Graduation guest speaker stresses importance of higher education

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Tradition took center stage in graduation ceremonies Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. More than 360 students receiving degrees heard guest speaker and former ENMU President Robert Matheny explain how families are beginning to establish traditions of higher education at the university. “Many of these students have come from […]

It’s their job: Business expands beyond TV repair

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Robert Encinias, 59, is the owner of Robert’s TV & Appliance, an electronics store. He is a Portales native and Eastern New Mexico University graduate. He started the business in 1962. What’s the typical day like for you? “Basically we meet the customers’ need, sell things all day long, order products, stay up with the […]

Business feature: Portales man fixes dings, dents

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Growing up in Odessa, Texas, Robert Flores learned the ins and outs of auto body work by hanging around the shop owned by his father. Now living in Portales, the father of six owns his own business, Robert’s Body Shop. Flores just moved to his current location on Second Street in September. What’s the most […]

7-5 Births

Everhart Hunter Levi Everhart was born June 11, 2009, to Kristofer and Alisha Everhart of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds 0.3 ounces. He has 1 brother, Sterling Everhart, 4 years old. Grandparents Keith and Sheila Riden of Clovis and the late Robert Pacheco Jr., and Darlene Pacheco of […]

ENMU regents approve room and board rate increase

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a 3-percent increase Tuesday in room and board rates for the next school year. The rate increase was approved on a 3-1 vote, with Student Regent Robert Wachter the lone dissenter. Vice President of Student Affairs Judith Haislett said the […]

Gates: Health care needs overhaul

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ prescription for what ails the military health care system includes replacing aging hospitals, and raising TRICARE fees for working-age retirees, which Congress has kept frozen since 1995. “Health care is eating the (Defense) Department alive,” Gates told officers attending the Air War College on Maxwell-Gunter Air […]

April 12, 2009 On the Shelves

Food Hates You, Too: and Other Poems by Robert Weinstock This loud, slightly irreverent volume of poetry captures a variety of thoughts on food, eating, and dining.

April 5, 1978

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Robert Garcia, who ran fifth behind the four elected councilmen in the recent city election, was appointed to the position vacated

March 6, 1955

“Broken Lance,” starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark and Katy Jurado was showing with the new “CinemaScope” at the Tower Theatre.

Jan. 6, 1957

“Written on the Wind,” starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone, was playing at the Tower Theatre.

Retiree directs aviation course

Cannon Connections: Karl Terry Robert Elliott, a former Cannon Air Force Base airman, was hired in June as the director for ENMU’s aviation science program. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Robert Elliott doubts that he’ll ever meet his students in person. With his computer serving as a virtual classroom, Elliott will teach online courses in […]

Learning early, learning well

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says all we really need to know, we learn in kindergarten. With that said, 235 L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center students will graduate from kindergarten during 12 different ceremonies on Wednesday, Thursday and today. It marked a milestone in what is sure to be a […]

Improper use of national security letters should be curbed by Congress

Freedom New Mexico FBI Director Robert S. Mueller has confirmed in a Senate hearing that a forthcoming report from the Justice Department’s inspector general will find that abuses by FBI agents in the use of a tool called national security letters (NSLs) occurred in 2006. This comes even after abuses had been documented from 2003-05, […]

Improving baseball should start at top

By Kevin Wilson Imagine you’re the boss of one of America’s most public companies, with a payroll in the billions going to roughly 1,200 employees. Now imagine your most productive employees are suspected to be illegal drug users. And you’ve got to go to Washington, D.C. to talk about what’s going wrong with your business. […]

1-20-08 Public Record

The following people recently applied for a marriage license with the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Celso S. Perez, 22, of Cuatemoc, Chih, Mexico and Yadira Y. Baca, 19, of Portales • Robert D. Stewart, 31, of Tucumcari and Cristin L. Fitzpatrick, 28, of Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb. • Marco A. Bustamante, […]

Concert to benefit brothers

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In the spirit of Thanksgiving, a benefit concert is being held for a family whose unselfish and giving nature inspired members of the First United Methodist Church. Despite living in impoverished conditions, the family raised more than $600 in a recent Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign the church held, according […]

November 14, 1993

• New Mexico Military Institute college freshman Joanna r Pierce was named “Distinguished Yearling Cadet” in her troop for the month of November. She is the daughter of Dr and Mrs Robert W Pierce. • “The Three Musketeers” and “The Beverly Hillbillies” were showing at the Tower Twin. • Eastern New Mexico University Zias volleyball […]

Curry County manager resigns

Freedom Newspapers Staff Curry County manager Dick Smith has resigned, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed this morning. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday, who said Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Sandoval said he had no additional information. Attemps to contact Albin Smith and Dick […]

Promotions

The following Cannon Air Force Base airmen have been promoted to staff sergeant: Robinson, Hugh Carter, Jenita Thompson, Nathan Trapp, Daniel Eggers, Michael Brown, Johnny Daniels, Robert Robinson, Jaime Marks, Christopher Love, James Cruz, Vonda Syzdek, John Laurent, Ray Harper, Travis Wagner, Matthew Gould, Joseph Manion, Thomas Labonte, Scott Greene, Boyd Byrd, Michael De La […]

Scholarship helps CHS senior pursue dream

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A prestigious scholarship and a background in construction has paved the way for Robert Cordova to pursue a civil engineering degree. Cordova is one of 352 students expected to receive diplomas during Clovis High School’s graduation ceremony today. Cordova is one of 40 students statewide who has been awarded a […]