Neighbors, relatives shocked by death, arrest

By Karl Terry and Casey Peacock: PNT Staff The death of a 6-year-old Portales boy and his mother’s arrest in connection with his slaying has surprised neighbors and family members. Lorenzo “Lenchito” Cabral Jr. died Thursday at Roosevelt General Hospital. A preliminary autopsy shows he suffered a head injury, but the report did not rule […]

Victim described as adorable child

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Lorenzo “Lenchito” Cabral was described by the principal of his school in Portales as a being a good student who was respected and respectful of others Steiner Principal Becky Flen described Lorenzo has being a “very, typical boy” on the playground. He was also known to be a sweetheart, […]

Driven by history: Man rebuilds family bus

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Driving a bright yellow school bus has been a part of daily life for several generations in the Anthony clan at Elida. An important part of that heritage was recently reclaimed from the prairie dust of eastern New Mexico and has found a home inside the Anthony barn. Fred […]

New Year’s not all about going out

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist There is a lot of pressure to celebrate New Year’s Eve. When I lived in New York City, I went to parties and made it to Times Square to see the ball drop. It was cold and my toes were frozen by the time I left. I’m not even sure […]

Bills slated for first 100 hours of House better left undone

By Freedom Newspapers Perhaps the worst aspect of new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s promise to pass a passel of poll-tested bills during the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress is that the exercise will not be over after 100 hours as ordinary mortals count them. The countdown doesn’t begin, as Democrats calculate matters, until […]

Jan. 19, 1960

Jack Hensley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Turner Hensley of Portales, who is attending the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York City, has won a cash prize of $100 for an exhibit of his classroom work. The school, which was established in 1825, has a midterm exhibit the last two weeks in January […]

Jan. 18, 1960

Roosevelt County 4-H Club Awards Night will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Eastern New Mexico University Theatre, according to the announcement of Edwin Garnett, Associate County Agent. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m., and since it will be broadcast “live” over KENW, promptness is essential. The awards will include leaders pins, honorary memberships, […]

Jan. 17, 1960

Members of the Wee-ko-ki Camp Fire Girls Group made picture books which they felt would be enjoyed by children patients at the hospitals and Thursday afternoon these were delivered with Mrs. Oscar Whitworth providing transportation for the girls. Members met at Presbyterian church fellowship hall after the close of school where a short business period […]

Jan. 16, 1968

Visiting the News-Tribune plant Monday after school were members of Den 1, Pack 4, Cub Scouts. They all attend James School. Their leaders are Mrs. Bill Boone and Mrs. Joe Bunch. A member of the News-Tribune staff showed them the various machines and explained how they work. Boys in the group were Ron Faris, Darwin […]

Jan. 14, 1960

A special basketball treat is in store for local fans tonight when the Eastern New Mexico University freshman basketball team meets the Clovis (KCLV) Rangers former New Mexico State AAU champions. The two clubs will meet in the 6 p.m. curtain-raiser prior to the Eastern New Mexico-Western game at 8. The Rangers feature two former […]

Jan. 12, 1960

Representative Anderson Carter, who has represented Roosevelt County in the New Mexico legislature for the past eight years, was guest speaker before members of the Portales Business and Professional Women’s Club and urged the women to take more interest in the laws of their state and their execution. He feels it is the duty of […]

Jan. 11, 1960

Mrs. Gene Harrell was hostess to Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi on the evening of Jan. 7, with the meeting in the lobby of Chavez Hall at Eastern New Mexico University. Mrs. Vernon Imoe conducted a short business meeting. Following the business portion of the meeting, Mrs. Bill Pippin presented the program, “Let’s Talk […]

Jan. 10, 1960

When Miss Maria Friesen encountered an emergency at her apartment Saturday, she couldn’t use her telephone because it was tied up by another customer on the party line. Miss Friesen, associate professor in home economics at ENMU, struck a match to light a gas heater. The wall cutoff dropped out and the gas was escaping […]

Jan. 9, 1960

Miss Laura Fullerton directed the program on membership at the Monday evening meeting of Portales Business and Professional Women’s Club in the Coronado Room of the Portales National Bank. She was assisted by Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Mrs. Ruth Wilson. They stressed that each B&PW member has an obligation to recruit new members who will […]

Jan. 7, 1960

Mrs. J.R. Harrell will be hostess Friday morning to members of Portales Garden Club when the president, Mrs. Jack Mears, is given special recognition. She has been one of the most active of club members and is now leaving New Mexico to accompany her husband, Dr. Jack Mears, to Arkansas where he will become president […]

Life of a bill

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Eleven days remained Thursday until the onset of the 48th legislative session. The sun had set, night was near; but calm eluded Rep. Anna Crook. “My stomach is churning,” said Crook, R-Clovis. Constituent e-mails, letters and phone calls bounced in her head. Suggested laws. Suggested funding. Requests she finds reasonable, […]

Portales woman charged in death of 6-year-old son

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales police have charged a 24-year-old Portales mother with killing her 6-year-old son, according to court documents. Teresa K. Gilman may have believed her son to be possessed by the devil, according to the arrest affidavit. Gilman is charged with first-degree murder or in the alternative child abuse resulting […]

Cannon granted fuel facility funds

Staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — The Pentagon on Friday released $13.2 million for Cannon Air Force Base in southeastern New Mexico, the state’s congressional delegation says. The delegation in November asked the Pentagon to release the funds for a fuel storage and distribution system at the base near Clovis. “Along with […]

Day Trip: Larger than life

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Compiled by Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Natives call Jal the “Gateway to the Land of Enchantment,” according to its Web site. With its larger-than-life cowboy sculptures overlooking N.M. 18 and a well-stocked lake that spells J-A-L, the town is a waiting adventure. Jal is a small city of 1,800, located about 42 miles south […]

Resolve to have new friends and life becomes enriching

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Friends bring sunshine and sparkle into our lives. Friends stick by us through “thick and thin.” It has been said that friends are like postage stamps. They “see us through, even if they have to take a licking.” Let’s make one of our New Year’s resolutions to be that […]