Dec. 7, 1953

• The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound football team had 36 members vying for positions on a team bound for Mexico City to play in the Aztec Bowl Dec. 19. Cold weather was making the workouts difficult. • An ad for Cozy Corner Cafe was touting their steaks and advertised coffee for a nickel. • […]

Veteran helps those in need

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico James Freeman calls it his “Aid to the Disabled Program.” “James originally started the program to collect medical equipment for disabled veterans,” said Keith Barker acting exalted ruler for the Elks Lodge 1244, which helps sponsor Freeman’s efforts. Freeman has been collecting, repairing and distributing medical equipment that has […]

Parade, pageant to kick off holiday season

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band, Master Works, at […]

Authority learns about water changes

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico TEXICO —All of southeastern New Mexico will soon fall under a critical management area that could impose metering on ground water, according to State Engineer John D’Antonio. D’Antonio spoke Wednesday at the New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting about how the state’s newly created Water Cabinet will change application […]

Rogers man accused of attacking officer

Staff and wire reports A Roosevelt County farmer incarcerated at the Dona Ana County Jail is accused of stabbing a detention officer Tuesday. Authorities are investigating the attack that prompted a three-hour lockdown at the southern New Mexico jail. The officer, Johnny Barrientos, had opened the door to Donald Taylor’s cell to deliver a food […]

Extraterritorial zoning cause of resident’s concerns

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The idea of extraterritorial zoning in Roosevelt County will undergo its closest scrutiny yet during informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. A group, led by Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr., has gathered information and discussed the issue in four meetings open to the […]

Council receives unexpected funds

PNT Staff Report Unexpected money rained down on the Portales City Council from Santa Fe during Tuesday’s regular commission meeting. It came in the form of a state legislature appropriation for $120,026 that Jim Good, director of the Portales Senior Citizens Center, had been unaware of previously. He said he was recently contacted by the […]

12-5 Local Briefs

AARP to discuss identity theft The Roosevelt County chapter of the AARP will host a forum from 9:30 -11 a.m. Thursday at the Community Services Center in Portales. The forum will discuss how to place a security freeze on financial records to protect from identity theft. Several health care reform proposals that may go before […]

NFL doing viewers grave disservice

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico “Turn to page 38,” Shawn told me. I was holding Shawn’s copy of the NFL Shop catalog, and was considering a new 49ers jacket until he alerted me to the collectible Super Bowl book on page 38. It was quite a book, leatherbound with a case and handling gloves, […]

U.S.-prompted peace talks may not be answer

Editorial Considering the discouraging history and circumstances, it was an accomplishment to get representatives from 40 countries, including most of the relevant Arab nations, to sit down for a day just to talk about the possibility of a Palestinian-Israeli settlement. And if the real point was to use the meeting to give Sunni Arab countries […]