I have been holding hands with my husband for many years. Those same hands that carried my books at school took my hands in his and pledged all his love to me on our wedding day. Those same hands held mine at the birth of each son. Those same hands built our first home; a [...]
My mother was a teenager during the 1930s. That decade was one of the busiest for the cattle and sheep raisers in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. In 1885, the railroad company built a spur line from Socorro to Magdalena. Livestock growers then had a market for their cattle and sheep. They drove their [...]
By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Correspondent By Helena Rodriguez FNM Correspondent A small black community between Roswell and Artesia was an epicenter of social life during its heyday in the early 1900s. Before succumbing to ghost town status in 1929, Blackdom was known far and wide for its famous mouth-watering pies, its Fourth of July and [...]
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 [...]
By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base has major housing changes scheduled for the next five years as the military moves toward privatized housing. Crews are in the process of demolishing 350 housing units that were built in 1966, according to base officials. Meanwhile, 441 new housing units will be built after [...]
By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer As time passes, much has changed in Roosevelt County. Eastern New Mexico Univerity’s Greyhound Stadium on U.S. 70 between Clovis and Portales was quite different in June 1934. “There used to be a camp, lake and shower house out at Greyhound Stadium,” said Joe Blair of Portales. “The men [...]
The Portales Tribune reported that because of the protests of a group of children, a new playground at City Park would be built in a different spot than originally planned. The original site for the playground was to be
The Board of Regents at ENMU accepted a bid by a Hobbs construction company to build the new education complex, which was set to be built on the site of the old Greyhound football field.