Getting to know: Retired teacher spends time volunteering

Isabel Zupanciz is a former Portales Municipal Schools employee who worked most of her 31 years in the system as a first-grade teacher and an elementary school counselor. Since retiring in 2002, Zupanciz has stayed busy volunteering for an array of local groups — including Habitat For Humanity, Parents Reaching Out, Ready To Learn, Meals [...]

Birth: Zupancic

Julia Marie Zupancic was born May 23, 2008, to Steven and Laura Zupancic of Lubbock at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She weighed 8 pounds. Grandparents are Tom ans Susan Williams of Midland, Texas, and James and Isabel Zupancic of Portales.

Portales teen starts business fresh out of high school

By Tony Parra Teen high school graduates set their minds on hanging out with friends, getting a job or going to college when they get their high school diplomas, but for one teen her mind was set on opening her own business. Crystal Martinez, an 18-year-old woman who graduated from Portales High School in May, [...]