Summer the perfect time for not-so-smart ideas

By Bob Huber Childhood friends tell me I once had tangled curly hair and a perpetual runny nose, and I ran around all summer in frayed overalls and Tenner shoes, the latter being the invention of that friend of all boys, Mr. Tenner. But in spite of my appearance, those were exotic times, like the […]

Back to school coming soon

By Helena Rodriguez I interrupt this long, hot summer for some important breaking news. It’s urgent, more pressing than our current national security code level. It commands your full attention. It’s back-to-school time! Back-to-school time! Back to school! In case you missed it, “School! School! School!” Only 28 shopping days until school starts in Portales […]

Portales youth needs top agenda at summit

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern Area Youth Summit has a simple mission for its two-day program this week: Determine the most important needs for Portales youth. Annemarie McCracken of the School and Main Institute will facilitate the two-day program, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. […]

Here’s your (Zodiac) sign

By Bob Huber It’s time once more to glance over our shoulders at the leering dog days of summer, then consult our horoscopes. And well we should, because without astrology to get us through these hot days we’d have to rely on luck, karma, ancient curses or the judiciary, and those ploys can be risky, […]

ENMU enrollment rises 8 percent for summer session

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for the last two years has been bucking a downward trend and the same held true for the summer session. University President Steven Gamble said enrollment for the summer session this year is at 1,240, up 8 percent from last year’s total of 1,143, an increase of […]

May 30 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Summer School Offered Portales Junior High School students may be recommended for summer school based on their CAT composite scores in language arts and math. If students do not successfully complete summer school, they will take a remedial class as an elective next year. Also, if students failed the seventh or eighth […]

Lessons from a church pew

By Joan Clayton “Lord, have mercy on me a sinner. Make me sensitive to any wrongdoing and may I be a friend to man, helping in any way I can.” My grandfather’s prayers filled with awe and deep devotion instilled an unforgettable memory in my childhood heart. This humble man’s sky blue eyes spoke volumes […]

Here’s to getting booked this summer

By Helena Rodriguez I hope your kid gets booked this summer like I did before I started high school in a not-so-distant past. After all, there’s not much to do around here and it won’t hurt your kids to get into some adventures or misadventures this summer. I’m talking, of course, about reading. Summer is […]

Portales, Clovis boys get to know each other

By Dave Wagner If they don’t already, the Clovis and Portales High boys basketball teams should get to know each other pretty well over the next few weeks. The Wildcats and Rams squared off Tuesday night in the opening game of CHS’ boys summer basketball league, scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday nights through mid-June at […]

May 16 Portales Junior High News

Students Write Well Principal Steve Harris congratulates the eighth-grade students for scoring so high on the state writing assessment. He states that the scores are a result of the hard work that the students and teachers both do. Awards Assembly Scheduled Students receiving either academic or sports awards will be recognized May 26 at 1 […]