Portales man charged in 2009 slaying tested for trial competency

Portales resident Leroy Salaz, charged with voluntary manslaughter in the 2009 stabbing death of Marco Bonilla, is being treated to see if he’s competent to stand trial, the prosecutor on the case said Wednesday. Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover said Salaz was sent to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute at Las Vegas after a […]

Portales man held on drug charges

PNT staff A Portales man already charged with manslaughter has been arrested on drug charges, according to Portales Police records. Leroy Salaz, 54, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine, fourth-degree felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, according to a police report. Salaz is awaiting trial for […]

1-11-08 It’s their job

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Name: Kelly Salaz Job: Sales representative, Valley Furniture on the square in Portales Time on Job: Seven years. Background: Salaz grew up in Portales, graduated from Portales High School and attended Eastern New Mexico University. She moved away for a time but came back about 10 years ago to raise her three children. “I felt […]

March 25 Obituaries

Robert English, 90 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church Chapel in Clovis. The Rev. Robert A. English, 90, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 2, 1914, in Tarrant County, Texas, to John Robert and Lydia Coomer English. He […]

Salaz enjoys working on cars

By Helena Rodriguez Name: Antonio “Tonkas” Salaz Occupation: Auto mechanic Hometown: Portales Family: Wife, Antonia; children, Beverly, Shirley and Margarita Antonio “Tonkas” Salaz is employed as a mechanic for the City of Portales and also works on cars at his home during his spare time. His hobby is automotive restoration. He also enjoys hunting. His […]

Lucero preached honesty, respect to sons, daughters

By Tony Parra Charlie Lucero, a music-lover, was best defined by family members as a giving, hard-working man with a great sense of humor. Lucero died on March 7 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Trementina to Juliana and Gasper Lucero. “He raised us when my […]

Obits 11-9

Olen Lowe, 90 Olen Lowe, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Nov. 28, 1912, in Fairplay, Mo., to Nora and Walter Lowe. Mr. Olen moved to Texas when he was young, and lived in Borger for several years, where he worked in the […]