March 29, 2009 Engagements

Rector/Stansell Cathy and Leslie Rector of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jana LeAnne of Lubbock, to Tully Stansell of Lubbock, son of Terri and Tommy Stansell of Littlefield, Texas. The couple will exchange vows May 23, 2009, at American Wind Power Center in Lubbock. A reception will follow. The bride-elect […]

Minimum wage boost hits Tuesday

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico employees working at minimum wage jobs will get a 65-cent pay raise Tuesday, but local business owners say the increase is likely to cause more problems than it solves. The state minimum wage jumps to $6.50 an hour beginning Tuesday from the current federal minimum wage of […]

Fraud methods change, but intent never does

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year and […]

No surprise: A rush on supplies

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor According to officials of local businesses selling cold weather supplies, eastern New Mexico residents weren’t taking the current blast of winter weather lightly as they scurried to pick up supplies before the storm Friday. Grocery stores reported much heavier traffic than normal, and other retailers were holding their posts […]