ENMU-Abilene Christian basketball previews

Men ENMU (7-10, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at Abilene Christian (8-9, 0-5) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped a 70-68 decision to Angelo State at home on Wednesday, while Abilene Christian competed well at 13th-ranked Incarnate Word before losing 56-52. • Last meeting: The […]

Grant McGee: Classroom punishments thing of the past

Grant McGee There’s a news story out of Santa Fe about a shop teacher who allegedly locked up an unruly student in a storage area. Authorities say she could face child abuse and false imprisonment charges. The story brought back memories of my eighth grade math teacher, Mr. Rigdon. Mr. Rigdon had his ways to […]

In search of ponies: Good to be in the middle of the penguin pack

Sharna Johnson “Did you know penguins push one of their own into the water to see if it’s safe?” I asked a teen. We were discussing social angst among teenagers and the evolutions he has been through in recent years. “No,” he answered, a smile forming on his face as if he knew where I […]

Hounds 10th in LSC preseason baseball poll

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been tabbed for 10th place in the 13-team Lone Star Conference baseball race in a poll of LSC coaches and sports information directors and various media. Meantime, the ENMU softball squad was chosen for eighth place in the eight-team LSC South Division. Two-time defending champion […]

Friday morning briefing: The buzz, the history of flight and a dream explodes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. The buzz Check out the annual Roosevelt County spelling bee 9 a.m. Saturday at

Commission member seeking alternative to tax hike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Cindy Vaughan of Clovis, right, takes her change Thursday from Cindy Arnold, owner of Pet Logic on north Main Street, while purchasing a sweater for her pet Chihuahua Blackie. Arnold said she files gross receipt taxes every month. Kevin Wilson Clovis’ mayor hates the idea of a tax increase, but […]

First person: Scout for life

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson John Schoonover of Clovis came here from Phildelphia via the military, and has been involved in scouting for nearly 58 years. John Schonberger’s busiest time of the year is the first half of April, when tax time comes up. One of the long-time accountant’s favorite times of year is when […]

Curry inmate charged in attack

CNJ staff A 32-year-old Curry County inmate has been charged in connection with an attack Tuesday that left another inmate with a broken nose. Norman Bonner was arrested for aggravated battery and intimidation of a state’s witness, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Daniel Spurlin told investigators Bonner kicked and punched him in the […]

Religion calendar — Jan. 28

Saturday Matt’s Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m., second Saturday of the month, First United Methodist Church, open to the public to perform and watch, free refreshments provided. To perform, contact Vyanne Bradley at 760-4071 or 742-3389 or Matt Carter at 799-2696. Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and […]

God provides strength to keep us on path

Judy Brandon A friend of mine was telling me of a childhood memory she has while growing up on a remote farm in upper eastern North Dakota. Betty lived with her parents and four siblings. Each member of the family had a designated job to keep the farm running. In the summer, it was fairly […]

The order of cars on this train matters

Curtis K. Shelburne Samuel Taylor Coleridge uttered profound truth when he warned, “He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.” It’s a matter of priority. It’s like the toy train you might set up around […]

a view from under the pew: an artist s strange family tree

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

Letter to the editor: Clovis can’t grow without water

Clovis can’t grow without water I would like to express my support for the upcoming gross receipt tax increase. If we don’t have enough water for our town, then all the talk of growing and drawing new businesses is for naught. Unless we can create jobs, all other bond issues and tax increase issues are […]

Russia should reconsider security policies

Freedom New Mexico The suicide bombing Monday in Moscow’s busy Domodedovo Airport is a reminder that terrorists of various stripes are still active and that societies with only a few open areas can be assaulted readily. Sadly, there is no such thing as 100 percent security in this or any feasible world. Our hearts are […]

Press release: City to hold town hall meeting on gross receipts tax increase

The City of Clovis will be holding a Town Hall meeting at 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 31st, 2011 at the Clovis Carver Library North Annex to answer questions and present facts regarding the .25% gross receipts tax adjustment needed for the Ute Pipeline Project. City officials and Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority representatives will […]

Press release: Gas prices in NM increase for fourth week in row

(Irving, Texas) —- After a month of steady increases in gasoline prices during 2011, consumers are seeing some moderation at the pump as oil prices dropped this past week. Oil on Thursday fell below the $86 a barrel range for the first time since mid-November. Just two weeks ago oil was above $92 a barrel […]

Late 3-pointer sinks Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern forward Tyler Jefferson, left, and Angelo State guard Trey Mays fight for the ball on the ground during the first half of their game Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s been a tough year for the Angelo State men’s basketball team, but […]

Zias upend Rambelles

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern guard Vanessa O’Neal goes up for two points guarded by Angelo State center Paige Weishuhn during the second quarter. Clarence Plank Angelo State has had the Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ number lately — but not Wednesday night. Senior Vanessa O’Neal continued her recent strong offensive play with a […]

Demolition of unoccupied dorms planned at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students Dallas Ellsworth, left, and Caleb Morse look at murals on the third-floor walls of DeBaca Hall dormitory. DeBaca Hall, now used only for storage, is one of three old residence halls scheduled to be torn down this year. Argen Duncan Tearing down three dormitories and […]

Letter to the editor: Cemetery should rethink its rules

Cemetery should rethink its rules The article in Jan. 19 article “Cemetery sweep upsets residents,” reveals appalling steps taken by the Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens and Mission Garden of Memories cemetery staff. We laid to rest the remains of our granddaughter at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in October. Thankfully, we found out about the rules […]