New sports bar planned for Portales

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By Tony Parra “Going to the dog house” may not be so bad starting in late May or early June. That is when Chad Heflin, co-owner, wants to have The Dawg Houze package liquor store open. Heflin, partner in the business with Susan Hamilton Dick, is helping with the construction of the package liquor store [...]

Local owners aim for new package store

By Tony Parra Danny Heflin of Danny Heflin Builders in Portales said he is looking to begin construction on a new liquor package store between three to six weeks. The liquor package store will be located at 1013 W. 2nd St., next to the new Dollar General store which opened up earlier this year. A [...]

Restaurants find license requirements strict

By Tony Parra Six months after Portales voters approved to have a beer and wine license option for restaurants, the city has yet to receive any applications. On Sept. 21, a beer and wine license option for restaurants passed by 36 votes — 374 for and 338 votes against. While the license is significantly less [...]

Jan. 9 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Larry Taylor, 35, pled guilty to driving with a suspended driver’s license and will serve 364 days of unsupervised probation. — Dusti Pergeson, 34, pled guilty of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (first offense), no insurance and [...]

Sept. 5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Michael Quintero, 38, found guilty of distribution to controlled substance, methamphetamine and will be on supervised probation for three years. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Janet Urioste, 19, found guilty of probation violation and [...]

May 23 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Jessie Sanchez, 27, and Nicole Bruyere, 25, both of Mineral, Texas. • Jamie Knight, 23, and Tiffany Lee Aulbach, 22, both of Mountain Home, Idaho. • Nathaniel Huerta, 25, and Meghin Irwin, 22, both of Portales. • David Milliron, 22, and Senaida Herrera, 24, [...]

Alcohol sting busts businesses for underage sales

Michelle Seeber Four out of five Portales business employees sold alcohol to minors during an undercover sting conducted over the weekend, resulting in citations for both the business owners and the employees who sold the liquor. The only business to pass the undercover sting was Wal-Mart, leaving employees and owners of Town & Country, IGA, [...]

Talking spirits

Mike Linn Portales voters in the March general election may have an opportunity to decide whether local restaurant owners can serve beer and wine with food. City Council member Gary Watkins said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that local restaurant owners have asked him why the city offers liquor licenses — which are far [...]