School board budget will decrease next year

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales Municipal Schools has a tentative budget of $22.2 million for next fiscal year, down $821,191 from this year. Board of Education members approved the tentative budget at their meeting Monday in the schools’ administration building. The district must submit a final budget by June 20. For the upcoming […]

Grant application on council agenda

PNT Staff Report At today’s Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. in City Hall, councilors are to vote on a resolution authorizing the city to work with Eastern New Mexico University on a grant application for the Blackwater Draw site. The agenda also includes a report from the Finance/Administration Committee and the proposed appointment […]

Two more swine flu cases confirmed in N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico health officials confirmed two more cases of swine flu on Monday, bringing the total to three, as more than a dozen schools in a handful of communities closed this week due to concerns over the illness. Sixteen schools — Carlsbad High School, Deming Intermediate School, all public schools […]

It’s their job: Teresa Tapia

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Name: Teresa Tapia is a receptionist for Big Valley Auto. She was born and raised in Portales, is married and has two daughters. How long have you had this job? In September I will have been here for two years. What exactly does your job entail? I answer the telephones, direct calls and take messages. […]

Hounds eliminated from LSC tournament

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s stay in the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament was a short one. The Greyhounds, 10-4 losers to second-seeded Angelo State in Saturday’s opening round, dropped a 10-6 decision to top-seeded Cameron in a losers bracket game on Sunday morning. The Aggies (42-14) pounded out 20 […]

Lubbock wet-dry election set for Saturday

LUBBOCK (AP) — When prohibition was lifted way back in 1933, Texas was a little slow to catch on. It wasn’t until two years later when the state finally repealed its own alcohol ban, and even then Texas allowed local governments to remain booze-free. While many areas to this day remain dry, on Saturday the […]

Health officials urge caution, not panic, in face of flu

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico health officials urged eastern New Mexico residents to stress sanitation and hygiene, and stay home if they get sick, but don’t panic in the face of the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. Gov. Bill Richardson, flanked by top state health officials, addressed the region on […]

Local United Way names new board members

United Way of Eastern New Mexico has announced five new

NMAA suspends athletic events

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Angelo State deals Hounds 10-4 loss

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Senior right-hander Kenny Elkind threw a complete game and Angelo State broke away late for a 10-4 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the opening round of the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament. The Greyhounds (28-27), seeded fifth in the six-team tournament, take on top-seeded Cameron […]