Witnesses discuss weapon

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A man originally charged with tampering with evidence in the trial involving the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy testified Friday in the district courtroom in Portales about helping hide a gun and a vehicle, as well as an early morning visit from the defendants in the case. […]

Man says he fired shot

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was taken […]

Government hindered rather than helped Katrina victims

Editorial A year ago Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and caused widespread destruction. A year later we’re in the midst of an orgy of media overkill about the Meaning of It All. Why should one hurricane out of several a year that hit the continental United States still stir our memories a year later? […]

Better to achieve goals late than never

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Dear Family, friends, fans and foes: You are cordially invited this twentieth day of May two thousand and five to celebrate a milestone in the life of Helena Amanda Rodriguez — her first all-out, no-holds nervous breakdown — at 4 o’clock today (We knew spelling out the dates and times […]

Snakes scare me more than Social Security

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Is Social Security safe? We’re told that unless meaningful reform is implemented, the system will be bankrupt by the year 2050, which will plunge us into chaos, despair, and extreme whining. I don’t care, because I plan to be dead by then. So let’s forget about THAT problem. Instead, on […]

Thanksgiving has evolved with America

By Jim Lee I hope everybody had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and is back to sensible eating. I would gladly wager all of somebody else’s money that this holiday causes more creative excuses for out-and-out gluttony than any other occasion throughout the year. “Well, I sure didn’t expect to eat that much.” I’d call statements like […]

Parkinson played hand he was dealt

By Laurie Stone Earl Parkinson of Roosevelt County had been a rancher all of his life. Growing up, he was shy and timid, but as he grew older he was known as being honest, easy going, and hardworking. “He was a happy man,” said Wilma Parkinson, Earl’s wife. “He was liked by everyone, loved ranching […]

Obits Jan. 27

Martha Belle Shirey Redwine, 86 Martha Belle Shirey Redwine, 86, of Boise City, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Tulaski, Tenn. She lived in Portales from 1940 until 1949. They moved to Lovington and later to Midland, Texas, where they owned and operated R&S Construction […]