Former superintendent dedicated life to educating others

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Former Portales Municipal Schools superintendent Willis Firman Haynie loved children, devoted his life to education and was service-oriented, according to his family and friends. Haynie, a Portales High School graduate who led the school district from 1964-1968, died Feb. 19 in Houston at age 91. “He was very much […]

Help for veterans available

Freedom New Mexico Veteran Service Officer George Vargas of the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services is available to help current and former service members, their families and their surviving spouses 9:30 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. every other Thursday at the Portales Senior Center at 501 N Industrial Drive. His next visit is […]

State investment case costs rise to $517,000

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican The state has spent $177,211.56 on legal fees since July 2009 in an alleged pay-to-play case involving the State Investment Office and the Educational Retirement Board, according to records obtained by The New Mexican. The total spent so far is $517,014. The biggest chunk of the legal […]

Former DA court hearing scheduled Jan. 11

Freedom New Mexico Former District Attorney Randall Harris will be arraigned in district court Jan. 11 on misdemeanor charges of domestic assault against his wife. The case against Harris was moved from Curry County Magistrate to district court Dec. 17, according to court records. Harris, 48, was charged Oct. 4 with misdemeanor battery against a […]

Jan. 26, 1954

According to the Portales Tribune, Jack Carrasco, former Portales resident, visited Portales yesterday to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico.

Fundraiser earns children chat with former NFL player

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For students at Lindsey Middle School in Portales, a talk Friday with a former NFL player topped off a month-long fundraiser that netted $1,400 for a charity. The sixth-graders raised the money for A Journey for 9/11, the organization former New York Giants defensive end George Martin started to […]

Friday Roosevelt jail interim administrator’s last day

PNT staff Friday was Roosevelt County Detention Center Interim Administrator Charles Perez’s last day on the job. County Manager Charlene Hardin said Perez submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 6. She said Perez indicated he wanted to return to law enforcement. “We will have the information about the new administrator on Monday,” Hardin said. Perez […]

Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer

Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King was a back-slapping, hand-pumping, old-fashioned politician, equally at home on the ranch or in the Roundhouse. His death, at 85, marks the end of an era in New Mexico politics. King was with family members at his ranch in Stanley when he died […]

Albuquerque man vying for governor

Freedom New Mexico Doug Turner included Clovis on a whirlwind tour of the state Wednesday to announced his candidacy for governor of New Mexico. A one-time campaign manager for former Gov. Gary Johnson and currently the owner of a public relations firm in Albuquerque, Turner visited Las Cruces and Roswell prior to flying to Clovis […]

Press Release: ENMU adopting rescued greyhounds

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is adopting two rescued former racing Greyhound dogs, from the New Mexico Greyhound Connection, as its official animal mascots.

Fund established for former Portales athlete

PNT staff A fund has been established for Ashleah D. Richards, the former Portales High School athlete killed in a car wreck Sunday. Contributions can be made at any eastern New Mexico Wells Fargo branch.

Former DA arrested for domestic assault

Freedom New Mexico Former District Attorney Randall Harris was arrested Wednesday night for domestic assault after his wife told police he threatened her and pushed her into a door. Harris, 48, was released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond, court records show. According to an arrest warrant filed in Curry County Magistrate Court, Harris assaulted […]

Former Clovis mayor plans public address

Freedom New Mexico Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford will address the community 10 a.m. Satuday at the south entrance of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said he plans to discuss local, state and federal policy, and ask for support from local citizens on matters related to Constitutional rights and desired actions by elected officials. He […]

Former Melrose chief cleared in traffic case

Freedom New Mexico Former Melrose Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling was found not guilty Friday for a citation she received in March when she crashed her patrol unit. Dreiling was charged with improper turning after police said she cut across traffic to follow a motorist she had stopped. She was struck by a car when she […]

Former teacher offers back to school tips

By Joan Clayton: Local columnist It’s back to school. Where did the summer go? When I pass by a school and see teachers getting ready, I wish I could do it all again. I become nostalgic when I see a school bus go by. My students have grown up and still remember me, and that […]

ENMU hires police chief

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University has named a former graduate its new police chief. Brad Mauldin, a sergeant and night shift supervisor at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, replaces Raymond Chambers, who retired last month. The university announced Maudlin’s hiring Thursday. Mauldin is a 2008 graduate of ENMU with a […]

It’s their job: Former director ready for retirement

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James “Jim” Good served as director of the Portales Senior Center for a little more than 10 years and as director of the Portales Area Transit since March 2006. He talked about his job Friday, his last day before retirement. Good spent most of his childhood in California, with the exception of six years in […]

Causey, Lingo reunion upcoming

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Causey and Lingo reunion is coming up at the end of the month for former and current residents of the small villages. The reunion happens once every three years and brings in many of the former residents from, as far as Washington State, Oregon and Arizona. The Causey […]

Former inmate tests positive for TB

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County and New Mexico Department of Health officials are scrambling to trace a Curry County Detention Center inmate’s steps through the facility after he tested positive for tuberculosis July 1. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said a male former inmate tested positive for infectious tuberculosis after transfer to […]