Crews still working on water main

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The city of Portales experienced another rupture Monday in a 24-inch water main on the west side of city, according to a press release from the city of Portales. It was the third major break in just over two years and flooded some streets and left many residents and […]

City experiences another water main break

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PNT Staff Report

Film legend, conservative activist Charlton Heston dead at 84

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Charlton Heston, the Oscar winner who portrayed Moses and other heroic figures on film in the ’50s and ’60s and later championed conservative values as head of the National Rifle Association, has died. He was 84. The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his […]

Close call helps get priorities straight

Anita Doberman My husband and I have had to make some important decisions in the last few weeks. After many months of deployments, it seems that he has to go for one year of training for the new aircraft he will be flying. The training is split in two different locations, and once he is […]

Contact lens hunt part of married life

Karl Terry It’s a familiar request I hear in the mornings from my wife and I wasn’t surprised to hear it on my day off this week.“Can you come here a minute,” she called from the bedroom. I don’t even have to ask what she needs anymore — I know she’s lost a contact lens. […]

Government misuse of power should be key election issue

Freedom New Mexico The release Tuesday of an 81-page memorandum written in March 2003 on the use of rough interrogation techniques by the military offers a disturbing insight into the mindset of all too many Bush administration operatives during the early years of the vague and misnamed “war on terror.” Written by John Yoo, then […]

Hounds sweep Bulldogs

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Freedom New Mexico Senior third baseman Derrick Kennedy’s one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth capped Eastern New Mexico University’s comeback from a 7-0 deficit and lifted the Greyhounds past Southwestern Oklahoma 9-8 for a sweep of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday at Greyhound Field. ENMU (19-18, 12-15 LSC) won the opener […]

Zias split in OKC tourney

Freedom New Mexico OKLAHOMA CITY — St. Gregory’s gave pitcher Sharon Bell one run to work with in the first inning, and she made it stand up. Bell tossed the first no-hitter against Eastern New Mexico University since the University of New Mexico did it on Feb. 5,1999, pitching the Lady Cavaliers to a 1-0 […]

Art Admirers

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Judy White, left, and two of her granddaughters, 8-year-old Abby, middle, and 9-year-old Brittney McDowell, right, take a break from Saturday’s hot temperatures to enjoy student works of art at the Portales Schools district-wide art show in the PHS cafeteria.

Law enforcement addresses safety fears

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The case of a home invasion this past week in which an elderly woman was brutally beaten has many residents uneasy and remembering two other seemingly-recent high profile incidents of violence against senior citizens. Although three suspects were arrested on Tuesday for the assault and battery against an 82-year-old […]