Rams hopeful they can build on solid season-opening win

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By Dave Wagner Arturo Ontiveros enjoyed a successful debut as the Portales High baseball head coach on Saturday. Ditto for Rams pitcher Justin Gilchrist. Portales opened its season under Ontiveros, a 1994 PHS graduate, with an 8-3 victory at Littlefield, Texas, getting five solid innings of pitching from Gilchrist, a junior right-hander who transferred from [...]

Students give news, get experience

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By Kevin Wilson It’s 3:15 p.m. on Monday, and it’s just like any other Monday in the newsroom for News 3 New Mexico at the KENW television station in Portales. Jennifer Best has a concern for news director John Kirby. The Eastern New Mexico University senior is typing a story on allergy season and she [...]

Hunton left a little life everywhere he went

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Carol Hunton left life behind in every step he took forward. He built a treasure of memories in the relationships that he made throughout his life. Hunton died Feb. 5, 2005. Bob Wood, New Mexico’s state senator from 1971 to 1981, was a friend of Carroll’s for over 50 years. [...]

Positives can be found in history’s negatives

By Jim Lee Slavery did not confine itself to the South. Massachusetts, for example, tolerated slavery over 140 years. In 1641, it became the first colony to legally recognize slavery. Some of the “founding fathers” at Plymouth Rock probably became slave owners. The city of Boston had a thriving slave market long before places like [...]

Superintendent worries about budget gap

By Tony Parra The state budget approved Wednesday by the House would be “devastating” for Portales public schools if it’s approved by the Senate, Portales Superintendent James Holloway said on Thursday. Holloway said the $4.7 billion proposed budget includes $2.1 billion for public schools — but Portales’ share will fall more than $1 million below [...]

Lady Rams whip Roswell

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By Kevin Wilson With their No. 1 seeds in district already locked up, Class 3A Portales and Class 4A Roswell High arguably had nothing to play for Saturday night. Ashleah Richards and Tara Johnson provided evidence to the contrary, as they keyed a late 10-0 run to help the host Lady Rams win 59-49 and [...]

Feb. 27 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday finds the third- through ninth-graders and high school juniors taking the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments. Please make sure your child attends school on these days. • The fourth-graders will be going on a field trip to Roswell to see the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. [...]

Javelinas get best of Hounds

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By Dave Wagner Reserve forward Chris White scored a career-high 24 points Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville to an 82-73 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. White, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior who joined the Javelinas at the Christmas break and was averaging only [...]

Zias post 2-2 mark in LSC First Pitch Tournament

PNT Staff IRVING, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team split a pair of games on both Friday and Saturday against Lone Star Conference North Division squads in the LSC First Pitch Tournament, keeping its record for the season above .500 at 10-9. The Zias defeated Cameron 4-3 and lost to Central Oklahoma [...]

Levin content with librarian role

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Your name: Stephanie Levin Your job: Youth Services Librarian Your age: 36; Aug. 4, 1968 Your hometown: Roy, Utah Your family: Brian (husband), Rachel (4), and Megan (6 mo.) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I really enjoy reading, cooking and working on projects. What do you think of Portales? “Portales [...]