May 13 Obituaries

Amber Robinson Services: 2 p.m. Friday at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Portales. Amber Robinson, 19, of Portales, was born on Dec. 3, 1984, in Portales, to Joann Martinez and Rodney Robinson. She grew up in Portales, where she attended school. Family members said she was artistic and enjoyed doing needlework, crocheting, painting and crafting. […]

City enters agreement with Elida

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and the Portales city councilors approved a joint powers agreement during Tuesday’s city council meeting between the city of Portales and the town of Elida to provide dispatch services to Elida. The agreement is for two years and the Elida officials will pay the city of Portales, $5,000 a […]

ENMU fraternity raises money for former student’s family

Abby Dunn CLOVIS — On Friday, 104 students from Eastern New Mexico University made the drive to Clovis for a bowling tournament sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a campus service fraternity. The tournament, which took place at Mainline Bowl, was held as a fundraiser for the family of Monica Martinez, an ENMU student who passed […]

ENMU student killed in car crash

Kevin Wilson An Eastern New Mexico University sophomore was killed near Amherst, Texas, while heading back from spring break. Monica Martinez, 20, died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 84 near the Amherst city limits. Martinez, a sophomore theater major, was partially ejected from a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, which overturned about 7 a.m., […]

Council seat up for vote today

Tony Parra The election polls for four Portales city council positions will open today but only City Councilman Mike Miller will face a challenger, Eddy Hiner, in Ward D, the southwest section of town. Hiner, a Portales native and owner of Berkeley and Arizona Apartments, said he is opposed to taxpayer money spent to fund […]

Obits Jan 22

Manuel Lopez, 85 Manuel Lopez, 85, of Abilene, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at his daughter’s home in Abilene. He was born on April 21, 1918, in Clareville, Texas, to Tomasa and Francisco Lopez. During World War II he served in the Army working with messenger pigeons. He married Elida Lopez in 1949 in […]

City celebrates civil right’s leader

Tony Parra Portales will commemorate one of the nation’s most remembered civil rights’ leader with festivities over the weekend. The 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade beginning on South Avenue O and 2nd Street to Abilene to the Memorial Building. Veda Urioste, the Mistress of Ceremonies for […]

Obits 13

Sandra Martinez, 42 Mrs. Sandra Garcia Martinez, 42, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 24, 1961, in Portales, to Veneranda and Frank Garcia. She grew up in Portales and was a 1979 graduate of Portales High School. She went on to attend Highland University for a […]

City considers mail-out voting for beer, wine

Mike Linn An election to decide whether to allow beer and wine licenses for restaurant owners in Portales may come as soon as April. The Portales City Council authorized a search for city funds to conduct a mail-out election that would cost the city roughly $13,500. According to City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry, the mail-out election […]

Portales woman wins big on scratch-off lottery ticket

PNT Staff A Portales woman won a $50,000 prize on Saturday after she scratched a winning lottery ticket while working at the locally operated KC Express No. 4. Rachel Martinez, who is the manager of KC Express, said she claimed a check totaling $34,500 after taxes on Monday in Albuquerque. She said she has already […]