My turn: No shortage of talent locally

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Major League Baseball opens its season this week, and Portales is well represented. Cody Ross, born in Portales on Dec. 23, 1980, is the Florida Marlins’ right fielder. He may start the year on the disabled list with a calf sprain, but he belted 24 home runs last year and is key to the team’s […]

MSU outlasts Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Midwestern State had plenty of talent, and speed to burn, and the outmanned Greyhounds couldn’t quite keep up. Speedy guard Chris Hagan scored 15 points to lead a balanced effort, and the No. 11 Mustangs pulled away late after blowing a 16-point cushion to claim a 66-59 victory Saturday […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local talent and college Bowlmania

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Video of the day Lots of local talent. It’s our Talent Watch. Bowlmania Five bowl games are on the schedule with two standing out. The Sun Bowl matches up Oklahoma and Stanford at noon on CBS. In primetime, Virgina Tech plays Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A […]

Faith was more inspiring than talent

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist He was basketball’s original “Showtime” in a time when taking center stage and showcasing a talented player wasn’t done. When the legendary “Pistol” Pete Maravich began playing basketball someone with his talent and need to have the ball in his hands as much as possible was seen as a ball […]

Nov. 2, 1956

A talent show was held at Causey Community Building with music by Cecil Joiner and his band with refreshments provided by the “Home Economics Girls.”

ENMU’s Festival Romanico hosts area high school students

By Tony Parra The 25th Annual Festival Romanico enticed 400 to 600 high school students to the campus of Eastern New Mexico University for Spanish-speaking competitions. The high school students came from eastern New Mexico and west Texas. They competed against each other in artwork, skits, poetry, essays and for the grand finale, a talent […]

Oct. 17 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Parent/Teacher conferences Thursday and Friday found students taking their first quarter tests to wrap up the first grading period. Report cards will be available to parents during parent/teacher conferences Oct. 25. Teachers will be available for parents from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Students may accompany their parents, but they do not […]

Woman expresses self through sewing

By Laurie Stone Editor’s Note: The Portales News-Tribune is doing a weekly profile of local business owners who have been at the respective business for five years or longer. Local business owner Kay Vannatta of Xpressions has been in business for five years. Specializing in custom designing and embroidery, Vannatta feels that perfect timing has […]

Tops in Blue to perform

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The military’s premier musical group will bring its tunes to Clovis on Thursday. Tops in Blue, an all-active duty Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment gifts, will play at the Doc Stewart Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday.  Gates will open to […]

Miss Native American crowned at ENMU

Helena Rodriguez By Helena Rodriguez Freedom Newspapers Helena_Rodriguez@link.freedom.com The new Miss Native American ENMU will use her crown and title to be an ambassador for Eastern New Mexico University’s Native American Club and the school, helping to recruit students. “I would like to visit Native American reservations and schools and try to influence students to […]