PORTALES CITY HISTORY
Portales, city, seat (1903) of Roosevelt county, eastern New Mexico, U.S., near the Texas state line. It was founded by Josh Morrison in 1898 and named for nearby Portales Springs, a watering place on the Fort Sumner Trail and so called because the waters flow from a series of cave openings that resemble the “porches” (Spanish: portales) of adobe houses. (From Britannica.com).
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL INFORMATION
The Mayor is elected for four year terms by registered voters in every district. The City of Portales is divided into four distinct districts designated A, B, C, and D. Each of the four districts will elect two residents who reside within that district to serve as a council member on the City Council.
All officials can also be reached by mail:
c/o City Hall
100 W. 1st Street
Portales, NM 88130
PORTALES: A SMALL TOWN WITH A BIG HEART