Clovis woman killed in car collision

The Associated Press An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old […]

Two caught with stolen goods

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police said a man and a woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from CJ’s Pill Box Friday were caught literally holding the bag. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Taylor Watson, 24, whose last known address is 212 North Indio, and Jenna L. Bender, 19, of Clovis,

Portales woman glad to greet

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer “Welcome to Wal-Mart, buddy! Have a grand day!” Sound familiar? Then you’ve met Tabby Taylor. The 31-year-old Portales Wal-Mart greeter has a style like no one else and an abundance of enthusiasm in her job, not to mention her volunteer work with five organizations around town. Forty hours a […]

Clovis man convicted on kidnapping charges

Freedom New Mexico A 36-year-old Clovis man accused of kidnapping and repeatedly raping a woman on a two-day crime spree was convicted by jury trial Wednesday, according to District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Chandler said Anthony Morgan was found guilty on one count of first-degree kidnapping, one count of criminal sexual penetration, two counts of aggravated […]

Estancia woman facing drunk driving, battery charges

An Estancia woman is facing drunk driving and battery charges after Portales Police say she assaulted arresting officers early Saturday morning. Police said they found

Portales woman killed in car crash

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kacee Lovato, 20, a Portales High graduate and aspiring singer, died in an automobile accident early Thursday morning in Roosevelt County. Lovato graduated from Portales High School in 2006. She was a singer destined to go places, according to Bill Rice, a drummer who knew Lovato through the Floyd […]

Portales woman has long history in singing

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer From the Democratic National Convention to a retirement home, and from fourth grade to age 96, a Portales woman has kept singing. Emily D’Agostino sang “La Golondrina” or “The Swallow” in Spanish on Wednesday evening at Beehive Homes, a Portales retirement center where she lives. The song recalled her […]

Portales teen convicted for aggravated burglary

Freedom New Mexico An 18-year-old Portales man is facing up to 12 years in prison for beating and severely injuring an 82-year-old woman while burglarizing her home, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Joel Zertuche was convicted Friday of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. According to the release: […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Club Notes

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Wednesday, January 14th with 27 members and 1 guest present.

Texas Woman’s uses quick start to subdue Zias

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Senior forward Renee Renz scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Texas Woman’s bolted to a 13-1 lead in the first six minutes en route to an 86-71 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Saturday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Renz, who scored 63 points […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (9-8) at Texas Woman’s (8-4) When: 1 p.m. (MST) Saturday in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Denton, Texas. Radio: none. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Pioneers moved from the South Division to the North this season. … Texas Woman’s swept last year’s series from the Zias, winning 71-51 […]

Woman charged with embezzling funds of disabled individuals

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Freedom New Mexico A 43-year-old Clovis woman is charged with forgery and embezzlement following allegations she drained more than $13,000 from bank accounts of 12 disabled clients of ENMRSH. Dawn Lebow is charged with 12 counts of forgery and 12 counts of embezzlement, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Curry County Magistrate Court. […]

Jan. 4 Police Blotter

A sampling of recent calls received by the Portales Police dispatchers, compiled from reports: Dec. 28: About 2:40 p.m., a woman reported she returned to her residence on South Avenue A to find her back door open. Dec. 29: About 10 a.m., a woman reported someone tried to break into her house on University while […]

Woman arrested in hit-and-run

PNT staff A 29-year-old Roosevelt County woman was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of hitting a 12-year-old girl with her car and leaving the scene, said Portales Police Detective Todd Moore. A white, four-door luxury car struck the girl about 4 p.m. Monday on North Avenue J. Moore said the girl had no major injuries. […]

Clovis woman charged with embezzling tornado relief funds

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A 40-year-old Clovis woman has been charged with embezzling more than $145,000 in tornado relief funds, according to a press release Monday from the district attorney’s office. Lori Howard, a former project manager for Eastern Plains Council of Government, is charged with 34 counts of fraud, 24 counts of […]

Just because science can, doesn’t mean science should

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist A few days ago the Hindustan Times reported that Rajo Devi, a 70 year old Indian woman gave birth to a baby girl, becoming the world’s oldest woman to birth a child. Ms. Devi and her husband, age 72, used in vitro fertilization. The fact that a woman older than […]

Club Notes Oct. 19

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Oct. 8 with 27 members and nine guests present. The proposed budget for 2008-2009 was distributed and will be voted on at the November meeting. Amie Franz, corresponding secretary, read thank you notes from the Lance Fletcher family; from the Portales Public Library; and from Anne McMath for […]

Texas Woman’s sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico Sharon Schaffner had 10 kills and two block assists and Katelyn Osborne added six kills and three total blocks Saturday as Texas Woman’s kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Pioneers (15-8, 4-2 LSC) led most of the […]

Woman declines plea deal in child abuse case

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A Portales woman charged with child abuse turned down a plea offer Monday morning in District Court in Portales, according to the district attorney’s office. Alicia Dean, 32, was arrested in February a day after her 2-year-old daughter was admitted to the Roosevelt General Hospital emergency room with second-degree […]