Portales man charged in 2009 slaying tested for trial competency

Portales resident Leroy Salaz, charged with voluntary manslaughter in the 2009 stabbing death of Marco Bonilla, is being treated to see if he’s competent to stand trial, the prosecutor on the case said Wednesday. Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover said Salaz was sent to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute at Las Vegas after a [...]

Getting to know: Leroy Thomas

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Leroy Thomas is a Portales resident and owner of The Print Shop.With his wife, Gaynelle, Thomas cooks and delivers lunch for Habitat for Humanity construction volunteers about once a month and works with Meals on Wheels. He also is a member of the Portales Rotary Club and the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home board of [...]

City to honor Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas have contributed countless hours over the years to the Portales community, but they don’t think what they’ve done is anything out of the ordinary. City officials disagree, and they’re recognizing the couple with a 6 p.m. reception Tuesday at the Memorial Building, followed by a [...]

Birth: Thomas

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Landri Ella Thomas was born May 6, 2008, to Don and Suzanne Thomas of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas of Portales and Don and Julie Nickles of Nampa, Idaho.

Traveling veterans display ends run today

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico With a tiny paper Superman symbol no bigger than the tip of a finger stuck to the glass, Leroy “JR” Segura Jr.’s name stood out amidst the rows of golden dog tags glowing in the mid-day sun. “He always said that he was Superman,” JR’s younger brother Jake Segura [...]

Horse part of family and fair history

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Orcutts can’t imagine being without Leroy, their horse, and neither can the people who attend the Roosevelt County Fair for many years. Leroy, a 26-year-old Gotland (breed of horse), is to the Roosevelt County Fair what the Bald Eagle is to the United States. He’s a symbol of the [...]

Obits 12-5

Alfred Crawford, 93 Mr. Alfred Crawford, 93, of Portales died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 21, 1910, in Peacock, Texas, in Stonewall County, to Mary Elizabeth and A.A. Crawford. He came to New Mexico on horseback in 1926, picking cotton along the way to [...]