Chandler running for state attorney general

ALBUQUERQUE: Republican Ninth District Attorney Matt Chandler announced his candidacy for New Mexico Attorney General today. Standing in front of the Metropolitan Courthouse that became the center of a corruption scandal that brought down former Senate President Manny Aragon, Chandler said that the New Mexico Attorney General must be more aggressive in rooting out corruption […]

Winning war on terror could mean fighting dirty

Freedom Newspapers We need more aggressive, less risk-averse spy agencies. This was the mantra we heard in the wake of our being blindsided by Osama bin Laden on Sept. 11, 2001. The CIA’s emphasis on high-tech, spy-in-the-sky gadgetry has led to a withering of the nation’s human intelligence capabilities, critics (ourselves included) said. We must […]

ENMU biology department receives alligator


This Caiman crocodylus, also known as the South American Alligatorid, was donated to the Natural History Museum exhibit at Eastern New Mexico University. The Caiman is about 3 1/2 feet long. By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales residents and school children won’t have to go across the country to the Florida swamps to see an […]

Texico routs Tucumcari in battle of top-ranked teams

Eric Butler TUCUMCARI — Playing its first five games on the road hasn’t bothered Texico as Johnny Serrano rushed for 110 yards and four touchdowns Friday in a 40-0 rout of Tucumcari that featured a pair of top-ranked teams. Scoring early and often, Texico (5-0) lived up to its No. 1 ranking in Class 1A […]