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 […]

Rams face toughest test yet with Mustangs

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer If the Portales Rams needed a wake-up call this early in the season, they certainly got one against Raton. Denver City’s coach, meanwhile, is hoping his young team doesn’t wake up. The Class 3A Mustangs are 2-0 coming into tonight’s battle at Greyhound Stadium. Young or not, Portales expects […]

Rush helps form experienced O-line

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Tyson Rush doesn’t think you can put much stock in Eastern New Mexico University’s 28-0 win over Southwestern Oklahoma on Saturday at Weatherford, Okla. After all, there’s another game coming up. “I’m looking forward to Saturday,” the 6-foot-6, 315-pound senior guard said of this week’s Lone Star Conference crossover matchup […]

Portales celebrates Hispanic heritage

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Although Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on Sept. 16, it was in the waning moments of Sept. 15 when the wheels were in motion to break free from Spain’s rule. Every year at midnight on September 15, Mexicans shout the grito (yell), honoring the crucial, impulsive action that was the […]

President Bush accepts BRAC recommendations

Deb Riechmann: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Bush on Thursday endorsed a plan for closing 22 major military bases and reconfiguring 33 others, leaving their fate to Congress. Bush had until Sept. 23 to either accept the entire report from an independent commission and send it to Congress, or return it to the commission […]

Clovis boy shot, killed in his sleep

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A 10-year-old Clovis boy, shot in the head while he slept early Thursday, died Thursday night. Carlos Perez, a fifth-grader at Clovis’ Cameo Elementary, died at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) at Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center, police said. Three arrests were made in connection with the case, though police said no one […]

Trek for Trash to be held Saturday

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer One of the two major trash clean-up efforts will take place on Saturday with the Portales Trek for Trash event. Trek for Trash, coupled with the Keep New Mexico Clean and Beautiful event in Portales during April, are the two largest clean-up events in Portales. Veda Urioste was one of […]

Influence of Spanish goes beyond Mexican holiday

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers If you’re a regular reader, you probably feel like my comadre and know all about me, from my family and adventures going back to school to raising a teenager and going to Mexico to learn Spanish. Since I began writing a column in 2000, first for a newspaper in Abilene, Texas, […]

Citizens should insist governments do not fund United Nations

Freedom Newspapers Some of the words were stern. Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker lectured the U.N. Security Council, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan in particular, that Annan and members of the entire organization need to change the way they operate or face a worldwide loss of support from the public. If Kofi Annan had any […]

9-15 Community Calendar

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. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Local Brief 9-16

Group to present film Friends for Democracy will present “Beyond the Patriot Act,” a 30-minute film by Robert Greenwald at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the meeting room at the Portales Public Library. There will be free popcorn and discussion following the showing of the film.

God’s child never says goodbye

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Losing a loved one is one of life’s hardest experiences. Shock, pain and grief deals a very cruel blow. The emptiness and loneliness can be overwhelming. The pain and agony of the broken heart pierces the soul. Familiar things at home are reminders of the loss. Will the pain ever stop?Can […]

Volleyball team off to fast start

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s a different feeling for Portales junior Morgan Erf to be a libero. It’s a different feeling for her and her Portales teammates by winning so much so early. A sweep Tuesday night at Goddard pushed Portales to 9-2 on the season, unfamiliar territory for Portales coach Ruth Chavez. […]

ENMU Football Notes, Sept. 15

The health of former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott has significantly improvement since being hospitalized last week following a fall at home. Elliott has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room at Lubbock Heart Hospital. The Sept. 7 fall resulted in two broken bones in his lower left […]

Community Calendar 9-15

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. Thursday Double Trouble in Recovery (support for people […]