Governor orders flags lowered

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Superintendent: Taxes won’t go up because of new school

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Cost of expansion

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Bovine TB tests still required for Curry, Roosevelt counties

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Only two New Mexico counties — Roosevelt and Curry — will have to test for bovine tuberculosis in cattle leaving the county, according to a new federal directive announced Friday. Previously, the entire state was under the testing requirement, part of the effects of a downgrade in bovine TB-status […]

Freedom Communications implementing furloughs

Freedom New Mexico IRVINE, Calif. — Faced with continuing industry weakness in advertising spending, Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of Freedom New Mexico, announced on Friday a company-wide furlough program. Hourly and salaried associates at all levels of the company will take five days off work, without pay, between April 1 and June 30. “We […]

March 25, 1943

Thirty-two carloads of peanuts were shipped from the warehouse in Portales, according to Taylor McCasland, Bonded Warehouseman for New Mexico and West Texas. Seventeen of the cars were shipped to Columbus, Ga., and 15 were shipped to Stephensville, Texas, for candying and peanut butter purposes. McCasland did not know how much the government received for […]

March 24, 1973

The comedy film, “What’s Up, Doc?,” a “screwball” comedy produced by Peter Bogdanovich and featuring Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neal, opened at the Tower Theater.

March 23, 1947

A series of lectures on Bible prophecy began at the newly erected Bible Auditorium, on the corner of Main and Fairley streets. The lectures would portray “present-day and future world-shaking events,” according to an ad for the event in the Portales Daily News.

March 22, 1954

The father of a 30-year-old man who was arrested after being accused of firing a .22 rifle at a passing car and hitting a 3-year-old

March 21, 1965

The New Mexico Legislature set the tuition fees to be charged by New Mexico colleges for the first time ever with the General Appropriations Act. Eastern New Mexico University’s tuition was raised $10 to $120 per year.

Senate agrees to open doors on committee meetings

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican After more than 10 years of trying to open conference committees, new members of the Senate may have made the difference. The Senate voted late Thursday night 33-8 to approve a measure to open the committee meetings, some of the last shuttered gatherings at the Roundhouse. House Bill 393 […]

God will shelter us through life’s storms

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist The March spring winds roared like the proverbial lion, but that’s how it is in eastern New Mexico. My husband had gone to Oklahoma to help our middle son build a barn. It became my job to feed Lady, a beautiful sorrel mare that seemed more like a person than […]

Woman’s body found in pickup camper

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By Sharna Johnson and Liliana Castillo Police say they suspect a body found in Clovis is that of a missing Roswell woman. The body was discovered Wednesday night in the back of a pickup truck towed Monday to a Clovis wrecking yard. Chaves County Sheriff James Coon said the body was discovered by his deputies […]

Student’s lesser prairie chicken poster wins contest

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Portales student has drawn the best lesser prairie chicken in a contest, according to judges. Portales Junior High School eighth-grader Alexa Herrington’s watercolor won first place, and $50, in the junior high division of the 2009 High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival Poster Contest. Herrington’s art teacher, John […]

Getting to know: Josh McVey

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How long have you been in the ministry? I have been in the youth ministry for seven years; three of those years have been here at Central Christian. What is a typical day for you? My mornings are usually spent in the office working on the computer. I do a lot of marketing, advertising and […]

Economic opulence not entitlement

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist As I drive to work in the morning, I pass a community college. For years now I have been struck by its opulence. This facility looks like a palace built for pharaohs, not a supplementary educational institution helping people with a few under-division college courses each term. California […]

Earmarks not going away anytime soon

Freedom New Mexico During his hot-blooded adolescence, while grappling with the urgency of conversion and the pleasures of the flesh, St. Augustine, of the famous “Confessions,” is said to have prayed: “Lord, grant me chastity and self-control — but not just yet.” President Obama may have uttered something similar to himself last week, as he […]

Long day, night at Roundhouse

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican In any other year, three days out from the Legislature’s adjournment, the Roundhouse hallways by 9:30 a.m. can be frenetic with lawmakers and lobbyists pondering the fate of their bills. Instead, the halls are mostly quiet, and the coffee maker of the Society of Association Executives is just rumbling […]

March 19, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: two Media literacy: Under a bill approved by both the House and Senate, public schools could offer media literacy as an elective class. The measure (HB342) calls for the electives to be offered to 6th through 12th graders starting in the 2010-2011 school year. Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, is carrying […]

Ticket feature: Local group to play in award show

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Freedom New Mexico Local Tejano band Grupo Eclipse is headed to the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The group of five was invited to play at the event after New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Oregon radio stations played their singles, “Porque Te Quiero,” which translates to “Why Do I Love You,” […]