Escaped prisoner caught in Amarillo

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A suspected killer who escaped from the Curry County jail six weeks ago was recaptured Saturday morning in Amarillo. Larry McClendon Jr. was taken into custody after a brief chase around 9 a.m., near an apartment complex on West 57th Street, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. McClendon is […]

Amarillo man dies in Clovis crash

A 26-year-old Amarillo man died Monday morning following a three-vehicle crash on East Mabry Drive in Clovis. Donnie Burris died during helicopter transport to a Lubbock hospital for trauma care, according to a press release from Clovis police. The crash occurred just before 7 a.m., the release said. A 2005 GMC Panhandle Fire Protection pickup […]

Xcel: Controlled outages possible

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy officials said Tuesday controlled power outages in the Texas-New Mexico region are a possibility if generators at two area coal burning plants remain off-line. In the meantime, customers are being asked to continue to reduce electricity demand in light of the unplanned repairs and expected high demand due to heat. […]

Xcel Energy upgrades Energy Alert; asks for further reductions in demand

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Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use Monday afternoon

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation and transmission capacity on Monday afternoon. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

Locally written play takes ENMU stage Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Refreshed and invigorated, the play Mia, Emma and Rose will once again take the stage at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, after a gala invitation-only event on Friday. The play, written by Janeice Scarbrough, was first performed at ENMU in April. Since […]

Day Trip: Live museum only short drive away

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer The Amarillo Botanical Gardens provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the sights and smells of a variety of plants and foliage. “A botanical garden is a museum with a living collection,” said Jackie Wilson, executive director of the gardens. Featuring a 6,000-foot tropical conservatory that houses a rain […]

Daytrip: Waterparks a source of summer fun

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Waterparks are a keen and cool way to spend a day’s vacation in the sizzling summer. There are three waterparks reachable for a day trip from Portales and Clovis: White’s City Resort in Carlsbad, Splash Amarillo and Texas Water Rampage in Lubbock. Splash Amarillo The shaded park includes many water slides, a lazy river, wave […]

Obituaries March 25, 2006

Charles N. Brannon Services: 2 p.m. (CST) March 31 at the Church of Christ, Claude, Texas. Charles N. Brannon, 85, of Claude, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Amarillo. He was born Sept. 18, 1920, to Charlie and Leona Brannon. He attended High School in Pyron, Texas. He married Maxine Lee […]

Zias add five to soccer roster

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle announced the signing of five incoming freshmen to national letters of intent for the 2006-07 school year. They include Ashley Arguello, a 5-foot-6 forward from Castle Rock, Colo. (Ponderosa H.S.); Alexandra Atherton, a 5-6 defender from Odessa, Texas (Permian H.S.); Alexandra Barilla, a 5-8 […]

Former Hound Wickware joings Amarillo Dusters

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Staff Reports Former Greyhound Brandon Wickware will be joining the Amarillo Dusters in March for training camp. “Wickware put up great pass rushing numbers, but did it mostly as an interior defensive linemen. That says a lot about his motor and aggressiveness,” Dusters General Manager Warren McCarty said. The 6-foot-3, 290 pound Wickware is a […]

Day Trips: Ballet offers ‘Romantic Evening’

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez For couples in search of a romantic evening, why not drive to the Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo on Nov. 5 and see the San Diego Ballet perform its version of “A Romantic Evening.” The performance is a night of contemporary dance set to the sounds of Arthur Murray, Nat King […]

Life Story: Green embraced little things in life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Brandon Green Born: Jan. 11, 1974 Died: Oct. 2, 2005 Preceded in death by: his father and his grandfathers, Oran Green and Weldon DeBault. Survived by: his mother, Roxie Kirkland of Amarillo; his grandmothers, Pearl Green of Portales and Margaret DeBault of Amarillo; half-sister; Delina Kirkland of Amarillo and half-brother […]

Friday’s prep capsules

Freedom Newspapers Muleshoe 42, River Road 7 Records: River Road 1-4, Muleshoe 6-0 Impact: Mulehsoe will take an unbeaten record into District 2-3A play Difference: Muleshoe scored two touchdowns in the last 50 seconds of the first half to take a 21-7 halftime lead, including a 15-yard pass from Brant Hamilton to Rudy Gonzales with […]

New restaurant scheduled to open on the square

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Shillings’ family is anxious to open the new Territorial Restaurant and family members are hoping to have it open approximately two to three weeks from Wednesday. Harold was wanting to open the restaurant earlier in the summer, but because of some plumbing and electrical issues the opening was delayed. […]

8-28 Anniversaries, Engagements, Births, Organizations

Anniversaries McMillan John and Winona McMillan of Fort Sumner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 4, 2005, at 2-4 p.m at Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Sept. 3, 1955 in Lubbock. They have two children and five […]

Portales youth to play in national tournament

By Marc Schoder Portales native Iszac Valdez has been living and breathing baseball since the age of 2 years old. This lifestyle continues this weekend for Valdez, now 12. He will be playing with the Amarillo Diamondbacks when they go to New York this weekend for the Cooperstown Tournament. “The tournament is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity […]

BRAC Briefs

Amarillo Chamber to visit Clovis Representatives of the city of Amarillo, the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and the Amarillo Economic Development Council will visit Clovis on Thursday, according to a Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce press release. The representatives will host a press conference at 4 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex, and […]

6/7 Obituaries

Robert Pacheco Jr., 51 Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Robert Joseph “Bobby” Pacheco Jr., 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 5, 1953, in Portales, to Robert Joseph and Connie Martinez Pacheco. He married Darlene Pacheco on […]

4/10 Engagements, Anniversaries, Organizations

Engagements Stevens/Baker Debbie and Phil Gillespie of Levelland, Texas, along with Roger and Donna Stevens of Sparks, Nev. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla K’mille Stevens of Portales to Joshua Price Baker, of Amarillo, Tex., son of Kerry and Ruth Baker of Amarillo, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 4, […]