Arkansas shooting suspect jailed

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A man accused of shooting of an Arkansas police officer is being held in Tucumcari today on a $1 million bond after police say he turned himself in at San Jon port of entry. Tristan Honey, 25, of Fort Smith, Ark. surrendered to New Mexico Port of Entry Officer […]

Feb. 9, 1954

A mobile X-ray unit was finishing up its rounds in Portales. At the time, 3,126 chest X-ray tests and 2,412 blood tests were taken. Those who needed new checkups were to be called in again.

Police report several auto burglaries

PNT Staff Report Eight auto burglaries have been reported in Portales in less than a week, according to Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Sunday, a purse was taken from a vehicle in the 400 block of North Globe Avenue and an iPod from a vehicle in the 100 block of North Avenue A, Berry said. Saturday, […]

County agent quoted in National Geographic

Special to the PNT Out of nowhere, Patrick Kircher became a nationally-known image consultant. When Maggie G. Zachowitz of National Geographic needed help explaining a 51-year-old photograph taken in Roosevelt County, she turned to Kircher, the county’s agricultural extension agent. In the 1957 photo, a man measures the former ground level of a field in […]

Police confiscate $205,950

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop […]

Muleshoe bank evacuated for bomb threat

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The area around Muleshoe State Bank was blocked off for more than two hours Wednesday as police responded to a bomb threat, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda. A bomb detection dog was taken through the bank and determined there were no explosives. Police cleared the scene around […]

Dec. 7, 1953

• The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound football team had 36 members vying for positions on a team bound for Mexico City to play in the Aztec Bowl Dec. 19. Cold weather was making the workouts difficult. • An ad for Cozy Corner Cafe was touting their steaks and advertised coffee for a nickel. • […]

10-21 Dora School News

Officials pleased with homecoming Dora High School’s first ever football/volleyball homecoming last weekend was a tremendous success, say school officials. Many fans and family members attended, making for an enthusiastic crowd at the game and ceremony. School pictures released School pictures were sent home on Tuesday. Anyone wishing to have retakes needs to return the […]

Baskett only days from NFL draft

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Hank Baskett has found something to keep his mind off this weekend’s NFL draft — softball. “I’m just keeping myself busy,” said Baskett, an all-conference wide receiver at New Mexico whose combination of size and athleticism make him a likely NFL pick. “Baseball was my first love, and (Clovis softball […]

Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Nov. 10 • At 7:42 a.m. a caller on South Avenue I reported a busted window on their vehicle. A burglary report was taken by police. Items taken were not noted on the report. • […]

Oct. 7 Obituraries

Fred Hinger Services: No services will be held. Fred J. “Coach” Hinger, 96, Albuquerque died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born Dec. 28, 1908. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Willie Terrell Hinger, a sister, Ruth Condit and several nieces and nephews Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by […]