Press release: City of Portales launches flag design contest

The City of Portales is working on a variety of activities to celebrate its incorporation centennial this year. One of the planned activities is to host a City Flag Design Contest with the goal of creating and flying the first Portales City Flag during June 2009. Preserving the culture and heritage of the City of [...]

Business feature: Store owner creates environment for expression

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Nicole Thompson said she opened her specialty imports store “Purple Myst” in Portales to provide residents with a slice of culture and the unique. Been there myself: Thompson said she always had to drive out of town to buy imported items.“My idea was that I was tired of having [...]

July 20, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: There Was a Woman : La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture by Domino Renee Perez. “How is it that there are so many lloronas?” A haunting figure of Mexican oral and literary traditions, La Llorona permeates the consciousness of her folk community. From a [...]

It’s all hypothetical; make a choice

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In his pop-culture book, “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs,” Chuck Klosterman has a series of hypothetical questions that makes you consider your world (i.e. If cats could read, would they find Garfield to be an insulting caricature?), and perhaps yourself. I’ve been dabbling in hypotheticals myself, and here are [...]

Cultural mecca: Why not?

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales MainStreet officials say an arts and culture district in downtown Portales could provide a key ingredient for revitalization — downtown activity in the evening. In 2007 the New Mexico Legislature adopted municipal-enabling legislation that allows for the creation of arts and cultural districts recognized by the state. The [...]

Students celebrate with fund-raising on minds

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It was a little late to celebrate the Chinese New Year but the Chinese culture, along with a mixture of other cultures, was on display Sunday at the Memorial Building. Jane Liu, a nine-year member of the Eastern New Mexico University staff, came up with the idea of a [...]

Black History Month promotes cultural awareness

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Bringing cultural awareness to the community has been the focus of Eastern New Mexico University African-American Affairs in celebration of Black History Month. “We do this to promote cultural diversity and cultural awareness,” said Ashley Porter, director of African-American Affairs at ENMU. Black History Month provides the opportunity to [...]

Intolerance knows no boundaries

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor NBA basketball star Tim Hardaway’s anti-gay comments prior to the All-Star game point up bigotry is alive and well in our country and shows up in all colors, backgrounds and economic situations. Hardaway is a black man in a country where black males have historically been the target of [...]

Tour debuts in Clovis

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By Ashley Lee: PNT staff writer Growing up at Taos Pueblo, Robert Mirabal says he celebrated the holidays in all his culture’s indigenous ways as well as a good Santa-fearing Christian. He’ll share some of those traditions with a Clovis Community College concert series crowd at 4 p.m. Nov. 26 as his album “Pueblo Christmas” [...]

Bosses must earn respect of employees

By Helena Rodriguez : Freedom Newspapers It’s time to say hail to our chiefs! Long live our fearless leaders! Our head honchos! Our top dogs! Our sometimes ruthless dictators! Our jefe de los jefes or boss of all bosses. Monday is National Boss Day, an ancient ritual that dates back to the caveman days. During [...]