Portales residents remember King, message

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, but his vision continues to live on and on Monday African-Americans living in Portales took the time to remember what Martin Luther King Jr. had envisioned for everybody living in the United States, irregardless of the color of their […]

Floyd School News: Jan. 15, 2006

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • There will be no school Monday for Martin Luther King day. • Jan. 27 will be basketball homecoming. • The sophomores will be taking the New Mexico High School Competency Exam on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week. Basketball schedule Tuesday — 3:30 p.m. junior high, JV and varsity […]

Area to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the former […]

University presidents vary in spending

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State President Michael Martin says if he’s going to be in the big leagues, he has to play like it. Eastern New Mexico University’s Steven Gamble insists his school is playing a different game. Martin and New Mexico Tech President Daniel Lopez were the two biggest spenders […]

Accident or adult negligence?

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers A Portales toddler crawled out his open apartment door on Oct. 4. Police said Dominic Roy’s uncle was on a couch, 15 feet away. His mother was in another room, but apparently neither adult saw the 10-month-old leave the apartment and he fell nearly 10 feet to the sidewalk. The boy […]

Oct. 1 Obituaries

Jerry Lee Hunter Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; […]

Agency tour depicts life of foster child

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A gust of wind blew through the rooms of the abandoned Clovis house, twisting and turning the photos that hung from fishing line above the doorway. Youth pastor Daniel Gleaton held one still with his hand. He didn’t really need to, though. The photos were merely blueprints for the house […]

Fate of Cannon in limbo afer Thursday deliberations

Felicia Fonseca: The Associated Press As suspense built with each passing hour, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base remained in limbo Thursday while residents held out anxious hope that their months-long wait would soon end in celebration. “I think everyone is pretty optimistic, but we all know Uncle Sam does things in mysterious ways,” […]

Officials: Get to Clovis early

Freedom Newspapers About 1,400 passes have been distributed for today’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at Marshall Junior High. Space is available for those who wish to attend four overflow venues broadcasting video feed, said Stacey Martin, president of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. No passes will be […]

Children learn from lockin

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By Tony Parra Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream that one day “all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing” in the speech he gave on Aug. 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in […]

Lady Savages top Zias in OT

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Guards Staci Wilson and Lauren Martin combined for 38 points, hitting 11-of-14 from 3-point range, and struggling Southeastern Oklahoma recovered after blowing a 23-point lead early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-71 in overtime Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover matchup. The Lady […]

Restaurant owner tries to serve communities

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Tom and Gail Martin, owners of the Taco Box in Portales and Clovis, have been in the restaurant business for over three decades. Gail […]

Farwell girls beat Lady Coyotes

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — In a physical game with neither team having much depth, outside shooting gave the Farwell Lady Blue a big lift Friday night against Dora. Sophomore guard Dellani Jones kept Farwell close with three first-half 3-pointers, and fellow sophomore Salida Edwards helped the Lady Blue take control by scoring nine […]

Martin has list to take care of

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on the candidates for the upcoming Roosevelt County Commission District 2 election. George Martin has a list of things he wants to fix in Roosevelt County. Now he just needs to get on the county commission to start crossing some […]

Four running for county commissioner

Tony Parra Tuesday was the last day for people to declare their candidacy for Roosevelt County positions, and one particular position received a lot of attention. There are four candidates for the District 2 commissioner’s seat: Harvey Teague, David Sanders, Charles May and George Martin. Incumbent Chad Davis decided not to run for re-election. Sanders, […]

City hosts banquet to honor King Day

Tony Parra For Rosalind Curtis, it wasn’t just another mundane Monday. Curtis proclaimed it a day of privilege and inspiration, one small window to honor a man who arouses in her feelings of perseverance. “It’s a day to rejoice in our freedom,” Curtis said. “We are gracious for what Martin Luther King Jr. did and […]

Judge denies reduced bail for sex offender suspect

Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man accused of having sexual contact with children failed on Wednesday in an effort to have his bail reduced. Billy Martin, 49, scratched his head and shuffled paperwork during his Tuesday afternoon video arraignment in Curry County Magistrate Court as he tried to persuade Magistrate Judge Doug Miller to reduce […]

Sex molestation ring busted in Clovis

Darrell Todd Maurina Police say a Clovis home was used as a sex club between adults and at least 18 preteen girls, and reports show the case came to their attention after a 9-year-old girl confided in her teacher. Although dirty and vacant, the house at 700 East 10th Street appeared to have had children […]

Strong work ethic equals success

Tony Parra and Janet Bresenham Most business owners agree: Hard work and customer service have always been the key to any business’ success. But do area residents demonstrate strong work ethics? Interviews on Labor Day weekend 2003 suggest yes … and no. Troy Hinton, owner of Portales’ IGA grocery store, said Portales has a strong […]

Getting dirty to get out early

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Mike Linn A new program allowing Roosevelt County inmates to work off jail time is also promoting shrewd spending of taxpayer dollars, county officials say. The voluntary program started on Monday and allows misdemeanor offenders to earn good time in jail for picking up trash, pulling weeds, trimming and mowing on county property. The hours […]