April 5, 1978

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Robert Garcia, who ran fifth behind the four elected councilmen in the recent city election, was appointed to the position vacated

April 4, 1959

Two Portales men were sentenced to prison terms by District Judge E. T. Hensley. Jon B. Mestas, who was charged with forgery, faced up to five years behind bars. Clee Mooneyham, was sentenced to three years for breaking and entering the Handy Food Store.

Portales man arrested on drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man was arrested by the Roosevelt County Sheriff Department on Thursday for drug trafficking. Victor Moreno, 30, was detained by the border patrol and later charged by the sheriff office for trafficking a controlled substance — cocaine, which is a second-degree felony, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Police found […]

Bulldogs sweep Hounds

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Freshman right-hander Aldemar Betrian pitched a five-hitter to outduel Eastern New Mexico University senior Seth Clabaugh in Southwestern Oklahoma’s 4-0 win Friday in the opener of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Bulldogs completed the sweep with a 14-11 win in the second game. The teams finish the […]

Bailey County woman attacked in home

Freedom New Mexico A 30-year-old Bailey County woman is in a Lubbock hospital recovering from multiple stab wounds after a man invaded her home and attacked her while she slept Friday morning. Bailey County Sheriff Richard Wills said Gloria Lisa Estrada was sleeping in her home just north of Enochs on Highway 214, when an […]

Fire guts Big Valley Ford

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer In the second major structure fire in Portales in a week, the roof of Big Valley Ford’s repair shop burned Friday evening. The blaze forced the evacuation of the Town and Country convenience store next door, but no one was injured and no vehicles were damaged, according to officials. […]

Suspect arrested in homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Police believe an argument after a night of drinking led a 24-year-old Roswell man to beat a 51-year-old truck driver to death and dump his body in a ditch east of Clovis. Brandon Barela was arrested Friday afternoon in Roswell and is charged with an open count of murder. […]

ENMU hosting Jack Williamson Lectureship on April 10

PORTALES — The 33rd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will welcome a galaxy of science fiction authors and editors on Friday, April 10.

‘Person of interest’ sought by police

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A 24-year-old Chaves County man is being sought by the Curry County Sheriff’s office in connection with Thursday’s homicide. Termed a “person of interest”, Brandon H. Barela is from south of Roswell and was recently employed by Double K Testing, according to a press release. Police have not said if Barela is someone they believe […]

God keeps constant watch over us

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Remember the day you enclosed your tiny baby’s hand into yours? Remember holding that toddler’s hand when he or she took the first steps? Remember the first day of school when you had to let go? Remember that teenager driving for the first time? Remember the day they left home? […]