PHS media arts class growing

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Christina Calloway Portales High School officials think basketball games could just be the beginning for its media arts class. The class did its fifth broadcast of the semester of Ram and Lady Ram basketball games Friday night, when the Portales girls opened District 4-3A play with a win over Ruidoso. The games are broadcast on […]

Police warn of mail scam

Freedom New Mexico According to a Portales Police Department press release, an offer being made to Portales homeowners by mail from HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp. for water service line coverage is a scam. Department officials contacted the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division and confirmed that the mail offer is a scam. […]

Meetings watch: City council

The following items will be on the agenda today at the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. in city hall: • Proclamation declaring Feb. 14 as TRIO Day in Portales. • Presentation of Depot Focus Planning and Design Project. • Discussion of rate changes and a resolution for Roosevelt County Water Co-op. • Resolution […]

New coach leads Hounds

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Dave Wagner Chris Terry realizes building a consistently competitive baseball program at Eastern New Mexico University will be a work in progress. Terry is about to venture into his first season with the Greyhounds after replacing the venerable Phil Clabaugh, who resurrected the program in 1992 and guided it for the past 20 years. A […]

Police blotter — Feb. 5

PNT staff report Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:

City league draws young hoopsters

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Christina Calloway Portales city league basketball keeps about 600 children from all over the county active and engaged with the community, despite the lack of gym space for league teams. Portales city sports Director Mike Door says they try to make the basketball league fundamental and skill-building for all participants that range from grades one […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Talent in Texico and Beatlemania sweeps America

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Movie for teens The teen program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Portales Public Library is the movie “Real Steel.” The movie and the popcorn are free. Talent show The Texico “In The Clear” talent show is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Texico High School, […]

Press release: ENMU sets record spring enrollment

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PORTALES—For the first time in its history, Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for a spring semester has surpassed 5,000 with 5,084 students. This spring’s enrollment is an increase of 4.5 percent over the previous record for a spring enrollment, set last year with 4,864 students. Student credit hours, which higher education institutions funding is based […]

ENMU adds 14 recruits, eight more expected to sign

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has released the names of 14 high school signees to national letters of intent for the 2012 football season on Wednesday’s national signing day. First-year coach Josh Lynn said Wednesday night that he expects about eight more players to sign by the end of today. “It went real good,” […]

Voters express election issues

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Christina Calloway Water conservation was a main concern voiced by registered voters in Portales as an issue they want addressed by the city council candidates running for office in the March 6 election. Issues involving Portales children, including education and recreation, were also areas of concern. Here is what some voters had to say:

Pizzeria offering reward for stolen mascot

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Alisa Boswell Portales residents are mistaken if they think a reward sign for a giant piece of pizza is a practical joke, according to Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza co-owner Oma Jones. Jones said the restaurant’s $1,000 mascot, Pepe, was stolen Thursday night from Greyhound Arena during an Eastern New Mexico University basketball game. […]

Press release: Lynn adds talent for 2012 football season

PORTALES, N.M. — Since taking over as head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, about a month and a half ago, Josh Lynn and his staff have been relentless in their attempts to add talent to their roster, signing a number of skilled athletes to National Letters of Intent. In addition to a number […]

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

La Casa receives federal grant

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Christina Calloway The La Casa de Buena Salud health care center in Portales will receive $342,095 a year for five years as part of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help continue delivering health care services to the Portales community, according to Sen. Jeff Bingaman, R-N.M. “Many New […]

Portales, Clovis, Tucumcari papers sold

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

Portales City Sports basketball

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Monarchs 6, Sparks 2. Scorers — Monarchs, Ezriah Martinez 4, Kylyie Paden 2. Sparks, Rylee Roybal 2. Heat 10, Extreme 0. Scorers — Heat, Adrianna Garcia 6, Alicia Tirado 4. Dora Lady Coyotes 18, Storm 0. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 10, Brelyn Gramzow 4, Cecily […]

Anniversaries —

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Welch [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Johnny and Fran Welch of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at Creighton’s Town and Country meeting and conference room, 1704 S. Ave D, Portales. The celebration will be hosted by Angie and Brant Moore, Jeff and Doris Welch, Kevin Welch, […]

Engagements —

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Montgomery-Acosta [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Cori Snobble and John Montgomery of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leila Montgomery of Portales, to Harvey Acosta of Portales, son of Saul and Henrietta Acosta of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. July 13, 2012. The bride elect is a 2003 graduate […]

My turn: Have ties to all of Oak Ridge Boys

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Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve’s latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves’ original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and […]

Hounds stun Kingsville with game-ending 13-1 run

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Things didn’t go well at all for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night — until it mattered most. Trailing by 12 points with less than eight minutes remaining, the Greyhounds finished the game on a 13-1 run over the final four-plus minutes to squeak past Texas […]