Take time out to express your gratitude

Freedom New Mexico If the pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians, who were present at the original Thanksgiving feast, somehow were transported to modern times to take part in the holiday as we know it today, even they would wonder why we have to suffer through another Detroit Lions football game. Thankfully, since NFL announcer and video […]

Lady Rams roll into semifinals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As easy as their first-round game turned out to be, the Portales Lady Rams know the rest of Plateau Holiday Classic will be more challenging. Portales spotted El Paso Ysleta leads of 5-0 and 8-6, then controlled the rest of the contest in cruising to a 56-16 win in […]

Gritty Bovina falls in 1A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer AMARILLO — Bovina didn’t win in its first playoff appearance in nine years, but the Mustangs earned some respect. Outmanned by speed-laden Quanah, the Mustangs hung close by forcing four Indians fumbles Friday night before going down to a 19-8 loss in a Class 1A second-round game at Dick […]

Hounds host Tarleton State tonight

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer What you see isn’t always what you get with the Midwestern State football team. When the Indians are on their game, they’ve shown they can play with anybody in the Lone Star Conference. Even Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill says he doesn’t know what to expect from week to […]

Hounds fall in overtime

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Reggie Wallace is fouled by Midwest State University junior Jose Nava as he drives to the basket during the first half of their game Saturday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Senior guard Jay January, who struggled most of the […]

a view from under a pew

By Gary Mitchell: Local Columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the real story of thanksgiving   with the full realization that thanksgiving looms ahead boss i thought it […]

Not so special teams: Indians keep playoff hopes alive at expense of Hounds

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State linebacker Fred Moore partially blocked two Eastern New Mexico University punts, helping set up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that lifted the Indians to a 34-20 Lone Star Conference South Division victory on Saturday. MSU (7-2, 4-1 South) took over second place in the division from the […]

ENMU swept in Wichita

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State unloaded with four second-half goals to hand the Eastern New Mexico men’s team a 5-1 loss in a Southwest Soccer Conference match on Friday, while the women’s team fell 1-0. Freshman forward Albert Robinson took a through pass from Martin Gallegos to punch in the tying goal for the […]

Forward thinking is needed regarding American Indians

Freedom Newspapers Tuesday’s opening in Washington of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of the American Indian was a hopeful and long-overdue occasion. Congratulations are due Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell for helping shepherd the project from concept to completion, as well as to all American Indians, who finally have a museum befitting their central place in North […]

Ownership a source of religious violence

Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist Many now realize that when public property is used by all, the resources it contains will soon be depleted. Only private property serves as a promising means for conserving and cultivating such resources. Individuals who own something are more likely to take good care of it than if they use something […]