Crisis overtakes Bush’s agenda, rearranging second-term landscape

Tom Raum: Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Hurricane Katrina swamped President Bush’s second-term domestic agenda, reordering his priorities and changing the political landscape. His open-ended commitment to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast has become his No. 1 domestic imperative. Swept away was Bush’s pledge to cut the budget deficit in half. His centerpiece […]

Money Congress set aside for evacuation plan went elsewhere

Rita Beamish: The Associated Press As far back as eight years ago, Congress ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for evacuating New Orleans during a massive hurricane, but the money instead went to studying the causeway bridge that spans the city’s Lake Pontchartrain, officials say. The outcome provides one more example […]

Local Briefs 9-18

Code talkers focus of presentation AARP Volunteer Warren Salomon will conduct a special presentation featuring the experiences of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to the Portales and Clovis AARP Chapters. The public is invited to attend. The presentations are scheduled for: Portales, Wednesday at Golden Acres on Ave. G, at 2 p.m.; and […]

School Menus 9/19-9/23

Portales Schools Breakfast Monday: Cold cereal, bagel w/cream cheese, juice and milk. Tuesday: French toast sticks, ham, juice and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast pizza, fresh fruit and milk. Thursday: Breakfast burrito, juice and milk. Friday: Cold cereal, muffin, juice and milk. Lunch Monday: Beef and cheese nachos, pinto beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Hot dog, fries, fresh […]

Altrusa Home Tour scheduled for next Sunday

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Special to the PNT The Altrusa Home Tour is scheduled for Sept. 25 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the annual event are available from any Altrusa member for $5 in advance or $6 at the door of any of the five features homes during the tour. The tour is a fund-raiser from […]

Eastern New Mexico University sees highest enrollment since 1975

PNT Staff Just as it was predicted on the first day of classes, the enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University topped the 4,000-student mark. Enrollment for the fall semester is 4,052. This is the highest enrollment since 1975 when 4,248 were enrolled. Friday was the official census day for enrollment. Enrollment is up 2.3 percent […]

PNT welcomes new managing editor

PNT Staff A Portales native has been named managing editor of the Portales News-Tribune. Karl Terry, 46, assumed his new duties last week. Terry recently moved to Portales with his wife Carol after living the last nine years in Carbondale, Colo. He assumes the position formerly occupied by Kevin Wilson. Wilson will remain in the […]

Senior Brief 9-18-05

White Elephant sale on Saturday There will be a white elephant sale at the Portales Senior Citizen Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. All proceeds will go to the Hurricane Katrina victims. Seniors bring your white elephant to the Senior Center from Monday to Friday. For more information, contact 356-8741.

Portales Junior High School News

Qualified teachers The state of New Mexico certified every teacher at Portales Junior High School to teach their respective classes. Some teachers were certified in one field, i.e., math, language arts, science, or social studies to teach K-12. Some teachers were certified to teach any subject K-8. Now the state of New Mexico changed the […]

Community Calendar 9-18

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Hounds at an early crossroads

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central football teams may be facing an early crossroads tonight. With both teams standing 1-2, the winner of the 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover matchup at Blackwater Draw will be positioned for respectability. The loser, meantime, faces an uphill battle the rest […]

Handley’s six scores paces Eagles

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A little home cooking can go a long way. Senior Dustin Handley scored six touchdowns as Clovis Christian mercy-ruled Pine Hill 52-0 in its first home game of the season. After losing two straight, Clovis Christian coach Greg Darden said Friday’s win was right on time. “We needed that,” Darden […]

Track meet scheduled for today

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Brian Stacy has mixed feelings about the relatively small number of teams competing in Clovis High’s cross country invitational, scheduled for this morning at Ned Houk Park. “On one hand, I wish we had two or three more teams and could make it a bigger field,” Stacy said. “On the […]

Rams crushed by Mustangs

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Both coaches predicted Friday’s Denver City-Portales game would be a game determined by field position. The first quarter, and the game, were decidedly won by the visiting Mustangs. Denver City stayed undefeated by taking advantage of good field position early and holding off Portales the rest […]

Pair charged with murder

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Testimony from two juvenile females led to Friday’s arrest of Edward Salas, 21, for the slaying of a 10-year-old Clovis boy, officials said. Police also issued an arrest warrant for Noe Torres, 26, who is also charged with murder in connection with Thursday’s shooting death of Carlos Perez. Torres […]

Shooting stuns neighborhood

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A wooden board covers Carlos Perez’ bedroom window. Nine bullets pierced through it early Thursday morning; one ended Carlos’ life on the eve of his 11th birthday. “He didn’t deserve this,” said Minerba Bailon, Carlos’ maternal aunt, her voice shaking. “Carlitos was a little kid who was always smiling, always […]

High school, other campuses on alert after shooting

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis teen arrested in connection with a homicide investigation was carrying a pocketknife when he was apprehended by police in the Clovis High parking lot on Thursday morning. It was the same knife he allegedly used a day earlier to threaten Ruben Perez, the brother of a 10-year old […]

Summit leaders trying to instill hope, pride in young Latinos

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Hope. Latino leaders from around the United States traveled to Portales to try to instill that in the young Hispanics of New Mexico during the first Latino Summit on the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Friday. Approximately 500 high school students from Portales High School, Clovis High School, West […]

Day Trip: Sacramento mountains, Ruidoso invite you to 60th annual Aspenfest

Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers The Sacramento mountains are waiting for you in the cool pines of Ruidoso during the weekend of Oct. 1-2 for the town’s annual Aspenfest weekend. There will be plenty of events throughout the weekend to keep you busy, and cool at the same time. Where is it? Ruidoso is approximately 160 […]

Take to the skies

Airshow attendees watch Saturday’s demonstrations and visit static displays around the flight line. Cannon was host to about 8,000 people who came out for the expo. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Cannon Air Force Base sponsored the 2005 Air Expo to a crowd of about 8,000 on Saturday. The air show was kicked off with a […]