4/3 Dora School News

Future Farmers of America Our FFA teams left Dora at 9 a.m. on Tuesday for the State Judging in Las Cruces. They returned Saturday about 6 p.m. We are anxious to hear their results. They have been doing really well so far. I will give a report on each team next week. Remember School will […]

Snow covers state

By Leslie Radford A powerful eastbound storm that blanketed most of New Mexico and parts of West Texas sent a reminder to the area that spring is still five days away. The Portales area received nearly half a foot of snow as of late Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which caused a […]

Cause of death not yet released

By Kevin Wilson Funeral services for Odis and Doris Newman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, but information about how they died remained limited on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a man accused of killing the longtime Portales residents was still in a Lubbock hospital after he was shot by police attempting to arrest him. The condition of […]

Four suspects caught

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By Kevin Wilson Five days after Roosevelt County officials discovered two bodies in the trunk of a burned car, law-enforcement officials shot a man they believe was involved in the slayings. Officials said Jerry Fuller, 32, of Portales, was in critical condition late Tuesday night at Lubbock’s Covenant hospital after police shot him at least […]

Homicide timeline

Roosevelt County deaths A timeline 10:15 p.m. March 2: Officials said a car belonging to Odis and Doris Newman was at ACCESSBANK in Portales, where someone attempted to use a debit card that belonged to Doris Newman. According to a search warrant filed Tuesday in magistrate court, the person attempted to withdraw $400, but entered […]

Jan. 23 Floyd School News

Floyd School News Upcoming events • Sophomores will be taking the New Mexico Competency Exam on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. asketball • Tuesday–Junior High, JV and Varsity girls and boys vs. Melrose at Floyd. teams. 3pm • Friday–JV Girls and Boys, Varsity Girls and Boys vs. Tucumcari at Tucumcari. 4 p.m. Fund=raisers The Seniors will […]

Rams set to take on Cavemen

PNT Sports The Portales High Rams hope playing at home can help them put together a little streak heading into the start of their District 4-3A schedule next week. They begin a four-game homestand with a 7 p.m. tipoff today against Class 5A Carlsbad (4-11) at the PHS gym in their Homecoming game. The Rams […]

Jan. 16 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael The weather has been pretty nice this week again so the remodeling and construction on the school buildings has had nice progress. When it’s done, the students don’t have to walk so far to the cafeteria. Coming dates Tuesday through Thursday, the sophomores will take the New Mexico High School Competency Exam. […]

Warrant issued for Clovis man

By David Irvin CLOVIS — A warrant was issued Thursday afternoon for the arrest of a Clovis man in connection with the death of his mother. Dwight Wagner, 55, is charged with an open count of murder. He’s accused of bludgeoning his 75-year-old mother Essie Thomas to death in her home at 716 Grand Ave., […]

Clovis death investigated as homicide

By Mike Linn Police are investigating the death of an elderly Clovis woman as a homicide, and plan to charge a man today in connection with her death, officials said. Essie Thomas, 75, was found dead in the bathroom of her home at 716 Grand Ave. on Tuesday evening with injuries that led police to […]

Rams hope to bounce back Monday against Robertson

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By Dave Wagner With a few practices under their belts after a busy start to the season, Portales High boys coach Mark Gallegos is hoping the Rams are ready to hit a consistent stride. Portales, which has been off since Tuesday after opening the season with five games in eight days, entertains Las Vegas Robertson […]

Daylight savings leads to divorces

By Bob Huber You don’t hear much about it, but daylight-saving time is a major cause of divorce. I don’t know why the Legislature doesn’t do something about it. In our half century of marriage, my wife Marilyn always pooh-poohed that notion, because she said the battle of the sexes was impossible to win anyway. […]

Oct. 10 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • There is no school Monday in observance of Columbus Day. • School Board will meet Monday night at 7pm. • This is Homecoming week. • Picture retakes are Oct. 28. • Junior Carnival will be Oct. 29. New Bronco on the block Colton Tucker Pimpsner was born Oct. 1st […]

Businesses feel different effects from rain

By Tony Parra Businesses and utility companies had opposite situations during the stormy weather on Tuesday and each felt the effects in different ways. Roosevelt County Electric employees were busy repairing power lines and bringing power back to homes during the stormy weather on Tuesday night. “They (workers) had to deal with a lot of […]

As rain passes, city bracing for more storms

By Tony Parra City department employees cleaned up some of the mess made by the storm which left 2.72 inches of rain on Tuesday, but meteorologists say there’s another system on the way on Monday. Jim Kratzer, meteorologist from Cannon Air Force Base, said 2.72 inches of rain was reported at CAFB, but said he […]

ENMU players search for missing woman

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University football team called off Tuesday’s practice and traveled to Alamogordo to help search for a former player’s mother who’s been missing since Friday. ENMU head coach Bud Elliott, his coaching staff and about 50 players participated in the search for Vicky Lynn. She is the mother of […]

Goddard rallies past Lady Rams

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Roswell Goddard rallied from a 2-1 deficit in games Tuesday night to edge the Portales Lady Rams 25-19, 25-27, 16-25, 25-20, 15-6 in a non-district volleyball matchup. The Lady Rockets, who beat Portales in three games earlier this month at the PHS gym, improved to 8-3 with the victory. The Lady […]

Sept. 19 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • October 1st will be an ELS day. School Pictures School pictures will be taken on Tuesday. Please dress appropriately, as these are for the yearbook. College Days All Seniors are encouraged to go to ENMU’s College Days on Friday. Athletics Football: The next football game is September 30th , […]

Guardsmen come to aid of infant

Freedom Newspapers Two Army National Guardsmen may have saved a baby’s life after she stopped breathing on Tuesday night. Spc. Gabino Barreras and Sgt. Billy Gonzales, with the 27th Security Forces Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, were honored Wednesday by security forces leadership for their heroics in resuscitating the 8-month-old girl. Barreras said the […]

Storm rips area

By Mike Linn: Freedom Newspapers An army of rain marched through eastern New Mexico and West Texas on Tuesday night, bringing big grins to those who work in agriculture and big frowns from motorists traveling through some of the more waterlogged areas. Portions of three major highways — State Highways 206 and 88 and the […]