Religion Brief

KIJN sponsors Spanish concert KIJN Christian radio of Farwell will stage a New Year’s Spanish Christian concert featuring three area bands at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. Helen’s Catholic Church. Mike Rodriguez, general manager of KIJN said, “ What this is is Christian outreach. I would encourage people to attend that are not Catholic, […]

Rodriguez loved unconditionally

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Adriana Rodriguez was born with Spine Bifida. She gave a strong witness that every life has a meaningful purpose. According to family and friends, she had a gift that reached into the heart of people revealing their own self worth. Adriana Rodriguez died at the age of 20 due to a […]

Rodriguez Obituary (Oct. 27)

Adriana Rodriguez Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Adriana L. Rodriguez, 20, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1985, to Diana (Baca) and Arthur Rodriguez. She graduated from Portales High School in May 2003. Family members said she enjoyed music, […]

Los Abuelitos: A time for senior citizens to feel young, dance, reminisce

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Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer It’s Sunday afternoon, a time when most people rest from the weekend and prepare for another work week. For Liz Sena though, it’s time to kick up her heels and head to the Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens’ Center dance. An average of 60 people — including Sena and her male […]

Area youth earn berth in national karate tournament

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Learning the ins and outs of karate is a serious task. But excelling at it can lead to some serious fun, too — as several area youngsters learned this summer. Seven karate students qualified for the AAU national karate championships, held June 27 through July 3 in Lakeland, Fla. The […]

5/15 Obituaries

Manuel Montanez, 78 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton in Clovis. Manuel Ruiz Montanez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 17, 1926, in Chin, Chiu, Mexico, to Hermenijildo and Marcela Ruiz Montanez. He married Maria Francisca Villareal 46 years […]

City, college plan Cinco de Mayo events

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer As the calendar turns over to May, people can look forward to Cinco De Mayo celebrations throughout the week in Portales. Cinco De Mayo organizers are preparing their festivities for the people of Portales to enjoy from Tuesday to Saturday. Eastern New Mexico University faculty, staff and students are […]

Portales citizens remember pope, example he set

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Many in Portales who followed the teachings of John Paul II and the Catholic Church believe two things on the day of his death. First, the pope is continuing his life in heaven. Second, their lives must continue on Earth. Saturday services at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales […]

Hounds notch first South win

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By Eric Butler Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan was in a pretty forgiving mood Thursday night, even in regards to little things like giving up 16-0 second-half runs. After all, it hasn’t been many times this season that the Greyhounds have viewed leads as high as 32 points from the good […]

Secret to long life lies in a trophy

By Helena Rodriguez Want to live longer? Eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke and, oh yeah, win an Oscar. It’s that simple. I mean how hard can it be to get cast in a major movie and be chosen out of other big screen stars for a golden statuette? In 2001, a study appeared in the […]

Feb. 1 Obituaries

Thomas E. Scott, 91 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mr. Thomas Elmo Scott, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Oct. 7, 1913, near Lafayette, Chamber County, Ala. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to […]

Hispanic or Latino, what’s in a name?

By Helena Rodriguez When my daughter Laura and I walked into Dillard’s last weekend, it was not only looking a lot like Christmas, it was more like a Hispanic Christmas. This department store is one of a handful of upscale retailers accused a few years ago of a string of racist practices said to have […]

Latinas try to shatter stereotypes

By Helena Rodriguez Somebody said something the other day that ticked me off. I was apologetically five minutes late for an interview. I even called my boss to tell this person I was going to be five minutes late. When I got there, this guy said, “Latinas are always late!” He happened to be a […]

Youth gets visit from Campos

By Tony Parra uesday afternoon gave Representative Joe Campos and Portales High School Junior Joderick Rodriguez a chance to talk about the concerns of the Portales Youth. The two met to discuss surveys sent out by Rodriguez and to find out what problems youth are having and what bothers them the most in eastern New […]

Best-selling author, New Mexico native, speaks at ENMU

Helena Rodriguez Her mother used to tease her for not using drugs. She once lived near a cesspool of violence and crime. And her cousins are in prison for murder. But somehow Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez said she was able to escape her family’s crime-riddled lifestyle and accomplish her dreams of becoming a best-selling writer. “I shouldn’t […]

Portales shooting leaves two injured

Mike Linn Police are searching for suspects involved in a Sunday night shooting that injured two men, one critically, in what police and witnesses say was provoked by arguments at a horse race earlier that day a few miles east of Portales. Ernesto Sanchez, 39, received bullet wounds in the abdomen and upper thigh and […]