Water main solutions remain elusive

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Fallout from a break in a 24-inch water main brought Portales city councilors together in a special meeting Thursday to discuss the problem. The break, which was discovered around 7 a.m. Monday, disrupted water service until early Tuesday, including a complete shutdown of the system that lasted nearly 12 […]

Jail expansion complete, officials delighted

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter County officials are pleased with the expansion and renovation of the Roosevelt County Detention Center. The $3.3 million expansion which was approved by the Roosevelt County commissioners in February 2006. Wilson and Wilson Construction of Clovis was contracted for the addition at RCDC. The construction of the new addition […]

Local Brief: Phone card campaign complete

The Portales Municipal Schools choir and band programs raised more than $600 for prepaid phone cards for U.S. troops overseas during their recent holiday concerts. According to director Franklin Smith, the cards, along with notes of thanks and encouragment to the troops, were sent to Balad Air Force Base in Iraq where they will be […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Anthony Duarte, 32, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (1st), stop sign violation and speed regulation, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, attend ASPEN Program, complete DWI School, complete […]

11-4 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Rudolfo Alaniz, 50, pleaded no contest to the charge of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (2nd offense), and was ordered to serve eight days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, two years supervised probation, attend the […]

Sept. 30, 2007 Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Alfred Tacorante, 39, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (second offense) and open container, and was ordered to serve 192 consecutive hours in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, two years supervised probation, […]

Minister’s miniatures

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Jeff and Eloise Symonds say Portales and the First United Methodist Church, where he recently became the minister, are an ideal size. He calls both small enough to be really friendly, but large enough to provide conveniences and help do the work of the church and make life enjoyable. […]

City fines Abengoa

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Abengoa Bioenergy got no extra time to comply with new regulations for industrial waste water treatment customers, but they could have fines forgiven if they are in compliance by Oct. 15. Portales city councilors voted Tuesday at their regular meeting to find Abengoa in non-compliance of an ordinance passed […]

March 18, 2007 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the reports: • Sandra Sanchez, 39, pleaded guilty to the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (third offense) and driving while license suspended or revoked, was ordered to serve three years probation, enter into and […]

Greyhounds split with Savage Storm

Freedom Newspapers DURANT, Okla. — Junior right-hander Evan Courteau bounced back from a rocky outing in his previous start to throw a complete-game six-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southeastern Oklahoma 3-1 on Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader. The Savage Storm won the second game 2-1 […]