Portales police prepare to take prints

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Portales Police Department, in cooperation with James Elementary School, is starting a a new fingerprinting program for children in the second grade. “We decided to do the children of that age group because of our Adopt-A-Cop program,” said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The plans are to fingerprint 250 [...]

Jan. 7 Obituaries

Sherry Page, 53 Mrs. Sherry Page, 53, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 7, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., to Virginia and Robert Smith. She grew up in Pomona, Calif., where she attended schools. She then attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales [...]

Trust God in the new year

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Do you dread a trip?  Do you imagine the worst, creating a scenario of all kinds of mishaps? When the phone rings in the middle of the night, do you think the worst before you even pick up the receiver? How about this one … envisioning all sorts of [...]

On a quest for the perfect chile

By Helena Rodriguez When I worked as a reporter and restaurant critic in Abilene, Texas, several years ago, I pledged to find the perfect chile relleno. I searched high and low, from the taqueria’s in the city’s northside barrios to the chain restaurants on the city’s southside mall strip, but to no avail. I quickly [...]

Wolverines turn back Elida

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Elida Tigers didn’t win Tuesday night in the EPAC tournament boys quarterfinals, but they made unbeaten host Texico work a little bit. The Wolverines (10-0) got off to a 14-0 lead before Elida righted itself and played competitively most of the rest of the night in dropping a 64-51 decision. [...]

Hounds, Zias return to LSC play

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By Dave Wagner Shawn Scanlan figures his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its work cut out this weekend. The Greyhounds (4-7), coming off consecutive solid outings, face a contrast of styles when they host Central Oklahoma tonight and Northeastern State on Saturday in Lone Star Conference crossover games at Greyhound Arena. “All [...]

Ponce chosen as new regent

By Tony Parra New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Pauline Ponce of Roswell to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents, according to a press release on Wednesday. Ponce will be replacing outgoing regent Blaine Hess of Roswell. Ponce said she received a call from Richardson on Tuesday about the appointment. Ponce said she [...]

White wants to give back to community

By Bob Fabian Logan White was raised learning to love the game of baseball, but he’s had to make many changes in his path to the major leagues. He wants to make another change — one to give Portales youth a better chance to duplicate his success. “I want kids to think, ‘This guy used [...]

Restaurant owner tries to serve communities

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Tom and Gail Martin, owners of the Taco Box in Portales and Clovis, have been in the restaurant business for over three decades. Gail [...]

Jan. 6 Obituaries

Richard Davis, 67 Mr. Richard Eric Davis, 67, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on June 12, 1937, in Elmhurst, Ill., to Helen and Lester Davis. He was reared in Bethesda, Md. where he graduated from Chevy Chase High School in 1955. He went on to [...]