God gives peace to the heart

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Christmas getting closer led to tempers getting shorter. My days became a frenzy of trying to accomplish tasks in one week that normally take a month. “I just need one more thing to do. Let me out at that store for just a minute. I’ll be right back.” My husband […]

Churches make Thanksgiving dinner community event

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By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Six years ago, several members of the community and churches decided to join together to form the Portales Community Outreach. This year, the outreach will be hosting its sixth annual free community Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building. The dinner began when Veda Urioste, Elvia Garcia and Joe Parie […]

Business feature: Western Bank to offer new services, facility

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer The dirt plot with dried grass that lies between Prudential Master Properties and Ray’s Lube Center on North Chicago is not just another piece of land. It is the future home of the Portales branch of the Western Bank. The Portales branch has been open 12 years, and it’s […]

ENMU jazz ensemble, brass choir hosting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public. The jazz ensemble will be directed by Chris Beaty and the brass choir will be directed […]

Police investigate Texico death as homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A man killed Tuesday night in Texico was shot during a robbery attempt, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera was a Honduran national working for an area dairy, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Officials estimated his age as late teens or 20s. Police were […]

Portales man convicted of trafficking cocaine

PNT Staff Report Genaro Solis-Cordoba, 31, of Portales has been convicted of trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, and given the maximum sentence of nine years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections, according to Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker. Solis-Cordoba was tried, convicted and sentenced Tuesday on charges stemming from an investigation on […]

Events Calendar Nov. 27

Thursday Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial Building, corner of Seventh Street and Abilene Avenue. All are welcome. Free. Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and […]

Real cowboy doesn’t mess around

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When I say Alvin was a cowboy, I mean in the most basic sense. With a horse and a rope, a box of matches and a cinch ring, a pocket knife and a piggin’ string, he could do the job. Dick ran cows on some pretty rough country in southern […]

Payments coming from your pocket

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It was as if President George Bush became Santa Claus. An MSNBC anchor announced the president signed into law a bill that extends unemployment compensation payments to jobless Americans and said, without flinching, this is “good news.” Only mainstream nonpartisan media can carry this off. For starters, extending […]

Best gifts given aren’t bought at Black Friday

Freedom New Mexico It’s Black Friday; do you know where your Christmas shoppers are at? Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is when the holiday shopping season moves into high gear. Today has become known as Black Friday because it’s when many American retailers start to tip over from “red” deficit spending to keep their doors […]

Hounds grab first win against USW

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes it’s sometimes easier to coach after a positive outing than a negative game, and he’s got that opportunity now after the Greyhounds earned their first win of the season at home Tuesday night, beating the University of the Southwest […]

Nov. 26 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday —Nelson Rector; Mary Goff

Portales man OK following auto accident

PNT staff A Ray’s Lube Center employee who was struck by a vehicle Monday has been released from the Lubbock hospital, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Tommy Preston of Portales suffered a fractured arm, Berry said. Preston was directing a vehicle driven by another Portales man into the oil change area of the business […]

Cummins donates to local food bank

PNT staff Cummins Natural Gas Engines in Clovis recently donated $37,000 to local organizations, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s back pack program. The food bank donates food to needy elementary students through the back pack program, according to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Web site. Daniel Platt, the company’s community […]

Housing changes for CAFB

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base has major housing changes scheduled for the next five years as the military moves toward privatized housing. Crews are in the process of demolishing 350 housing units that were built in 1966, according to base officials. Meanwhile, 441 new housing units will be built after […]

Residents thankful for falling gas prices

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By Sarah Meyer and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With gas prices more than a dollar less than they were around the holidays last year, families have one worry to scratch off their list this year. The current average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.012 for New Mexico, according to AAA […]

Family pets leave lasting memories

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Country kids make pets of most every animal that follows them home — or they manage to capture. The first pet I remember other than the usual dogs and cats was a chicken. We weren’t always really good at coming up with names, but everybody always had one. The chicken’s […]

Official: Weapons too few, too costly

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The military must end its quest for “exquisite” weapon systems that are too costly, take years to design and build, and don’t reach troops fast enough, or in quantities large enough, to address ever-changing threats. The critic here isn’t a Washington think tank or a beltway consultant but Marine Corps […]

Proposed pick plus for Obama administration

Freedom New Mexico There are concerns about Eric Holder, who served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration and is reportedly President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to serve as U.S. attorney general. These concerns will be and should be properly aired during his confirmation hearings. Given the possible (and more to the point, likely) choices […]

Dec. 5, 1956

Roosevelt County’s prohibition was enforced