Politics have no place in education

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The New York Times reports that according to a ruling by a federal judge “a Mississippi school board was grossly discriminatory and mean-spirited when it told Constance McMillen that she could not attend her high school prom with her girlfriend.” According to the court, “Ms. McMillen’s constitutional rights […]

Higher health care costs product of reform

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at The Brownsville (Texas) Herald.

Experts: Milk industry financial troubles causing unemployment jump

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Local officials say financial ripples in the milk industry are the major reason unemployment has jumped across Curry and Roosevelt counties. Those same officials believe it will be short lived as the industry emerges from its economic difficulty. The latest data released Thursday shows in February, unemployment in Roosevelt […]

Friday morning briefing: Spotting storms and the Final Four

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing.Video of the day: It’s in your backyard. Storm spotters needed Free Storm Spotters’ training sessions in Clovis and Portales on Tuesday. The Clovis session is 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clovis City Hall . The Portales session is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the […]

Portales Past: April 6, 1960

April 6, 1960: Danny Kaye was starring in “The Five Pennies,” showing at Portales’ Tower theater. Louis Fry, the theater manager, said the movie was a “superb family picture.”

Portales Past: April 5, 1945

April 5, 1945: Sgt. Joseph W. Copeland of Causey had been awarded a Silver Star for voluntarily subjecting himself to a concentration of German artillery fire, The Portales Daily News reported. Copeland was wounded in the leg, the story reported, during construction of a road block.

Portales Past: April 4, 1950

April 4, 1950: Former mayor Floyd T. Kennedy was re-elected by Portales voters after a four-year absence. Kennedy defeated future New Mexico Gov. John Burroughs, 916 votes to 596.

Portales Past: April 3, 1945

April 3, 1945: Bill Vance of Portales was offering $25 for the identity of the person or persons who poisoned his dog “Buzz” a week earlier.

Portales Past: April 2, 1955

April 2, 1955: The Portales Kiwanis Club was kicking off sales for its second “birthday” calendar, which featured birthdays and anniversaries for area residents. The first calendar, in 1954, included 1,000 listings. The goal for 1955 was 2,500 listings.

The stone has been rolled away

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Jesus knew the suffering he would have to endure, but he chose the cross anyway. He could have called “10,000 angels” to come to his aid, but then, where would we be? Jesus took the sins of mankind once and for all so we could escape the Old Testament judgment. […]