PHS seniors carry on Maypole tradition

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Correspondent Over the past eight decades, the full-hooped vintage style Maypole dresses worn by graduating senior girls at Portales High School have gradually moved from light pastel colors to brighter rainbow hues with more bling. One thing that has not changed during the span of this long-time tradition which is now […]

Press release: Governor signs sports equity bill into law

Marking an historic step forward for New Mexico’s girls, Governor Richardson signed the School Athletics Equity Act into law on April 7, 2009. Aimed at ensuring that public high schools and middle schools are adhering to federal law by providing equal athletics opportunities for boys and girls, the bill had already been approved unanimously in […]

Ronald McDonald House marking 25th anniversary

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer More than 7,500 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo since it opened in 1983, including several hundred from Clovis and Portales, according to House executive director Jan Reid. Several local McDonald’s will help the Amarillo chapter of the global charity celebrate its 25th anniversary on […]