Super Sunday often equals super problems

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By Tony Parra Football fans around Portales will be doing what millions of people will be doing on Sunday, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. However, winning and losing may not be the only concern on that day. Local law enforcement will keep a watchful eye on that [...]

Alcohol petition lacks enough signatures

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers A petition to allow Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis bars and restaurants lacked the required signatures to be placed on the ballot for the next municipal election, according to City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon. To have made it on the March 7 ballot, the petition required 733 signatures from registered Clovis voters. [...]

Local Briefs (Dec. 20)

Salvation Army needs more help Eastern New Mexico’s branch of the Salvation Army is “only halfway” to meeting the needs of area families, Capt. Tammy Ray said on Monday. The Christian-based organization has angel trees set up at local stores to give residents the opportunity to purchase gifts for a specific child. “We have 520 [...]

June 26 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Magistrate Court: • Shawna Reid, 29, pleaded no contest to aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, and is ordered to serve 2 days incarceration followed by one year supervised probation, place an ignition lock on any vehicles driven by her for [...]

5/29 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Louis Duran, 31, pleaded no contest to possession of drug paraphernalia and is ordered to serve a year, less one day, supervised probation, not to enter into a place where alcohol is served nor consume or associate with anyone who is consuming alcohol, [...]

ENMU gets Alcohol 101 Plus

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Patricia Madrid thinks tougher laws, including ignition locks for convicted drunken drivers and felony charges for those who provide alcohol to minors, will be effective in combating underage and binge drinking. But New Mexico’s attorney general thinks that’s only part of the solution. “We have to change the culture, [...]

Attorney General to speak at ENMU

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer State Attorney General Patricia Madrid is traveling around the state in an effort to combat binge and underage drinking. Madrid will speak to Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and Portales community members from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Faculty Lounge in the Campus Union Building [...]

New law would limit alcohol purchase for convicted drunken drivers

By Kevin Wilson New Mexicans convicted of drunken driving could not buy beer, wine, whiskey or other liquor for five years under a proposal by a Republican lawmaker. “I think this is something that will have a real effect on DWI in New Mexico,” Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington, said Tuesday at a news conference. The [...]

Measure passes for beer and wine licenses

By Tony Parra Portales residents decided in a special election Tuesday to allow beer and wine licenses for city restaurants. There were 374 votes cast in support of the proposal and 338 votes against. Mayor Orlando Ortega and city council members had said they were in favor of the option when it was first discussed [...]

Residents to decide on licenses today

By Tony Parra Portales voters will decide today if city restaurant owners can apply for beer and wine licenses from the state. If voters approve, restaurant owners could begin sending applications to the state’s alcohol and gaming division as early as Oct. 27. While the city already allows liquor licenses, the beer and wine license [...]