God gives peace to the heart

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Christmas getting closer led to tempers getting shorter. My days became a frenzy of trying to accomplish tasks in one week that normally take a month. “I just need one more thing to do. Let me out at that store for just a minute. I’ll be right back.” My husband […]

Churches make Thanksgiving dinner community event

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By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Six years ago, several members of the community and churches decided to join together to form the Portales Community Outreach. This year, the outreach will be hosting its sixth annual free community Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building. The dinner began when Veda Urioste, Elvia Garcia and Joe Parie […]

Business feature: Western Bank to offer new services, facility

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer The dirt plot with dried grass that lies between Prudential Master Properties and Ray’s Lube Center on North Chicago is not just another piece of land. It is the future home of the Portales branch of the Western Bank. The Portales branch has been open 12 years, and it’s […]

ENMU jazz ensemble, brass choir hosting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public. The jazz ensemble will be directed by Chris Beaty and the brass choir will be directed […]

Police investigate Texico death as homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A man killed Tuesday night in Texico was shot during a robbery attempt, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera was a Honduran national working for an area dairy, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Officials estimated his age as late teens or 20s. Police were […]

Portales man convicted of trafficking cocaine

PNT Staff Report Genaro Solis-Cordoba, 31, of Portales has been convicted of trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, and given the maximum sentence of nine years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections, according to Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker. Solis-Cordoba was tried, convicted and sentenced Tuesday on charges stemming from an investigation on […]

Events Calendar Nov. 27

Thursday Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial Building, corner of Seventh Street and Abilene Avenue. All are welcome. Free. Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and […]

Real cowboy doesn’t mess around

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When I say Alvin was a cowboy, I mean in the most basic sense. With a horse and a rope, a box of matches and a cinch ring, a pocket knife and a piggin’ string, he could do the job. Dick ran cows on some pretty rough country in southern […]

Payments coming from your pocket

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It was as if President George Bush became Santa Claus. An MSNBC anchor announced the president signed into law a bill that extends unemployment compensation payments to jobless Americans and said, without flinching, this is “good news.” Only mainstream nonpartisan media can carry this off. For starters, extending […]

Best gifts given aren’t bought at Black Friday

Freedom New Mexico It’s Black Friday; do you know where your Christmas shoppers are at? Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is when the holiday shopping season moves into high gear. Today has become known as Black Friday because it’s when many American retailers start to tip over from “red” deficit spending to keep their doors […]