James teacher wins newspaper award

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer James Elementary third grade teacher Maria Villanueva has been chosen as the Portales News-Tribune Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “I just couldn’t believe that I was chosen. We have a lot of great teachers out there and it was a great honor to be chosen,” said Villanueva. […]

ENMU softball player honored by ESPN magazine

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University senior right fielder Kelsey Kubik has been chosen to the second-team All-District VI squad by ESPN The Magazine for her efforts in softball and in the classroom. Kubik, a health and physical education major from Tucson, Ariz., batted .325 with three home runs and 31 RBIs in 2007 and […]

May 11, 1960

• Gov. John Burroughs received 2,399 votes in Roosevelt County during the Democratic Primary election, while his opponents Joe Bursey received 1,476 and Tom Holland received 146 votes. • Miss June Hahn was chosen as Girl of the Month by the North Portales 4-H Club. • The Thursday Drive-in special at Mac’s was a ham […]

Picazo chosen as top newcomer

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Tori Picazo has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in softball as a designated player in selections announced this week by the conference. Picazo was also chosen the division’s newcomer of the year. Picazo, a transfer from West Texas College […]

Residents feel Ratzinger the right choice

By Kevin Wilson Some in Portales were surprised to see Germany’s Joseph Ratzinger chosen as the new pope, some weren’t. But many in Portales believe that the new pontiff, now known as Pope Benedict XVI, was the right choice. Upon being named, Ratzinger called himself “a simple, humble” worker. It was that statement that put […]

Area players chosen for NMHSCA games

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Four Portales High seniors and one from Dora have been chosen to play for South squads in New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star basketball games this summer. Chris Carter, Bo Gabriel and Chris Kirchner were chosen to represent PHS in the fifth annual Class 3A boys all-star game, scheduled for […]