Press Release: ENMU Oboe Recital for Monday Night Canceled

The faculty oboe recital of Eastern New Mexico University’s Tracy Carr set for 7 p.m.,

Oct. 5, 1970

The Portales News-Tribune reported that a crashing thunderstorm at about 2 a.m. the day before showered Portales with 0.18 inch of good rain, then hedge hopped around the area between Portales and Floyd with a checkerboard pattern of scattered showers. The shower was welcome, but farmers were nervous about the possibility of a wet harvest […]

Oct. 4, 1967

The Portales News-Tribune reported that performances by a professional rodeo clown and a world famous trick roper would highlight performances of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo Oct. 6-8. J.W. Stroker, famed for his “black light” trick roping exhibition, was to be featured at all three performances of the rodeo. A professional rodeo clown, Larry […]

Oct. 2, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, blocking back Harold Shackelford’s work in the past Friday’s Portales-Friona game had just earned him recognition from Portales news media members as Ram of the Week. Shackelford, who runs fullback in Portales’ modified wing T offense but in reality rarely carries the ball, was “hitting on almost every offensive play,” […]

Oct. 1, 1958

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Portales High School students David Gregory, Mary Griffith and Sarah Penick ranked in the upper half of 1 percent of all America’s high school seniors, according to results from the Merit Scholarship qualifying tests they took the previous spring. The local whiz kids had to take final tests before they […]

Commission approves hospital money

PNT Staff Reports Roosevelt County Commissioners approved supplemental funding for the Roosevelt General Hospital during a special meeting Wednesday at the county courthouse. RGH Administrator James D’Agostino said with the supplemental sole community provider program, the county sends money to the state, which handles the paperwork, and the federal government provides a match.

Sept. 30, 1952

The Portales Tribune contained an advertisement for

Sept. 29, 1955

The Portales Daily Tribune contained an advertisement for Varsity Drive-In Theater

Sept. 28, 1954

The Portales Tribune reported that

Sept. 27, 1953

The Portales Tribune reported a

Sept. 26, 1969

The Portales News-Tribune reported that

Sept. 25, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune contained an advertisement saying

Sept. 24, 1967

The Portales News Tribune reported that

Sept. 23, 1962

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the Portales High School marching band would march in the annual Parade of Bands, which was to open the Panhandle-South Plains Fair in Lubbock the following Monday. This parade featured more than 30 marching bands each year with no other type of entry allowed.

Sept. 22, 1978

The Portales News-Tribune reported that city police officers were checking out the damage as well as searching for clues as to what type of vehicle ran into the Wheeler Mortuary warehouse on First Street and Austin Avenue. Skid marks indicate the vehicle slid 256 feet before striking the corner of the building.

Sept. 21, 1973

The Portales News-Tribune reported that

Sept. 20, 1955

The Portales Daily Tribune reported that

Sept. 19, 1968

The Portales News-Tribune contained

Sept. 18, 1956

The Portales Daily Tribune reported that

Sept. 17, 1969

The Portales News Tribune reported the city council officially accepted the library building at the regular council meeting the night before and scheduled an open house to show off the new facility. Mayor James Kiker said he and his committee went over the building carefully and described it as “a good job, the best seen […]