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Portales News Tribune (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Portales, New MexicoN Portales is Tribune pm visit us online @ and follow us on today High 64 Low 41 tomorrow i Flat 77 Low 42 Aturo a March 21, 2015 monday High 79 Low 45arrests made for truancy police crack Down on parents Cynd becomes Alisa Boswell managing editor Boswell <8 two Portales parents have been arrested in the last month for not sending then children to school. A 35-year-old Man was arrested on l he. 24. And a 30-year-old woman was arrested on tuesday with both being released the Day of their arrests on $ i ,000 Bonds. Neither Parent could be reached for comment. According to school officials one of the parents had a Junior High and a High school student who had too Many unexcused absences from school while the other Parent had an elementary school child at James elementary with too Many unexcused absences. Portales High school assistant principal Arturo Ontiveros said he state statute that penalties parents and students for too Nany unexcused absences from school has been in place for Many years but it has not been heavily enforced until recently. A this is the first year in be Ever heard of anyone being arrested for the alleged offence a Ontiveros said. A this has been Way helpful because word of Mouth spreads this has been Way helpful because word of Mouth spreads quickly. Once those kids Are mandated by Law to go to Cynd children youth and families department to have a conversation that word spreads a Arturo ont hero. Porta. High school principal quickly. Once those kids Are mandated by Law to go to c Mfd children youth and families i it department to have a conversation that word spreads Ontiveros said he k re Riv iffy phone Calls from concerned parents whose teenagers have absences and teens who have had to go to Cynd with their parents Are telling other students about it. It really had a Quick Impact Quot Ontiveros . A we just needed some support from somebody who has a Little More authority than we do. This is definitely a step in the right Ontiveros said when students get to five Days of unexcused absences for the school year or the equivalent of that school officials discuss the problem with students and their parents As Well As Send a formal letter to the parents he said after 10 absences schools Send another letter to the parents As Well As to Cynd juvenile probation office and the District attorneys office after that it there is no response an arrest will be made or the parents and students will have to go to a meeting with officials at Cynd Portales police department detective Charlie smart said the police department was doing its Job b arresting the parents for breaking the Law. But the department also agrees with the Law that has been set Forth. A we re bound by Law. But As an Agency our mindset is if they re in school it can Clear up other issues of kids getting into mischief truancy Page 4 notebook today. J there s a special food Oisin option 9 . Until 1 . At Central Christian Church in Portales. For those who qualify Only. 575-769-2103 for More info. J the great american cleanup is always in need of More volunteers. Its from 8 . Until noon in Clovis. They gather at the Parks and recreation building 500 Sycamore. Tid bits. J the latest figures on fourth Grade Reading proficiency for Curry county a Clovis 48 percent Grady 100 percent Melrose 83 percent and Texico 40 percent. The average is 44 percent statewide. J the teen birth rate in Curry county is still Way Over the state average a 67.8 per 1.000 statewide it s 40 per 1.000 coming up. J Public works committee meets 8 30 . Wednesday at Clovis City Haji. J an update on status of the Ute water project 8 . Thursday at the Clovis Carver Public Library. Random memes. J a that moment when you Are trapped in the Comer of your Shower because the cold water is breaking horses his living j Tripp Townsend an Equine Trainer Sells at livestock auctions. By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor Cannon it in online. Com Tripp town Send grew up on a ranch ruling Hois Hack and managing livestock in i Arth and later on the Blackwater ranch East of finales his dad urged him to do sorry Yinru else with his life and get a different Job but ranching is in his blood. A a it a just All i be Ever wanted to do Quot Townsend said a out of Lack of anything belter to say its what i grew up doing. It s what my dad did despite his father s or gigs to find a different career Townsend has made his living training horses and Selling them at livestock auctions. Quot i like to take a Young horse and see flow broke you can get him and come to town and compete Imda see How you Senate approves Drivers License Bill a compiled by managing editor r s i i j Robin Fornoff i 5k 1soi Ull legislation would make state compliant classified 11-12 i in a. Crossword5 with real id act. By Milan Simonich sports 9-10 sudoku i 7 be new mex Canin Defiance of gov Susana Contact managing Martinez Mosi Senate republicans editor Alisa Boswell can be joined All democrats on Friday in reached at 575-356-4481 or voting for a Compromise Bill that would allow undocumented Immi Grants to continue receiving new Mexico Drivers licenses. The Hill also would make the state compliant with the Federal real id act said the sponsors Senate minority l eader Stuart Ingle a portals and sen. Jolt Arthur Smith a Deming. They Are among the More conservative senators and had previously voted for Bills that the Republican governor pushed to repeal the licensing Law. But Ingie and Smith said lout years of fighting Over Drivers licenses has been destructive and should end. The state s c Catholic Bishops and the league of women voters were among those who supported the Compromise Bill saying immigrant labourers Are crucial to the states Economy and should be Able to continue driving lawfully. Senators approved the Compro Mise Bill 355, but it is unlikely it will Clear the Republican controlled House of representatives or that Mart me would sign it even if it did. Mart me has criticized the Compromise Bill saying new Mexico residents overwhelmingly want a repeal of the Law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a Dri very a License. The Compromise proposal the Senate approved originally was introduced in the House of representatives by House minority l eader Brian , a Santa be House republicans rejected \ Bill m favor of a repeal measure in i urn. A Senate committee amended the repeal Bill then it was bottled up in a committee. If the Senate Compromise stalls now Mai me would not get the repeal she says she wants. Instead the existing licensing Law would stand. It allows new Mexico residents without proof of immigration status to obtain a Drivers License just like the opes that . Citizens receive. Several Republican senators said the Compromise Bill is not perfect but is better than the existing system. �?o1 his Hill helps. It does no to do what i d like to see. Hut it Din s help Quot said sen Ron Griggs r Alamogordo who voted Lor it. Sen. Bill Payne r Albuquerque also supported the Compromise by Smith and Ingle. Payne said the Hill would make the state s Drivers License system a a Little better with no better option in front of him he said he supported the Compromise. Sen. Sander Rue of Albuquerque was one of five republicans who voted against the Bill. He said it would merely perpetuate the system of people entering the country unlawfully then getting a Drivers License m new Mexico. Smith countered that numerous other states including California Colorado and Illinois have approved licensing Laws similar to new Mexico a sen. Richard Martinez a spa Nola said he would just As soon leave in place the existing licensing Law As it works Fine. Hut in the interest of Compromise he said he voted for the Bill by Smith and Ingle License Page 7 staff photo Tony Bullock riders await their Chance Friday to enter the Arena floor at fridays afternoon ranch horse Competition amp demonstration at the Curry county events Center to demonstrate what their horse could do before going to the auction Block today. Horses Page 4 001 vol. 58 a no. 69 featuring businesses in the Clovis and Portales areas that offer Mitt Ltd v. discount map . Com military itis count map

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