Interpretation of disrimination law unfounded

One can understand the frustration that led Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to issue her dissent orally, from the bench, last week in the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber. But her argument is properly with the law as written rather than with the court’s majority opinion. If the law offers an insufficient remedy [...]

June 6, 1963

• The Walt Disney film “Miracle of the White Stallions” was showing at the Tower. • Collin Hilliard, an assistant cashier at Portales National Bank, was named Portales’ Most Courteous Employee for the month of May. • Tony Lama Kangaroo western boots were on sale for $39.95 a pair at Skinner’s.

Threat claims leveled

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By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Prosecution and defense attorneys agreed Monday that prosecution witness Cynthia Peninger was threatened about revealing what she knew about the 2005 deaths of Doris and Odis Newman. They disagreed on who was doing the threatening. The prosecution said it was capital murder defendant Stanley Bedford who threatened Peninger. [...]

Dora Schools mark centennial

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer One hundred years of history will be celebrated during the Dora Schools Centennial and South County Reunion to be held on Saturday. “This is our 100th year for our schools,” Peggy Prater, committee member, volunteer and Dora Class of 1949 graduate said. The celebration had previously been scheduled to [...]

La Hacienda reopens popular location

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer After nearly a third of a century as a Mexican food fixture on North Avenue K in Portales, family-owned La Hacienda has moved to the 1001 W First location, where Tastee Freeze and the Wagon Wheel Cafe were formerly located. “We wanted to get on this side of town [...]

Overpass to be dedicated

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. today to officially open the N.M. 467 overpass improvement project near Clovis. Representatives of The New Mexico Department of Transportation, Curry County, City of Clovis and K. Barnett and Sons and others are expected to attend. The ribbon cutting will take place at the Casel-land [...]

Summer reading program to start

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer A world of reading and adventure await area children as the annual Portales Public Library’s summer reading program “Camp Read A-lot” begins on Monday. The seven-week program will kick off with registration and a jumping house that will be in front of the library from 10 a.m. to noon, [...]

Housing proposal questions crop up

By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor Opinions on the idea of an affordable housing project in Portales appear to be mixed among builders and real estate professionals with some saluting the idea and others favoring a free-market approach. Led by Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr., city of Portales officials have been studying an affordable housing project [...]

Couple wed in camoflauge

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By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Stepping outside the ordinary and adding an unusual twist to their wedding is Portales couple Keith and Teresa Nixon. As the two took their vows and joined in the holy union of marriage on Saturday afternoon, the wedding party was decked out in camouflage. Yes, camouflage. According to the [...]

Fuller testimony key in state’s case

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By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Jerry Fuller told Albuquerque jurors Stanley Bedford helped him plan and execute a robbery of his aunt and uncle, Odis and Doris Newman of Portales. He also testified that when he realized the Newmans could identify him, it was later Bedford’s idea to kill the couple by burning [...]