Census shows increases in Portales

Kevin Wilson Local leaders expressed optimism Tuesday, as growth at Cannon Air Force Base and Eastern New Mexico University helped fuel double-digit percentage growth between the 2000 U.S. Census numbers and the 2010 numbers. The Portales population jumped 10.3 percent from 11,131 to 12,280, according to figures available at census.gov. “It was a little above […]

Hunnicutt, Brown named All-LSC South first team

PNT Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt for the men and sophomore guard Heather Brown for the women represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division basketball teams, released Monday by the league office. Hunnicutt, a four-year mainstay for the men’s team, earned first-team honors for the second consecutive […]

Mayor plans housing goals for Portales

Tony Parra Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega has 20/20/20 vision. He wants 20 new homes for 20 new homeowners in 20 months. Ortega said he is aggressively pursuing an affordable housing program, something that may be a city-initiated project. “It’s one of the major efforts for the mayor and city council to establish more affordable home […]