Jan. 6, 1960

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a poem written by a Portales High School Senior, Paula Edmonds, has been accepted by the American High School Poetry Association for their annual anthology. The name of the poem is “The Thoughtful Trees.”

Friends, family remember homicide victims

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Paula Rodriguez, of Clovis, fought through her tears as she recited a poem of loss and mourning Monday evening at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. With the help of counselor Charlotte Farkas, she managed to push out words from the poem, “If Tears Can Build a Stairway.” “No farewell […]

November 4, 1993

• Eastern New Mexico University was featured in a publication of “New Mexico, Americas Land of Enchantment” that was recently published by the New Mexico Department of Economic Development. • J.R. Moses of Portales had a poem titled “Daddy” published in “Distinguished Poets of America”. • Poyner’s Home and Auto advertised a Eureka Bravo! SureValu upright vacuum […]

City remembers fallen

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By Kevin Wilson Memorial Day represented the sacrifices of millions for some, and the connection to friends and family for others. Those views were shared Monday during Portales’ annual Memorial Day program, held at the city cemetery. The ceremony was attended by about 30 people, though many were also in the cemetery placing flags by […]

Wit and wisdom from the Black side

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist “These are javalina,” pointed out the zoo tour guide. “Tayassu tajacu, the collared peccary.” “Pig family,” I commented, in an effort to dazzle the sixth-graders on the tour. “No,” stated the guide. “A common mistake made by the ill-informed unknowledgeable ranger groupies who cover up their ignorance of the species […]