Conservative leadership easily distracted

Freedom Newspapers Leading conservatives are the greatest asset President Barack Obama could ask for. They help his cause each and every day. In a country of rising fuel and food prices, unpopular foreign wars, high unemployment and hope for change at an all-time low, the president and first lady should be in political turmoil. They’re […]

ENMU/Angelo State basketball capsules — Feb. 16

CNJ staff Men ENMU (9-12, 4-5 Lone Star Conference South) at Angelo State (10-12, 6-4) When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at San Angelo, Texas Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Greyhounds lost at division-leading Tarleton State 85-75 while the Rams absorbed an 81-61 setback at West Texas A&M, both on Saturday. Last meeting: The […]

Division-leading Texans turn back Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Guard Carrington Tankson converted four 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Tarleton State scored the game’s first six points and never relinquished the lead en route to an 85-75 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The division-leading Texans extended their […]

Division-leading TexAnns cruise past Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State’s women scored the game’s first 17 points Saturday and never looked back in routing Eastern New Mexico University 97-58 in Lone Star Conference South Division action. The TexAnns (19-2, 9-0 South) extended their winning streak to nine games and now have the best 21-game start in the program’s […]

Polls show King has 15-point lead over Chandler

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Chandler, King Kevin Wilson A poll on the upcoming attorney general’s race shows incumbent Gary King with a 15-point lead over Matt Chandler heading into November’s general election. King, a Democrat, was chosen by 48 percent of poll respondents, while Chandler, currently serving his second term as the district attorney for the state’s 9th Judicial […]

Thursday morning briefing: Ropers, opinions needed and Jessica Lynch

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Worth noting Jesse Clark of Dora is leading Tie Down Roping at the National High School Finals in Gillette, WY.

Education column: School staff leading by example for literacy

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Growing up, I heard a lot of ‘old sayings’. Some I totally understood and others…not so much.

Reward offered in Dawg Houze robbery case

Freedom New Mexico Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest in the robbery of the Dawg Houze in Portales on Wednesday. Portales Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry would not disclose the amount of money taken. Contact Crime Stoppers at 356-8100.

U.S. realizing pitfalls of big governemnt

Freedom New Mexico Quitting must be a cool new trend among leading Democrats. Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter became the latest, announcing Jan. 5 he won’t seek re-election next fall. He cited family concerns, but maybe he considered a re-election bid futile. It should be a great time to be a Democrat. One of the left’s […]

Storm dumps hail, rain on Portales

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Portales got some much needed rain, but some residents took a battering in the process. Heavy rain caused problems in troublesome areas of town with flooding leading the Police Department to block off roadways. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said they had to block off Third Street and Kilgore Avenue […]