Teen in stable condition

Anthony Sapp, 16, of Portales was upgraded to stable condition Friday at Lubbock Covenant Children’s Hospital. The teenager suffered a head injury Wednesday when thrown from a vehicle driven by a friend — another 16-year-old. It happened at the 1900 block of S. Roosevelt Rd. 4 1/2. Sapp was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital before […]

Teen in critical condition after accident

A Portales teenager was in critical condition at Lubbock Covenant Children’s Hospital on Thursday after apparently being thrown from atop a vehicle being driven by a friend. Anthony Sapp, 16, was airlifted to Lubbock on Wednesday after suffering a head injury in the 1900 block of South Roosevelt Rd. 4 1/2. Law officers said it […]

April 12, 2009 Library news

On Tuesday, April 14 at 10:30 am, get ready for some Froggy Fun during Baby Laptime. This 20-minute program introduces books to the youngest readers, ages 0 to 3 with short stories, songs, and fingerplays. The Teen Writing Group will also meet this Tuesday (April 14) at 4:00 p.m.. Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at […]

Portales teen convicted for aggravated burglary

Freedom New Mexico An 18-year-old Portales man is facing up to 12 years in prison for beating and severely injuring an 82-year-old woman while burglarizing her home, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Joel Zertuche was convicted Friday of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. According to the release: […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Library News

Tuesday, at 4 p.m., there will be a teen book discussion group.

County’s teen smokers above state averages

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In a recent statewide study commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Health, 34 percent of Roosevelt County high school students admitted they smoked cigarettes — a rate much higher than surrounding counties. With such high numbers, it was important for Terry Teti, executive director for community resources, to come to Portales High School to […]

Oct. 17-23 What's Happening

Friday Teen/Tween Dance — 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Youth Center Saturday Amarillo Gun and Knife show trip — Sponsored by Outdoor Recreation. Cost is $10 per person and covers transportation. Group will stop for dinner at Dyers Barbecue. Information: 784-2773. Parents night out/Give Parents a Break — 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Register at […]

Oct. 12, 2008 Library News

This week at the Portales Library: This week is Teen Read Week. The library will host a party for teen readers at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The theme this year is “Books With Bite.” Activities include a specially themed Jeopardy game, decorating (and eating!) cupcakes,

Clovis teen drowns in Texas

Freedom New Mexico LAKE BROWNWOOD, Texas — The body of 17-year-old Clovis High School student Tyler Fontenot was recovered from a Texas lake around 3 p.m. (CDT) Monday. The body of his uncle, Joe Haseloff of Farwell, was found two hours later, according to lake officials. Lake Brownwood patrolman Bob Pacatte said the two were […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Barbara George

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Name: Barbara A. George Age: 67 Occupation: Teen Court Coordinator Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: I have been elected to various positions including: church clerk, NM HPER secretary, Delta Kappa Gamma, President; Teen Court State Quadrant Representative. What is your background? I graduated from Texas Tech University and had my […]

2-3-08 Local Briefs

Library Friends to meet Heather Christensen, youth services librarian for the Portales Public Library, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday in the meeting room at the library, 218 South Avenue B. Christensen will be reporting on a number of efforts […]

1/9/08 Local Briefs

STAR sponsoring writing contest The teen group at the Portales Public Library, Some Teens Are Reading, is organizing a teen writing contest. Students in sixth through 12th grades are eligible and may submit original work in the following categories: Essay, Poetry, Short Fiction, and One-Act-Plays. Interested writers should contact Heather Christensen at the library for […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Fight Like a Girl and Win: Defense Decisions for Women By Lori Hartman Gervasi Unfortunately, women are susceptible to random acts of violence from stalking, sexual harassment, domestic violence, date rape, and worse. With this guidebook, women can learn how to increase their security, outsmart […]

Area’s teen birth rate rising

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The number of babies born to Roosevelt County teens in 2006 shot up an alarming 43 percent, according to statistics recently released by the New Mexico Department of Health. At the same time babies born to Curry County young teens dropped 18 percent, statistics show. In Roosevelt County, there […]

Traffic accidents concern local law enforcement

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Recent accidents in Roosevelt and Curry counties and Parmer County in Texas have taken the lives of five individuals under the age of 22, and have caused concern for area law enforcement officials. While the cause of those accidents is not yet known, drinking and high rates of speed […]

Hall of Fame teacher George clicks with troubled teens in local teen court

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By William P. Thompson From the cottonfields of west Texas to high school classrooms and the halls of justice, Barbara George has impacted the lives of area teens. In 1966, George became a physical education teacher at Portales High School. She left teaching in 1991 but became the Portales Teen Court coordinator in 1997. The […]

Town hall meetings bring teen drinking to light

Freedom Newspapers A harsh light will be shone on underage drinking at two town hall meetings scheduled this week for Portales and Clovis. The meetings will examine the extent of underage drinking in the area and address ways to prevent it, said Terry Teti, a consultant with Community Resources in Portales. According to the 2004 […]

Teen driver’s permit changes everything

By Helena Rodriquez What kind of a sick, twisted, teenager would voluntarily go to school at 7 a.m. every morning? Now change the question. How far will a teen go to get a driver’s license? The things teens will do these days just to get behind the wheel of a car are interesting. My 15-year-old […]

Three adults, one teen indicted in shooting

Freedom Newspapers Three Clovis adults and a teen were indicted by a grand jury Friday for murder in connection with the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office Orlando Salas, 15, Demetrio Salas, 19, Edward Salas, 21, and Noe Torres, 26, were also indicted […]

Officials look at teen pregnancy rates

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Public health workers for Roosevelt and Curry counties with the help of public school officials and health committees are trying to cut down the teen birth rates, with mixed results. Carol Morgan, nurse manager for the public health office in Portales, will be introducing a […]