Commission to consider new Legislature policy

PNT Staff Report At their meeting today, Roosevelt County Commissioners are scheduled to consider a policy requiring capital outlay requests to the Legislature to come before the commission in advance if the county might need to act as fiscal agent in the project. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. in the Roosevelt County Courthouse […]

Grant applications on council’s agenda

PNT staff Portales City Council will be tending to housekeeping chores when it meets at 7 p.m. today, including a review the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual report. Among the other items proposed: • Approval and adoption of 2009 Community Development Block Grant Plans and policies. These include the 2009 Fair housing policy, 2009 […]

Jan. 20 ENMU briefs

ENMU’s MySpace sponsoring video contest Eastern New Mexico University’s MySpace page is sponsoring a video contest with the theme of “Cool School ENMU.” The video should be between 30-60 seconds with no restriction on format. It shouldn’t be risque. The contest is open to all of ENMU’s MySpace friends – high school students, college students, […]

It’s their job: Kim Butler

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Name: Kim Butler Job: Librarian and art instructor at Steiner Elementary School Background: Butler grew up in Portales, but went to school in Waxahachie, Texas, before attending college at Eastern New Mexico University. Time on job: 19 years What does your job entail? I read to kids, check books in and out and make sure […]

Jan. 20, 2008 Lone Star Conference basketball update

Standings All times MST Men South Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 2-0 13-4 West Texas A&M 1-0 11-5 Angelo State 1-1 13-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 1-1 11-6 Abilene Christian 1-1 7-8 Eastern New Mexico 0-1 4-12 Tarleton State 0-2 12-5 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 2-0 15-2 Cameron 2-0 7-8 Southwestern […]

Far from galas, Richardson opens session

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican He had dreamed of being the one up on the inauguration platform in Washington, D.C. Instead, Gov. Bill Richardson remains in Santa Fe today, his presidential hopes long gone and his nomination to a cabinet post having soured in the face of a federal grand jury investigation. While Barack […]

Ingle ready to lead Legislature

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Hunter, family man, farmer, state senator for 24 years. Portales resident Stuart Ingle wears many hats in eastern New Mexico, where he was born and raised. Ingle, a Republican elected to another term in November, has spent the last eight years as Senate minority leader. “I enjoy working with […]

Feb. 4, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Army Capt. Augustine “Gus” Garcia, of Portales, was honored at a ceremony at Fort Bliss for “gallantry in action in Vietnam,” after he returned wounded from a tour of duty. He was presented with the Bronze Star medal with the First Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Silver Star.

Feb. 3, 1949

Local pastors asked their congregations to protest proposed legislation that would repeal the state local option liquor law and any measure that would legalize gambling. Roosevelt County had voted to stay dry when the issue was brought up years before, making it and Curry County the only dry counties in the state. Curry County originally […]

Feb. 2, 1980

Feb. 1, 1958

A group of eighth- and ninth-grade Portales students under the tutelage of Mrs. Louise Cooper attempted to view the first American satellite as it was to be visible across certain southern states.

Jan. 31, 1968

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the Blackwater Draw water line was near completion as the 13-mile pipeline was only a few hundred feet away from the reservoir site.

Jan. 30, 1946

Lt. Col. A. D. Tuttle was planning to reopen his medical office in Portales after serving 45 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, a year of which he served in New Guinea.

Jan. 29, 1953

The Portales Tribune reported that

Jan. 28, 1961

A basketball game between Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Western College

Jan. 27, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the Portales Livestock Commission’s ninth annual equipment sale that began the day before

Jan. 26, 1958

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Dr. Milton Van Dyke, a former Portales High School student who attended Harvard University and was now an aeronautical research scientist, was visiting the area for the weekend. Van Dyke also attended Cambridge University and California Institute of Technology. Although he only spent three years previously

Jan. 25, 1949

Dr. Joseph Acey Cooper, a prominent cattleman of Kenna and a homesteader to the area, was buried in the Kenna Cemetery after his sudden death the previous Sunday. His family homesteaded in Kenna in 1906 after moving from Pickton, Texas. He eventually turned to ranching and became one of Roosevelt County’s most prosperous ranchers.

Jan. 24, 1980

A half gallon of high-protein milk sold for 99 cents, while 39 cents would buy a pot pie, and 25 cents would buy a 16-ounce cup of Coca-Cola at Allsup’s Convenience Store.

Despite election outcome, area largely Republican

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico There were no surprises about the results of the Nov. 4 presidential election among political party leaders in eastern New Mexico. While President-Elect Barack Obama won the state, Republican John McCain was a decisive winner in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render said he […]