April 28, 1910: Portales was on the lookout for a man known only as “Dutch” who was allegedly selling whiskey in violation of town ordinance. Some suspected “Dutch” was “a shield to protect some well-known Portales citizen,” the Roosevelt County Herald reported.
March 9, 1960: Portales police were on the lookout for rock throwers. Frank’s University Food Store and Cooper-Hobbs Chevrolet both lost large plate-glass windows to the vandals within a week. Police Chief L.D. Baker said he knew of only one reason anyone would break the business’ windows: “Meanness.”
Bib Huber (Christmas carols playing.) Ah the holidays, that time of year for fireplaces and hot spiced cider, the sounds of crinkling wrapping paper and children squealing, and, of course — THE CURSE OF OLD MAN CLONCH! (Carols segue to ominous music.) When I was a kid, it was tough being bad during the holidays, [...]