Screening process falls under scrutiny

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Under pressure from Congress and following the Army’s lead, the Department of Defense has imposed a more rigorous screening process on the services for separating troubled members due to “personality disorder.” The intent is to ensure that, in the future, no members who suffer from wartime stress get tagged with […]

Religion, gun combination not far fetched

Freedom New Mexico It can’t be a bad thing, this run on guns we’re hearing about. Gun stores all over the country — including locally —

Nov. 25, 1935

The Portales Daily News reported that November was the busiest month for Justice of the Peace Tuska Walker since he took office. He had already married 11 couples.

Nov. 24, 1970

Burt Ward, of “Robin” fame from the Batman television series, was to visit the Allsups stores on Second Street and on Chicago Avenue to

Nov. 23, 1952

“Bonzo Goes to College,” starring Maureen O’Sullivan and Edmund Gwenn, was playing at the Tower Theatre.

Nov. 22, 1958

Seven miles south of town, a

Nov. 21, 1947

The Portales Tribune reported that seven music students from Eastern New Mexico College would begin touring northeastern New Mexico high schools to perform for public relations purposes.

Nov. 20, 1968

The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department sent out registration forms to Portales residents for 1969 auto license stickers in order to beat the holiday and end-of-the-year rush and to eliminate congestion at the post office during the holidays.

Nov. 19, 1953

Bill Foster of New Mexico Employment Service reported that plenty of cotton pickers available. Three or four crews of up to 20 workers who did not find work the night before.

Emporia State too much for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Emporia State took the suspense away early in Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Hitting 15 of your first 21 shots, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range, tends to do that. The Hornets opened a 12-2 margin in less than 4 1/2 minutes and never looked back in laying an 87-55 […]

Zias notch first win on road

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman guard Lace Clark led four Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 18 points Monday night as the Zias beat New Mexico Highlands 98-84, the most points they have scored in nearly 16 years. Sophomore forward Cat Clay and sophomore guard Samantha Matta each added […]

Police determine driver in wrong lane of fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico State police have determined the vehicle driven by an 88-year-old Clovis man killed in a head-on collision last week was traveling in the lane of oncoming traffic. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said evidence and witness statements led investigators to conclude Charles Sims was traveling north in the southbound lane on N.M. 209 Wednesday […]

Handbells to ring Saturday

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer A chorus of handbells will ring Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Organizers say the 16th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival will feature a variety of music performed with handbells and other instruments. The public concert will begin at 3 p.m. It features six New Mexico and […]

Local Briefs Nov. 18

PNT Staff Reports Counterfeit bills in circulation Portales and Clovis have both seen counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in the past week, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry.One Portales business on South Chicago called police last week after receiving a fake $50 bill, Berry said. Others refused to accept suspicious bills and then called police […]

It’s Their Job: Leslie Vannatta

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Leslie Vannatta Job: Designer at Designs by J Background: Vannatta was raised in Texico and graduated from high school there. She is currently studying elementary education at ENMU. Time on Job: One year What does your job entail I design items for the heat press and sew different projects. I […]

Events Calendar Nov. 18

Tuesday County Commission — 9 a.m. Commissioners Room, Courthouse. Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors — 11:30 a.m. RGH Conference Room. ‘Spoon River Anthology’ — 7 p.m. University Theatre Center Studio Theater. Tickets $4. City Council — 7 p.m. Regular meeting. City Hall. Thursday Elida Homemakers Flea Market — 8 a.m. Elida Senior Center. Information: […]

ENMU Briefs Nov. 18

Fall break begins Monday For students and faculty, the fall/Thanksgiving Break will be observed next week, Monday through Nov. 28. The campus will be closed and staff will be off Nov. 27-28. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Class raising funds for nets Jarret Lovelace and his freshman seminar class are raising funds for the organization […]

ENMU Faculty/Alumni Briefs

Dale Streeter, assistant professor of history, presented a paper Oct. 3 at the annual meeting of the Texas Medieval Association in Lubbock. His paper was titled “Durand de St. Porcain’s Brief Episcopate at Limoux: Conflict or Convenience.” Michael F. Shaughnessy has recently been asked to serve as a reviewer for the South African Journal of […]

ENMU piano student set to compete

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By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University music performance major and international Chinese student Chenggang Wang loves competition, and his drive for competition helped him win first place in the Young Artist’s Piano Competition for New Mexico at the beginning of this month. According to a press release, Wang is now preparing […]

Despised neighbors tumble back onto roadways

By Karl Terry: Local columnist As I drove to Clovis from Portales early Friday morning the prairie was on the move around me. The sand was blowing alright, but more impressively it was the first really good tumbleweed day of the season. Speeding down the highway in a small car it appeared that herds of […]