Science fair judging can be simplified

By Betty Williamson: PNT columnist Science fair season is upon us, and I am sure ours is not the only home sporting a wobbling tri-fold board and a hastily-constructed hypothesis. Due to my inability to say no, I have helped judge a number of elementary science fairs over the years. Based on that experience, I […]

McGee: Much better to be right than happy

A left turn on a red light is when you turn left from a one-way street on to another one-way street flowing in the direction of your turn. Recently, in another state, I did one. “What are you doing?” yelled The Lady of the House. “You just ran a red light.” “No,” I said in […]

Oak Ridge Boys hit close to home

Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve’s latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves’ original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and […]

Hound’s rally falls short; Lady Buffs turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The road and slow starts continue to plague the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds rallied from 20 points down early in the second half — and had a 3-point shot at the buzzer to tie it — before losing 71-68 to West […]

Alcohol abuse not moral lapse

The postcard from a Portales church urging me to vote “No” on Sunday liquor sales at restaurants inadvertently reminded me to vote. “In addition to the economic impact (of alcohol abuse), we see an enormous social impact. Domestic violence, alcohol related diseases, and drunk driving all affect more than just the bottom line,” the card […]

Gifts cheap, words cheaper

Wendel Sloan While recently cruising Dallas projects for Christmas presents, I saw a handwritten Goodwill sign: “1/2 Off Sale!” Although Salvation Army stores are more within my budget, I figured that the sale might allow me to splurge. After entering past burglar bars, I fought my way through Texas politicians’ worst nightmares grabbing mariachi cassettes, […]

Hounds turn back Falcons

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman forward Abayneh Crosby pushes upfield while being pressured by Texas-Permian-Basin defender David Huxen during Wednesday’s non-conference match in Portales. Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — It took a while, but the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team continued it dominance against University of Texas of the Permian Basin on […]

Javelinas turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Kelsey Washington and Lauryn Lozano each had 14 kills and Bethany Friesenhahn just missed a double-double as Texas A&M-Kingsville avenged an early-season Lone Star Conference volleyball loss to Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night with a 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21 win over the Zias. Friesenhahn had nine kills […]

Opinion: Sloan’s slogans get point across

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I have begun a line of inspirational T-shirts. You know the kind: “Please Be Patient: God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet” — “Until They Pry It from My Cold Dead Fingers” — “Mama Mia, That’s a Spicy Meatball!” My color-coded shirts let passersby know instantly whether they are blood-pressure friendly: Red for Republicans, blue for […]

Hounds turn back Angelo State

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior quarterback Wes Wood ran for one touchdown and threw for two others — including the longest play from scrimmage for Eastern New Mexico University in four years — and the Greyhounds turned back Angelo State 23-21 Saturday night in Lone Star Conference football. Sophomore placekicker Michael Cottingham, who […]