Hounds try to shake off tough loss in season finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After coming up short last week in their bid for a piece of the Lone Star Conference North Division title, the task this week for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is to get its emotional edge back. The Greyhounds visit Tarleton State for an 11 a.m. (MST) kickoff […]

ENMU loss in OT tough to take

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Any loss can be hard to take. Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday he’s still having trouble getting over the Greyhounds’ 43-40 Lone Star Conference North Division overtime loss to Northeastern State on Saturday at Tahlequah, Okla. The game bounced back and forth, but the Hounds (4-6, […]

Letters to the editor: Tough decisions await voters Tuesday

Tough decisions await voters Tuesday Over the past several months, the Curry County Commission, members of the court and county management have tried to answer and provide educational materials to every voter in Curry County on the complicated issues regarding the proposed judicial complex on this upcoming ballot. The two issues before the citizens of […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Pictures, pans and tough materials

A good Wednesday morning, from wherever you’re browsing, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Frontyard game made me tough

Karl Terry As the days get shorter and the nights a lot cooler it’s time to put our ball gloves aside and pick up our pigskin preoccupation. I’ve been fortunate to spend a good number of seasons on the sidelines at a high school football game even though the last time I played was in […]

Texas students forced to make tough choices

Freedom New Mexico I t’s been said that in many Texas towns, the high school football coach has more influence than the mayor. High school sports is a big part of secondary education in the state — some have said it’s too big a part. The collective penchant for sports, and competition in general, is […]

‘Professional patients’ need tough love

Perhaps it is because it has been more than nine years now since the doctor came in and told a perfectly healthy me, who had no reason to suspect it, that “Your biopsy tested positive. It was cancer.” Perhaps it is because, as someone told me at the time, this would one day seem like […]

Tough to make adult choice

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I remember the day Sarah told me she loved me. She nzever actually said it, but she showed it. She called, said she wanted to spend the afternoon with me, and she’d just have to record “Days of Our Lives.” Recording means you’re making the adult choice, whether that choice […]

Zias have tough day at LSC crossover

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Suffice it to say, Saturday was a tough day for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team. The Zias ran out to a 12-2 lead against Northeastern State in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament, but the RiverHawks rallied for 13 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to claim a […]

Integrity only anchor left in tough times

Freedom New Mexico There’s an old newspaper superstition that deaths of famous people come in threes. We sometimes bend our perceptions to see things that way, but last week we didn’t have to. The trio of celebrity deaths also seems to demand some reflection on the fleeting nature of celebrity in our culture and on […]