Hobbs holds off Portales, 42-41

PNT Staff A solid effort wasn’t enough for the Portales Lady Rams to score an upset on the road against Class 5A Hobbs. The host Lady Eagles rallied late for a 42-41 victory. “We played pretty solid,” Portales coach Brenda Gomez said. “We had turnovers in some bad spots.” Hobbs, which scored six of the […]

Oct. 16 Weddings

Hobbs/Andrade Julie Marie Hobbs of Portales and AJay Joseph Andrade of Portales, were joined in marriage July 23, 2005 at First Baptist Church of Portales. The Rev. Mark Butler performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Derald and Vickie Hobbs of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elvin Hobbs and Pearl Green […]

Aug. 17 Obituaries

Johnny Curtis Services: Have been held. Johnny Mack Curtis, 57, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 11, 1948, in Hickory, N.C., to Cloyd and Mamie Curtis. He married Pauletta Guss on Dec. 26, 1967, in Portales. He was the store manager at Bunk’s Feed Barn for more than 23 […]

Compadres, padrinos make for big, happy family

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My daughter Laura has a new set of godparents, or a new madrina and padrino, as we call them. And in the process, I guess I’ve got myself a new set of compadres. Last Sunday, my uncle and aunt, Manny and Matilda Ortega, drove from Hobbs to serve as sponsors […]

Rams fourth in Hobbs Invitational

PNT Staff HOBBS — Eighth-grader William Archibeque shot 40-38 — 78 and placed fourth in medalist competition Monday as the Portales High boys opened their season with a fourth-place finish in the Hobbs Invitational golf tournament. Portales shot 336, finishing nine strokes behind runnerup Hobbs. Clovis, which had the top two individuals in Guillermo Chavez […]

Lady Rams take team title in Roswell meet

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High’s girls swept all 10 doubles matches and edged Hobbs on a tiebreaker for the team title of a six-team invitational tournament Friday and Saturday, hosted by Roswell High. Portales and Hobbs each finished with 15 wins in 20 matches, but the Lady Rams won the head-to-head competition 3-1 for […]

3/13 Obituaries

Raymond Swopes, 74 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. Raymond Durwood Swopes, 74, of Roswell, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his home in Roswell. He was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Melrose, to Edna and Walter Swopes. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1939. From 1949 until […]

PHS softball team fourth in Clovis

PNT Staff CLOVIS — The Portales High softball team opened its 2005 season Saturday in Clovis High’s six-team Lady Wildcat Invitational, losing to rival Lovington 7-6 in the tournament’s third-place game. The Lady Rams split a pair of morning games in pool play, losing to Hobbs 4-1 before coming back to beat Las Vegas Robertson. […]

Feb. 1 Obituaries

Thomas E. Scott, 91 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mr. Thomas Elmo Scott, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Oct. 7, 1913, near Lafayette, Chamber County, Ala. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to […]

Jan. 14 Obituaries

Homer Buel Hobbs, 85 Homer Buel Hobbs, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on May 26, 1919, in Cisco, Texas, to Susie and Homer Hobbs. When he was a boy, the family moved to Roosevelt County and settled near Pep. He attended school at Elida. […]