Governor visits town to promote tax-free holiday

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson said one of the purposes of this weekend’s state tax-free holiday is to keep New Mexico shoppers from driving to Lubbock or Amarillo to do their back-to-school shopping. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, sponsored the bill that eliminates taxes on items such as clothing and school supplies. “It’s […]

Tax-free weekend coming

Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer For the first time in the state’s history, New Mexico shoppers will get a break on state and local taxes Friday through Sunday during the state’s first “Back to School” gross receipts tax holiday. The bill passed successfully during the 2005 legislative session. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales introduced the […]

Local News

Floyd News Upcoming events l The Lion’s Club will meet tonight at 7 in the Community Building. They will not meet the first Wednesday of July due to the holiday weekend. l Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. l The Back Porch […]

Weather doesn’t slow hotel schedule

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By Tony Parra Tushar Patel of TNJ Management has confirmed on Friday that the new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Portales is still scheduled to open in November despite rains and snow in the area. Patel said they have encountered weather problems, but they remain on schedule and are currently working on the second story […]

Dec. 22 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Anniversaries: Ferrell and Louis Odom (55 years); Noel and Linda Rippee (37 years). Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The last day of school is today. This will be a half day, and school will dismiss at noon. School will resume on Jan. 4. In […]

Some holiday hits are worth watching

By Kevin Wilson Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. Some enjoy the time with family, while others look forward to eggnog, mistletoe and presents. I look forward to most Christmas things as well, like the 24-hour broadcast of “A Christmas Story” or the annual repackaging of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” […]

Decorated tables highlight Happening

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents capped off a weekend filled with holiday events by taking in the Holiday Happening event filled with decorated tables, Christmas wear and Christmas items in the silent auction. More than 500 people roamed inside the ballroom in the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University […]

Altrusa prepares for annual holiday event

By Tony Parra The Seventh Annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday will showcase Christmas ideas and fashions for Roosevelt County residents to enjoy and take away ideas for the holiday season. The Altrusa Club of Portales will host Holiday Happening event for the seventh year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the […]

Nov. 24 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mary Goff, Nelson Rector. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Floyd Lions Club will meet Dec. 1. • The school’s Christmas program will be Dec. 6. Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving Holidays for Floyd Schools will start today. School will resume on Monday. Have a safe […]

Businesses seek temporary help for holidays

By David Irvin With Thanksgiving just a little more than a week away, local businesses and national retailers are beefing up their staffs in preparation for the extra work loads in the coming holiday season. And for those interested in seasonal work, the time to apply is now, local store managers say. The nation’s retailers […]