Police wait for fire marshal report to determine cause of fire

The cause of a fire that gutted Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware warehouse and Dollar General store could be determined within a couple of days, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. “We’re still waiting on a report from the Fire Marshall,” Berry said. “I talked to the fire chief, so something maybe coming in [...]

Portales fire guts downtown warehouse, Dollar General

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A fire with an unknown cause destroyed two buildings on Avenue C and led to the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses Friday. No injuries were reported. The flames burned a warehouse at Trader Horn’s True Value and Dollar General Store next door, and people were evacuated after the [...]

Trader Horn’s True Value marks half century in business

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Charlie and Norma Horn opened a small bargain store in Portales in 1958. Over half a century, the business has evolved from a small bargain and surplus store to a hardware store, and today, a home center. Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware — now owned by Max and June [...]

October 7, 1989

• During the Daybreak Optimist Club’s 1988-89 awards banquet, three new officers were installed. They were Ed Hitson; president, Jimmy Shearer; vice-president, and Ray Cavett; secretary/treasurer. • Trader Horn’s True Value advertised a Crossley portable electric heater for $19.88. • Missionary Carol High Bett was scheduled to speak on her experiences at the Portales Church [...]