ENMU alumnus to be honored at Rose Parade

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University alumnus Manuel A. Sandoval is set to be recognized in the Donate Life float in the Rose Parade, his sister-in-law Susan Nagel said. Donate Life promotes organ, eye and tissue donation. Sandoval, 46, died of an aneurysm last November and was an organ donor, according to the Donate […]

Homecoming parade big draw

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It rained candy for children in a more than 60-float Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday for in downtown Portales. ENMU kicked off 75th anniversary homecoming festivities Friday. But the real fun, at least for area children, started Saturday morning with the parade along West First Street. Portales […]

Sept. 23, 1962

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the Portales High School marching band would march in the annual Parade of Bands, which was to open the Panhandle-South Plains Fair in Lubbock the following Monday. This parade featured more than 30 marching bands each year with no other type of entry allowed.

Town reunion brings back memories of youth

By Joan Clayton: Local columnist Last weekend my brother, my husband and I attended a community activity that gave me a reassurance of wonderful people who love God and this country. All three of us at one time lived and grew up in Melrose. The celebration and reunion of those who once lived and loved […]

Mule Days offers parade, rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Mule Days, set for Saturday, includes a pancake breakfast, parade, mule rodeo and more this year. The pancake breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 319 S. Main St. At 10 a.m., the parade with the theme “Mules Makin’ History” starts at the south end of […]

Freedom New Mexico returning to Parade Magazine

Freedom New Mexico Can’t wait for the next parade? Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune readers won’t have to wait much longer. “Parade Magazine” returns to our newspapers starting July 5. “Parade,” which began in 1941, will replace “USA Weekend” on Sundays. “Typically, local news and main news are most read and then you go […]

Heritage Days Parade marches through Portales

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Other than yet one more case of bad timing for the Portales High class of 1969, Saturday’s Heritage Days Parade went off without a hitch. The Portales High School Band marched with alumni and current members up Avenue O, U.S. 70, Second Street and down Abilene Street to City […]

Band alumni planning reunion at Heritage Days

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales High School band alumni and directors from as far back as 1945 are planning to gather during Heritage Days to march in the parade and enjoy each others’ company. Band director Cindy Stone, a 1987 alumnus, said more than 70 people have committed, some from as far away […]

ENMU band plays in Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University band recently got first-hand look at a bit of the green with a trip to Dublin, Ireland and a chance to play in the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The ENMU band played for the president of Ireland. For many band members, it […]

Parade lights Portales streets

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By Mickey Winfield

Homecoming parade draws crowd

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents and Eastern New Mexico University alumni lined First Street Saturday morning to enjoy the annual ENMU homecoming parade. Children especially enjoyed the colorful floats, firetrucks and many other entries, with every float and car tossing candy to them. But for alumni and friends, it was just a […]

Ag Expo dedicated to former chair

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Chester Harth dedicated himself to agriculture and the New Mexico Ag Expo, say his friends. For that reason, this year’s event that starts Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds is dedicated to his memory. Harth died last year, a few months after chairing the Ag Expo for the second […]

Parade, pageant to kick off holiday season

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band, Master Works, at […]

Christmas Light Parade set for Friday

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band Master Works at […]

10-30 Local Briefs

Brown to hold parade Brown Elementary School will present its annual Teddy Bear Parade at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the school. The parade will be followed by an assembly and classroom parties. Family and friends of students are welcome to attend. Portales among MainStreet awardees Portales has been awarded a $50,000 grant as part of […]

Parade staple of homecoming

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The starting point for the 2007 Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade was a flurry of activity Saturday morning as coordinator Brooke Parker lined up the floats. “This is actually my first homecoming parade to organize,” said Parker, who is also the secretary for alumni affairs at ENMU. A […]

Playing in the park

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A festive atmosphere filled the air as families filled City Park in Portales during the 23rd annual Heritage Days on Saturday. A variety of floats kicked off the festivities. The parade traveled down Second Street from Eastern New Mexico University to City Park, where festivities were already underway. “It […]

Centennial parade expected to draw record numbers

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Expect to see a 1963 Coca-Cola Cadillac, a three-star general and a record amount of entries in Saturday’s Pioneer Days parade in Clovis. In addition, there will be an fly-over prior to the parade featuring four F-16 jets. “Honoring Our Past” is the theme for the 2007 Pioneer Days celebration, […]

Tractor promotes breast cancer awareness

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie Mac and Shelia Smith of Roswell. The pink — yes, pink — tractor stood out in the midst of the green, red and orange tractors […]

Santa comes to town

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer The Grinch didn’t exactly steal Christmas, but he did help Borden Peanuts capture the best business float award during the annual Christmas parade Friday night in Portales. The giant trailer-turned-sleigh featured the Grinch of Dr. Seuss fame and 30 Borden employees and their families who threw candy while their […]