Legislative tidbits: Measure would prohibit texting while driving

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 27

Legislative tidbits — Jan. 19

Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29

Troops won’t help troubled Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and four straight days of intensive discussions with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry provided the pressure. The result was to convince the current and probably future President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, to agree to a runoff election Nov. […]

I’ve discovered a gem in TV land

By Thomas Garcia: Guest columnist With everything on TV these days — from reality TV to game shows, special interests, food programs and sports and news — it’s hard not to find something to watch. While I enjoy episodes of “NCIS” and “24” and “Man vs. Food” along with “Adult Swim” programs, I often find […]

RGH clinics moving closer to rural status

PNT staff The Roosevelt General Hospital Board learned Tuesday the Portales clinic is 90 days away from being able to bill as a designated rural health clinic, once Medicare and Medicaid send a billing code. The new billing number will allow the clinic to bill under the rural health clinic designation so in time they […]

Ticket feature: Dawg Days back at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Dawg Days’ schedule is packed with information and entertainment. Dawg Days is a new student orientation held at ENMU each fall to help familiarize incoming freshman with their new school. The event runs Sunday through Tuesday. Shandra Smith, co-director of Dawg Days, said the event is a mix […]

Mule Days offers parade, rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Mule Days, set for Saturday, includes a pancake breakfast, parade, mule rodeo and more this year. The pancake breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 319 S. Main St. At 10 a.m., the parade with the theme “Mules Makin’ History” starts at the south end of […]

Border residents gather for annual celebration

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is a permanent fixture on his calendar. The end of July celebration features a parade from Texico to Farwell, barbecue, music, games and vendors. But for Christian, Border Town Days is a time for friends. “It’s just a chance to get […]

Organizer: Border Town Days ‘hometown thing’

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Freedom New Mexico The annual Border Town Days isn’t a huge event, organizers say. It’s more like a family barbecue — with two really big families. The communities of Texico and Farwell, which share the Texas-New Mexico border, will celebrate the last weekend of July as they have for the last 43 years — with […]

Missing my swamp…not really

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

Heritage Days Parade marches through Portales

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Other than yet one more case of bad timing for the Portales High class of 1969, Saturday’s Heritage Days Parade went off without a hitch. The Portales High School Band marched with alumni and current members up Avenue O, U.S. 70, Second Street and down Abilene Street to City […]

Heritage Days Schedule

Freedom New Mexico Heritage Days Schedule Friday: • 6:30 p.m. Christian Country Jamboree, City Park • 7 p.m. Mixed League Softball Tournament (preregistration required), City of Portales Softball Complex Saturday: • 8 a.m. MainStreet Fun Run, Yam Theater at 219 S. Main St. • 9 a.m. Antique, Collectable and Classic Car Show, City Park • […]

Private colleges balk at new G.I. Bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Days before a June 15 deadline, 521 private colleges had signed modest-to-grand “Yellow Ribbon” agreements under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, making these higher-priced schools more affordable to at least some Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans who qualify for admission. But more than half of private colleges nationwide apparently […]

Heritage Days schedule of events

Heritage Days Schedule Tuesday: • 6 p.m. Portales Flag raising, City Hall. • 6-9 p.m. Centennial Street Fair, Main Street between Second and Fourth Streets. Wednesday: • 10:30 a.m. Hispanic-themed Storytime, Portales Public Library. Thursday: • 5:30 p.m. Buffalo Soldiers, Portales Public Library. Friday: • 5 p.m. Branding Iron Party, Portales Public Library. • 6:30 […]

Annual Heritage Days celebration adding new event

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The 25th annual Heritage Days is on the horizon with a new softball tournament joining its traditional events. Heritage Days is scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday with a parade, barrel racing, a fun run, geocaching, music and more at City Park and around Roosevelt County. In […]

Band alumni planning reunion at Heritage Days

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales High School band alumni and directors from as far back as 1945 are planning to gather during Heritage Days to march in the parade and enjoy each others’ company. Band director Cindy Stone, a 1987 alumnus, said more than 70 people have committed, some from as far away […]

City seeking volunteers for cleanup duty

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The City of Portales is looking for a few good men and women to help clean up for the centennial celebration, Heritage Days and beyond. Saturday, the city is leading a volunteer clean up at City Park and, if time permits, Rotary and Lindsey parks. And in a separate […]

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading […]

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading earlier this […]