Tire shop, restaurant still open after drug raid

Freedom New Mexico An operator of Victor’s Tire Shop on Wednesday expressed “shock” about Tuesday’s Portales drug raid and wants customers to know the shop and attached La Paz restaurant remain open for business. The three men arrested, including tire shop owner Victor Olguin, are the only ones accused of being involved with the drugs, […]

Three arrested in raid on Portales tire shop

Christina Calloway The owner of Victor’s Tire Shop and two other men were arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges during after police raided his shop on North Chicago Street. Victor Olguin, 50, of Portales arranged for cocaine to be delivered to his shop Tuesday with the intention to distribute it out of his shop, according […]

May 6, 1963

The wife of Dora farmer Kenneth Victor told the Portales-News Tribune that the recent hailstorm that covered the ground with golf ball-sized hailstones had destroyed 75 percent of her husband’s crop. The storm dropped more than an inch of moisture throughout Roosevelt County.

It’s their job: Victor Baca

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Name: Victor Baca Job: Owner and pharmacist at Village Pharmacy Background: Baca is from Portales but attended college at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Time on job: 26 years What does your job entail? I do everything from filling prescriptions accurately to counseling patients on which medications to take — both for over-the-counter […]

Two escapees arraigned in district court

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Two of four captured Clovis escapees were arraigned Thursday in district court. Javier Zapata, 19, and Raynaldo Jeremy Enriquez, 19, are each facing more than four years imprisonment for their Aug. 24 escape from the Curry County Adult Detention Center, District Attorney Matt Chandler told judge Robert Orlik at […]

Sheriff: ‘Four down, four to go’

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Victor Sotelo, the fourth escapee to be captured from Sunday’s jailbreak in Clovis, was apprehended late Thursday night in Albuquerque. “We’re four down, four to go,” Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday morning. “We’re optimistic.” Sotelo, 26, of Portales was caught without incident around 11:45 p.m. in the […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Weddings

Acree-Tucker Julia Anastasia Acree of Portales and Chance William Tucker of Portales were joined in marriage June 28, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Portales. Brother Steve Smith performed the marriage ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Pam Acree of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Tom and Virginia Carrillo of Benicia, […]

Sept. 16 Engagement

Marez, Holguin Jacob and Elly Marez of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mallory Marez of Portales to Arturo Holguin of Portales, son of Victor and Rosario Holguin of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, 2007 at Church of God in Portales. The reception will be […]

Focus on financial freedom

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Rogers resident Kerry Victor says he’s been successful in helping people get out of debt and manage money better and the course he teaches is back for its third run in Portales to prove it. Victor is bringing Financial Peace University, a 13-week money handling program, to Emmanuel Baptist […]

School celebrates 100 years

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Folks gathered at the Dora Consolidated Schools Centennial and the South County Reunion were there to reminisce about school days past. They also got a glimpse into the future, as the recently remodeled school was dedicated. With some classmates in attendance old enough to remember the start of the […]

Bacas mark 15 years in pharmacy

By Tony Parra The Bacas are hoping for continued success in their business, Village Pharmacy in Portales as it enters it’s 15th year of operation. Victor Baca, pharmacist and co-owner of Village Pharmacy opened the business in 1991. A family-run business, his wife Linda Baca is in charge of the bookkeeping and the Baca’s son, […]

9-20 Obituaries

Ruth Greathouse Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Dolores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss. She moved to Artesia at the age of 10 […]

Businesses are ‘primo’ family affair

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Victor and Rosario Garcia had dreams of a better life and they came to the United States from Mexico 18 years ago in pursuit of them. Through an unexpected combination of businesses, they’ve accomplished some of those dreams. Rosario Garcia is the co-owner of La Paz Authentic Mexican Food […]

Feb. 2 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There were showers all over the area Saturday night through Sunday night. It was dry too many years not to appreciate every drop. There was lightning to the north and into the Portales and Floyd area. The Floyd Fire Department was called out to a grass fire in the afternoon and there […]

Nov. 24 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael More rain the past couple days in the area. Mary Blakeley said it had rained all Sunday afternoon in the Rogers area. We need a few days of sunshine and dry days so harvests can be completed. Thanksgiving dinner Sunday the Baptist Church had its annual day of thanks to God for […]

July 6 Obituaries

Services Pending Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, daughter of Bud and Barbara Miller, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Funerals Today Guy R. Coleman — 2:30 p.m. at the home of Brian and Lisa Victor, 1788 CR 3 (off Highway 467 […]

Portales greets rainy weather

By Mike Linn A cluster of thunderstorms swept through Curry and Roosevelt counties Wednesday, dumping more rain in a few hours than had fallen in at least a month in some places. Clovis received about a half an inch of rain and Portales received about .40 of an inch, according to unofficial reports. Before Wednesday’s […]

Luker enjoyed outdoors, family

By Helena Rodriguez When Billie Tollett’s mother passed away in 1979, Mary Edna Luker told her, “Well, I’ll just be your mommy for you.” And from that day on, Tollett referred to Luker as her mother, someone she would go to for advice. When it came to Luker’s own children, her two daughters also counted […]

Obits 9-30

Leola Askew, 89 Leola “Pat” Askew, 89, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. She was born on Aug. 4, 1914, in Oklahoma, to Lela and Mendle Phillips. She attended schools in Granite, Okla., and lived in Mangum, Okla., the Richland Community and Oregon before moving to Dora in 1946. […]