Editorial: Mideast nations take steps toward peace

In the last few weeks some tentative moves toward resolving, or at least reducing, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have taken place. The remarkable and remarkably important fact about all of them is that the United States has played virtually no role in any of them. Israel and the Islamist group Hamas that controls […]

Thoughts on presidential campaign criticism

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in […]

Staying in the game

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Video arcades have gone the way of the dinosaur with the constant development of newer high-tech home gaming consoles. Long before people could sit in front of a television helping Master Chief put an end to the devious Covenant plot, they were standing in front of video machines helping […]

City pool undergoing renovations

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Parents of young children hoping to escape the heat of the summer will have to wait until next summer to be able to take advantage of an all new baby pool at Portales’ city pool. The complete redesign of the baby pool began about a month ago, and is […]

Hobbs pounds Portales in summer softball

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Hobbs beat Portales 10-2 Monday afternoon. The Lady Rams are 5-7 in summer league play, and travel to Clovis on Thursday.

Breezin’ Past the Barrels

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Ten-year-old Kasey Tibbs competes in the exhibition phase of Saturday’s Heritage Days barrel racing competition in Portales. Cindy Smith, of Hobbs, won the open competition. Janesa Garcia, of Las Vegas, NM, won the 19-and-under group, and Texico’s Hannah Hughes took first in the 8-and-under contest.

Rain doesn’t dampen Heritage Days

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A crowd of Portales residents and visitors gathered at the City Park on Saturday to enjoy the food, fun and cool weather at the annual Heritage Days celebration. Early morning rain showers had Heritage Day’s events organizer concerned about the turnout for the annual event. Instead the rain seemed […]

Bike patrol aims to save on fuel costs

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Some Portales police officers are taking to the streets on two wheels this summer. Outfitted in bright yellow shirts along with shorts, the bike patrol officers mostly will patrol parks and business areas, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department. The program was revived this year […]

Biography tells of cafe owner, Portales history

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer More than 30 friends and relatives — mostly relatives — gathered Friday at the Portales Public Library to learn more about Barbara Chesser’s most recent book and to remember “Mattie.” “Mattie” Smith Kinney, owner of Mattie’s Cafe in Portales, is the subject of Chesser’s book, “Remembering Mattie: A Legacy […]

Events Calendar June 22

Sunday Heritage Days Church in the Park — 11 a.m. City Park Gospel Grass — 12:30 p.m. City Park Thursday Andy and Don — 7-10 p.m. at the Do Drop In July 1 Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners room Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., Portales City Hall July 3 Smokin’ […]

Community Calendar Week of June 22

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. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m.-noon, […]

What’s in your wallet? New driver’s license debuts

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis and Portales Motor Vehicle Division offices are now issuing new licenses equipped with 12 security features. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division released the new driver’s licenses to protect the public from identity theft. The new license procedure now starts with a temporary license first. Since the […]

Pioneer picked

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer According to Webster’s Dictionary, a pioneer is ‘one of the first to settle in a territory’, and for several years, the city of Portales has honored its pioneers during Heritage Days. Friday night, four individuals and one couple were honored as pioneers of Portales, but 86-year-old Eunice Schumpert was […]

Portales man sentenced for copper wire theft

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man was sentenced Friday to more than five years for stealing copper wire, according to the district attorney’s office. Pedro “Pete” Galvan, 52, will be required to pay restitution to the victim and serve one year supervised probation when he is released, a press release said. According to the release, […]

Pot plants found at Clovis home

Freedom New Mexico A search for a man wanted on drug charges resulted in an arrest and the discovery of more than 100 marijuana plants growing in the backyard of home in Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said investigators had received a tip that Jarrod Martin, 25, was staying at the home. They found […]

Newman Project equips homes with safety measures

Freedom New Mexico The Newman Project, which promotes safety for local seniors, helped to equip 20 homes in Curry and Roosevelt County this week. The Newman Project was formed by District Attorney Matt Chandler to ensure the safety of the seniors in the community. The project was named in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, […]

Creative Living June 22

Information on cooking with pecans and working with wood moldings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Ann Cox, food specialist with the Western Pecan Growers Assn. in College Station, Texas, will talk about ways to incorporate pecans that would be delicious to prepare for breakfast. […]

Golden Library hosting exhibit of Southwestern art

PNT Staff Report The Walker/Whitethorne families have an art show on exhibit this summer in the Runnel’s Art Gallery and the foyer at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. Melveta Walker, director of the library, has some of her own arts and crafts in the exhibit, plus those of her grandchildren and adopted Navajo family, […]

ENMU-Roswell Honor Roll

The following Portales-area students were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2008 semester:Brittney L. Burns, Vincent M. Gonzales, Eric R. Perry To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.25 or higher grade point average while carrying at least 12 semester hours.

Honors: Samantha Foshee

Samantha Foshee of Portales was named to the honor roll for the spring 2008 semester at Oklahoma Christian University. The honor roll includes students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Foshee is a sophomore physical education major.