Bank foreclosing mistake begs for restitution

“Hey, we said we were sorry, OK?” A month later, it still doesn’t make much sense to Ohio resident Katie Barnett. Barnett took a vacation in June, and came back to find an empty house. She found out who emptied it, and the guilty party has confessed. But no arrests have been made, and no […]

Local Brief: Man accidentally shoots leg

A 43-year-old Portales man accidentally shot himself in the leg Monday, according to Portales police. He is being treated at a Lubbock hospital. He told police he dropped his .45 caliber firearm, causing it to fire, according to police. The incident took place in a small shed on the 100 block of South Houston, police […]

Police Blotter — July 31

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Monday Caller reported: • 9:21 a.m.: Two bikes left in yard, 1400 block of South Avenue G. • 10:24 a.m.: Subject won’t leave, 300 block of North Chicago. • 11:28 a.m.: Vicious dog, 300 block of West Gum. • 12:12 p.m.: Officer requested case number, 500 block of […]

Events Calendar — July 31

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Artists in Residence Creativity Group — 7-9 p.m., Art and Anthropology Design Lab on ENMU’s campus. The group will be led by writer Don Mitchell. Information: Danielle.Holmes@enmu.edu. Thursday Belly […]

My Turn: Bird watching not what it seems

I saw its face, now I’m a believer. I used to think bird watching was like other mundane hobbies. What’s worse is I saw “The Big Year” with Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black, and it only worsened my opinions of birders because I got to see the obnoxious and competitive side of bird […]

Splendid things happening at Clovis Hilcrest Park Zoo

If you haven’t been to the Clovis Hillcrest Park Zoo lately, you are missing something great going on in our town and for our kids. For starters, it is being relandscaped and remodeled. There will be the new entrance, an educational building, picnic area, etc., and sculptures. Local artist Patsy Delk has painted lifelike metal […]

End of draft has molded premier fighting force

July marks the 40th anniversary of the end of compulsory military service for young American men. The Defense Department ended the draft in 1973, creating an all-volunteer Army along with the rest of the armed forces. How has that worked? Well, the United States has strengthened its position as the world’s pre-eminent military power. Let’s […]

Bank’s loafing detriment to the public

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“Hey, we said we were sorry, OK?” A month later, it still doesn’t make much sense to Ohio resident Katie Barnett. Barnett took a vacation in June, and came back to find an empty house. She found out who emptied it, and the guilty party has confessed. But no arrests have been made, and no […]

Man shot in leg

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PNT Staff A 43-year-old Portales man was shot in the leg Monday and taken to Lubbock by ambulance, according to Portales police. Officials did not release the injured man’s name and his current condition is unknown as the incident remains under investigation. “We got a 911 call (Monday) afternoon and the call lasted 15 seconds. […]

Brief filed to overturn rape case dismissal

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The state attorney general’s office on Friday filed a brief to overturn the dismissal of a rape case involving a former Dora middle school coach. The attorney general’s office filed its motion in support of the district attorney’s appeal of the case in which police said girls basketball […]