Homans makes stop in southeastern New Mexico

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By David Irvin Movies and cheese were the main topics of conversation Thursday when area offficials met with the state’s top economic development official. Homans was on hand at a presentation for the Yam Theater in Portales, less than an hour after speaking with Clovis and Curry County officials about how eastern New Mexico can […]

Fast-food chain leaves Portales, Clovis

By Tony Parra Portales residents will have to make an extended trip if they want it their way after Burger King restaurants in Portales and Clovis closed their doors on Wednesday. White paper signs with “Closed” written in black marker were posted on the windows and on the drive thru menu. Corporate representatives hope that […]

Portales police prepare to take prints

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Portales Police Department, in cooperation with James Elementary School, is starting a a new fingerprinting program for children in the second grade. “We decided to do the children of that age group because of our Adopt-A-Cop program,” said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The plans are to fingerprint 250 […]

Ponce chosen as new regent

By Tony Parra New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Pauline Ponce of Roswell to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents, according to a press release on Wednesday. Ponce will be replacing outgoing regent Blaine Hess of Roswell. Ponce said she received a call from Richardson on Tuesday about the appointment. Ponce said she […]

White wants to give back to community

By Bob Fabian Logan White was raised learning to love the game of baseball, but he’s had to make many changes in his path to the major leagues. He wants to make another change — one to give Portales youth a better chance to duplicate his success. “I want kids to think, ‘This guy used […]

Restaurant owner tries to serve communities

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Tom and Gail Martin, owners of the Taco Box in Portales and Clovis, have been in the restaurant business for over three decades. Gail […]

Commissioner upset over road funding changes

By Tony Parra A rash of holiday crimes has the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department deputies tracking down cases of burglary and forgery. Roosevelt County Sheriff Tom Gossett said during the Roosevelt County meeting on Tuesday that burglaries during the holiday season amounted to a loss of an excess of $32,000 in cash and property. Rick […]

Residents cite need for speed control

By Tony Parra Portales residents presented concerns during Tuesday’s city meeting over road conditions, speeding and public safety. Rick Matthews said he has seen tractor trailers traveling at a high rate of speed in residential areas. “These trucks are using residential areas as shortcuts,” Matthews said. “God-forbid if a kid is bouncing a ball on […]

Man claims drug debt played role in homicide

By Mike Linn A Clovis man charged with killing his mother told police another man actually committed the homicide in an effort to collect on a drug debt. Dwight Wagner, 49, told police that Larry “Jake” Lucero, 38, killed Wagner’s mother, 75-year-old Essie Thomas, after the woman refused to hand over $300 for payment on […]

Jan. 5 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Birthdays Last week: Casey Buzard. This week: Jill Thompson; Char Rector. Anniversaries Last week: Dinky and Mitzi Miller (22 years); Upcoming events • The Lions Club will meet Wednesday night at the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The Fire Department will also meet on Thursday […]