Feb. 9, 1978

Boy Scout Troop 125 is observing Boy Scout Week Feb. 7 through the 14th, and one of their activites has been preparing a window display on First Aid. They have extended their thanks to the Portales Abstract Company for the use of their window and to J. C. Penny Company for the loan of a […]

Books seized from public library

PNT Staff Report Police used a warrant at the Portales Public Library to seize magic and witchcraft books that had been checked out by a woman who is charged in the Jan. 4 death of her 6-year-old son. Teresa Gilman, 24, told police “the devil was in my son,” according to arrest affidavits. Gilman’s 8-year-old […]

Portales mother’s hearing postponed

PNT Staff A 24-year-old Portales woman charged last week with killing her son will undergo a competency evaluation before going in front of a grand jury, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Teresa K. Gilman was scheduled to appear before a Roosevelt County grand jury Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder or the […]

Independence was dad’s greatest legacy

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Who’s your daddy anyway? Growing up in Portales, it’s a question I’ve gotten used to answering frequently. Around here it’s not meant as a question to categorize you into your place like it is in the Deep South, but it’s close. Growing up in my father’s shadow could be […]

Portales woman was closely linked with 70’s famous ‘boy in the bubble’

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By William P. Thompson Born on Avenue H in Portales, Dr. Mary Ann South’s life journey has taken her from Portales into the frontiers of medical research and back again. A pivotal event in her life was the birth of David Vetter in 1971. Vetter, now remembered worldwide as “the boy in the bubble,” survived […]

Empty Stocking Dec. 22

Today’s Focus: “Ms. M” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” receives disability and cane barely afford basic necessities. This year she is not able to purchase extras for the children. Her holiday hopes: To find a way to give her children gifts for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boy’s pant sizes 7 and 16 […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. T

Today’s Focus: “Ms. T” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” has custody of her three grandchildren. This family has no income and is trying to get low income housing. This is a difficult time of year for them. Her holiday hopes: To be able to give her grandchildren a good holiday. Clothing […]

Local man sentenced to 18 years for child abuse

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced a Portales man to 18 years in the department of corrections for first-degree child abuse. Robert Neely, 24, was ordered to serve 18 years in the department of corrections on Monday afternoon. Neely is currently being held at the Roosevelt County Detention […]

Scouts celebrate anniversary

By Kevin Wilson More than 500 boys and girls in Curry and Roosevelt County celebrated a birthday on Tuesday, and the celebration is set to continue the rest of the month. Tuesday marked the 75th anniversary of Cub Scouts, one of three scouting organizations of the El Llano Grande district, which incorporates the counties of […]

Rodeo family remembers deceased youth

By Mike Linn On a ranch northwest of Kenna, where the wind meets his thoughts, Jeff Bilberry finds solace. There, the vice president of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association often thinks about life, God and his 3-year-old son Trey, who died in a 2003 horse-riding accident near Kenna. He remembers family dinners when Trey […]