Clovis apartment fire displaces 12 families

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Tonjia Rolan

Council approves study for affordable housing plan

Argen Duncan Local officials expect an affordable housing plan would not only help with the development of a new 50-unit apartment complex but with attracting more housing later. At the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday, councilors voted to provide $5,000 to match a $10,000 New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority grant to hire a consultant to […]

Oct. 23 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area dispatchers, according to records: Tuesday About 8 p.m., an officer spoke with a 22-year-old man who said someone had thrown a rock through the window of his apartment in the 500 block of North Avenue K. The man said he heard the sound of glass breaking while he was […]

ENMU mascots settling comfortably into new routine

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Sniffs from friendly wet noses and furry faces inches from their own meet visitors to a certain apartment in Eastern New Mexico University’s West Campus Housing. Vic and Tory, the university’s new greyhound mascots, are adjusting well to campus life and enjoying the attention of admirers, according to their […]

Teenage girls give testimony during second day of murder trial

Freedom New Mexico Two teenage girls gave testimony for the prosecution Tuesday morning that placed three brothers and two other men at the apartment complex where 10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot and killed more than two years ago. Melissa Sanchez was the first witness in Day 2 of the first-degree murder trial of Edward Salas, […]

Nov. 22, 1960

• H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” was showing at the Varsity Drive-In. • A furnished three-bedroom apartment was listed in classifieds as renting for $45 a month. • Season tickets for Greyhound basketball were on sale. Prices for tickets to the 11 home games were $10 for adults.

New dorms could be ready by fall of 2007

By Tony Parra Portales city councilors on Tuesday approved plans for new residence halls at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU officials are working with developers from Collegiate Development Services of Irving, Texas on an $11.9 million project. The residence halls would be located behind Eddy Hall and extend to South Avenue I. There would be […]

Landlords have hands — and apartments — full in Portales

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer As soon as an apartment or house opens up for rent in Portales someone is there to lease it and many realtors are having to turn away prospective renters. Everyone involved in the property management business is having to turn away inquiries and most have only a few apartments […]

Shooting stuns neighborhood

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A wooden board covers Carlos Perez’ bedroom window. Nine bullets pierced through it early Thursday morning; one ended Carlos’ life on the eve of his 11th birthday. “He didn’t deserve this,” said Minerba Bailon, Carlos’ maternal aunt, her voice shaking. “Carlitos was a little kid who was always smiling, always […]

University construction on hold pending BRAC

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A proposed 270-bed apartment-style building is on hold for now at Eastern New Mexico University. The university’s board of regents said Saturday they want to see what happens with the proposed closing of Cannon Air Force Base before moving ahead with the project. ENMU has partnered with Collegiate Development […]

Russian Pelekh Box story always worth reliving

By Bob Huber So it’s another Christmas season, which means my daughter Tracy will corral friends and family to tell her favorite yuletide story — “The Russian Pelekh Box.” It’s a marathon narrative full of adventure, romance, and mystery, although its authenticity leaves something to be desired. So while a turkey roasts in the oven […]

There is satisfaction in making a house a home

Helena Rodriguez Unpacked boxes filled the house and chaos ruled the roost, but suddenly the sweat and pain of moving into our own place was worth it when my daughter, Laura, looked around and said, “Now this is like a real home!” Home, sweet home! I haven’t said that in more than a year. There […]