Oct. 13, 1971

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Becky Burns presented a copy of “Man Without A Country” to Mrs. W.A. Stroud of the Portales Public Library to be included in their collection of books. The book was the gift of the Yucca Society of Children of the American Revolution as a memorial to Mrs. Rose White, who […]

Abandoned building burns

By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer An abandoned building on East Brazos in Portales caught fire late Tuesday night. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Wednesday afternoon the damage was so extensive investigators weren’t cleared to walk through the structure and could not determine the cause of the fire. “When the guys got out there, […]

No action taken on trash proposal

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Rules for controlled burns remain unchanged in Roosevelt County, and property owners don’t have to remove trash and tumbleweeds from their land and yards. The Roosevelt County Commission took no action during its meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse on a request for an ordinance that would require property […]

Grass fire burns 300 acres of pastureland in Melrose

Freedom New Mexico A grass fire about five miles northwest of Melrose consumed about 300 acres of pastureland Tuesday evening, according to fire officials. The fire started about 7 p.m. between Curry roads 14 and 15 about a mile and a half west of New Mexico 268, according to Melrose Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs. Firefighters […]

Portales elementary schools above average in reading

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Elementary school principals from three Portales schools teamed up at Monday’s regular board meeting to give the Portales school board an overview of how students are doing on reading achievement. The principals reported results from the statewide Reading First program that showed Portales doing well against statewide averages that […]

Imagination helps rebuild Portales Springs

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor I’ve grown up knowing that the city of Portales was named for Portales Springs. But I’ve always had trouble believing that there was a time, not too long ago, when springs bubbled to the surface on the eastern New Mexico plains. I remember old-timers saying after prolonged rains that […]

Nov. 11, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Adam C. Burns, 21, and Samantha L. Hudson, 17, both of Portales. • Kristopher M. Arce, 30, and Jennifer M. Encinias, 29, both of Springtown, Texas. • Jonathan I. Flen, 24, and Dwan B. Martinez 26, both of Portales. • Justin A. […]

Oct. 14 Engagement

Hudson/Burns Randy and Sandra Hudson of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Samantha Hudson of Portales, to Adam Burns of Portales. He is the son of John and Mary Lou Kropp of Portales and the late Brian Burns of Sudan, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Nov. 10, […]

Fire in unoccupied Clovis home extinguished

Freedom Newspapers There were no injuries from a fire that erupted in an unoccupied house on Ninth Street near Hull Street in Clovis around 1 a.m. Friday, according to Clovis Fire Department officials. Flames could be seen in the windows when firefighters arrived, Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Ike Burns said. Responders extinguished the blaze […]

Brown hosts open house

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Several students were beaming with pride Tuesday as their families took a tour of their new classrooms at Brown Early Childhood Center. The kindergarten wing of the school, which opened Jan. 9, held a community open house Tuesday with students, families, teachers and even the contractors who built the […]