Churches make Thanksgiving dinner community event

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By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Six years ago, several members of the community and churches decided to join together to form the Portales Community Outreach. This year, the outreach will be hosting its sixth annual free community Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building. The dinner began when Veda Urioste, Elvia Garcia and Joe Parie […]

‘Most Wanted’ episode delayed

Producers have decided to delay an America’s Most Wanted episode featuring this week’s escape from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the Fox network show plans to air the episode Sept. 6 instead of today as previously announced. Crews were in Clovis this week filming footage for the weekly show, […]

Editorial: Fairness Doctrine unfairly regulates freedom of speech

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently has decided there won’t be a vote this year to permanently prevent the government from imposing the so-called Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters. In fact, Pelosi favors reestablishing the doctrine, which would elevate government as the final arbiter of what’s fair in public discourse. In a nation founded on the principle […]

Guantanamo Bay detainees to finally get due process

Editorial The U.S. Supreme Court last week, in Boumediene v. Bush, decided

ENMU student continues education in summer school

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer While many 2008 graduates from Eastern New Mexico University spend their summers enjoying the free time, Colita Messer has decided to continue her education and begin graduate work. “It was not a hard choice to start my graduate work,” Messer said. “This is my sixth year of school, and […]

Editorial: Polar bear listing threatens economic development

As we feared, the government has decided that polar bears are at risk because of melting arctic ice. Radical environmentalists are elated because they insist ice is melting from global warming. What’s certain to follow is a flurry of lawsuits to stop everything from oil exploration to building projects anywhere in the country because they […]

Immigration issue becomes personal

By Anita Doberman This week, I attempted to sign up my children for swimming lessons. I would have easily succeeded in doing so, except that out of curiosity, I decided to ask the owner of the gym a question about the forms she gave me to fill out. On paper, there were the usual spaces […]

Farwell man raising funds for Panhandle fire victims

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The land Brandon Embry farms was untouched by the grassfires that charred an estimated 750,000 acres of Texas Panhandle land in mid-March. Yet, the Farwell wheat and milo farmer has decided to donate some of his farming supplies to help rebuild what the fires consumed. And he is urging others […]

Portales joins High Plains Yard Sale relief effort

Tony Parra Portales community leaders decided they will combine efforts with various Clovis organizations to raise money for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster through the High Plains Yard Sale. The High Plains Yard Sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Dan Williams, […]

Portales joins High Plains Yard Sale

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community leaders decided they will combine efforts with various Clovis organizations to raise money for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster through the High Plains Yard Sale. The High Plains Yard Sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Curry County […]

Car purchase an adventure in itself

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist Two people with one car can drive a person nuts. What about those times my wife has to use the car? Yes, she can drop me off at work and pick me up when it’s time to go home, but what if she can’t be there? Then I’m forced into […]

Former ENMU student publishes book

By Laurie Stone Former Eastern New Mexico University student Gloria Hightower put her sleepless nights to use, and now has a book to show for it. Hightower, who attended ENMU from 1955-56 has a murder mystery out called The Cotton Rope Strangler. She chose to self-publish her book with the encouragement of her writing group […]

City treasurer to retire this month

Tony Parra The loss of a city official to retirement and the authorization of a $119,467 grant for a 2,000-gallon water tanker for the Portales Fire Department were the main topics for Tuesday’s city council meeting. Reba Robertson, the city treasurer, will be retiring at the end of February, according to City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. […]