Tuesday morning briefing: Talent in Texico and Beatlemania sweeps America

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Movie for teens The teen program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Portales Public Library is the movie “Real Steel.” The movie and the popcorn are free. Talent show The Texico “In The Clear” talent show is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Texico High School, […]

Monday morning briefing: Local snow records, a voice for teens and the British invasion

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing Remembering Jay Jay the newest giraffe addition to Hillcrest Zoo, sadly, passed on Saturday. Click on the video of the day if you want to remember his arrival. Local weather facts The heaviest snowfall recorded in Clovis’ history was November 1911 when 22.5 inches fell. For […]

Thursday morning briefing: Teens, T-shirts and a whole lot of tea

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Gifts for teens Lighthouse Mission is looking for donations to make Christmas bright for local underprivileged teens. Items needed: Regulation size footballs, basketballs, perfume and bath sets and jewelry sets.

Their view: Community should be proud of teens

Community should be proud of teens Portales Mayor Sharon King is impressed with what she’s seeing from local teenagers. Here’s her letter to the editor:

Teen video contest worth $1,000

Freedom New Mexico A teen could win $1,000 in the Curry County Wellness Council teen video contest, according to a release from the council. The contest is part of the national Stay Teen campaign. Videos for the contest can be made with a cell phone or home video camera to produce a 30-second public service […]

Two teens arrested on burglary charges

The Portales Police arrested two Portales teens Friday on burglary charges, according to a release from the department.According to the release:• Daniel Lucero and Francisco Munoz, both 19, are charged with burglary and disposing of stolen property in connection with a Dec. 1 incident in the 100 block of East Elbe.• Property reported missing included […]

Portales teens score shooting points

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Two Portales high school students earned high point honors in the annual Youth Hunters Education Challenge state shooting competition last month in Raton. Garrett Lee, 15, won the overall high point individual award and Landon O’Rear, 17, won the high point individual award for the rifle competition in the […]

Summit seeks to empower county youth

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer In a Teens Take Control Teen Summit on Saturday, area high school students will do more than talk about sex and drugs. Youth will actually develop plans of action for their families during emergency situations. In addition, teens will get a lesson in media literacy, focusing on how advertising […]

Teens to tackle problems in Youth Town Hall

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Roosevelt County teens will have the opportunity to participate in a Youth Town Hall meeting in Portales. The meeting is part of New Mexico First’s ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Program’ and will begin at 8:15 a.m. April 9 at the Memorial Building.

2-5-08 Local Briefs

Library has programs for all ages There are activities for children of all ages at the Portales Public Library. Baby Lapsit meets twice a month at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and is for ages 1-3. This week’s theme is “Gitchy-Gitchy-Goo Tickle Time,” and will include approximately 20 minutes of stories, songs. Preschool Storytime is 10:30 […]

Area’s teen birth rate rising

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The number of babies born to Roosevelt County teens in 2006 shot up an alarming 43 percent, according to statistics recently released by the New Mexico Department of Health. At the same time babies born to Curry County young teens dropped 18 percent, statistics show. In Roosevelt County, there […]

Teens accused in robberies

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Two Clovis teens have been charged in connection with robberies that took place about the same time and place a homicide occurred last week. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the teens have not been charged in connection with the killing. “Additional information is being collected, (investigators) are completing interviews and […]

Traffic accidents concern local law enforcement

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Recent accidents in Roosevelt and Curry counties and Parmer County in Texas have taken the lives of five individuals under the age of 22, and have caused concern for area law enforcement officials. While the cause of those accidents is not yet known, drinking and high rates of speed […]

Parents should be more involved in preventing teenage drunk driving

Editorial Victims of burglaries or violent crimes have long complained that police are never around when you need them, that they seem to be too occupied addressing victimless crimes or that they too often have to play babysitter to unsupervised youth who are creating a nuisance. One case in point in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley […]

Experts say underage sex a serious problem in Portales

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Health officials fear the growing problem of underage sex and teen pregnancy will continue unless parents are more involved with sex education and abstinence is taught to more public schools’ students. A townhall meeting about underage sex prevention is scheduled from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Building […]

Hall of Fame teacher George clicks with troubled teens in local teen court

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By William P. Thompson From the cottonfields of west Texas to high school classrooms and the halls of justice, Barbara George has impacted the lives of area teens. In 1966, George became a physical education teacher at Portales High School. She left teaching in 1991 but became the Portales Teen Court coordinator in 1997. The […]

Health experts say risky teen behavior is up

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By William P. Thompson Roosevelt County health officials gave out some bad news last night at a town hall meeting on underage drinking — in recent years, more than half of Roosevelt County high school students have reported having an alcoholic drink. Terry Teti of Community Resources, Inc. in Portales said a 2003-2004 self-reported survey […]

Skaters trade in their boards for brushes

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Tony Parra A good number of adults and teens say teens don’t have anything to do in Portales. Some fear some of the activities they do pursue — skateboarding, roller-blading and bicycling — may be stripped from them because of the deterioration of the equipment at Rotary Park. “We’ve had some ramps and equipment removed […]

Santa cops deliver gifts for teens

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Tony Parra The fifth annual Santa Cop has hit the ground with its wheels turning and teens and children will soon turn their own wheels on the new bicycles delivered by the Santas wearing badges. Approximately 45 bicycles and almost 75 other toys will be given away this year to children of need by the […]