School officials kick off year-long ENMU anniversary with picnic

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Patrice Caldwell likes to tell a story about the first people to attend the fledgling Eastern New Mexico University back in the mid-1930s. About how they were dazzled by the idea of having an educational opportunity beyond high school in the area. From interviews with two former students, Caldwell […]

Business feature: Pizzeria offers more than pizza to community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Pizza Hut offers more than pizza. General Manager Cathy Hess and her employees have been working to give Portales the best service for a dine-in experience. The restaurant is owned by Greg and Wendell Blankenship, who own eight Pizza Hut stores: Two in Clovis and the rest in smaller […]

Ticket feature: Dylan, Nelson, Mellencamp headline Lubbock concert

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Freedom New Mexico Lubbock is set to host three of American music’s biggest names — Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp — in an Aug. 8 concert. The three, along with smaller bands to be named, will appear in a 5 p.m. concert at Jones AT&T Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University. […]

Out of the office and into the fields

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer There’s no shortage of businesses that have field offices. But, right now, the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Las Cruces is literally sending their officers into the field — crop fields across eastern New Mexico. They want to know what farmers are planting and how much. The NASS New […]

Tucumcari man shot in neck

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man is charged with a shooting another man in the back of the neck in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge in Tucumcari on Monday. Howard Russell King, the victim, was transported to Tucumcari Memorial Hospital by relatives about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according to documents […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached […]

Interim city manager named

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The Portales City Council appointed Public Works Director Tom Howell as interim city manager in a regular meeting of the council. At City Hall on Tuesday night, after a closed meeting to discuss replacing outgoing manager Debi Lee, the six council members present unanimously approved Howell to take Lee’s […]

Storm dumps hail, rain on Portales

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales got some much needed rain, but some residents took a battering in the process. Heavy rain caused problems in troublesome areas of town with flooding leading the Police Department to block off roadways. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said they had to block off Third Street and Kilgore Avenue […]

Press release: Portales promotes summer voluntary watering schedule

Beginning this month, the City of Portales is encouraging all city and county residents to practice smart water consumption and conservation. The 2009 Summer Voluntary Water Schedule promotes such practices. The schedule is as follows: •