Portales scores above state average on ACT test

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Jared Tucker The Portales Municipal School District has aced the state’s American College Testing score average, and school administrators credit district leadership and its commitment to high academic standards. According to the organization’s website, Portales Schools bypassed the state average of ACT composite scores by two-tenths of a point, making the district’s average score 20.3. […]

Cost of federal radio mandates unclear

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Jared Tucker Roosevelt County and the city of Portales may or may not see a huge financial impact as the two prepare to make government-mandated changes to the emergency radio system, according to officials. The regulations require all municipal governments and public safety radio systems to migrate to “narrow band” channels by the end of […]

It’s their job: Michael Terry

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Michael Terry is the new Student Teacher Accountability Reporting System-Visions coordinator for Portales Municipal Schools. He said he reports student data — including demographics and test scores — to the state Public Education Department, verifies the information and puts test data into a usable format before distributing it to teachers. He feels his work influences […]

Meetings watch: Schools being prepared for merger

During the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting, board members: • heard district Director of Maintenance Nat Gomez say his crews had finished moving supplies and playground equipment for the grade levels that are changing schools in the fall with the addition of the new Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. Lindsey Elementary School is being demolished, […]

Municipal court closed for training

The Portales Municipal Court will be closed Monday through Thursday for a training conference, according to a release from the court. Normal business hours are set to resume June 28. People who have a court appearance scheduled won’t be penalized for not appearing when the court is closed, according to the release. In case of […]

Airport receive $380,000 federal grant

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By Jared Tucker: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Municipal Airport will be getting lighting renovations thanks to a federal grant that has flown into town. The $380,000 FAA grant will pay to replace and repair runway lighting and signs, according to Mike Parkey, an employee at the Portales Municipal Airport. Parkey said the lighting equipment […]

Meetings watch: Board of Education

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Board of Education At its meeting Monday in the Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building, the Portales Board of Education: • adopted a resolution refinancing outstanding general obligation bonds at a lower interest rate. Al Clemmons of George K. Baum and Co., the district’s investment firm, said the interest rates for the 2001 bond issue would […]

Clovis school board meeting in executive session

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district boardroom. The board will meet in executive session to discuss limited personnel matters related to the position of superintendent and threatened litigation. The meeting is closed to the public. An agenda for the meeting […]

Clovis school board meets Tuesday

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s board room. The board will meet in executive session to discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent. The meeting is closed. An agenda for the meeting may be picked up from the superintendent’s […]

Meetings watch: School board

The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education met Monday in the Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building. The board: • approved a joint use agreement with the city of Portales for the Portales High School Baseball Field, Wheeler Park Girls Softball Field and Bill Wahlman Tennis Courts. The board approves such an agreement each year to […]

Portales Municipal Court closing early

PNT staff report The Portales Municipal Court is closing at noon Thursday for training and will not open again for normal hours until Monday. A court spokesperson said anyone scheduled to appear during the days of the closure will not be penalized for not appearing.

Elida approves gross receipts tax

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Elida residents approved a gross receipts tax 39-11 Tuesday with about half of registered voters casting ballots in municipal elections. Some 56 of 113 registered voters turned out to vote for mayor, village council and municipal judge. Only the village council and municipal judge seats were contested. “The people […]

Election results

ROOSEVELT COUNTY Causey Village Council (Three positions open) • Darrell Caviness (two-year term) — 13 • LaVerne Scheller (four-year term) — 12 • Jimmy Stokes (four-year term) — 13 Dora Mayor • Mickey Burkett — 11 Village Council • Bill Cathey — 3 • Lewis Walker — 12 • Council seat without candidate

Elida voters to decide on gross receipts tax

Freedom New Mexico Elida voters on Tuesday will decide whether to implement an additional gross receipts tax for economic development and municipal infrastructure. The municipal election ballot contains a question about whether to implement the tax of one-sixteenth of 1 percent, or a penny on every $16. If passed, the tax would go into effect […]

Municipal election ballots

March 2, 2010, municipal election candidates

Schools utilizing text, e-mail notification systems

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer For area schools, new ways of communicating now mean just a few keystrokes can open the door to reaching the community. Floyd Municipal Schools is one example of schools changing the way they inform faculty, staff, parents and students when school is closed or delayed, as was the case […]

Superintendent’s contract renewed

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education renewed Superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract during their regular meeting Monday in the district Administration Building. The board voted to give Fowler another year on his three-year contract, so he will continue to serve in the 2012-2013 school year. Fowler is receiving no […]

Municipal election candidates file

The following candidates filed by the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday for the March 2 Portales municipal election: Mayor: • Gary L. Watkins • Steven R. Davis • Sharon L. King • Dennis Lopez Ward A Councilor: • Antonio O. Salguero (incumbent) Ward B Councilor: • Oscar H. Robinson • Antonio Roque Sanchez Jr. • Calvin […]

Jan. 22, 1959

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Portales Municipal airport could be one of the city’s major assets, instead of a white elephant that is a continual drain on the taxpayers, according to Tex Marshall, veteran pilot and aviation enthusiast.

Filing date for municipal elections near

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer With the Portales mayor’s position, four city council seats and the municipal judges position up for election March, the day for hopefuls to make their candidacy official is less than a month away. The only declared candidate filing day is scheduled for Jan. 5. Candidates wishing to declare can […]