Wing commander promotes volunteerism

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Volunteer Week last week, Col. Timothy Leahy, the 27th Special Operations Wing commander, offered his thoughts about the importance of volunteerism in response to a series of questions from Freedom New Mexico feature writer Janet Bresenham. Q. How do you feel about volunteerism?

ENMU film festival screening is Sunday

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

1-13-08 Letter to the Editor

Making sanctuary ultimately illegal What if the citizens of Portales considered a few factors before following Geni Flores’ proposal to become a sanctuary city (Letter to the editor, Jan. 6 PNT): 1) Would open-border and free-immigration advocates like to equate sanctuary activities to the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad and civil rights? Nothing could be more […]

October 4, 1989

• Actor Ronny Cox, former Portales resident, returned home to visit his family. • During the Portales City Council meeting, Roosevelt County rancher P.F. Turner collapsed. Turner, who has a known history of heart problems, was not breathing and had no pulse. Former Portales EMT and PNT managing editor Scot Stinnett performed mouth to mouth […]

Bob Johnson, champion of open government, dies at 84

By Sue Major Holmes: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Robert H. “Bob” Johnson, a champion for open government and a former Associated Press executive who during a 42-year career wrote AP’s first bulletin on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 84. After retiring from the news cooperative in 1988, Johnson […]

Hooterville candidate packs plenty of pork

By Arnold Ziffel: Guest columnist Editor’s note: Karl Terry is on safari in the African country of Foolswana in search of the rare pink hippopotamus. In place of his column this week is a piece from TV actor and presidential candidate Arnold Ziffel of Hooterville. My fellow Americans, I realize it’s been years since most […]

First impressions are lasting

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer I’ve had plenty of opportunities to make first impressions in my life because I’ve had so many job interviews. I’m just about an expert in the field. As they say, first impressions make lasting impressions, and yet job experts say it only takes a few seconds for these impressions […]

Feb. 14, 1968

John Meekins who was sports editor for Portales News-Tribune while attending ENMU graduated with the mid-winter class and is now with a paper in Quincy, Mass. Editor Gordon Greaves of the News-Tribune had a telephone message with the Quincy editor Monday concerning placing Meekins editor on the police department of the paper.

Letters to the Editor for May 28, 2006

Reader says column unfair Dear Editor: Regarding Sunday’s column by Karl Terry on Portales’ Maypole tradition: Each person is entitled to his/her own opinion about events. It’s obvious that when the girl called Terry about winding the Maypole years ago, he should have said, “No.” I found Terry’s remarks about Barbara George to be rude, […]

PNT receives second place

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE – The Portales News-Tribune won an award for second place in column writing Saturday at the 2005 New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors award banquet. The entry was by Managing Editor Karl Terry for a column entitled “Grandma Terry” remembering the life of his grandmother following her death last fall. […]

Storytelling goes across entire spectrum

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor I like Dylan as much as Tom T. Hall. I like rain and snow and people with passion. I don’t like mornings much. My all-time favorite movie is “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” but “Hud” is a close second and “Toy Story” is a close third. I love a […]

PNT welcomes new managing editor

PNT Staff A Portales native has been named managing editor of the Portales News-Tribune. Karl Terry, 46, assumed his new duties last week. Terry recently moved to Portales with his wife Carol after living the last nine years in Carbondale, Colo. He assumes the position formerly occupied by Kevin Wilson. Wilson will remain in the […]

Wilson named managing editor in Portales

Freedom Newspapers Kevin Wilson has been named managing editor for the Portales News-Tribune. The managing editor oversees day-to-day operations of the newsroom. Wilson succeeds Mike Linn, who has accepted a position with the Clovis News Journal. The Clovis and Portales papers are owned by Freedom Newspapers, Inc. Wilson is a 2000 graduate of Eastern New […]

Obits Feb 3

Maggie Lou Lawson, 95 Maggie Lou Lawson, 95, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on June 23, 1908, in Thurber, Texas, to Annie Jane and Joseph A. Booth. She attended school in Minco, Texas. She married Gayle U. Lawson on Aug. 2, 1928, in […]

Cannon newspaper editor receives court-martial conviction

Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The editor of the Cannon Air Force Base newspaper will spend nine months in military prison, be demoted to the lowest enlisted rank, and receive a bad conduct discharge following his court-martial conviction Wednesday for carnal knowledge. Master Sgt. Stefan […]

News gathering will always have its detractors

Mike Linn Sunday’s story on an Eastern New Mexico University group that calls itself pagans has spurred a few interesting e-mails and one phone call. I’d like to reinforce that the group has chosen to use “pagans” as an acronym meaning “people achieving goodness and nurturing spirituality.” The dictionary’s definition of pagan is one who […]

It’s time to thank your bosses, past ans present

Helena Rodriguez In case you haven’t checked your calendar, next Thursday is National Sarcastic Columnist Writers of America Appreciation Day. Forward flowers, candy, large cash donations and cases of imported wine to me, in care of this newspaper. Wait … sorry folks … I looked at my calendar wrong. Next Thursday is actually National Boss […]

Unexpected mishaps overshadow the big city scene

Mike Linn I grew up in a city that harbors more than 1 million people, requires an hour to get from the southern end to the northern tip and has more scenes than a Star Wars trilogy. There’s the punk scene, the surfer “howly” scene, the hillbilly “darn wind too strong for squirrel huntin’ ” […]

Letters to the Editor 8/13

Dear Editor: The editorial in Wednesday’s paper inferred the people of Texas do not want the blatant gerrymandering of the federal House districts to even up the House representation. Just because political columnist Molly Ivins and the liberal media around Austin say so, it doesn’t mean the people of Texas say so. For as long […]

Letters to the Editor 7/30

Editor’s note: Pat Merritt, president of American Postal Workers Union, Clovis Local, said her letter represents the opinions of the majority of area APWU members. Dear Editor: The President’s Commission on the U.S. Postal Service, appointed in December, is considering a major overhaul of the nation’s mail system. In a report due to President Bush […]