Council denies zone change for BBQ business

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales City Council members on Monday voted unanimously not to allow J4 Bar-B-Que to serve “to-go” orders from a house at 1309 E. Amazon Street. About 75 spectators attended the meeting. The three principal operators of J4, Glenn Johnson, Bill Graham and Jerry Faber, all spoke at the meeting […]

May 16, 1954

Four Eastern New Mexico University students were elected to the State Baptist Union council at a BSU state retreat. Don Wiley of Portales would serve as president, Jay Wilkey as music chairman, Pat Shields as pianist and Robert Whitaker as Sunday School representative.

Business feature: Movie rental store provides troops with free entertainment

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Landall’s Box Office has enough movies for a three-fourths of the residents of Portales to watch.

Officials: Better retirement deserved

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Reserve and National Guard members deserve a better retirement plan, one that pays an annuity earlier than age 60 at least for those willing to serve longer than 20 years. That’s what Reserve leaders have told Congress. Reservists might deserve extended health care coverage too, also in recognition of their […]

Timely budgets on secretary’s agenda

By Tom Philpott: FNNM columnist The new secretary of Veterans Affairs, retired Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, got a recent tour of the paperwork battlefield on which VA claim adjudicators serve every day.

Businesses anticipate busy Super Bowl Sunday

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Area restaurants are gearing up for a busy Super Bowl Sunday, especially in Clovis where they will be allowed to serve alcohol. Applebee’s Bar and Grill bar manager Shellie Devou said customers have been asking if the restaurant’s big screen TV will be tuned to the Super Bowl. “We’re […]

Christmas party brings cheer to Heartland residents

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer As holiday music plays, people, many in wheelchairs, snack on cream puffs and pinwheels, and then tear into gifts from the people who serve them every day. It’s Christmastime at Heartland Continuing Care Center. About 75 people live at Heartland and Tuesday they celebrated the holiday with a party. […]

Judge adds eight years to murder conviction

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Freedom New Mexico A man convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy will serve 24 years in prison after a judge added eight years to his sentence Wednesday, according to the district attorney’s office. During a bench trial to evaluate sentencing, District Judge Teddy Hartley enhanced the sentence of […]

2-17-08 District Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County’s Ninth Judicial Court recently. According to the documents: • Jason Chatterton, 32, was convicted of the charge of automobile burglary, a fourth-degree felony and was ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation with conditions and ordered to pay all court fines and fees. • Randy McBrewer, […]

2-17-08 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate court recently. According to the documents: • Arnoldo Ontiveroz, 42, pleaded no contest to the charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (second offense) and improper backing and is ordered to serve two years of supervised probation with conditions and is ordered to […]

2-10-08 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Sirron Johnson, 24, pleaded guilty to the charge of shoplifting and was ordered to serve six months of supervised probation and to pay all court fines and fees. • David Vega, 20, pleaded no contest to the charge of […]

2-3-08 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Rochelle A. Pettigrew, 30, pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense), leaving the scene of an accident with injury/death and driving while license suspended/revoked and was ordered to […]

2-3-08 District Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County 9th Judicial District Court. According to the report: • Joe Ernest Aragon, 34, pleaded guilty to the charges of attempted trafficking cocaine by distribution (a third degree felony) and distribution of marijuana (a fourth degree felony) and was ordered to serve three years of supervised probation, will […]

1-27-08 District Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County 9th Judicial District Court recently. According to the documents: • Mark Rodriguez, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth degree felony, and was ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation and to pay all court fines and fees. […]

1-27-08 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Tyrie Graham, 21, pleaded guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense) and was ordered to serve one year of supervised probation, to attend the ASPEN program as well as to complete a DWI school, […]

1-20-08 District Court

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County 9th Judicial District Court. According to the report: • Felicia Ortega, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge of distribution of marijuana, a fourth degree felony and was ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation and to pay all court fines and fees. • Jesus Ornelas, […]

12-23-07 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Benjamin Page, 19, pleaded guilty to the charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay fines and fees of $364 and attend the ASPEN program. • Justin Baumer, 25, pleaded no contest […]

12-2 District Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Freddie Joe Dominguez, 25, pleaded guilty to the charges of Count I: Aggravated assault (deadly weapon), a fourth-degree felony, Count II: Possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, a fourth degree felony, Count 3: Unlawful carrying of a firearm […]

12-2 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Joe M. Dominguez, 34, pleaded guilty to the charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs (1st offense) and stop sign violation, was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, attend the ASPEN Program, complete 48 hours of […]

Nov. 13, 2007 It’s their job

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Name: Jonathan Baca Job: Server at Pizza Hut Time on the job: Seven months Background: Baca graduated from Portales High School in 2006. Before going to work at Pizza Hut, he painted cars. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Getting all my servers in line and getting them ready for the day, opening the […]