Tuesday morning briefing: Kid stuff, help at hand and a civil rights landmark ruling

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Keeping them busy Are you looking for something for teenagers to do? The Portales Public Library has the following activities for 13- to 18-year-olds scheduled for this week: • Teen Writers Group, 4:45 p.m. today. • Teen book discussion, 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants can […]

My turn: Catchphrases catching on

I realized this week that most people have a catchphrase, something they say regularly which endears them to their friends even more. My roommate says “Hello, friend,” and my friend says “epic.” These phrases always make me laugh or smile, brightening my day in a simple way. A friend made me aware recently that I […]

Public quick to respond in times of crises

Freedom New Mexico In the wake of the deadly storms that killed more than 300 people and wreaked destruction through a large swath of the South last week, a horrified nation assessed the devastation — and already had began to respond in person with aid and comfort. Natural disasters cannot be prevented, as President Barack […]

Thursday morning briefing: A video game, Jack’s send off and the Red Baron’s last flight

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie searches the Internet each week to bring you the best. Game: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Genre: Role-playing puzzler System: DS, 360, PS3 What is it? This puzzler features addictive battles and tons of […]

Governor to speak at National Crime Victims’ Week breakfast

Gov. Susana Martinez, area law enforcement and civic leaders are expected to gather today to honor crime victims at the seventh annual breakfast held in honor of National Crime Victims Week. Hosted by the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Matt Chandler said the event is part of an effort to increase awareness for […]

Their view: Community’s outpouring of support appreciated

Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler recently offered his condolences to the family of Peyton Chavez, who died last week:

Wednesday morning briefing: Gaming, Congressional art and more wind

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.Video game of the week Fresh from our own Jenna Zamie, who surfs the Internet each week to find the most exciting games. Game: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition Genre: Fighting System: 3DS What is it? This addition to the franchise is fast, frantic […]

Feasibility report on ENMU’s possible conference switch near completion

Freedom New Mexico A committee report studying a possible move for Eastern New Mexico University athletics from the Lone Star Conference to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference is expected to be on the desk of university president Steven Gamble by the end of the week. ENMU was invited by the RMAC to consider the change […]

Press release: N.M. gas prices up nearly five cents per gallon last week

New Mexico, March 28- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g (Sunday). This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56/g, according to gasoline price website NewMexicoGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices […]

March 29 —

Spring break Dora School will not be in session this week. Students will return on Monday.

Vacation mishap makes story

Hearing about students and families on spring breaks this last week or so has brought out a streak of jealously in me. I did spend a few spring breaks backpacking, though, and actually had one beach vacation when I was in college. It wasn’t your typical beach spring break, though. A buddy and I who […]

In search of ponies: Pet adoptions work both ways

Sharna Johnson What does a three-legged cattle dog have in common with two purebred divas wearing $100 Coach collars? New homes, that’s what. This week two of my friends did something completely unexpected. They adopted dogs. Now why was this unexpected, you may ask. Well, because both are single ladies with extremely busy lives that […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Traffic alert, a question of age and civil rights

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Bridge closing Construction from South First Street to Brady Street will close the Prince Street overpass to all traffic. Work is expected to take four weeks. The road’s asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. Businesses will be open, but accessible only through Brady […]

Press release: Gas prices climb 9

(IRVING, TEXAS) —- Motorists in New Mexico are paying on average $3.47 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline, a nine-cent hike in one week, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. In the last two weeks prices in New Mexico increased 27 cents. Nationally prices this week jumped 10 cents to $3.53 […]

My turn: Getting to know eastern New Mexico

Some might say too much thinking is a dangerous task for me. But this time, I think it may have positive results. As I mentioned before, I had an educational week with work recently. I’ve had an idea and I am going to need the help of the community. Yes, I am calling on you […]

Press release: New Mexico gas price rose 16 cents a gallon last week

Press release: New Mexico gas price rose 16 cents a gallon last week New Mexico, February 28- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 16.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to […]

Press release: Herrin earns second LSC South Defensive Player of Week selection

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —For the second time this season, junior forward Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week. She turned in outstanding performances during the Zias’ final two contests of the season, against […]

Portales past: March 19, 1950

March 19, 1950: The Portales Daily News: This week’s $3 news tip award goes to O.J. Stewart of Portales Steam Laundry for his prompt telephone call about the wreck of the Santa Fe freight train.

Tractors bring back memories

It was a sound I heard when I was young but rarely hear today. Listening to the old two-cylinder tractors at the N.M. Ag Expo this week it was easy to remember the sight of an old farmer on a Poppin’ Johnny tractor, plowing two to four rows and remembering the smell of fresh turned […]

My turn: Best job benefit is education

Sadly, last week marked the fourth time I’ve been sick this winter, which means I missed out on several great events. So my forms of entertainment in the last week have come entirely from my work and home life. Last weekend, I wrote a story on local gamers and I learned a lot about the […]