Zias still winless, but bats come alive

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team is still 0-fer for the season, but at least the Zias worked up their offense on Saturday — especially Taylor Howard. The senior first baseman from Midland, Texas, went 6-for-8 in two games, including a 4-for-4 performance with two homers and five […]

Can’t take water for granted

Karl Terry The physical properties of water are pretty amazing. We can drink it, bathe in it, swim in it, clean with it, heck it keeps us all alive. Let the temperature drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, though, and the stuff can be a real pain. I came home on a recent night and sat […]

Hounds beat Southeastern, stay alive in North

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Freedom New Mexico: Rick White Bracy McCoy (92) and Malcom Butters (64) pressure Southeastern Oklahoma quarterback Logan Turner. McCoy was credited with one of ENMU’s seven sacks in the game when Turner was flagged for intentional grounding. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico’s “NASCAR” offense was rolling in the first half Saturday. The […]

Split keeps Hounds alive in bid for LSC tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggling baseball team did just enough Friday to stay alive for a berth in the Lone Star Conference tournament. The Greyhounds eked out a 9-8 win over rival West Texas A&M in the first game of a doubleheader, then dropped the second game 11-4. The Hounds (22-27, […]

Old time music very much alive

By Don McAlavy: Freedom Columnist Old-Time music is very much alive. But you won’t hear it on “country” radio. There is another Nashville, with a kind of music so distant from what the city’s commercial center cranks out as to be from a different planet. It thrives in the community’s nooks and crannies like a […]

Thursday morning briefing: Christmas alive, college basketball and breakfast with lawmakers

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Christmas alive: Did that mannequin in the window move? Portales businesses on the square are featuring live windows for the Christmas Light Parade Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. There’s also live entertainment and refreshments at stores staying open late. Pictures with Santa for $5 at […]

Musician likes keeping old tunes alive

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist He began playing music for cowboy dances at age 12. Oh, I forgot, I’m talking about Wayne Crume, who was born in 1924 in Kenna. Wayne’s mother, Helen Crume, was an accomplished piano player, and she tried to teach Wayne to play piano, but she finally gave up and let […]

American 9-10s stay alive at state

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis American All-Stars stayed alive in state 9-10 Little League competition Saturday, using two big innings to turn back Taos 12-7 in a losers bracket game. American, which lost to Carlsbad Shorthorn 6-4 on Friday, erased a 4-2 deficit with a five-run third, then pulled away with four […]

We can be safe or we can be alive—not both

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist We can be safe, or we can be truly alive. Not both. Opting for “safety” is an illusion both unsafe and pathetic, a gag gift all wrapped up with three bedraggled ribbons: fear, arrogance, and control. When safety is our highest goal, we betray a fear of life and, […]

Snakes alive!

Everybody has a snake story. Country-living columnist Glenda Price has two. Her stories are featured each Friday in the online Opinion section.

Rules to live by in 2006

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Advertisement With a new year upon us, it’s time to re-evaluate the rules by which we live. After all, we’re a year older and wiser now, and some of our self-governing moods just don’t apply anymore. Behind this endeavor is the fact that each new year I sit down and think […]

American stays alive

CNJ staff American broke open a close game with an eight-run sixth and went on to a 17-10 victory Tuesday night over Roosevelt County in losers bracket play of the District 3 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star tournament at Dickenson Field. Lorenzo Colmenero and Jarron Hill hit two-run doubles and Kordell Tindell added a two-run single […]