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Lopez Fabian Lopez Jr. was inducted into the Academy of Civil, Agricultural and Geotechnical Engineering, which involves former civil engineer students from New Mexico State University. He has been asked to serve on the board for ACAGE, which he plans to pursue. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science in civil engineering in May […]

Administration dragging feet on civil liberties

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has pretty much confirmed what most observers have taken to be a done deal, anyway. Despite President Barack Obama’s campaign promises, the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba for detainees in the undeclared, misnamed, and ill-conceived “war on terror” will remain open for the foreseeable future. […]

June 28 Honors

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Powell Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Daniel Cota, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, with the 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civilian of the Year Category 1 Award. The following airmen received supplemental selection for promotion to master sergeant. 27th Special Operations […]

Civil liberties not partisan issue

By Steven Greenhut: FNM columnist Government officials seek to control whatever it is they don’t understand. In my experience, they don’t understand much, so they try to regulate, tax, monitor and control everything. And now we learn the Obama administration, clueless about the nature of conservative activism in this country, wants to monitor it very […]

Cannon named as Tree City USA community

By Senior Airman Thomas Trower: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Natural Resources Management Flight is beginning its annual Arbor Day observances with several events. Perhaps the most significant event will be the Arbor Day Foundation’s official naming of Cannon as a Tree City USA community and the presentation of […]

Thrift shop offers families steep discounts

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Apryl Nenortas, whose husband is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, and her cousin, Andrew Kirschbaum, look through a rack of clothes at the Cannon Spouses Club Thrift Shop. The shop has a variety of items. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Mess dress for $15. Civil War collector’s plates. New […]

Clovis airport hosts glider

PNT Staff Report The Civil Air Patrol Clovis High Plains Composite Squadron is scheduled to have a glider at the Clovis Municipal Airport starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to see the glider fly and obtain information about Civil Air Patrol. Civil Air Patrol cadets are eligible for free glider […]

Oct. 24 Honors

The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron won the following 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civil Engineer Awards: •

Sept. 14, 1979

A civil rights hearing was held at ENMU, which gave “members of the community a chance to speak on issues of civil rights that affect them,” wrote the Portales News-Tribune.

Editorial: Take a moment to remember on Memorial Day

Robert Green Ingersoll served in the Union army during the Civil War. As a veteran, he knew and appreciated the sacrifice his brothers in arms made for their country. Ingersoll, who died in 1899, had this to say about fallen veterans: “These heroes are dead. They died for liberty — they died for us. They […]

1-13-08 Letter to the Editor

Making sanctuary ultimately illegal What if the citizens of Portales considered a few factors before following Geni Flores’ proposal to become a sanctuary city (Letter to the editor, Jan. 6 PNT): 1) Would open-border and free-immigration advocates like to equate sanctuary activities to the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad and civil rights? Nothing could be more […]

Nov. 1, 1996

• Rosalie A Richards was appointed by Gov. Gary Johnson to sit on the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. • Loren Wilson retired after 40 years of civil service with the United States Postal Service. He ran a 125 mile route in the Portales area. Wilson began his postal career on Feb. 27, 1956 as a temporary […]

Americans have more freedom than others

Editorial Civil libertarians, including us, routinely assail the administration for its restrictions on our liberties in the war on terrorism. We sometimes overstate our complaints, charging that Bush & Co. have taken so many of our freedoms that we might as well be living in the old Soviet Union. Then we see a story that […]

Executive branch must base plans on reality

Editorial The Senate is debating whether to debate — in its characteristically deliberative manner — on a nonbinding resolution to disapprove of what the stubborn man in the White House has said he wants to do in Iraq. The Republicans delayed consideration for a while, but the Democratic majority might come up with a way […]

Civil rights leaders must be remembered

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer My sister Julie jokes that the national holiday on Jan. 15 is in honor of her birthday. Sorry Julie! Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and it falls on Monday this year, the date of the legal observance. Since 1986, the United States has rightfully honored King, […]

Gay marriage draws political lines

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Cynthia Diaz of Portales doesn’t understand why same-sex marriages are an issue. “I just don’t think that there should be any reason why they can’t get married,” she said. “I mean they’re not hurting anybody.” Diaz said she has homosexual friends and of those she said many would like […]

Anti-Wal-Mart campaign hurting poor

Editorial Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, a longtime civil-rights activist who helped draft the 1964 Civil Rights Act, is facing criticism that he usually has not had to endure. Union activists are calling him a “corporate shill.” One African-American commentator was even more vicious: “How many more times will other Andys and Amoses of our […]

Country fortunate Rosa Parks led civil rights movement

Freedom Newspapers Sooner or later in the 1950s, a crisis was bound to occur over legalized, state-enforced racial segregation. The policy was inconsistent with the ideals of individual liberty on which the country was founded, the experience of World War II had created cracks that were bound to widen in the edifice of racial segregation, […]

Civil society might be emerging among Palestinians

Freedom Newspapers Given the history, it is generally wise to be skeptical about signs that might portend a breakthrough toward peace, or even nonhostile co-existence between Israel and Palestine. Nonetheless a move by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to challenge powerful militant Palestinian groups is a sign that might be worth noting. It is important […]