Ex-National Guardsman sentenced in child sex case

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has sentenced a former national guardsman to 10 years in prison for child sexual exploitation. U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Tuesday that 44-year-old Jeffrey Neal Jackson was sentenced following his guilty plea in April to a two-count indictment charging him with coercion and enticement of a minor. Authorities say […]

Dora School news

Progress reports: Students will receive progress reports to take home to parents on Wednesday. Progress reports are issued after the third and sixth week of instruction to keep parents informed of academic progress in their students' classes. Report cards are issued after nine weeks of instruction. Our first nine-week report cards will go out on […]

Events Calendar – Sept. 4

Today Fulfilling the Void begins — 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday; and noon-midnight, Sunday. Featured artist is Ryder Richards. Runs through Sept. 28. Reception from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. Information: 562-2778. Teen writer's group — 5 p.m., Portales Public Library. Ages 13 to 18. Led by ENMU English […]

Meetings watch – Sept. 4

The following agenda items will be addressed at the Portales City Council meeting at 7 tonight: Proclamations for: Good Neighbor Day in Portales and Constitution Week. An update on the U.S. 70 construction project. Report of the Portales Area Transit program. A resolution amending and superseding Portales Utility Administrative policies. A resolution authorizing the mayor's […]

My turn – Celebrate local pioneers this labor day

It's such a pleasure to look back through the newspaper clippings my great-grandmother preserved. I have an old article written about that house on the "Floyd to Melrose" highway. Long gone now, it was in the crumbling stages when I was growing up, and the fraternities from Eastern would go paint their symbols on the […]

Locals celebrate holiday

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Friends of Jyulissa Pina rehearse a dance for her quincenera (15th birthday celebration) Monday at City Park. Eastern New Mexico University senior Bobby Hockaday laughed, along with his friends, as a Frisbee hit him right in the forehead. "Right in the face," Hockaday said, laughing and rubbing his face. It was […]

Hounds shut out Adams State 2-0

ALAMOSA, Colo. — Senior forward Diego Santos broke the scoring ice midway through the first half and the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer team went on to beat Adams State 2-0 on Sunday. Junior midfielder Julian Roberts added an insurance goal in the second half for the Greyhounds (2-0), who were coming off a […]

Fishing report - Aug. 30

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Coyotes open with easy win

At Santa Fe, the Dora Coyotes opened their football season with a 61-6 rout of El Paso Immanuel Christian as part of a 6-man showcase hosted by New Mexico School for the Deaf. No other details were available at press time. The Coyotes return to action on Sept. 15 when they host Vaughn in a […]

Floyd wins Logan tournament

The Floyd Lady Broncos defeated San Jon 25-21, 26-24, 21-25, 21-25, 15-12 in Saturday's semifinals of an eight-team tournament hosted by Logan, then knocked off the host Lady Longhorns 25-17, 25-19, 27-25 to take the championship. Dominique Gomez had 20 kills and four blocks in the win over San Jon, while Jasmine Gomez added 13 […]