Portales couple has New Year baby

lx770u-lx76yw13babyjada.jpg

By Benna Sayyed: Freedom New Mexico Jada Grace Pacheco slept quietly in the arms of her mother Monday morning in a room at the Plains Regional Medical Center. When she was born on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. a buzz started around the hospital’s labor and delivery unit, as baby Jada quickly picked up the moniker […]

20-year-old charged in Tucumcari homicide

lowx3j-lowx0i727orlandomartinez.jpg

Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday. Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday with murder in connection to the July 9 homicide of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco. Johnson said Jones was also charged with aggravated burglary, unlawful taking […]

Student serving on police force

kyfjid-226policeinternweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer From patrol to dispatch to animal control, a Portales college student is observing law enforcement up close and personal. Jessica Pacheco, a senior in criminal justice at Eastern New Mexico University, is serving as an intern with the Portales Police Department. She aims to become an officer, but hasn’t […]

7-5 Births

Everhart Hunter Levi Everhart was born June 11, 2009, to Kristofer and Alisha Everhart of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds 0.3 ounces. He has 1 brother, Sterling Everhart, 4 years old. Grandparents Keith and Sheila Riden of Clovis and the late Robert Pacheco Jr., and Darlene Pacheco of […]

Sept. 9 Births

Harwell David and Jaclyn Harwell of Las Cruces are the parents of a 6 pound, 15 ounce boy, Camden Reed Harwell, born July 31, 2007 at Mountainview Hospital in Las Cruces. Grandparents are Johnny and Sabrina Johnson and Jess and Judy Harwell, all of Portales. Great-grandparents are Kenneth and Nancy Williams of Portales, Samja Harwell […]

Health fair on horizon

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer La Casa Family Health Center will host a public health fair Saturday. The fourth annual event will take place at 1515 West Fir. The 5K Run/Walk for your Health will kick off the festivities at 8 a.m. All other activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., […]

Area prepares for upcoming school year

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Area schools will soon be filled with students as officials prepare for the start of the upcoming school year. As August approaches several activities will take place in preparation of the new school year. La Casa Family Health Centers will be offering backpacks filled with school supplies to area students. […]

Martial arts fight promoter arraigned

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by his […]

Man says he fired shot

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was taken […]

Fighter shot, killed in Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Tucumcari martial-arts fighter was shot to death Thursday night. Police said Albert Jason Pacheco Jr., 31, was killed following a fight on the city’s Main Street, near a gym where fighters were weighing in for a martial-arts event slated for Friday night. The event, called the Desert Xtreme Blood […]