Artists moving in

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A new artists-in-residence program kicks off in Portales next week. Ryder Richards and Sue Anne Rische, a married couple and visual artists working and teaching in Dallas, are set to spend Sunday through May 29 living and creating art in Portales. After a public reception and artists’ talk, their […]

Clovis school superintendent candidate withdraws

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Freedom New Mexico Texico school superintendent R.L. Richards has withdrawn his name from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent. A news release from Clovis Municipal Schools said Richards withdrew on Friday in a letter to CMS board members. The news release did not provide a reason for Richards’ decision. Rhonda Seidenwurm announced earlier this year she […]

Driver charged with felony manslaughter

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The driver of a wrong-way vehicle police say claimed the life of former Portales High three-sport standout Ashleah Richards, is facing felony charges. Jimmey Scott Barnhill of Midland, Texas, was indicted Nov. 19 on one count of intoxicated manslaughter for the death of Richards, 21. Police said on Oct. […]

Fund established for former Portales athlete

PNT staff A fund has been established for Ashleah D. Richards, the former Portales High School athlete killed in a car wreck Sunday. Contributions can be made at any eastern New Mexico Wells Fargo branch.

Portales native dies in wreck

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Freedom New Mexico Ashleah Richards liked to do things that stereotypically interest many girls — fix up hair, put on makeup and the like. But Richards was tough as nails, too, and that was evident in her playing days at Portales High School in the sports of volleyball, basketball and softball. Though standing only around […]

Clovis City Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The commission approved the proposal 6-1 during a special meeting Friday, with Sandoval casting the dissenting […]

Anniversary: Richards

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Marion and Mary Jo Richards of Texico will celebrate their 60th anniversary from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Leal’s Restaurant, 2115 N. Prince St. The celebration will be hosted by R.L. Richards, Lecil Richards, Damon Richards and Quata Casaday. The couple was married Oct. 26, 1948, in Fame, Okla. They have four […]

Business is always green for artificial turf installers

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A new landscaping option is available for residents that promises a green yard without the high water bill. The Geneva Sports Surfaces LLC, based out of Las Vegas, Nev. has been installing synthetic turf for three decades on sports fields from New Mexico to Idaho, said Russell Richards of […]

Hestand under new ownership

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Hestand Floral and Gifts, a Portales business that’s been around for nearly 60 years, is under new ownership and management. Rosalie Richards and her husband, J. Mark Richards, are the new owners. They purchased the business in late November from Trish and Richard Lovorn, who owned the florist shop […]

Richards leads Zias to win

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — For a change, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was playing from ahead, and there was no way the Zias were going to let this one slip away. Senior forward Elizabeth Richards posted her 10th double-double of the year with 26 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and […]