Thursday morning briefing: Buddy Holly car in Clovis

Welcome. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Video of the day Look for the story in Friday morning’s paper. Meanwhile, Peggy Sue… Buddy Holly’s 1958 Chevy makes a road trip to Clovis. Long RR crossing wait BNSF says it set a new train length record from southern California to Clovis. It happened July 10. [...]

Ticket feature: Square dance group holding district dance

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ square dancing group, the Portales Starlight Swingers, is hosting this quarter’s district dance. The dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. Karl Cox Jr. works as a caller for the Portales Starlight Swingers. He said district dances are meant for fun. [...]

Business feature: Duo in doughnut business

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Sandy and Thane Floyd own Daylight Donuts. The business has been serving Portales little round glazed circles of joy for 25 years. Sandy said her husband has been working in the doughnut business since he was a sophomore in high school in Los Alamos off and on. “When he graduated from high school he worked [...]

ENMU at Central Okla. basketball preview capsules

Men ENMU (5-7) at Central Oklahoma (9-4), 7 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Edmond, Okla. Radio: none. Hounds’ last outing: The Greyhounds lost to Fort Lewis 82-59 on Monday at Greyhound Arena, their sixth setback in the last seven games. Notes: Central Oklahoma is coming off an 89-73 thumping of [...]

Residents file candidacies for city office

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Four candidates are vying for mayor in this year’s Portales municipal election, and two of five city councilor races are contested. Municipal Judge Frederick Arnold is unchallenged in seeking re-election. Tuesday was filing day for the March 2 municipal election candidates. City Councilor Gary Watkins, Twin Oaks Construction owner [...]

Sweatpants rule ruins opportunity

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist “You know, Kevin, I bet you that column gets you in trouble quite a bit.” Those are the words of somebody we’ll call Really Awesome Reader, because A) he’s a reader who appreciates me sacrificing my pride for a good column and B) he’s probably reading right now and would [...]

Heart conditions now compensated

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The cost of war — on veterans’ health and taxpayer wallets — will loom a little larger in the new year when the Department of Veterans Affairs issues a final rule to claim adjudicators to presume three more diseases of Vietnam veterans, including heart disease, were caused by exposure to [...]

Regulations won’t advance U.S. recovery

Freedom New Mexico Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke, in a speech to the American Economic Association on Sunday, has acted as you might expect a custodian of the institution he heads to act — defensively. He downplayed the role the Fed’s loose monetary policy from late 2001 through much of 2005 played in creating [...]

New license plates honor universities

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Eastern New Mexico University has its own New Mexico license plate. The new plates, which feature the university’s Zia symbol and greyhound on a green background, are available now, according to a news release from the state Taxation and Revenue Department. “I think this is a good opportunity for [...]

Wednesday morning briefing: Remembering a local hero

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing. Video of day The right way to learn square dancing. Rembering a local hero Damian Garza was born in Portales, grew up in Clovis, and died in service of his country, on Aug. 4, 2005, in Afghanistan. Here are a couple of Web sites honoring the fallen [...]