Portales past: June 30, 1910

June 30, 1910: Portales City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors. Violation carried a fine up to $100 and jail sentence up to 30 days.

Public record — June 8

Recent Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: June 3 Abel Munoz-Solis, age unknown, pled guilty to DWI (second offense), Driving on a suspended/revoked license, open container, no registration, no insurance and tail lamps violation. Sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 suspended leaving four days to serve; two years supervised probation; must attend […]

Program targets safe summer driving

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico State Police department is undertaking its annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer, but local officers would like to be able to reduce more than just alcohol-related incidents. “It’s not just about drunk driving,” said Lt. Eric Garcia, public information officer for the state police. “It’s […]

Motherhood full-time profession

By Glenda Price: State columnist Every job has a euphemistic title these days. Betty Lou, a wife and mother, met a “business man” at a meeting. When he asked about her occupation she replied, “I’m an early childhood educator.” “That sounds really interesting,” he said. “Do you ever get called in on weekends?” Betty Lou […]

Reality better than reality TV

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It probably started with watching the TV Land awards. A sense of nostalgia for the good old days — really not so old — just the 1980’s or ‘90s- came with the memories brought on by watching the awards. Love Boat, Night Caller, Cheers,Coach, Seinfeld and their kind were something […]

Immigration reform should not be rushed

Freedom Newspapers This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register. Sen. Lindsey Graham seems the odd man out in Congress these days. The South Carolina Republican has taken heat from both parties for trying to work with the Democratic majority on major legislation, […]

Portales Municipal Court closing early

PNT staff report The Portales Municipal Court is closing at noon Thursday for training and will not open again for normal hours until Monday. A court spokesperson said anyone scheduled to appear during the days of the closure will not be penalized for not appearing.

Legislative tidbits: New judge for Santa Fe

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 1/2

Legislative tidbits: Branded man

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 4 days

2-13 Legislative tidbits

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Friday morning briefing: Last days and checking your kids online

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day In your backyard – Mainline Bowl Last days Monday is the final day of the fundraising campaign for Eastern New Mexico United Way. That means the final day to give. At last count, they were still about 20 percent short of […]

2-10 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 8

Panel derails tougher DWI penalty measure

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Some state senators cited financial reasons as a Senate committee on Monday effectively killed a bill that would have increased DWI penalties. Currently there is no mandatory jail time for first-time DWI offenders in New Mexico. However, Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, would impose […]

Legislative tidbits: Funding for elections

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 9

Legislative tidbits: Drop-out rate

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Legislative tidbits: Finding the missing

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Legislative tidbits: Memorial service set

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Snow days always memorable

By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent Snow day — those words always sounded so good. We always used to get up early on snowy mornings and turn the radio up loud so we wouldn’t miss the proclamation that the weather was just too bad to hold school. Actually I don’t ever remember missing a school closure […]

1-28 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 21 Restaurant tax would fund promos A measure (HB 189) carried by Rep. Jim Trujillo, D-Santa Fe, would generate between $6 and $6.5 million for the state’s Department of Tourism advertising budget. The 1/4 of one percent tax would be imposed “on the gross receipts of a prepared food or alcoholic […]

Legislative tidbits: Furlough Frito pie

The Santa Fe New Mexico Days remaining in session: 23