Residents feel Ratzinger the right choice

By Kevin Wilson Some in Portales were surprised to see Germany’s Joseph Ratzinger chosen as the new pope, some weren’t. But many in Portales believe that the new pontiff, now known as Pope Benedict XVI, was the right choice. Upon being named, Ratzinger called himself “a simple, humble” worker. It was that statement that put […]

Zias finish successful homestand

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By Dave Wagner Acting Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Amber Daniel is off to a nice start in her new role. The Zias improved to 7-3 under Daniel, a graduate assistant who has taken over the team while head coach Armando Quiroz recovers from ankle surgery over the next few weeks, with a 6-5, […]

PHS girls get back on track

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By Dave Wagner Now that the Portales Lady Rams have the District 4-3A lead back, they intend not to let it go. Portales ended a two-game losing streak Friday night at the PHS gym with a 55-36 victory over a Lovington squad they swamped earlier by 44 points at home before losing by 11 on […]

Zias coast to pair of victories over CSW

PNT Staff HOBBS — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team, playing without first-year head coach Armando Quiroz, got solid hitting and pitching Wednesday and swept a doubleheader from host College of the Southwest 8-1 and 10-0. Quiroz dislocated an ankle and fractured his fibula last week when he stepped on a batting helmet while […]

Lovington stuns Lady Rams in rematch

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Just 11 days after overwhelming Lovington by 44 points, the Portales Lady Rams found they could have used some of those surplus points in the rematch. Senior post Monique Perez and junior post Jenna Domzalski scored 19 points apiece as the Lady Wildcats turned the tables Tuesday night with a 57-46 […]

Lady Rams trounce Lovington in District 4-3A opener

No one knew exactly what to expect in Friday’s District 4-3A girls opener between Portales High and Lovington. Certainly, no one really expected what happened. Leading just 12-10 late in the opening stanza, the Lady Rams went on a 44-9 blitz that carried into the early moments of the fourth quarter in a 70-26 rout […]

Dec. 19 Obituaries

Albert C. Gonzales, 84 Albert C. Gonzales, 84, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Aug. 26, 1920, in Guadalupe, to Coldoveo Gonzales and former Amadita Casaus. As a young man he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the final construction […]

Nov. 25 Obituaries

Mary Gonzales, 90 Mary Gonzales, 90, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Dec. 8, 1913, in White Oaks, to Urbano and Rosita Carrillo. She was raised in Lincoln. On Oct. 20, 1930, she married J.L. Gonzales, in Hagerman. In 1953, she moved to a […]

Villanueva seen as shining star by family

By Helena Rodriguez Pedro “Pete” Villanueva was the glue that stuck his family together, the backbone, the shining star. He was the special angel who left a void, a big space in the hearts of all those whose lives he touched. This is how Rosalie Pacheco of Portales and Arthur Villanueva of West Jordan, Utah, […]

June 13 Obituaries

Pedro Villanueva, 48 Mr. Pedro Olando (Pete) Villanueva, 48, of Portales, died Thursday evening, June 10, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 22, 1955, in Villanueva to Mella and Alfonso Villanueva. The Villanueva family moved to Portales in 1959. Pete attended the Portales schools and graduated from Portales […]