Area’s last Bataan Death March survivor dies

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Kevin Wilson Irvin “I.R.” Butler will be remembered for his time in the military and surviving a 55-mile death match. But he would have been just fine if people knew him as Grandpa. Butler died Christmas Day in Lubbock, one day short of his 92nd birthday. He was the only native Bataan Death March survivor […]

Jan. 2 — Weekly update

Alisa Boswell Charged teen being evaluated DeAngelo Montoya, the 13-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old Angel Vale this summer, is undergoing evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial, Deputy District Attorney Donna Mowrer said. No court dates are scheduled at this time.

Jan. 2 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • A police officer was dispatched to Allsup’s, 120 South Chicago St., at 5:41 p.m. in reference to an automobile burglary. • Officers were dispatched to Allsup’s, 1801 South Avenue I, at 6:01 p.m. in reference to domestic violence in progress. A […]