Enagements: May 27

Cuevas-Flores Stepfather Tranquilino Martinez of Del Rio, Texas, announces the engagement of his stepdaughter, Consuelo H. Cuevas of Portales, to Rene R. Flores of Portales, son of Virginia Romero of Pecos, Texas. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. June 15, 2012 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales, with the reception to follow at […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]

County war memorial our tribute

Some gave everything for their country and their families. Are the rest of us worthy of their sacrifice? I've been humbled to serve on the Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee, which realized a goal this weekend with the dedication of the Roosevelt County War Memorial on the square in downtown Portales. There are a few […]

My turn: Parties no longer matter

As we recently sat on the balcony of his rented condo overlooking Lake Conroe near Houston, my brother and lifelong Republican Bud Sloan surprised me by saying that he was now an Indepen-dent. I asked why. "Social issues mostly," he said. "Also an erosion of some of our basic freedoms under the Bush administration. I […]

Police blotter: May 27

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Thursday 11:18 a.m., Caller reported a puppy playing in the road, South Avenue I. 11:25 a.m., Caller reported a male subject hitting a female, 1000 block West First Street. 11:35 a.m., Caller states there are two people fighting in a parking lot, 500 block West 18th Street. […]

Their view: Take time to remember our military’s sacrifices

Susan McConnell, an author, counselor and speaker, wrote this about remembering those who died for our freedom on Memorial Day. On May 10, 1970, Army specialist Leslie H. Sabo Jr. and about 50 Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were ambushed by more than 100 Vietnamese fighters in what became known as the Se […]

Column: Ghost town N.M.’s newest treasure

Would it be crass of me to observe a presidential candidate ranted for months about how he would lead the nation out of debt and then closed his campaign with a $4.8 million debt? (Really!) We won't have Cutesie Newtsie to kick around anymore. So toxic is the national political scene it makes us grateful […]

Editorial: Travel vouchers more dangerous than Perry’s gun?

G ov. Rick Perry's habit of carrying a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun while jogging would be useful information to anyone contemplating doing him harm. Perry hasn't been shy about letting the world know this important detail. The spending of tax money on his travel security detail has been judged an entirely different matter — by Perry, […]

County clerk discusses election duties

Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins said many voters think election night in November is their busiest day. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Deputy clerk DeAun Griffin helps a resident with early voting. She has been working in the county clerk's office for four years. Although Collins agrees, she said most voters don't realize the preparation her […]