Teachers speak of bittersweet end to school year

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With school ending, and teachers breathing a sigh of relief, the Portales News-Tribune took a few moments to ask area teachers about the past school year, as they prepared for a well-earned summer break. Sally Smith Third Grade Teacher James Elementary Q. What was the high point of your year? […]

Citizens air concerns over lagoon

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Emotions were running high Thursday evening as residents filled the Memorial Building to participate in a public hearing on operation of a sewer lagoon at dairy just south of Portales. The New Mexico Environment Department hearing was called by Environment Secretary Ron Curry after response, including a petition with […]

May 25, 2007 Local Briefs

Fund established for Alford family A memorial account is open at Portales National Bank in the name of Kelly Alford, who recently died of cancer. According to friends, the funds will go to help the family with expenses associated with her death and illness. To make a donation, drop it by any Portales National Bank […]

When are students held accountable?

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers While helping my daughter Laura study for finals, two news stories commanded our attention: The grade-changing controversy in Albuquerque and a story about 100 Amarillo students not graduating because they failed the TAKS test. The TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) is similar to the New Mexico High School […]

Telecom ruling bad news for frivolous suits

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling Monday rejected an antitrust class-action lawsuit brought against Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and four other phone companies. Basically, the high court decided that before an antitrust case can be brought, there must at least be some evidence beyond what antitrust scholars call “parallel behavior” of […]

May 25, 1948

• Elida reported another third of an inch last night with rain totals even greater west and northwest of Elida. • Rain amounting to around three inches was reported Sunday night from Lingo, Garrison, Bluit and a section six miles and three or four south of Dora.

May 24, 1976

• Dr. Robert Matheny, associate professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University is named dean of the Clovis campus. Matheny has been a member of ENMU’s faculty since 1968. • Dairymen across the country lobby Congress to put pressure on the Department of Agriculture to keep butter mandatory for all school lunches.

Lagoon permit hearing set for today

PNT Staff Report A public hearing on a groundwater discharge permit for a Roosevelt County dairy is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Memorial Building, according to a press release from the New Mexico Environment Department. The hearing, originally scheduled for May 10, was postponed to allow the public more time to participate, according […]

Jury selection about halfway finished in death penalty case

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Jury selection is roughly half-finished for the death penalty case of a Portales man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. Bedford, 43, of Portales is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and evidence tampering, and one count of possession of stolen property. So far, 9th […]

Taquerias offer authentic Mexico taste

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A taqueria is a small taco stand popular along the beaches and city streets of Mexico. In the High Plains, however, a taqueria is a brightly-painted restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine. Taqueria Jalisco and La Espiga de Oro of Clovis and La Paz restaurante in Portales are not your typical […]