Sleep well, death-penalty proponents

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist So he’s guilty as charged. Never mind the timeline that some thought made it almost impossible for him to have committed the crime. Never mind the book casting doubt on his culpability. Never mind his death chair declaration: “An innocent man is going to be murdered tonight.” Never mind any […]

Reynolds searches for grave of Ruth of Tolar

Don McAlavy “I wanted to see Tolar again,” said Stephen Reynolds, a former game warden in eastern New Mexico. “Mainly I wanted to search for Ruth. Both the town and the child had been forsaken, but in different ways: Ruth, around 1910 when our family had to leave her grave behind, and Tolar almost 35 […]

Skydiving team taking flight over Cannon Air Force Base

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth U.S. Army Sgt. Hector Ceja, left, and Sgt. First Class Paul Sachs, right, prepare for their jump along with other members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights aerial demonstration black team Friday in the skies. Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The take-off wasn’t as graceful as you might imagine. The C-27 […]

Coleman, Judith

Judith Coleman Services: Have been held. Judith Coleman, 65, of Morton, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton. She was born on Oct. 6, 1939 in Anson, Texas. She moved from Anson to Cochran County in 1944. She married Ronald Coleman on Jan. 19, 1957, in Cochran County, Texas. She […]

Coleman, Guy R.

Guy R. Coleman Services: Have been held. Mr. Guy R. Coleman, 56, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 18, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, to Thyra Lee and A.J. “Jack” Coleman. He spent his early childhood in San Antonio, Texas. He then moved […]

Disbanding task force helps avoid another Tulia

Freedom Newspapers Nearly five years ago, the legal system committed a grave injustice against residents of the Texas Panhandle farming town of Tulia. An undercover lawman’s court testimony — uncorroborated by witnesses or any evidence — led to the arrests on drug charges of more than 40 people, nearly all of them black. It was […]

Hounds eliminated from LSC tournament

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Travazz Buckley can’t corral a rebound during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference tournament game against Southwestern Oklahoma. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs played like, well, Bulldogs. Taking control of the game early and controlling the tempo most of the way, the Bulldogs upset […]

Hounds repeat LSC South championship

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Travazz Buckley and Kennis Green led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 16 points each as the Greyhounds nailed down their second consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division men’s regular-season championship Saturday with an 85-75 victory over Abilene Christian. The Hounds (20-7, 10-2 South) needed the […]

Coleman’s big night is extra special

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Octavia Coleman flew in from Chicago to see her son play for the first time in two years. Garland Coleman responded with one of his best efforts of the season. The Eastern New Mexico senior scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds Thursday as the Greyhounds rode a 15-2 second-half […]

Hounds beat Indians, protect division lead

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Junior guard Kennis Green, scoreless at halftime, lit up Midwestern State for 16 second-half points Thursday night and Eastern New Mexico University pulled away for a 77-67 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over the Indians at Greyhound Arena. Green hit back-to-back, open-court 3-pointers to extend the Hounds’ lead […]