Portales schools fail to meet AYP marks

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state’s adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state’s standards […]

Trader Horn’s True Value marks half century in business

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Charlie and Norma Horn opened a small bargain store in Portales in 1958. Over half a century, the business has evolved from a small bargain and surplus store to a hardware store, and today, a home center. Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware — now owned by Max and June […]

Portales marks 60th anniversary of first championship

By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Portales Rams and Lady Rams have combined for 10 New Mexico state basketball championships over the last 40 years, and they are usually in contention for a state championship every season. But it was a group of boys 60 years ago that laid the foundation for Portales basketball […]