Police blotter — Nov. 27

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Nov. 20 • A man told officers that someone had broken out the driver’s window on his vehicle the previous Saturday. He said he was at his shop until 3:30 p.m. and the vehicle was fine. He said he found the vehicle […]

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Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Nov. 16 • At 4:06 a.m., an officer responded to a battery incident on North Avenue C. A woman told the officer her boyfriend had struck her. The officer observed a visible red mark on her upper right arm and redness and […]

Police blotter — Nov. 20

Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday • At 12:24 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to shoplifting. Two females had been caught placing items into a purse. Both women were issued citations. The cost of the items recovered was $84. • At 3:30 p.m., […]

Police blotter — Nov. 16

Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • An officer was dispatched to North Avenue A in reference to larceny. A man told the officer he had ridden his bike to his mother’s house, returning home about 5 p.m. He said he parked his bike against another bike. […]

My turn: Some pets just like family

I saw an online web poll on the Portales News-Tribune website, www.pntonline.com, and it really made me think. The survey question was, “Do you consider your dogs or cats as members of the family?” After thinking about it, I don’t think that I do. I do not expect my dog to carry out the trash, […]

Police blotter — Nov. 13

Recent samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday • At 9:46 a.m., an officer responded to South Main in reference to an auto burglary. A woman told the officer an someone had gained access into her vehicle between midnight and 7:30 a.m. The item taken was an Apple iPod […]

‘Thank you’ just doesn’t feel like enough

Throughout the history of this nation, men and women have made tremendous sacrifices to maintain freedom. They realized that a life without freedom is a life of slavery with every type of tyranny. William Penn has been quoted as saying, “Unless we are governed by God we will be ruled by tyrants.” Freedom is the […]

Police blotter — Oct. 30

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • At 8:16 a.m., an officer was dispatched to West Ninth Street in reference to criminal damage. A man told the officer he had allowed a friend to stay with him for a few days until he could find […]

Police blotter — Oct. 5

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 2:30 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle park illegally on the side of the road. When the driver stepped from the vehicle, the officer observed him stumbling and an odor of liquor coming from him. The man told the […]

Police blotter — Oct. 2

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Monday • At 8:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Oklahoma Drive in reference to an auto burglary. The victim told the officer that the previous night, someone had entered his unlocked Ford pickup truck and stolen his wallet. The man did […]

Police blotter — Sept. 28

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 2:18 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of South Avenue B in reference to a suspicious subject. The calling party who advised that they had seen a male wearing a black hoodie walking in the area. While […]

Politicians interfere with process

Kevin Wilson All things considered, the last 24 hours had been quite good. My baseball team was in the running to host a playoff series, I actually made a decent dinner and the movie I couldn’t find at the rental place was available for free online (no movie piracy took place). But leave it to […]

Police blotter — Sept. 24

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to Police reports: Sept. 16 • At 7:49 a.m., an officer responded to a vehicle burglary. A woman said she was leaving her house at 7 a.m. when she noticed someone had gained entry into her car. She said it would have been between midnight […]

My turn: Mother always knew

When I was in grade school, it seems everything I did, my mom found out about. At one point I thought Mom might have been some kind of spy or something. I had good reason to think that. Mom became pretty well known at her office for a particular kind of cake that she made. […]

My turn: Recipe refines red enchiladas

Dad prefers green chile over red. However, Mom has long made red enchiladas with her mother’s recipe. Dad made a few changes to the recipe to suit his tastes. Also, my family uses vegetable oil instead of meat grease in the sauce, which is just a little healthier. For a somewhat different red enchilada, try […]

Mom creates maternity line for fashion-forward women

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Jan Norman Ladera Ranch, Calif., mom Julia Christensen gained 83 pounds when she was pregnant with her son Bradford. Nothing in the stores looked attractive or fit with style for this self-described fashionista. “Clothes either cost $400 for a one-time wearing or weren’t made nicely,” she says. Sound familiar? It sure seemed to Christensen that […]

Salvation Army accepting donations for hurricane victims

The Salvation Army is accepting only monetary donations to assist victims of Hurricane Irene, according to a press release from the agency. Donations can be made online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, according to the release. A $10 donation can also be made by texting the word “STORM” to 80888 using a mobile phone.

Kids’ gear: Sports pads keep your kids safe and comfortable

G-Form knee pads

McClatchy-Tribune The G-Form elbow, shin and knee pads are made from a lightweight material made specifically to flex with your joints and become rigid upon impact. The innovative exoskeleton design ensures comfortable protection with less bulk while your kid is on their bike, on the slopes or on the field. The Reactive Protection Technology provides […]

Time for TV to channel new ideas

I did some travel recently, but also made plenty of time to watch television I normally avoid when I’m working. Here are some things I picked up, none of them long enough for a full column: • There’s a new game show on NBC called, “It’s Worth What?” The show’s hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. […]

Dad provides the legwork, and son is his partner in fun

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Blair Anthony Robertson There’s nothing to it, really. They get on their specially made bike, with their helmets, sunglasses and matching jerseys, and then they go, riding together mile after mile, the faster and farther the better. Dad, who is 59, pedals smoothly and efficiently while going 20 mph or more. His 30-year-old son sits […]