Family: Students’ conditions improving after wreck

Freedom New Mexico Portales High School students injured in a one-car crash Monday morning are improving. Front-seat passenger Selene Valladarez, 15, is in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit in Lubbock, said her brother, Jesus Valladarez Jr. After being unconscious all day Monday, she was improving in responsiveness to nurses Tuesday. Passenger […]

Portales man stable after heart transplant

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Portales man is in stable condition in a Texas hospital, after he received a heart transplant months after being diagnosed with an unknown heart virus. Charles ‘Charlie’ Crane underwent 10 hours of surgery Tuesday at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. “Charlie is doing well he […]

Crash victim fights for life

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer A Portales woman is in critical, but stable condition Monday following a rollover accident near Portales Sunday. New Mexico State Police and the Portales Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident that occurred at 2:37 a.m. Sunday at the crossroads of South Roosevelt Road 7 and South Roosevelt Road […]

Child who fell still in intensive care

Staff report A 10-month-old Portales boy was still in intensive care in a Lubbock, Texas hospital Wednesday after he took a fall early Tuesday afternoon. Dominic Roy fell 9 1/2 feet from a balcony onto a sidewalk at his family’s residence at 620 Ave. E in Portales. He is the son of Jeremy and Kristen […]

Elliott in serious condition

Freedom Newspapers Bud Elliott, who retired after last season after 11 years as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach, is in Lubbock Heart Hospital after breaking his shinbone in a fall at home. ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo said after Saturday’s game at Southwestern Oklahoma that the 73-year-old Elliott had been on a respirator after […]