Police make arrest in weekend mugging

Police arrested Michael Ruiz, 19, of Portales Wednesday for the robbery and beating of two men walking on the Eastern New Mexico University campus last weekend. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said a warrant was issued for the arrest of another man in the mugging, but the suspect remains at large. Berry said the two […]

July 20, 2008 Engagements

Ruiz/Good Sally Ruiz, of Portales, announces her engagement and approaching marriage to Rick Good of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on July 26, 2008, at the Memorial Building in Portales. The bride-elect is employed at Portales Area Transit System. The prospective groom is employed with the City of Portales Parks Department. […]

Mead/Ruiz engagement

PNT Staff Kathy Mead of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Becky Mead of Hewitt, Texas to Ryan Ruiz, of Hewitt, Texas, son of Nick Ruiz of Portales and Robin Ruiz of Roswell. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m., Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church. The reception will also […]

Engagement (Nov. 27)

Mead/Ruiz Kathy Mead of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Becky Mead of Hewitt, Texas to Ryan Ruiz, of Hewitt, Texas, son of Nick Ruiz of Portales and Robin Ruiz of Roswell. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m., Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church. The reception will also be […]

Long, Ruiz named six-man All-Americans

By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz and Floyd’s Jerrod Long are known as two of the best six-man football players in the state. Now they’ll be known as two of the best six-man players in the country. Six-Man Illustrated, a publication dedicated to six-man football based out of Big Spring (Texas), named Ruiz and Long […]

Broncos’ bid for six-man crown falls short

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Jeff Gillespie maintained in preseason that his youthful Floyd football team had a long ways to go to contend for a state championship. “Melrose is the team to beat in six-man […]

Broncos fall to Melrose in title game

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — In a game featuring 134 points, going two quarters with a combined one touchdown is nearly impossible to overcome. The Melrose Buffaloes took command by shutting out Floyd in the second quarter, then lost control but regained it in the final period Wednesday en route to a 74-60 victory over […]

Melrose’s Ruiz sets record with 13 TDs

By Rick White Caleb Dodd has played football with Carlos Ruiz since the seventh grade, and he’s still amazed by some of the feats of his fleet-footed teammate. With the help of Dodd’s crushing blocks, Ruiz ran into the national high school record books with an uncanny 13 touchdowns in Saturday’s state six-man semifinal playoff […]

Political Notebook, May 19

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Kernan, Palmer speak out Rep. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs and her opponent for Senate District 42, William Palmer, also a Republican, of Lovington, are hitting the airwaves in what’s becoming one of the most interesting and hotly contested seats in the state. Two weeks ago, both candidates appeared on KENW, an […]

Grant intended for street repairs denied

Tony Parra New Mexico Community Development Council members rejected a block grant of $496,000 on Wednesday to help Portales projects in various street repairs around the city. The $496,000 would have gone to street repairs and other city projects. Community Development Director Darla Wilhoit, City Manager Debi Lee and Mayor Orlando Ortega were in Albuquerque […]