Man wanted on three warrants found in Texas

Freedom Newspapers A 34-year-old man wanted by Clovis Police on three outstanding warrants was captured Friday in Weatherford, Texas, following a high-speed chase. Anthony D. Morgan led city, county and state police on a chase before crashing his vehicle, according to a story on the Weatherford Telegram Web site. After the crash, Morgan broke into […]

All but two Portales schools miss AYP

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Schools saw little change in schools under scrutiny from the pass/fail system known as Adequate Yearly Progress. Portales schools are still plagued by failure in subgroups, especially students with disabilities, and several have slipped into the corrective action designation. School officials in the county say they are […]

Eight Clovis schools miss AYP mark

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers Eight Clovis schools did not meet federal academic proficiency targets for the 2006-2007 school year, two more than last year. Added to the list were La Casita Elementary for failing reading proficiency and the Arts Academy at Bella Vista because students with disabilities did not meet math and reading goals, […]

Bear captured at Ute Lake State Park

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers UTE LAKE — His name is not Yogi, and he was not stealing picnic baskets. Nevertheless, a 2 1/2-year-old black bear gave park rangers and a game warden a little trouble Friday before he was caught at the Ute Lake State Park. After being spotted in the park for the […]

Calendar week of Aug. 4-10

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Saturday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon to […]

Rams ready to step up to expectations

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer So much for low expectations. Andy Correll took over the Portales Ram football team last season and promptly won the District 4-3A championship followed by hosting the Class 3A state championship contest at Greyhound Stadium. Now, less than a month before Correll begins his sophomore effort as the Ram […]

State approves funds for facility

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal School officials received word the state committee that funds school construction has OK’d $11.8 million toward a new elementary school in Portales. The district hopes to match those funds via a September bond election. On June 12, school officials, along with a team from architect firm Greer […]

Studies in Greek add spice

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer It might be all Greek to some, but for one Portales resident the study of an ancient language is opening up the Bible in a new way. Devoting time and energy to the study of Biblical Greek earned Portales resident Clinton Hill the Zondervan Greek Award at Eastern New […]

Richardson orders review of four bridges

Freedom Newspapers LOGAN — A bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan is one of four steel-truss bridges in New Mexico that will undergo a comprehensive inspection, Gov. Bill Richardson announced Thursday. The bridges are built similar to the one that collapsed Wednesday on 1-35 in Minneapolis, which resulted in four deaths, 79 injured and at […]

With age comes wisdom

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Believe it or not advantages come with growing older and you can be happy about it. Our culture puts a premium on youth and beauty. Television commercials are flooded with products that supposedly keep us young looking. The underlying message is you are not okay the way you are because […]

It’s their job: Nicole Wilkening

PNT staff Name: Nicole Wilkening Job: Community Affairs Coordinator for the City of Portales Time on the job: Since May 2007 Q. Describe what your job entails/ A. I’m administrative support for the mayor and city manager, also do grant writing, set-up for events, PR, press releases. Anything that basically has to do with community […]

Study: Guys talk as much as girls

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A hot-off-the-press study shatters the myth that women talk more than men. Did you hear that men? We are not chatterboxes. Although the more-than-likely over-funded, waste-of-taxpayer-money study is flawed because it was limited to college students, I’m inclined to believe it because, well, because I’m a female, and because I’ve […]

Freedom of speech must be protected

Editorial “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press …” It’s difficult to imagine a greater abridgement of that constitutionally guaranteed freedom than a government agency that demands private broadcasters must air views contrary to their own. That essentially is what the former Fairness Doctrine entailed, […]

Lady Rams look to upcoming season

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team wasn’t happy with their semifinal exit from the state playoffs last season, and despite some key losses, they seem ready to stake their claim as one of the best in the state once again. The Lady Rams are in the middle of a […]

Flower power

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tender loving care and patience have contributed to the colorful yard that Ernie and Carolyn Marshall have created at their home on South Globe in Portales. “God’s been good to us this year. We’ve had the rain and stuff to make our flowers and garden real pretty,” Mr. Marshall […]

Kircher named county agent

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Patrick Kircher has been named to the position of Roosevelt County agriculture agent by New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service officials. Kircher began in his new role on July 1. The job was previously held by Floyd McAlister, who retired in February after more than 22 years in […]

AYP reports delayed

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor New Mexico Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia announced Wednesday she was delaying release of the state’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports because of technical issues. The announcement didn’t stop the debate over Portales Municipal Schools performance on those reports, required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. A […]

Development being built near Wal-Mart

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A new retail development that could accommodate up to 10 retail and service businesses is under construction near the Wal-Mart store in Portales. The developer is hoping to have tenants in the building by early 2008. Tom McSpadden, a marketing representative with CMS Properties of Lubbock, said Wednesday the […]

Release of AYP results delayed

Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Curry County school officials canceled today’s press conference announcing the results of the 2006-2007 Adequate Yearly Progress report. Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said flaws in the New Mexico Public Education Department data delayed the release of the information. Seidenwurm said by law the state has until Aug. 5 to provide the […]