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 discuss “Papertowns” by John Green.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Help is out there

United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s monthly HOMe — Helping Organizations Meeting — is 9 a.m. Thursday at The Master’s conference room.
Open to any non-profit organization looking for help or support.

Emergency notice

Sign-up to receive notification of emergencies and severe weather in Portales and Roosevelt County is available online at http://www.portalesnm.org. Residents and businesses can register with their contact information.

Quirky quote of the day

“ Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” — Erma Bombeck

Today in history

On this day in 1954, in a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/brown-v-board-of-ed-is-decided

Weather

Today — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 79.

Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 51.

Looking forward — A slight chance of thunderstorms each day this week.