Portales Past: July 16, 1941

July 16, 1941: Portales Photo Shop advertised to develop 6- and 8-print rolls for 25 cents.

Portales Past: July 13, 1960

July 13, 1960: Slaten Brothers Home and Auto Supply at 201 S. Main in Portales advertised power mowers as low as $39.95. And “Yes!” the ad claimed. “You can buy on easy terms!”

Feb. 15, 1972

In the Portales News-Tribune, Spears Grocery at 1013 W. Second St. advertised chuck roast for 63 cents a pound and

Feb. 11, 1977

In the Portales News-Tribune, Portales Hardware and Furniture at 227 S. Main Ave. advertised a Rowell 7 1/4-inch circular saw for $19.99.

Feb. 10, 1975

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Varsity Drive-In Theater advertised a showing of “Foxy Brown” on Friday and

Jan. 16, 1969

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Harris Store for Men at 105 West Second Street advertised Curlee Suits regular $59.50 on sale for $41.50.

Jan. 10, 1963

According to the Portales News-Tribune, J-Lee department store advertised genuine wrangler jeans for boy’s at $2.49 a pair.

Nov. 22, 1972

In the Portales News-Tribune, Tastee-Freez advertised a Tastee burger deluxe with golden-taste fries for 45 cents.

Nov. 16, 1967

In the Portales News-Tribune, Skinner’s Western Store advertised shark skin boots for $55.

Nov. 13, 1960

In the Portales News-Tribune, Firestone advertised a battery-powered train set for $4.99. It included a black diesel switcher locomotive, yellow flat car, special Firestone red and white boxcar and red caboose, as well as eight pieces of curved plastic track.

Feb. 23, 1975

Tastee-Freeze advertised a “Shake ‘N a Dog,”

Oct. 24, 1903

An ad in the Portales Times advertised lots for sale in the “New and Thriving Town of Portales … the new County Seat of Roosevelt County, New Mexico.”

Sept. 7, 1954

Mac’s Drive In advertised their Mexican plate which included an enchilada, tamale with chile, ‘toastada’, and taquita, all for 49 cents.

July 20, 1975

Portales Airport advertised a introductory flying lesson for $5.

July 18, 1975

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 600 E. Second, advertised free Pepsi with any bucket or barrel of chicken.

Dec. 18, 1947

• Bicycles were advertised for $42.50 and up at Kelt and Van Schoyck’s Gamble and Western Store. • A 14 ounce bottle of catsup was advertised in a grand opening at for Furr Food Store two for 29 cents. • Causey’s Tomcats defeated Three-Way 34-26 in basketball and was ready to host Rosedale.

November 30, 1989

• Permission was granted to U.S. West contractor Mike Hawkins during a Roosevelt County Commission meeting to lay fiber optic cable along a three-quarter mile stretch of a county road southeast of US 70 and Tinsley Crossing. The cable is part of a 124-mile project to provide fiber optic service between Clovis and Roswell. • Poyners […]

November 2, 1993

• The Dora Lady Coyotes won the District 6A volleyball title over the Texico Wolverines. • Dairy Queen advertised a four piece steak dinner basket for $1.99 and a four piece chicken fillet dinner for $2.99. • Teague-Strebeck advertised 31 1993 Ford Tempos for $179 down and $179 per month.

September 26, 1989

• Both the Eastern New Mexico Women’s and men’s rodeo teams took third place honors during the annual intercollegiate rodeo held at the Lewis Cooper Arena. • Miss New Mexico Angela De Los Santos returned home to Portales from Atlantic City were she had spent the past two weeks participating in the Miss America pageant. […]

August 31, 1976

• The Governer’s Office announced that Portales had been granted $16,000 by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation funds to improve city parks, with an additional $6,000 of state funds for the improvements. • Shari Killeen, of Las Cruces, was hired by the Portales Police Department to work as a patrolman. A certified police officer, Killeen was […]