Sept. 3, 2006 Birth

McGregor Audrey Morgan McGregor was born July 4, 2006, to Jason and Lori McGregor of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She has one brother, Avery, age 3. Grandparents are Doug and Brenda McGregor of Clovis and Steve and Linda Connelly of Portales. Great-grandparents are Vilola McGregor, [...]

School board readies for superintendent selection

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales School Board members have moved on to the first steps of hiring a new superintendent of schools to replace the outgoing James Holloway, a task they hope to accomplish in the next two months. School board members held an executive session on Wednesday afternoon and met for more [...]

School superintendent to take job in Santa Fe

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales schools superintendent James Holloway said he will resign at the end of the school year to take a position with the New Mexico Public Education Department in Santa Fe. Holloway will be finishing his eighth year as superintendent of schools in May. The only obstacle remaining with Holloway [...]

Broad Horizons will move to PHS campus

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales School Board members approved the move of Broad Horizons Alternative School from it’s current location to the campus of the Portales High School. School board members approved the recommendation to move the alternative school to the campus of Portales high school made by James Holloway, superintendent of schools, [...]

Superintendent outlines plan for alternative school

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By Tony Parra The only thing standing in the way of the Broad Horizons Educational Center moving to the Portales High School campus is the approval from the school board at Monday’s 7 p.m. board meeting. James Holloway, superintendent of Portales Schools, discussed his reasons for a move during a public hearing on Thursday for [...]

Superintendent worries about budget gap

By Tony Parra The state budget approved Wednesday by the House would be “devastating” for Portales public schools if it’s approved by the Senate, Portales Superintendent James Holloway said on Thursday. Holloway said the $4.7 billion proposed budget includes $2.1 billion for public schools — but Portales’ share will fall more than $1 million below [...]

Local swimmers fifth in league meet

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales-based Eastern New Mexico Aquatics swim team finished fifth out of 13 teams in the Rio Grande League Championship Feb. 12-13 at Kirtland Air Force Base. ENMA’s Joel Holloway earned high-point honors in the 15-and-older age group and qualified for the USA Swimming zone championships in August in Salt Lake [...]

School board postpones action on Broad Horizons

By Kevin Wilson After a heartfelt delivery by Broad Horizons students, parents and an employer of former Broad Horizons students, Portales school board members postponed action for one month on moving the alternative educational center. The school is currently located on 1034 Community Way, but Portales Municipal Schools does not hold a title to the [...]

Jan. 30 Obituaries

Edgar L. Baker, 70 Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Portales Cemetery. Mr. Edgar L. Baker, 70, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Portales, to Essie and Sidney A. Baker. He lived most of his life in Portales except for [...]

Board extends Holloway’s contract

By Tony Parra Portales school board members on Monday evening approved to have James Holloway’s contract extended through June 30 of 2006. Holloway said he has been superintendent of schools since July 1, 1999. He said he served a two-year contract when he first took over as superintendent, but now is on one-year contracts. “I’m [...]