Friday morning briefing: Tax free weekend, weed search and sign of the times

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

Tax free reminder

Parents take note: Today is the first day of tax free weekend.

No taxes on school supplies and assorted other delightful items.

Here’s a link:

http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/Individuals/Pages/Tax-Holiday.aspx

Weed patrol

Seems like the weeds are taking over Clovis.

Where are the tallest weeds in the city limits?

We want to see your photos.

Take a picture, tell us the location, and e-mail the photo to rfornoff@cnjonline.com.

We’re giving away an mp3 player for the picture that we think best illustrates the weed problem in Clovis’ city limits.

Deadline is 5 p.m. today.

Sign of the times

That fancy new electronic sign outside the Clovis-Carver library is courtesy of a $28,000 donation from the Sisler Foundation.

The sign was officially dedicated July 30 and features rolling announcements about important city, county and library events.

The foundation is honors the late Joe and Charlynne Sisler.

He founded Clovis National Bank and she was a longtime member of the library board.

Check it out next time you’re downtown.

Question of the day

What’s a feature you’d like to see at upcoming fairs in Curry and Roosevelt counties?

Please feel free to add your two cents to this exchange in the comment section below.

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid to upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.