Nov. 12, 1964

Portales News-Tribune advertisement: Dub’s Drive In – No. 1 – 1001 W. 1st St. Re-opened by Mr. and Mrs. Troy D. Young of Portales. Friday Special Shrimp 99 cents.

Nov. 11, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported a new look in license plates. The new 1972 license plate would feature three letters and three numbers with red characters on a pale yellow reflective background.

Nov. 10, 1968

Portales Women’s Club will meet as usual at 2:30 p.m. in the clubhouse, after a 15-minute prelude of piano music, according to Portales News-Tribune archives.

Fifth-ranked Lady Buffs sweep Zias

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — On paper, it was the Lone Star Conference’s biggest mismatch. CANYON, Texas — Fifth-ranked West Texas A&M made sure there was no major upset in Thursday’s Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale against Eastern New Mexico, beating the Zias 25-13, 25-14, 25-18. With the win, WT (31-3, 13-0 LSC) […]

God watches over loved ones

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Remember the day you enclosed your tiny baby’s hand in 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? My tears fell on Lance’s feet […]

Getting to know: Pastor comes from family of faithful

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Todd Terry is a pastor at Faith Triumphant Church. Background: People who know him call him Pastor Todd. He was born in Portales in the 1960s and grew up on his grandparent’s (Dave and Juanita Terry) dairy farm. He attended school in Floyd and Portales. Terry’s father, James Terry, founded Faith Triumphant Church in 1980 […]

Ag workers take steps to conserve water

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County agriculture producers are fighting dwindling water supplies and high costs with a number of water conservation methods. Dairy owners, farmers and ranchers have all taken steps. Portales farmer Rick Ledbetter uses specialized plows, water-efficient pivot sprinklers and computer technology to save water. Someday, agriculture may have to […]

Sheriff’s office makes drug bust

Freedom New Mexico Three people face drug charges from an Oct. 30 search warrant served by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies in the 600 block of South Roosevelt County Road S. Arrested were Jeffrey Gutierrez, 21, Andrea Gutierrez, 24, and Joshua Ortiz, 23. Jeffrey Gutierrez, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and […]

Deputies arrest trio, including Torres’ brother

Freedom New Mexico Curry County and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies teamed up to arrest three people in the last four days, including the brother of accused killer Noe Torres. Deputies and investigators from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office arrested Lucio “Chano” Torres, 34, Monday after the vehicle he was driving had a blowout. “Torres […]

Senior Center hosting open house

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Senior Center is hosting an open house Nov. 14 to showcase improvements and drum up community involvement. Director of the Portales Senior Center, Dawn Kryder, said it’s the center’s first open house. “We’re opening the center up to the community,” Kryder said. “We’ve added a lot of […]