Prisoner comes up short on escape attempt

By Tova Fruchtman A man arrested in Portales for an outstanding warrant in Curry County tried to escape Saturday night while being transported from the Portales jail to Curry County, officials said. Paul Bennet, 46, broke the back window of Deputy Glen Russ’ patrol car with his head, then squeezed out the window as the […]

Thanksgiving has evolved with America

By Jim Lee I hope everybody had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and is back to sensible eating. I would gladly wager all of somebody else’s money that this holiday causes more creative excuses for out-and-out gluttony than any other occasion throughout the year. “Well, I sure didn’t expect to eat that much.” I’d call statements like […]

Nov. 28 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora students were dismissed at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. School on Tuesday After a week off, all classes will resume Tuesday morning. There are only 13 more days of school until Christmas break on Dec. 7. Lunch tickets These are due on Wednesday. Book fair The book fair is […]

Nov. 28 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Basketball schedules Monday will find both the seventh-grade girls’ teams and the eighth-grade “A” team heading to Clovis to play the Yucca teams. Tuesday the eighth-grade girls’ “B” team travels to Lea County to play Hobbs. The boys eighth-grade “A” team and both seventh-grade boys teams host Yucca Monday. On Tuesday the […]

Nov. 28 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The Christmas Program will be Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. • The school board will meet Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Basketball • Tuesday: JV and varsity girls and boys at San Jon, 4 p.m. • Thursday through Saturday: Varsity girls and boys, Orange & Black Tournament at Clayton […]

Volunteers bring free meal to Portales

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By Tony Parra Portales residents were out on Thanksgiving Day trying to share the essence of Thanksgiving with the rest of their community at the Memorial Building for the Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Elvia Garcia of St. Helen’s Church said between 150 to 200 were served when volunteers delivered meals in Roosevelt County from […]

Residents thankful for various things

PNT Staff Thursday’s free Thanksgiving meal at the Memorial Building brought young and old, workers and students, and many other different people. A few people at the meal were asked what they were thankful for on the holiday, and their responses were varied as well. Anton Iliuk, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, didn’t […]

ENMU graduate spreads God’s message at age of 90

By Tova Fruchtman Long-time area residents might remember a preacher who went door to door recruiting people for his church. Hoyt Welch is 90 now, and still in God’s service. While health problems prevent him from preaching these days, Welch was honored by the Baptist Convention of New Mexico in October. An $11,000 yearly scholarship […]

Filming could come to Portales

By Tony Parra Hollywood has its eye on Portales again. Mayor Orlando Ortega said he toured the city on Friday with film scouts for a $70 million drama called “Every Word is True.” The movie is based on Truman Capote’s experiences researching his book, “In Cold Blood,” which tells the story of murder in Kansas […]

City, relative tries to rekindle Portales ties for soldier

By Tony Parra One American soldier in Iraq wanted to get back the hometown feeling, and Portales residents are putting together of package to rekindle the Portales hometown feeling for him. Sgt. Ernie Aguilar of the Medical Section of the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion is currently in Iraq this Thanksgiving. Aguilar provides medical care and […]