State OKs beer pong at bars

Sharna Johnson Beer pong tables can go back up in New Mexico bars, state officials said, so long as pride’s the only thing on the line. New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Director Gary Tomada said Monday his department has reviewed the game to see where it fits in with establishments licensed to serve alcohol. “It’s […]

City employee reports park tables vandalized

PNT staff report Someone vandalized three picnic tables at Lindsey Park over the weekend, a City of Portales Parks Department employee said. Groundskeeper Tony Flores, who also lives near the park, said the wooden tables were missing boards when he and his co-workers arrived to clean the park 8 a.m. Monday. The boards had been […]

No action taken on trash proposal

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Rules for controlled burns remain unchanged in Roosevelt County, and property owners don’t have to remove trash and tumbleweeds from their land and yards. The Roosevelt County Commission took no action during its meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse on a request for an ordinance that would require property […]

Altrusa plans holiday fundraiser

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Deck the … tables … with bows of holly. Altrusa International Inc. of Portales has scheduled the 11th annual Holiday Happenings table decoration display, luncheon and style show for Dec. 6. The event, Altrusa’s major fundraiser, has provided funds for Roosevelt General Hospital, playground equipment, school band instruments and […]

Creativity covers holiday tables

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer From tractors to chili peppers to snowmen and Santa Claus, decorations covered the many tables during the 10th annual Holiday Happening on Saturday. This year the event was dedicated to Chester Harth, the recently deceased husband of Altrusa club member Cindy Harth. According to Cindy, Chester had been a […]

June 20, 1980

• Twenty-two members of the Portales High School DECA Club departed Portales for Miami, Florida to attend the National Convention. • Britt’s 4 Tables Steakhouse advertised one full pound of crab legs for $9.50 and jumbo shrimp and a five ounce filet mignon for $6.50 • Eastern New Mexico University student Terry Leatherwood continued to lead […]

Holiday Happening set for Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Gaynelle Thomas was there when it began nine years ago and she’ll be in the middle of the preparations Saturday as Altrusa’s annual Holiday Happening gets under way at the Campus Union Building ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. Thomas, and her daughter, Cozetta Moore, will each decorate two […]

Holiday decor

Freedom Newspapers Holiday traditions don’t just happen — they take planning and hard work. Members of the Altrusa Club of Portales say the club has been working for months to make sure a nine-year holiday tradition turns out festive and fun for everyone. The organization is sponsoring the 9th annual Holiday Happening from 10 a.m. […]

Steiner Elementary looking to make stars, leaders and readers

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers School mission statement: “Good morning! Buenos dias Steiner Stars. At Steiner Elementary, we will have a 100 percent day where readers are leaders and leaders are readers and everyone is a star.” School spirit will be the focus as Steiner Elementary School students begin classes Tuesday by reciting the school’s […]

All ages enjoy Holiday Happening

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eight years after its inception, the Altrusa Club of Portales’ Holiday Happening is beginning to look a lot like a solid holiday tradition. “It’s been really fun,” Sue McDowell, of Portales, said, as dessert was being served. “That’s real chocolate milk (in the vases) and real flowers,” she said indicating […]

Altursa prepares for annual Holiday Happenings event

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer People in Portales look for the first signs of Christmas by watching the tops of tables. Tables will have Christmas decorations with Santa Claus, snowflakes and angels as part of the Eighth Annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building located on the Eastern […]

Local Brief

Veterans to place flags in cemetery on Saturday War veterans will be at the Portales City Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Saturday, placing flags on the gravesites of those who served in the military. Veterans are welcoming any Portales residents who want to help place flags. Tables will be placed at the Kilgore street entrance […]

Decorated tables highlight Happening

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents capped off a weekend filled with holiday events by taking in the Holiday Happening event filled with decorated tables, Christmas wear and Christmas items in the silent auction. More than 500 people roamed inside the ballroom in the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University […]

Altrusa prepares for annual holiday event

By Tony Parra The Seventh Annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday will showcase Christmas ideas and fashions for Roosevelt County residents to enjoy and take away ideas for the holiday season. The Altrusa Club of Portales will host Holiday Happening event for the seventh year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the […]

Pool tables good for those who want danger

By Bob Huber Looking for adventure? Like to live on the edge? Want to be the first on your block to wake up in the middle of a nightmare screaming, “Eeaauugh! Eeaauugh!” You can have all that and more if, like me, you rid your living room of furniture, give everything to your daughters, and […]

Holiday decorating taken up a notch

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Helena Rodriguez It’s not too late to start decking the halls, and tables, and chairs, and place setting and whatever else you want to use to spread holiday cheer with. More than 500 people turned out to the Sixth Annual Holiday Happenings event Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom to get ideas on […]