New rehearsal hall for opera on horizon

By Anne Constable: The Santa Fe New Mexican The Santa Fe Opera is seeking legislative approval for an agreement with the state to lease and eventually purchase a yet-to-be-built open-air rehearsal hall and the land it sits on. Speaker of the House Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, introduced this week House Joint Resolution 8, which would give […]

Relay for Life meeting set

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer An informational meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Do Drop Inn for area residents interested in participating in the Relay for Life. The fund-raiser for American Cancer Society is being held Feb. 16-17 at the Greyhound Arena. The Family Career and Community Leaders of America […]

Gay cowboy song penned by former resident

By Marlena Hartz In a house on the dry, windy plains of New Mexico, the first gay-themed country song performed by a major artist was penned. Lubbock-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette wrote “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other” when he spent time in his parents’ Portales home in the summer of 1981. His instrumental […]

In Tribute — January Deaths

The following is a list of people with area ties who died in January 2006. Astorga, Juan, 74, Portales, Jan. 4 Baker, Joe, 50, Portales, Jan. 12 Bell, Maurice, 93, Clovis, Jan. 26 Bobbitt, Mattye, 97, Artesia, Jan. 16 Bono, Isabella, 3 months, Portales, Jan. 15 Brittain, Ruth, 86, Melrose, Jan. 20 Carter, Eugene, 67, […]

Jan. 31, 2006 Obituaries

Frank Teti Services: 10 a.m. Feb. 18, Monterey, Calif., cemetery. Professor Francis Michael Teti, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Portales. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to Frank T. and Nella Teti. He spent his 36-year professional career as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate […]

High schoolers organize 2006 Relay for Life

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though it’s open to everybody, the 2006 Relay for Life will be like the inventions that Norville Barnes created in the 1994 film “The Hudsucker Proxy:” You know, for kids. The annual fund-raising event for cancer research is entering its first stages for 2006, and the stages will be done […]

Willie well-received

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Willie Nelson promoters and Eastern New Mexico University concert coordinators enjoyed a crowd of more than 1,500 people in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the ENMU campus. Approximately 1,568 people showed up to the concert to listen to Nelson and his friend Billy Joe Shaver put […]

Nelson a hit in Portales

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Country music legend Willie Nelson made his first concert in Portales a memorable one for eastern New Mexico residents on Wednesday. Nelson led off the show with “Whisky River” on Wednesday night in front of more than 1,500 fans in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the […]

Nelson rolling into town today

PNT Staff Country music artist Willie Nelson will be rolling into town today for a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University. The concert will be at the university’s Campus Union Ballroom. Bruce Williams, a promoter for Nelson, said the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Billy Joe Shaver, country music singer/songwriter, will […]

Concert organizers baffled Nelson show isn’t yet sold out

By Tony Parra Organizers are at a loss as to why the Willie Nelson concert on Wednesday in Portales has not yet sold out. Bruce Williams, Joint Venture Productions promoter for the Nelson concert said, 1,250 of the 1,970 tickets have been sold. Williams said Nelson’s agents asked him to find out why the concert […]