Jan. 11, 1965

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Board of Educational Finance, in approving a $736,000 allocation for Eastern New Mexico University, strongly suggested the money be used for land acquisition, classroom space and extensions to the library.

Jan. 10, 1963

According to the Portales News-Tribune, J-Lee department store advertised genuine wrangler jeans for boy’s at $2.49 a pair.

Jan. 9, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a vicious storm slammed New Mexico’s east side today, reaching near-blizzard proportions on the eastern plains near the Texas state line. Temperatures plummeted to near-zero readings at mid-morning today, snow of four to six inches piled up in drifts and slicked highways, and icy winds of 30 miles per hour […]

Jan. 8, 1961

According to the Portales News-Tribune, records show that drivers who have had a course in drivers’ training have fewer accidents than those who have not had such a course-that’s one good reason for teaching the course in Portales public schools.

Jan. 7, 1954

According to the Portales Tribune, Sam Sanders has agreed to repave Commercial street with work to start “weather permitting within a week or ten days.” In a conference with Mayor Pat Patterson. Sanders said that his equipment had been tied up in Carlsbad for several months and that job is now completed and he could […]

Jan. 6, 1960

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a poem written by a Portales High School Senior, Paula Edmonds, has been accepted by the American High School Poetry Association for their annual anthology. The name of the poem is “The Thoughtful Trees.”

Jan. 5, 1956

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Portales business and home owners are reminded that tomorrow, Friday, is New Mexico Statehood Day and all are urged to fly flags in the commemoration of New Mexico’s joining the union as a state.

Jan. 4, 1959

According to the Portales News-Tribune, James Young of Portales is one of six students in the school of engineering to be awarded a Physical Science Laboratory Scholarship at New Mexico State University.

Jan. 3, 1957

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Eastern New Mexico University will present its University Choir in a three-day tour of New Mexico and Texas beginning Monday. The choir, under the direction of Frank N. Summerside, will present concerts for high school students in Texico, Hobbs, Jal, Tatum and Eunice in New Mexico and Kermit, Morton […]

Jan. 2, 1955

According to the Portales Tribune, four teachers in Portales city school system spent their Christmas vacation on a motor trip in Mexico. The group included Mrs. Jane Lee, Miss Jewel Price, Margie Trammell and Nelda Richards.