Bail bondsman indicted for battery

Freedom Newspapers Clovis bail bondsman Hank Bayless was indicted Friday by a Curry County grand jury for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Bayless, 63, is accused of shooting Javier Sanchez, 33, and […]

Charges still pending in bondsman shooting

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers A search warrant was carried out Friday at the residence where two people were shot earlier this week as a Clovis bail bondsman was revoking a bond. Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said officers found a small amount of marijuana at 305 Gayland Drive, Apartment 3. He said he did not […]

Torres still at large in connection with homicide

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer No new arrests have been made or charges filed in connection with Thursday morning’s fatal shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez of Clovis. Noe Torres, 26, one of two men charged with murder in connection with Perez’ death, was still at large late Saturday, according to police. Torres and Edward Salas, […]

ACLU helps in case of street preacher

Kevin Wilson: PNT managing editor The American Civil Liberties Union has given assistance to a Portales man who says he was arrested for practicing religion in the city. Shawn Miller, 33, was released from the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Wednesday after more than three months in custody. He posted a $3,000 appearance bond. In […]

Baca trial dates postponed

Freedom Newspapers A murder suspect’s trial date has been postponed. Clifford Baca, 20, had been scheduled to go to trial on May 26. He’s accused of first-degree murder in the 2004 slaying of Amber Robinson. On Monday, attorneys asked for a postponement. Prosecutor Donna Mowrer cited “ongoing negotiations,” as the reason for the postponement. Baca […]

Second man arraigned for murder charge

By Tony Parra A second Portales man was arraigned on first-degree murder charges on Monday in connection with the death of a Portales woman who was found buried in a back yard. Clifford Baca, 20, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19, in the north part of Portales. Baca faces one count […]

Regents pleased with year so far

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble reported a good fall semester for the university with enrollment up, the passing of General Obligation Bond and the success in athletics. “It has really been a great year,” ENMU Board of Regents President Marshall Stinnett said during Friday’s board meeting. “We were able to […]

City manager stresses need for housing

By Tony Parra City manager Debi Lee stressed the importance of creating more housing developments in Portales to meet the demands of the housing needs in Tuesday’s city meeting. Lee gave those in attendance of the city meeting a presentation to illustrate the importance of developing for a growing population with projections from the comprehensive […]

Colleges insist bond money helps community, too

By Kevin Wilson New Mexico voters approved more than $94 million in bonds on Tuesday to help the state’s colleges and universities upgrade infrastructure. But proponents say the voters’ decision will benefit more than just higher education. “When you think of bonds, you tend to think of how it helps the university and that’s not […]

Nov. 7 Portales Junior High News

Serious volleyball Students teamed up against the teachers for an interesting volleyball tournament Wednesday morning. A pair of student teams played with the winner of that playing a teacher team. The official score indicated that the students won seven of the eight games against teachers. More than one teacher blamed the referee for the scores. […]