Feb. 18, 1969

The Portales police station was full of red faced officers this morning as they learned that they had a badly wanted criminal in custody temporarily yesterday morning before the man and his companion took French leave. The information came belatedly from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that the man who has been identified as Eldred [...]

Spouse’s return negates need for order

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist My husband recently came back from a deployment. I was anxious to welcome him back home, and the days leading up to his arrival were filled with expectations and work. I wanted to accomplish all the things on my to-do list, making everything and everyone appear as far from chaos [...]

Shopper stories

Freedom Newspapers Some shoppers got everything they wanted in a matter of minutes. Others fought through crowds to discover their targeted items were sold out. We talked with a few shoppers on their Black Friday experiences in eastern New Mexico. Ashly Baccas, shopping in the afternoon with family, said she has never done the early [...]

Altrusa teams up with Habitat for Humanity

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Saturday was National Make a Difference Day. The Portales chapter of Altrusa International, some service members from Cannon Air Force Base, and the community came out to make a difference at a home being built with Habitat for Humanity. Altrusa members were working on landscaping for the front yard [...]

Dora girl wins New Mexico America Princess crown

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Krystle Siarza: Special to PNT Madison Belcher, 5, of Dora was a stranger to the pageant life until this weekend when she was crowned Miss New Mexico American Coed Princess, Friday in Albuquerque. Kalila Pack, 8, of Clovis finished third in the Sweetheart division. Madison, a student at Elida Elementary, didn’t join the pageant for [...]

Greeks and Christians mingle at ENMU Cross Campus mixer

By William Thompson Eastern New Mexico University’s Cross Campus ministry had fraternity and sorority students over for an evening of outdoor cooking and indoor video games Wednesday. Most of the guests were from sororities or female fraternities who said they were looking to make new friends. Keeley Angel of Zeta Tau Alpha women’s fraternity was [...]

Municipal candidates sound off

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By William Thompson Portales city council candidates shared hope for continued ecomomic growth at a political forum Monday while differing on ways to achieve that growth. About 50 people attended the forum sponsored by city government and the Portales Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Monday night at the Memorial Building to hear candidates for city [...]

Personal history, family shape fireman’s vision

PNT Staff Name: Ryan “Earl” Fleming Age: 23 Job: Portales Fire Department Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Community Involvement: When I was in high school, I did a lot of volunteer work for my church. Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I love living in a small town. Big cities are so impersonal, but everyone [...]

Davis home brings active family together

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A home is a place for living and that’s one important detail that Scott and Janet Davis didn’t overlook when they built their house three years ago. Nearly everything about their home speaks of family time. The Davis’ home at 508 E. 16th is one of five homes that will [...]

Ranger killed in war

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Staff and wire reports Jaime Garza said his son wanted to be in the military since he was youngster growing up in Portales watching planes take off from Cannon Air Force Base. Army Pfc. Damian Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Thursday in Afghanistan after his vehicle slid off the road into a river near [...]