United Way hosting block party

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is hosting a block party Saturday to raise money for a new playground at the Grand Avenue Homes community. According to a press release, money will be raised through a “Duck Drop.” Individuals can purchase a square for $20 and when all squares are sold, […]

Portales man arrested for child abuse

PNT Staff Report Portales Police arrested a man for felony aggravated battery of a household member and two counts of child abuse Monday night. At 10 p.m., Quarry Ren, 29, who lives at North Avenue I, was seen chasing a vehicle when the officer pulled him over on East Juniper Street and Boston Avenue, according […]

Four students injured in one-car crash

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Four Portales High School students were injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Lime Street. Two of the students were reported in stable condition at Lubbock hospitals Monday evening, and another was treated at Roosevelt General Hospital and released, according to officials and hospital staff members. An updated […]

Portales man charged in stabbing

Freedom New Mexico A 25-year Portales man was charged Thursday in connection with a stabbing last week in the 800 block of South Avenue B. Jose Zapata is charged with aggravated battery and parole violation, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales PD. He is being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on […]

Nov. 24, 1970

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Local Briefs Sept. 19

PNT Staff Reports Four-way stop planned The city of Portales will place a four-way stop at the intersection of 17th Street and Avenue D on Monday. The four-way stop is needed because this intersection is a detour because of construction at the intersection of 18th Street and Avenue D, according to city officials. Information: 356-6662 […]

Business owner hopes to draw new neighbors

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Local business owners are trying to attract new and existing businesses with the construction of new office and retail space in the 400 block of South Avenue C. There will be 11 units constructed for retail or office use, said project owner Max Merrick. There is no date set […]

Childhood spring memories

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer April showers bring May flowers. I remember that saying well from my childhood. And with those April showers came plenty of croaking frogs to keep us awake at night. This cloudy time of year reminds me of my unforgettable childhood days growing up in the barrio of north Portales, […]

Spaghetti dinner planned

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be having a Spaghetti Dinner from 5pm to 7:30pm. today at the Wesley Foundation South Avenue K and 14th Lane in Portales. Tickets are pre-sold and also available at the door. Price is $7 a ticket. All proceeds go to theatre students […]

2-10-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 6:54 p.m. a caller reported three teenagers in her ally on Oakwood Circle and she didn’t know if they were supposed to be there. • At 8:03 p.m. a caller stated he […]

Parade, pageant to kick off holiday season

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band, Master Works, at […]

Christmas Light Parade set for Friday

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band Master Works at […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 7 p.m., a caller reported an open door on a building located on North Main Street. • At 8:04 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious subject in a black vehicle parked in front of a store […]

Nov. 11, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 6:36 p.m., a caller reported shots fired south of his house and that his house had been struck in the Highlands area. • At 7:02 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked about 75 yards […]

Oct. 14, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 5 • At 7:48 p.m. a package store clerk on South Avenue D reported a female came into the store and reported being raped. According to a police spokesman, officers took a report but […]

Sept. 30, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Department Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 10:25 a.m., a caller reported a business had been broken onto in the 100 block of East Fourth Street. • At 10:05 p.m., a caller reported kids in a van were driving around and shooting […]

Aug. 19, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week. According to the reports: Saturday • At 3:26 p.m., a caller reported that her home had been broken into in the 1100 block of Leo Drive. • At 11:06 p.m., a caller reported that someone was knocking on her […]

May 13, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week. According to reports: Friday • At 3:44 a.m., a caller reported a truck had been broken into in the 900 block of East Canadian. Saturday • At 8:47 a.m., a caller reported his vehicle had been broken into […]

April 15, 1970

Several million gallons of water were lost after a telephone crew hit a water main that was located between South Avenue J and K on West Fir. Valley TV was selling Avocado colored nylon high-low textured carpet for $3.49 per square yard. Miss Juanita Hancock was elected to serve a second term as president of […]

Two injured in car crash

PNT Staff A Monday night accident in Portales sent two people to the hospital, according to police reports. The accident occurred about 10 p.m. at the intersection of 14th Street and South Avenue D. Portales Fire Department responded to the scene to extricate Toni Wood of Portales from the 2000 GMC pickup she was driving. […]