City officials hope to restore water by 9 p.m.

By Karl Terry City officials told the PNT at 6;45 p.m. Saturday that they hoped to have water restored to residents by 9 p.m. City manager Debi Lee said pumping operations had continued through the afternoon and shortly after 6 p.m. city crews had the pipe placed in the hole to be coupled. Lee said […]

PNT faces changes, community shares miracles

David Stevens: FNNM Editor Cathy and Yak are out. Zits and KidNews are coming to a newspaper near you — this one. We don’t have much of a choice in losing the comic strip Cathy or Yak’s kids’ page from the Portales News-Tribune. Here’s how it happened: The Clovis News Journal, PNT and Quay County […]

Empty Stocking Fund (Dec. 20)

Today’s focus: “Ms. J” Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. J” and her family need help this year. They have income coming in but their budget is still tight. Her holiday hopes: To make the holiday special for her children. Clothing needs: Girls pant sizes 10 to 12 and 15 to 16, girls […]

Empty Stocking Fund (Nov. 29)

Today’s focus: “Ms. G” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: Both parents work. Mr. G is an outdoor laborer and Ms. G works in retail. With the onset of winter, the family depends on the mother’s limited income. One of their children is a special needs child and all income they have goes to […]

Local native returns to first love: Journalism

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s good to call Goober Gulch home again after a little more than a quarter century away from these sandhills. I’d like to avoid the prodigal son analogies, but they’ve nearly slipped from the lips of a few in the community anyway. So let me say up front the big […]

PNT welcomes new managing editor

PNT Staff A Portales native has been named managing editor of the Portales News-Tribune. Karl Terry, 46, assumed his new duties last week. Terry recently moved to Portales with his wife Carol after living the last nine years in Carbondale, Colo. He assumes the position formerly occupied by Kevin Wilson. Wilson will remain in the […]

PNT staff awarded at press contest

Freedom Newspapers PNT staff AMARILLO — The (Texas) Panhandle Press Association on Saturday awarded five honors to Portales News-Tribune staff members at its annual awards banquet. PNT photographer Lisa Sonnenschein captured a first-place award for feature photography. PNT Managing Editor Mike Linn, staff writer Kevin Wilson and columnist Helena Rodriguez also captured awards in the PPA’s […]