City Coucil to honor local volunteer

Portales City Councilors are to honor local volunteer Frankye King and vote on an agreement with Eastern New Mexico University for mutual aid protection at their meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Memorial Building. A ceremony recognizing King as recipient of the city’s Excellence in Citizenship award begins the evening, and the business meeting […]

Oct. 20 ENMU Briefs

Student, employee briefs • A composition entitled “Procession,” by Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, was performed at the 2009 Society of Composers, Inc. Region V conference Oct. 8-10 at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. The performers were oboist Tracy Carr, associate professor of music, with Dal Porto at the piano. • A photograph by […]

ENMU adopting pair of greyhounds

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Eastern New Mexico University is going to the dogs, and not in a bad way. The school is getting a pair of retired racing greyhounds to serve as official mascots. The greyhounds will begin appearing at university and community events starting early next year. A committee of student leaders […]

Hounds notch first LSC soccer win

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored two goals and assisted on another Sunday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team posted a 3-0 Lone Star Conerence shutout over Northeastern State at the ENMU pitch. The win was the first in LSC play for the Greyhounds (10-3-2, 1-2-0), and moved them out […]

Local Alltell, Verizon merger complete

A week before the Clovis Alltel office became a Verizon outlet like others across the nation as part of a merger between the two companies, Amanda Tijerina noticed problems with her cell phone. Her Alltel phone basically became unusable. But, after a weekend transition to Verizon and a trip to the store on Monday, Tijerina […]

Health care provider preparing for flu surge

The New Mexico Department of Health is warning local health care providers to look for a surge in flu cases in upcoming weeks, including the H1N1 strain. Director of Marketing for Roosevelt General Hospital Gay Weese said the surge is normal for flu season. “Flu season works in waves,” she said. “We’ve seen a decrease […]

It’s their job: PHS grad prefers working in retail

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Chris Tarango is head cashier at Russell’s Super Save in Portales. Background: Tarango was born and raised in Portales and is the youngest of a large family. After graduating from Portales High School, he attended Texas Tech University and Georgia Tech for his bachelor’s degree. He received a master’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University. […]

Prospects dim for tax hikes to plug N.M. budget hole

The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prospects for tax hikes during New Mexico’s special legislative session dimmed even further as a House panel rejected several tax bills. The House rules committee decided Monday that tax increases could not be considered because Gov. Bill Richardson did not put them on the agenda for the […]

Press Release: ENMU adopting rescued greyhounds

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is adopting two rescued former racing Greyhound dogs, from the New Mexico Greyhound Connection, as its official animal mascots.

Legislature back at it Monday

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers who want tax hikes as part of a plan to fill a $650 million budget gap suffered a setback Sunday when a Senate committee ruled such increases can’t be considered during the special legislative session. The Committees’ Committee ruled tax increases must be left out of the […]

10/18 Public Record

The following cases were closed through Magistrate Court from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29.

Despite surroundings, we can all bloom

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist As a columnist, from time to time I get tipped off to things that leave me scratching my head. What can I do with this little nugget? This past week I had one of those calls. A reader whom I know personally called me up one evening and told me […]

Prevention key to fighting H1N1 virus

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist All of our children have had the H1N1 virus this past week. For some of them it was a particularly virulent form, with fevers over 105 F and a lot of worrying on our part. The pediatrician prescribed our youngest daughter, who is a little older than a year, Tamiflu, […]

Nobel prize justly awarded to pioneers

Freedom New Mexico With all the hoopla over the fellow who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the prize in Economic Science for 2009 has received less attention than usual. The recipients, Elinor Ostrom of the University of Indiana and Oliver Williamson of the University of California-Berkeley, did pioneering and practical work in understanding how […]

Remodeling tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on remodeling, decorating for indoors or outdoors and “up-cycling” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. According to Paul Zuck, choosing your remodeler is the most important decision you’ll make when starting a project. Zuck will share some tips on how […]

No. 13 Tarleton State rallies past Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Having outscored their opponents by a 77-8 clip coming into Saturday, Tarleton State has earned a reputation as a third-quarter team. Against a depleted Eastern New Mexico squad, the Texans proved to be a pretty good fourth-quarter team as well. The 13th-ranked Texans scored 23 unanswered […]

Special session: Richardson proposes education cut

SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson on Saturday proposed a 1.5 percent cut in education spending as New Mexico lawmakers during a special legislative session decide how to backfill a $650 million hole in this year’s state budget. The proposal to cut public schools and colleges by at least $40 million was a turnabout […]

Hand crafts featured at peanut festival

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University celebrated a little legume that has a large impact on Roosevelt County and much of eastern New Mexico. The 36th Peanut Valley Festival Saturday featured arts and craft vendors from across the region and west Texas. Sandy Anthony-Beaty of Portales has been coming out to […]

City awards local volunteer citizenship award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Frankye King of Portales has had her hand in many service projects over the years, from organizing turkey dinners to raising money for eyeglasses to dressing as a witch and giving children snacks out of her steaming caldron. Now, the City of Portales is honoring her with the Excellence […]

10/18 Blotter

PNT staff A sample of calls received by the Portales Police Department from Oct. 12-15. Oct. 12 • 3:53 a.m., caller at 1200 block of East 3rd Street reported a car followed him to his house, stopped for awhile, and then drove off. • 9:44 p.m., caller at 700 block of West 17th Lane reported […]