College volleyball: Lubbock Christian sweeps Zias

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian scored the final five points to take Game 1 and Eastern New Mexico University was never a part of the match the rest of the way as the Lady Chaparrals posted a 30-26, 30-25, 30-17 victory over the Zias Tuesday night in a non-league matchup. LCU (20-7), ranked 18th […]

ENMU swept in Wichita

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State unloaded with four second-half goals to hand the Eastern New Mexico men’s team a 5-1 loss in a Southwest Soccer Conference match on Friday, while the women’s team fell 1-0. Freshman forward Albert Robinson took a through pass from Martin Gallegos to punch in the tying goal for the […]

Richardson’s zeal could negatively impact his future

Freedom Newspapers It should surprise few New Mexicans that Gov. Bill Richardson admits he goofed in handling tax legislation rejected by the state Legislature during the just-completed special session. He clearly did misjudge lawmakers’ level of cooperation. Admitting his error is important for him if he expects to get anywhere with them when the regular […]

Quick goal tops ENMU

CNJ STAFF ADA, Okla. — It took East Central just 11 seconds to get on the board Sunday, and that’s all the Lady Tigers needed. ECU handed Eastern New Mexico University a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer loss when Jenny Cruz took a pass to the middle off the opening kickoff and drove in […]

Teaching kids good vs. evil wherever I can

Editor’s note: Victor Leal, 41, is mayor of Muleshoe and owner/operator of Leal’s Mexican Restaurant. His diary began Monday and will be published through Friday. What glorious weather we had to celebrate a day of rest. Thoughts of leisure swirled through my mind as I finished my first cup of coffee in the coolness of […]

Summer’s last fling

By Gary Mitchell Ernie Kos was struggling with a dilemma for the Labor Day holiday. But it was a pleasant dilemma. “I was torn between going to the lake or to the mountains,” said the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The mountains won out when we checked with the weather man and found […]