Event calendar — Nov. 1

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting — 9:30 a.m., ENMU. Information: 562-2253. Ask-a-Lawyer — 2-4 p.m., Yam Theatre. Attorneys and civil legal service providers will be available to answer all your civil legal questions and provide free general consultations. Information: 356-4434. Step aerobics […]

Police blotter — Nov. 1

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 9:22 a.m.: Harassment, 400 block of South Avenue C. • 11:51 a.m.: Domestic dispute, 1700 block of North Avenue K. • 11:54 a.m.: Animal complaint, 800 block of East Amazon. • Noon: Motor vehicle accident, no injuries, South Avenue O and Second Street. • […]

Literacy gets focus


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The Eastern Plains Community Action Agency Head Start has proclaimed November as their Literacy Awareness Month in an effort to focus on literacy for Head Start students and prepare them for kindergarten. “This is a statewide literacy awareness event,” said Susan Zamora, Head Start director for EPCAA. […]

Costumed kids get safe sweets


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Olivia Low did not want to be a princess or anything that girls would stereotypically be. She wanted to take one small step for candy but a giant step for girl power with her astronaut costume. “I wanted to be an astronaut because everyone else is something girlie,” […]

My Turn: Miss Jan’s manners best Halloween tradition

Betty Williamson

My friends Jan and Rick Hauptmann lived in a beautiful home on East 17th Street in Portales, a broad road that bisects one of the most popular trick-or-treating neighborhoods in town. Jan, known as “Miss Jan” to my young daughter and hundreds of area youngsters, was the queen of Halloween. Early each Halloween evening, Miss […]

Events calendar — Oct. 31

Today Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Movie and Popcorn — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. “Monsters University” will be screened. The movie is rated G. Information: 356-3940. Haunted House — 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Admission is $5. All proceeds benefit the center’s After-School Program. Information: 356-8598. Friday Aerobics […]

Police blotter — Oct. 31

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday • 10:17 a.m.: Fraud, 1000 block of West First Street. • 10:25 a.m.: Harassment, 400 block of West Fir. • 10:37 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of Wiley Cox Circle. • 10:38 a.m.: Requested deputy, 200 block of South Roosevelt Road T. • 10:47 a.m.: Animal complaint, […]

ENMU Library holds film history

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library’s Special Collections Librarian Gene Bundy said Star Wars Creator George Lucas provided his hand-written shooting script for the “Empire Strikes Back,” to accompany the original script written by Leigh Brackett.

CMI staff A few dedicated sci-fi fans are in on the secret about Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library’s gem in the Special Collections section. Upon request, there are original movie scripts and screenplays available for public viewing from Leigh Brackett, an author and screenwriter who was good friends with ENMU legend and science fiction […]

Tatum downs Floyd in four

CMI staff FLOYD — The Tatum Lady Coyotes took a District 8-1A volleyball victory on Tuesday night, beating the Lady Broncos in four sets. Scores of the match were not available. Tatum improved to 13-5 (5-0 district) with the win while dropping Floyd to 5-12 (1-4). The Lady Coyotes took the junioir varsity match in […]

My Turn: Adulthood is Terrible

I became homesick this weekend when speaking with a friend who I had mentioned in a September My Turn. The consensus of the whole conversation is that adulthood is terrible and we’d much rather go back to being children. It was unfortunate that tragedy was the reason we were speaking again. She had sent me […]