September 11, 1986

• Mountain Bell announced that they would be discontinuing the time and temperature recordings in Portales due to lack of a local sponsor. • In honor of their 30th anniversary, Allsup’s advertised a 32 ounce Tallsup for 39 cents. • Members of the Floyd Quilting Club and their families gathered to can vegetables for the Jack […]

Frivolous lawsuits cost everyone

Editorial Washington, D.C., administrative law judge Roy Pearson last week lost his $54 million case against his drycleaners for losing a pair of his pants. Fifty-four million dollars. Over a pair of pants. Thankfully, he lost the case, but why was such an absurd lawsuit even allowed to get that far? Not surprisingly, the wrangling […]

Tennis rackets fare well in Amarillo

PNT Staff Report Portales senior Ella Erf and the Partin brothers came away with first place finishes at an Amarillo tennis tournament Thursday and Friday. “We played well,” Ram coach Wade Fraze said. “I was especially encouraged by our doubles teams.” Erf led the Lady Ram charge, winning all of her singles matches, before beating […]

Residents should feel obligated to donate

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist I was renting a movie a few weeks ago, and the clerk asked me, “Would you like to donate a dollar to the Muscular Dystrophy Association?” That evening, I agreed and the clerk told me to write my name on the card “so people will know what a sweetheart you […]

Portales launches pet program

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales animal shelter has developed a new system of reuniting lost pets and owners. Working in conjunction with the Portales News-Tribune and KSEL radio, the shelter will make daily public service announcements about lost and located pets. “It’s another way to find a pet,” Senior Animal […]

Pennell reaches semi-finals at LSC tournament

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Amy Pennell reached the semifinals in both singles and doubles before bowing out in the Lone Star Conference Individual Championships tennis tournament over the weekend, hosted by Midwestern State. Pennell beat Midwestern’s Berkley Peeples 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 5 singles quarterfinals on Friday, but lost to Gabriela del […]

Hounds hitting road

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Angelo State Rams are coming off a surprisingly good season — a 9-3 record, including a second-place finish in the Lone Star Conference South Division and a trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs. Things haven’t started out so well this year. Angelo takes a 1-3 record (0-1 Lone […]

Redmen rally late to edge Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Northeastern State men’s soccer coach Bobby Peterson wasn’t an overly happy camper Friday, except for one thing — his team won. The Redmen fell behind late, but scored twice in the final seven minutes to eke out a 2-1 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University at the […]

St. Michael’s downs PHS in semifinals

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams will have to wait another year for a shot at a Class 3A state tennis championship. Portales played competitively for the most part, but couldn’t match Santa Fe St. Michael’s depth on Saturday in dropping a 6-3 semifinal decision to the Lady Horsemen at Sierra Vista Tennis […]

Portales netters qualify four individual entries for state

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — Portales High qualified one singles and one doubles for the boys and both doubles teams for the girls on Friday in Class 1-3A District 4 individual tennis competition with top-three finishes. The Rams and Lady Rams return to Lovington today for team competition. Class 1-3A state tennis team competition is scheduled […]

PHS netters roll past Artesia

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Neither boys coach Wade Fraze nor girls coach Michelle Wallis was totally happy with the performances of their teams. The results were satisfying, though. Portales’ boys handed Artesia a 9-0 loss in matches played at Zia Tennis Complex while the girls, playing mainly at the PHS courts, cruised to […]

Starting over at Christmas time

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Fires have destroyed their homes but not their spirits as two Roosevelt County families start from scratch this holiday season with an optimistic attitude. L.A. Davis and his family of Floyd will spend their first Christmas without a home after the Floyd fire on Nov. 30 burned everything to the […]

PHS hoops teams get set for seasons

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer An offseason removed from state title game appearances, Portales coaches are taking a wait-and-see approach for their basketball teams. Other than that, the two teams are in different situations based on who is returning for each squad. The girls, who finished with a 16-12 record in 2004-05 and lost […]

Erf reaches title match

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High sophomore Morgan Erf has a tall order in today’s Class 1A-3A state tennis girls singles semifinals, but coach Bill Wahlman thinks she’s ready for it. After a first-round bye, Erf breezed past Bosque’s Tori Linton 6-0, 6-0 in the Wednesday’s quarterfinal round at the Albuquerque Tennis Complex. In today’s […]

I lost my funny bone in surgery

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist If you’re a dinner party hostess who wants to save money on hors d’oeuvres so you can donate to the Martha Stewart Relief Fund, allow me to offer some help. I know a sure-fire way to curb appetites. I’m talking about steering the dinner conversation into a detailed discussion of […]

ENMU, WT play to scoreless tie

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M’s men may have battled to a scoreless draw on Tuesday in their Southwest Soccer Conference matchup at the ENMU pitch, but the teams didn’t have the same feeling about it. The first-year Greyhounds were more than happy with the result, while the Buffaloes (10-4-2, […]

Lady Tigers finish seventh in Capitan tourney

PNT Staff CAPITAN — The Elida Lady Tigers went 1-2 and finished seventh over the weekend in an eight-team tournament. Elida (8-3) beat the Artesia junior varsity 25-11, 25-10, 25-18 in the final round after losing to Animas 29-27, 16-25, 25-21, 25-12 and the Cloudcroft 25-22, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 in the first two rounds of […]

More questions than answers surround Sept. 11

By Helena Rodriguez More questions than answers following Sept. 11 Three years, more than 1,000 lives and hundreds of billions of dollars since Sept. 11, 2001, I ask, “Have we made a dent in fighting world terrorism or have we unleashed a bigger monster?” Have we become part of the problem or the solution? Saturday […]

PHS teams set for fall seasons

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By Dave Wagner Portales High football coach Glenn Johnson knows the Rams lost many key players from last season. One thing he’s not going to do, though, is call the 2004 campaign a rebuilding year. “We try not to look at it as rebuilding because we’ve had a lot of young men who’ve been in […]

Quick/Self pairing makes way to finals

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — No major surprises for took place for Portales teams on Wednesday’s opening day of the Class 1A-3A individual state tennis championships. That meant that all Rams and Lady Rams singles entries were eliminated by day’s end, although eighth-grader Bethany Self did score a win by default before bowing in […]