Take time to let mom know she is appreciated

Freedom New Mexico Moms are the greatest producers of wealth among us. They are greater and more important than glamour stars, politicians, business leaders and all the people our culture worships with a misguided understanding of value and wealth. A Jewish proverb says: “God could not be everywhere, and so he made mothers.” Abolitionist preacher […]

April 8, 1940

The Portales Daily News reported that a local fruit grower, J.A. Sanders, saved his fruit during a recent heavy snow storm by burning crude oil, automobile tires and old batteries among the trees. The blossoms of 1,000 peach trees, 450 pear trees, 400 plum trees and 150 apple trees all seemed to be in good

March 30, 1973

Local student Kenneth Gale was among three New Mexico students who received four-year college scholarships under the Army ROTC scholarship awards program, announced by Congressman Harold Runnels.

Audio webcasts popular among lawmakers in poll

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Audio webcasts from the House floor could begin as soon as today, a move that appears popular with lawmakers who responded to an informal survey by The New Mexican. Twenty of the 21 legislators who took part in the poll said they support webcasting from the floor and committee […]

Grant applications on council’s agenda

PNT staff Portales City Council will be tending to housekeeping chores when it meets at 7 p.m. today, including a review the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual report. Among the other items proposed: • Approval and adoption of 2009 Community Development Block Grant Plans and policies. These include the 2009 Fair housing policy, 2009 […]

Grant applications on agenda for council meeting

PNT staff Portales City Council will be tending to housekeeping chores when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, including a review the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual report. Among the other items proposed: • Approval and adoption of 2009 Community Development Block Grant Plans and policies. These include the 2009 Fair housing policy, 2009 […]

Year in review: Jail escape among most notable of crimes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedm New Mexico An initially quiet year was fraught with high profile criminal cases in the last quarter. Law enforcement scrambled to recapture eight escaped inmates and the prior year’s homicide rate doubled in the space of weeks. With the exception of a summertime rash of home invasions, things were relatively calm […]

Student participation in risk survey falls

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Sex, drinking and abuse of marijuana and pain killers may be on the rise among Roosevelt County high school students. But school officials say they can’t really tell based on results of a new state survey. The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey has ninth- through 12th-graders anonymously […]

Military deserve our thanks

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist In a time of national crisis, you have always given your all. Your lives have been interrupted. You have been separated from your loved ones. Who among us can know your pain, your loneliness, and your willingness to fight for freedom? You have your life before you, yet you […]

ENMU Honor Roll

Forty-seven students from the Portales area attending Eastern New Mexico University are among the 504 students on the 2008 spring semester Dean’s Honor Roll. To be eligible for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must complete a minimum of 15 hours for the semester and maintain a 3.25 grade point average.The students include Faith Temple School […]

Eagle quarterback McNabb among NFL celebrities

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico f the NFL didn’t work out, Donovan McNabb could have had a solid career with the Harlem Globetrotters. The former Syracuse point guard showed he was a more than capable on the court Saturday, throwing fast break lobs to Eagles teammate and Clovis native Hank Baskett throughout the charity […]

Senate bill seeks to justify ed co-ops

Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A Senate Memorial sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, promises to help small school districts in New Mexico. Senate Memorial 41 authorizes a study to verify the standing of Regional Education Cooperatives as “local educational agencies,” said Patti Harrelson, director of REC 6. The legal standing would help the regional […]

Feb. 19, 1969

Bob Wood, Chamber of Commrece president said the membership campaighn that had its start with a 7 a.m. breakfast Tuesday morning looks know as if it would be successful. Wood said there was a good turnout of workers at the breakfast and that most teams spent at least part of Tuesday making membership contacts. At […]

Police officers wary of stops after shooting

By Marlena Hartz An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop last Wednesday. When he stopped the driver of a gold pickup truck, Deputy James McGrane Jr., 38, was shot in the head. For the Bernalillo County employee, the […]

Cannon Air Expo takes flight

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The ballet didn’t feature ballerinas. It featured gravity defying pilots, military mavericks, and their planes. Hundreds of onlookers were awed Saturday by the aerial and ground displays at Cannon Air Force Base. The airshow, Air Expo 2005, was a celebration of pure might. Innovative civilians used newspapers, towels, paper plates and […]

Eastern middle of the pack among crime, drug stats

David Arkin Eastern New Mexico University ranks in the middle of the pack among the state’s four-year colleges and universities for major crimes, liquor and drug law violations. Universities and colleges submit reported crimes to the U.S. Department of Education under a campus security and crime law. The Albuquerque Journal compiled the data from 2001-2002 […]

Past papers paint Portales picture

Remember Roosevelt County in 1953? Here are some of the top stories from the pages of The Portales Daily News: — The Farm Bureau adopted 12 resolutions during its annual meeting. Among them: “We believe the best way to secure and maintain world peace is by trading with other countries.” And “We urge less government […]