Lady Rams close regular season with win

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By Kevin Wilson After seeing a five-week stretch without one, the Portales Lady Rams are treating losing like a distant memory. A few minutes after a 48-27 win over Goddard Friday night, victory seemed a distant memory as well. The Lady Rams came out flat and didn’t shoot well, but never appeared in jeopardy and […]

Teams look for positioning in District 3-1A

By Kevin Wilson And down the stretch they come in District 3-1A, and the Broncos and Vixens are way out in front. Coming into the final week of district play, the Floyd boys and Fort Sumner girls have each jumped out to 8-0 starts. However, it doesn’t mean that the teams can’t still have an […]

Zias finish softball tourney on roll

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It didn’t take the Eastern New Mexico University softball team long to bounce back from an 0-4 start. The Zias captured two wins on both Saturday and Sunday to pull up to the .500 mark while finishing 4-2 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competition in the South Central Region […]

Portales looks for 2nd district road win

Tony Parra There’s no better way to start district play than a victory on the road and that’s exactly what the Rams did on Tuesday. The Rams won their 4-3A district opener against the Ruidoso Warriors, 55-54. Portales (6-11, 1-0) is tied with the New Mexico Military Institute Colts for first place in the district. […]

Rams win at Muleshoe

By Kevin Wilson MULESHOE — Statistics can be deceiving. Just ask the Portales Rams. Statistic No. 1: With a 60-51 win at Muleshoe Friday night, the Portales Rams improved to 3-1 when playing in Texas this season. What that statistic doesn’t say is the Rams played disciplined basketball and had balanced scoring in each of […]

Local stores see high sales during busy weekend

Tony Parra and Darrell Todd Maurina The Christmas shopping rush began bright and early for Portales shoppers and retail stores enjoyed a successful first day of Christmas shopping after Friday’s registers closed. At Wal-Mart $29 DVD players and $180 automobile DVD players sold out within the first half-hour of the start of its sale. “We […]

Area businesses get stocked for the holidays

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The days following Thanksgiving are traditionally known for holiday shopping — and area retailers are expecting no different this year. Store owners and retail managers are gearing up for the holiday rush by slashing prices on certain merchandise and having additional personnel on hand to handle the extra flow of customers. […]

Former Portales officer woulded while on duty

Staff and Wire reports Staff and wire reports CARLSBAD — Two Carlsbad police officers were hospitalized Friday, one in critical condition, after being wounded in a shootout with a man they had been chasing. The man was killed in the shooting. Officer Susan Kym Redman, a 13-year veteran, and Officer Eric Jameson, a former Portales […]

Zias on a streak coming into matchup with West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner Now that the Lone Star Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time […]

Rape suspect found innocent

Darrell Todd Maurina PORTALES — A Roosevelt County jury late Friday found John Jacobs innocent of raping a fellow Eastern New Mexico University student. The courtroom audience then erupted — some in tears and others in relief. Judge Stephen Quinn ordered one supporter of the alleged victim restrained and removed from the courtroom after she […]

Obits 9-24

T. M. Fullerton, 80 T. M. “Marion” Fullerton, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending. Patsy Loomis, 68 Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was […]

Rams lose top receiver for season

PNT Staff Portales improved to 2-0 with a 22-14 win at Tularosa on Friday, but lost its No. 1 receiver for the rest of the season. Senior Manuel Sisneros suffered a torn spleen in the second half of Friday’s game against the Class 2A Wildcats. Portales football coach Glen Johnson said that Sisneros will likely […]

Floyd teams earn first wins of season

PNT Staff The Floyd Broncos changed the outlook on the six-man football rankings on Saturday, blowing out No. 3 Mountainair 66-20 on the road. Senior Chance Chenault caught two touchdown passes from Jerrod Long, threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jason Martinez, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a surprisingly easy win […]

Rams finding roles, and the end zone

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By Kevin Wilson Before the Portales High football team can set its sights on a state championship, its players will need to learn their roles. Based on Friday’s scrimmage against Dexter, the Rams are well on their way. Despite a revamped offense, changes on defense and only two days to prepare against the Class 2A […]

Obits Aug. 15

Maria Tarango Maria Tarango of Portales died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at St. Helens Catholic Church in Portales. Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Helens Catholic Church in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of […]

Two arrested for embezzling

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two state employees face charges of stealing at least $2,900 from accounts meant to assist low-income Portales residents, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter. Ricardo Mendez, 37, of Clovis, and Julia Tapia, 49, of Portales, were arrested Friday on charges of fraud over $250 and conspiracy to commit fraud […]

Businesses to close for holiday

PNT Staff The following entities will be closed Friday in observance of the July 4 holiday: The post office; Portales City Hall; Roosevelt County Courthouse; the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, Magistrate and Municipal Court and local banks. Many local retail stores and restaurants will be open through the holiday weekend. The Portales News-Tribune office […]

Obituaries June 17

Garland Tipps, 84 Garland E. Tipps, Ph.D., 84, of Portales, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2003, at Central Christian Church in Portales. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Lady Rams clinch playoff spot

PNT Staff The Portales High softball team didn’t get the sweep it wanted against District 4-3A rival St. Michael’s, but still clinched a playoff spot thanks to Friday’s split and the district champion Lovington Lady Wildcats. Portales (8-9, 6-4 district) lost 8-0 in Friday’s opener thanks to a four-hit shutout from Loretta Romero of St. […]