Obama urges Congress to act on credit card bill in N.M. stop

By Darlene Superville: The Associated Press RIO RANCHO — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets. “There’s no doubt that people need to accept responsibility,” Obama said […]

Editorial: Private investors should be part of recovery plan

The latest program to try to stabilize the ailing financial industry, announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is still fundamentally wrong-headed. If the problem was years of overly loose credit offered to marginal borrowers, then the way you get out of it is by taking a rest from overheated and overleveraged credit until various […]

March 26, 1964

Five hundred farmers and their wives from the Portales, Clovis and Fort Sumner areas met in Portales for the 30th annual meeting of the Production Credit Association at the ENMU Theatre Building.

Credit unions angry over bailout tax

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Federal credit unions, including those serving millions of military patrons, are fighting to keep off their books nearly $5 billion in charges that regulators have assessed to bail out their largest “corporate” credit union. The U.S. Central Federal Credit Union was in danger of insolvency due to losses on mortgage-backed […]

Dec. 1 ENMU Briefs

Annual holiday concert planned for Friday Eastern New Mexico University will hold its annual holiday concert at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m Friday at the University Theater Center on the main stage. Various holiday pieces will be performed under the direction of Dr. Jason Paulk. Tickets are $5; free admission for ages under 18 or […]

PHS News Oct. 12

Sophomore testing The PSAT exam will be given to Portales High School sophomores on Wednesday. The PSAT is the practice/prep exam for the SAT college entrance exam. The New Mexico Department of Education in partnership with College Board allows selected New Mexico high schools to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT program each year. The test is […]

Oct. 5, 2008 PHS News

Parent meeting set A meeting for parents of juniors will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the PHS Library. We will be discussing the upcoming auction fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 9, as well as other possible fundraisers needed for the junior/senior prom. Your attendance and input are needed. Your student must have junior dues […]

Dual credit expanded between PHS and ENMU

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales Municipal School District and Eastern New Mexico University are teaming up to extend and expand higher education opportunities for Portales High School students through a dual credit agreement. The deal was struck earlier this month at a meeting between PMSD officials and Steven Gamble, ENMU president, and was […]

Portales High School Counselors March 23, 2008

Credit recovery lab openThe Portales High School Credit Recovery Lab will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and

Country could use stimulation — or new TV

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to be stimulated. Back in December the living room television began experiencing problems — a little wavy band at the top of the screen. Soon it got worse and eventually the band thickened to take up nearly the top fourth of […]

Credit delays Freedom’s plans to buy out partners

By Jan Norman Freedom Communications Inc., the Irvine, California-based owner of the Portales News-Tribune, will put off plans to buy out its private equity partners until spring or summer because borrowing costs are too high now, Chief Executive Scott Flanders said Thursday. “The credit markets will drive the timing,” Flanders said. “The company is committed […]

Fraud methods change, but intent never does

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year and […]

University pleased with steady enrollment numbers

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for the fall semester in Portales is about the same as last year. In the world of higher education these days, that’s seen as a big success. “Fortunately we’ve had a very good late registration,” ENMU President Steven Gamble told regents Thursday at their […]

Clovis Community College institutes tuition break

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Part-time students can afford to take more classes at Clovis Community College in the spring semester. The tuition reduction, which affects students taking less than seven credit-hours, is part of the school’s 2007-2008 strategic plan approved Wednesday by CCC Board of Trustees during their monthly meeting. CCC president John Neibling […]

Portales woman arrested

Freedom Newspapers A 28-year-old Portales woman was arrested Thursday on multiple felony forgery and embezzlement charges, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Kwana Buras is charged with 10 counts of fraud involving a credit card, seven counts of forgery and 59 counts of embezzlement, the release said. Curry County Sheriff’s […]

Extending immigrants credit poses no threat

By Freedom Newspapers We must confess to befuddlement over all the anger directed at Bank of America for its policy, revealed Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal story, that it will offer credit cards to Spanish-speaking people who do not have Social Security numbers. The implication, of course, is that the most likely candidates for […]

Phone users eligible for tax refund

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers As a working mother, Candace Montgomery uses her cell phone frequently to maintain contact with her two teenage daughters. And the teenagers use their phones to talk for hours, text message, and download music and ringtones. “Their cell phones are like an extra appendage,” Montgomery said. “I swear it is […]

Good Samaritans truly appreciated

Letters to the Editor My husband and I came to Portales for a family reunion. While we were there our truck broke down at a red light out by the college. We were clear across town, no cell phone or anything. Then these two young men came and hooked us up to a nice new […]

Comparative look at regional colleges and universities

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Fall semester begins: Aug. 28 Last day to register: Sept. 1 Cost per credit hour: $89 per credit hour for New Mexico undergraduate students, $103.25 per credit hour for New Mexico graduate students Status: Public university Mission statement: “The university mission is based on the concept […]