of a model. For the […]

May 25, 1952

The Portales Daily News reported that two Eastern New Mexico University students would attend the University of Oslo, Norway, in the summer, after receiving scholarships from Norwegian industrial firms. The students were William J. Evans, a graduate student from Clovis, and Keith Green, a junior who had completed a year as the editor of the […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Honors

Knudson Caroline Anne Knudson of Portales has received the Denison Scholarship from Kansas State University for the 2008-2009 academic year. Also, Cory Alexander Young of Clovis was awarded the M.A. Durland, Engineering and Honors scholarships. Caitlyn Marisa Romero of Tucumcari obtained awards from the Agricultural Enhancement Fund and William and Melissa Harold Memorial Scholarship. In […]

William Archibeque and Travis Reid win Championship Flight at Portales Tourney

Member/Guest Golf Tournament Portales Country Club June 6-8 Championship Flight1. Archibeque/Reid 191*2. Welch/Gutierrez 191*3. Sanchez/Hurley 1934. McDaniel/DeHay 1955. Foster/Felan 2006. Crane/Crane 2016. Hunton/McKnight 201 First Flight1. Smith/Lara 2012. Crowley/Crowley 2023. Smith/Thatcher 2044. Moore/Vaughan 208*5. Cordova/Fleetwood 2086. Scanlan/Gurley 2127. Howl/Hahn 2138. Rackler/Rackler 218 Second Flight1. Vardeman/Wornell 2042. Heflin/Eakins 212*3. Rowley/Rowley 212*4. Standerfer/Parkey 212*5. Smith/Victor 2135. Ingle/Kinyon […]

September 7, 1986

• Members of the Eastern New Mexico University ROTC were presented awards during a ceremony held in the College of Business auditorium. • The ENMU Greyhounds football team defeated the Western New Mexico Mustangs 49-7 at the Greyhound Stadium at Blackwater Draw. • William R Evrage, son of Mrs. Jean Evrage, was promoted to the rank […]