PHS tennis teams split Saturday matches

Freedom Newspapers Both Portales teams split a pair of home matches Saturday, moving them to 3-2 on the season. The Ram boys defeated Amarillo Caprock 7-2 in their opener, but dropped a 9-0 decision in the second match against defending Class 1A-3A champion Las Vegas Robertson. The Portales girls, meanwhile, defeated Robertson 8-1 and lost […]

Zias struggle in pool play

Freedom Newspapers IRVING, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University struggled in pool play on Friday and Saturday in the National Fast-pitch Coaches Association’s Division II Leadoff Classic, losing three close games. The Zias (6-13) were scheduled to take part in consolation bracket play later Saturday and on Sunday. ENMU lost to Cameron 5-4 and to […]

Fort Sumner holds off Elida

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Fort Sunner beat Elida 47-24 in the Class 1A Region B title game Saturday, one night after both teams had easy victories to earn state tournament berths. Sandy Fortner had 13 to lead Fort Sumner (24-4) to Saturday’s victory, while Tobea Patterson added 10. Nobody reached double figures for Elida […]

Contest buzzing with excitement

By Michelle Seeber Twenty-nine words into the 13th round, Zach Gillooly of Clovis won the regional spelling bee Saturday at Clovis Community College. The 12-year-old seventh-grader from Yucca Junior High School won by correctly spelling the word “dipsomania.” Because he won, Zach will get to travel to Washington, D.C., on a trip sponsored by Freedom […]

City goes over five years without homicide

By Mike Linn It’s a quarter till 2 on Saturday morning and downtown Portales is in deep slumber. With the exception of truckers and the isolated university party, the city is as calm and serene as a Louisiana swamp at dusk. Travel 20 miles north on New Mexico Highway 70 and the view can be […]

ENMU upgrades social work study

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials are working toward accreditation of a social work program, which will enable students to enter the field of social work as licensed professionals. The social work program is in its second year and according to Allen Stata, director of ENMU’s social work program, it is hoping to […]

Lady Rams win regional title

By Kevin Wilson There was never much of a celebration for Grants to delay. Sophomore post Morgan Hill had 25 points to lead all scorers in Portales’ 61-42 win over Grants, giving the host Lady Rams the Class 3A Region B title and a trip to this week’s state tournament. After the presentation of the […]

Alexander made friends anywhere he traveled

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The local dances weren’t just for hip wiggling for the social, gentle and charismatic Calvin Alexander, family and friends said. Alexander, who died on Jan. 19 at the Roosevelt General Hospital, was fond of meeting new people. His daughter, Betty Jo Dever, said her father stressed […]

Motorcycle mom markets homes

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Name: Martie Dewbre Hiner Job: Sales Consultant at Portales Homes Supercenter Age (and birth date): 43 (Feb. 18, 1961). Hometown: Portales, raised in Morton, Texas. Family: Husband, Eddy Hiner; Children, Matt Turney (23), Chance Turney (20), Lindsey Turney (20). What do you think of Portales? “I love living in Portales. The people in Portales are […]

Railroad to get upgrade

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By Mike Linn Covered wagons were prevalent in Portales in the early 1900s. So it’s a bit strange that Pat McCarty says she feels like she’s in one every time she crosses the railroad tracks on North Main Street. McCarty, a Portales resident, isn’t the only one complaining. Roosevelt County Commissioner Dennis Lopez said he […]