Measure bumps up county term limits

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican The Senate on Saturday passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow county officials in the state — commissioners, sheriffs, clerks, treasurers and assessors — to run for three consecutive four-year terms instead of the two terms under current law. The resolution passed with a 27-14 vote. It had [...]

Gift making featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on gift making, healing a damaged metabolism and cooking with turkey will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or any other time you need a gift, one that is handmade is always the best. Connie [...]

Legislative tidbits: Branded man

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 4 days

In tribute

Editor’s Note: The following are people with Portales or eastern New Mexico connections who died in 2009, according to obituaries submitted to the Portales News-Tribune. A • Ahlstorm, Cecile, 76, of Portales, July 19 • Akers, Ruth, 83, of Hettinger, N.D. and formerly of Roswell, Nov. 8 • Alford, Peggy, 57, of Mannford, Okla., Dec. [...]

Plenty of myths behind presidents

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist I don’t guess I’ve ever had a day off work for Presidents Day, though as I remember we did get George Washington’s Birthday off when I was in school. Back in the dark ages, when I first started school, we didn’t have federal holidays on Mondays and we just observed [...]

Opposition needs to flex their power

Freedom New Mexico The regime in Tehran celebrated the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution last week with large-scale demonstrations in support of the theocratic state. Ordinarily such demonstrations, featuring people given the day off work, bused to demonstration sites and sometimes paid, simply celebrate the regime. Since the disputed (almost certainly rigged) election [...]

Government needs Sunshine Portal

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Information is power, and right now the public has none. Legislators and the public are rightfully outraged at Gov. Bill Richardson’s ongoing refusal to release information about his exempt state employees, including 59 positions that were supposedly cut last month. What little information has emerged isn’t good — employees who [...]

Portales schools honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. The following students made the Portales High School honor roll: Grade 12 A Honor Roll Monica Adams, LeAnne Blaeser, Connor Chacon, Craig Matthews, Noe De La Torre, Brett Faust, Marla Griego, Ashley Hernandez, Jodie Hibbard, Lindsay Keller, Edward Martinez, Ryan Mitchell, [...]

ENMU dean’s list

The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, for the fall 2009 semester.

No. 6 Mustangs thump Hounds

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior guards Craig Green and Jason Ebie scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, and sixth-ranked Midwestern State dominated from the outset Saturday night in a 76-57 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs, coming off a 10-point upset loss on Wednesday [...]