Kingsville hands Hounds first South loss

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior guard Will Brown scored the final nine points in a game-opening 13-0 run and Texas A&M-Kingsville went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 77-69 Saturday afternoon in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Brown led four Javelinas in double figures with 23 points as TAMK (12-6, 3-0 […]

Hounds shade Commerce

CNJ STAFF COMMERCE, Texas — Irshaun Pinckney and Brent Cooper each sank two free throws in the final 17 seconds Thursday night as Eastern New Mexico University slipped away with a 55-52 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Texas A&M-Commerce. Pinckney also hit a jumper as the shot clock ran out with 33 […]

Political parties seem to change sides

By David Stevens Politics have always confused me. And this month’s events related to the U.S. presidential race have been particularly strange. Why were the Democrats sitting on their hands and rolling their eyes Tuesday night for most of George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech? A lot of his plans (and past deeds) […]

Yucca students Washington bound

By Ryan Lengerich Two Yucca Junior High students have been selected for an elite leadership conference in Washington set for March. Tyler Fontenot, 13, and Zach Zurzolo,12, will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in the nation’s capital along with 200 middle school students from around the country. The seventh-graders will tour historic landmarks, […]

Drinks for members only

Tonya Largent, a bartender at American Legion Post 117, wipes down the bar while working Friday night at the Legion hall. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Johnny Washington has a warning for veteran’s groups: Dot your “i’s,” cross your “t’s,” or face major problems with state liquor and gaming regulators. Speaking […]

ENMU overcomes slow start to beat Savages

Eastern senior Jamaal Hunnicutt (front) battles Southeastern Oklahoma’s Jordan Dreiling for a loose ball near halfcourt. It was one of 23 turnovers the Hounds forced. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Jamal Washington wasn’t sure how much good he’d be Saturday to the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Despite an injured […]

Thurmond’s daughter exposes nation’s hypocracy

By Leonard Pitts “All the laws of Washington and all the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negro into our homes, into our schools, our churches and our places of recreation and amusement.” — Strom Thurmond So I guess ol’ Strom didn’t mind a little integration after all. Granted, he made opposition to it […]

Hinkley: Least dangerous man on earth

Steve Chapman Forty years later, there are still unanswered questions about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But one is unanswered only because it has never been asked: If Lee Harvey Oswald were alive today, would we let him walk the streets a free man? The question hasn’t been considered because it seems preposterous to […]

Sniper trial brings death penalty back in spotlight

Freedom Newspapers The guilty verdict in the trial of John Allen Muhammad brings back the debate over the death penalty. There can be no justice for the people murdered by John Allen Muhammad in the Washington, D.C., area in October 2002. A jury in Virginia Beach, Va., was right to enter a guilty verdict this […]

Pentagon may be creative in condensing bases

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will take a creative approach to shrinking its military base structure, but has not yet set targets for the number of bases to be closed, a senior official said. Larry Di Rita, chief spokesman for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, said the secretary has not instructed his […]

Governor has no excuse for reckless driver

Ned Cantwell This Washington Post guy hung around with Gov. Bill Richardson for a week and wrote about it. It is not surprising that a reporter from one of the nation’s premiere dailies would want to spend a week with Bill. Everyone does. He is a national media darling. Tom Brokaw likes Bill. Wolf Blitzer […]

Brian, Billie

BILLIE BRIAN Services: Will be held at a later date in Durant, Okla. Minnie Bell “Billie” Brian, 87, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 12, 1916, in Kenefic, Okla. to Elie and Siney Anderson Washington. She came to Clovis in 1987. […]

Adams St. wins over Eastern

CNJ STAFF ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer team played competitively against host Adams State on Sunday, but the Zias couldn’t find the net in a 2-0 loss to the Grizzlies. ENMU went 0-2 in the three-day, three-team round-robin, also losing on Saturday to College of the Southwest 3-2. The Grizzlies […]

FDR monument highlight of local speller’s daily tour

By Darrel Todd Maurina Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of daily reports from Michael Martinez, the 13-year-old Tucumcari Middle School student from Conchas Dam, who recently won the four-county Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Martinez is in Washington, D.C., with his parents, Joe and Rita Martinez. […]

Speller doing more than study

Janet Bresenham Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of daily reports from Michael Martinez, the 13-year-old Tucumcari Middle School student from Conchas Dam, who won first place in the recent four-county Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico in Clovis. Martinez is now in Washington, D.C., with his parents, […]

Politicians play number games to fit agendas

Pick a number. Any number. It works for Washington. Why shouldn’t it work for you? In the unreal bubble in which Washington operates, numbers and words over time begin to lose any meaning. Millions become billions and then trillions and no one bats an eye; statistics get batted around like beach balls, turned and twisted […]