Fundraiser earns children chat with former NFL player

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For students at Lindsey Middle School in Portales, a talk Friday with a former NFL player topped off a month-long fundraiser that netted $1,400 for a charity. The sixth-graders raised the money for A Journey for 9/11, the organization former New York Giants defensive end George Martin started to […]

Business Feature: Taco Box owner says retirement not in sight

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Taco Box owner Tom Martin says he got into the restaurant business for one big reason: He flunked out of engineering school. A bright young man despite his failure, he sought out his father’s advice. “When I grew up, I was raised living in hotels,” Martin said. “I went […]

April 10, 1959

Darryl F. Zanack’s “The Roots of Heaven,” starring Errol Flynn, Juliette Greco, Trevor Howard, Eddie Albert and Orson Welles was playing at the Tower Theatre, along with “Some Came Running” with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine.

Jan. 18, 2008 Portales Junior High News

School closed Monday Students and school employees have the day off Monday as the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Annual MLK march mixing it up

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Martin Luther King Jr., Day Commemorative March is a 20-year tradition in Portales but this year it will be different. Oscar Robinson, a member of the Cultural Affairs Committee says, this year’s march will be staged in reverse because the Portales High School Choir is participating in a […]

Dec. 19, 1955

The Portales Daily News reported that Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Martin brought their son Orville home from the hospital for a two-week holiday stay. He had been staying at the hospital since he injured his spine in a diving accident in the summer of 1954, rendering him paralyzed. The senior was able to finish […]

Antique tractors to be auctioned

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico County efforts to clean up the entrances to the Clovis have compelled Curry County farmer Wayne Martin to part with his collection of tractors. Martin, 64, has displayed his collection of antique tractors on his property about a mile from city limits on U.S. 70 for nearly 40 years. […]

Free to good home

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Wesley Martin earns Eagle Scout rank

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Wesley Martin, 17, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor by Boy Scout Troop 18 on May 18 at First United Methodist Church of Portales. Martin joined Cub Scout Pack 11 at age 6 and earned its highest award, the Arrow of Light. He has been active in Boy Scout troops in Japan, […]

NFL player stops at PHS on charity walk journey

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a Giant off the field. When most retired NFL players are in the broadcast booth or on a beach in the Bahamas, Martin is walking across the country, over 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and […]