Carter to interview for public defender

By Mike Linn The outgoing district attorney and a longtime public defender are vying for the top position in the district defender’s office, which will become open after Oct. 29. Assistant public defender Jim Wilson, an Idaho native, and District Attorney Brett Carter are scheduled to meet with the state’s top public defender in two […]

Movies can be predictable

By Kevin Wilson I saw “Spiderman 2” two weekends ago, and I could spend thousands of words elaborating on it. Instead, I’ll just give you this paragraph. Read Roger Ebert’s review of the movie. I agree with everything he said, and he has a Pulitzer Prize that says he’s better at writing than I am. […]

Portales teen arraigned on murder charge

By Kevin Wilson A Portales teenager was arraigned Thursday morning on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Portales woman. Richard Baca, 18, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19. Her body was found in the back yard of the house where Baca lives. Baca was indicted last week […]

Wilson named managing editor in Portales

Freedom Newspapers Kevin Wilson has been named managing editor for the Portales News-Tribune. The managing editor oversees day-to-day operations of the newsroom. Wilson succeeds Mike Linn, who has accepted a position with the Clovis News Journal. The Clovis and Portales papers are owned by Freedom Newspapers, Inc. Wilson is a 2000 graduate of Eastern New […]

Council members discuss city water use

Michellle Seeber The average Portales resident uses 180 gallons of water each day without industrial use, a consultant hired by the city said Tuesday. Charles Wilson, who conducted studies of water usage in Portales and where additional water supplies might be found, made the statement Tuesday during a presentation to the Portales City Council on […]

L.A. murder suspect arrested in Tucumcari

Ryan Lengerich A California man was arrested last month in Tucumcari after police said he shot and killed a man in North Hollywood, Calif., then disappeared from the scene. New Mexico State Police learned on Nov. 22 that Marchell Wilson, 27, of Lancaster, Calif., was wanted for firearms violations and homicide. Officials in California said […]

Clovis knocked out of football playoffs

By Rick White Rio Grande did something to an Eric Roanhaus-coached team that no one has been able to do for more than a quarter of a century — beat the Clovis Wildcats in the first round of the playoffs. The Ravens did it by controlling the clock and the ball, frustrating the Wildcats with […]

Obits 11-7

Joyce Wilson, 76 Mrs. Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born on May 6, 1927, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Cora Lee and Conrad T. Bell. She was raised in the Rogers community where she attended school. She attended Beauty School in Clovis and […]

Obits 11-6

Joyce Wilson, 76 Joyce Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Obits 9/16

Buster Caviness, 81 Mr. Buster LeRoy Caviness, 81, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born on Jan. 13, 1922, in Emzy, near Portales, to James Everett and Fronie Caviness. He graduated from high school in Causey. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp at the beginning of World War II […]