It’s their job: PHS grad prefers working in retail

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Chris Tarango is head cashier at Russell’s Super Save in Portales. Background: Tarango was born and raised in Portales and is the youngest of a large family. After graduating from Portales High School, he attended Texas Tech University and Georgia Tech for his bachelor’s degree. He received a master’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University. […]

Feb. 2, 1980

Twin sisters join PHS graduates

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Having graduating twins means double the trouble and expense, but also double the blessing and cause for celebration, according to Kathy Tarango, whose daughters, Bianca and Dalia Tarango, graduate from Portales High School tonight. The Tarangos are among 159 Portales High School seniors who will receive diplomas during a […]

Melton Wedding

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Jimmy and Ramona Melton were joined in marriage on March 14, 2008 in Santa Fe. The couple have a son, Dylan Serna. Attending the bride was her sister-in-law, Leigh Ann Tarango. Brad Knowlton, brother-in-law to the groom stood as best man. Wesley Knowlton and Trenton Knowlton, nephews of the groom, were ring bearers. The bride […]

Program offers chance at diploma

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Single mom Lorena Tarango, 27, is taking steps to provide a better future for her and her children through the General Education Development Preparation lab located in the Roosevelt County Enterprise Center. For the past three months, Tarango has been working on a series of tests that will prepare […]

Nativity collector celebrates year-round

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By Helena Rodriquez: PNT Staff Writer Christmas is a daily event inside of the home and office of Margie Tarango. The avid nativity collector has the most famous scene from “The Greatest Story Ever Told” on year-round display. “This is the true meaning of Christmas,” Tarango said, pointing to a shelf full of nativities adorning […]

Portales girl killed in accident

Freedom Newspapers A 7-year-old Portales girl was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday as she attempted to cross a highway east of Portales, according to New Mexico State Police. Mireya Tarango was crossing the highway from a neighbor’s home to her home on N.M. 88 when she was struck, according to investigating officer […]

Superintendent search ongoing

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The search has begun for a new superintendent of schools for the Portales Schools District with the screening of applications is only a few days away. Members of the Portales Schools Central Office have already been receiving applications for the position, which they would like to fill by June […]

Soldier who died in Iraq tied to locals

By Mike Linn Linda Hernandez has three e-mails from her cousin to which she’ll never get the chance to respond. The Clovis resident saw the messages after she returned from vacation Sunday — the day she found out her cousin, Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb., died when a roadside bomb […]

May 6 Obituaries

Francisco Tarango, 79 Mr. Francisco Tarango, 79, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 27, 1924, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Felicitas and Juan Tarango. He grew up in Chihuahua where he attended school. He married Maria Rodriguez on Aug. 4, 1953, in Coyame, Chihuahua, […]

Obits Aug. 17

Donald Crockett, 67 Mr. Donald R. Crockett, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Life Care Center in Farmington. He was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Comanche, Okla., to Virginia and Eddie Crockett. He grew up in Portales. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1960 and his master’s degree in 1966. He taught in Roswell […]

Obits Aug. 15

Maria Tarango Maria Tarango of Portales died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at St. Helens Catholic Church in Portales. Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Helens Catholic Church in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of […]