Business feature: Portales man has history crafting leather

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer On the square on Second Street stands Bar G Western Wear Boot and Tack Repair shop. It is owned by Buzz and Fern Goodson of Portales. He has been in the western wear business for 35 years. Early inspiration: Buzz Goodson learned how to work with leather from arts […]

Holiday shopping a little slow

By Tonya Garner The parking lot at North Plains Mall was nowhere near filled to capacity Friday. Inside, the mall was sparsely populated with seemingly relaxed shoppers browsing available merchandise. Mall employee Brandi Chambers said she believes gross receipts are down from previous years because consumers are choosing to shop online. Chambers, who was operating […]

Portales kicks off tax-free weekend

Marc Schoder: PNT staff writer For the first time in the state’s history, New Mexico shoppers and merchants are doing something that Texans have been able to do for years. Signed into law this past legislative session by Governor Richardson, New Mexicans are getting their first taste of a tax free holiday in the state. […]

Large variety available in jewelry and clothing

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of three stories about what gifts Portales shoppers are buying this holiday season. Portales residents in search for gifts for their sisters, mothers, wives and girlfriends in search of the right gift for her for Christmas may be interested in what local stores […]

Officials find booby traps after standoff

Darrell Maurina Booby traps left behind after a hostage standoff in Friona prompted local officials to call Cannon Air Force Base on Sunday for help. SWAT officers discovered the devices when attempting to enter the parsonage of First Baptist Church of Friona after fatally shooting Robby Lynn Vaughn of Muleshoe, the man they say took […]