Portales may be subject to driver’s license fraud

Barry Massey SANTA FE — Dozens of the same business and residential addresses were used repeatedly by people to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico in a pattern that suggests fraud by immigrants trying to game the system, an Associated Press investigation has found. Data suggests that Portales is one of the cities in New […]

Three arrested in raid on Portales tire shop

Christina Calloway The owner of Victor’s Tire Shop and two other men were arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges during after police raided his shop on North Chicago Street. Victor Olguin, 50, of Portales arranged for cocaine to be delivered to his shop Tuesday with the intention to distribute it out of his shop, according […]

Bars included in Portales Sunday liquor sales

ly6d70-ly6d6l122liquor1web.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Dawg Houze bartender Jennifer Kirby pours a rum and coke Thursday afternoon at the bar. Owner Chad Heflin said Sunday liquor sales were three times what he anticipated them to be in the bar’s first two Sundays open. Alisa Boswell Portales city councilors are unhappy after learning that Sunday liquor […]

Hounds, Zias get another crack at WT

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men would like a mulligan for the start of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference clash at West Texas A&M. Down by 20 points with less than two minutes left in the first half, the Greyhounds came all the way back — almost — before losing to the Buffaloes […]

Portales residents replace stolen tree

lxpqir-lxpqht113tree1web.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The stump of Mary Standefer’s old tree rests next to her new one, which was given to her from a combined effort between friends and strangers. Standefer said the act of kindness made her realize how many wonderful people are in the world. Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to […]

Clovis man recounts year of recovery

lxgm6t-lxgm5e18injurystory2web.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Christina Calloway Robert Bell demonstrates how he fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft about one year ago. Bell considers his survival a miracle and is very grateful that he is still alive. Christina Calloway Robert Bell is reflecting on how grateful he is for being alive as the one-year anniversary of […]

New Mexico marks 100 years of statehood

lxcsm4-lxcskj16taftsigning.jpg

Courtesy photo: New Mexico History Museum President William Howard Taft signed the declaration of New Mexico’s statehood at 1:35 p.m. on Jan. 6, 1912. New Mexico was the 47th state. Freedom New Mexico The state of New Mexico turns 100 today and statewide celebrations will be going on all weekend in commemoration of this historical […]

No. 9 Texans outlast Hounds

lxbdc9-lxbdbl15houndstarletonst389.jpg

CNJ correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Curtis Wilkinson goes to the basket against Tarleton State’s Fabian Wilson during Wednesday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff report PORTALES — Senior guard Chris Harrell scored 21 points, hitting 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and Tarleton State held on late for a 55-52 Lone Star […]

TexAnns hold off Zias’ comeback

lxbde1-lxbdcz15ziastarleton3733ed.jpg

CNJ correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior guard Kiara Tate goes for a lay-up over Tarleton State’s Shanae Lowrance during Wednesday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. Tate tied a school record with 40 points, but the Zias lost to the TexAnns 78-70. CNJ staff PORTALES — Tarleton State went 8-for-8 from the […]

Engagements — Jan. 1

lx1i9j-lx1i9211crowterryenagement.jpg

Terry-Crow Kendall and Jana Terry of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rana Terry of Portales, to Trent Crow of Portales, son of Rick and Donna Crow of Texico. The couple will exchange vows 5 p.m. Feb. 25, 2012, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. The reception will be at […]