My turn: Concert brings out kid in me

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I was reminiscent of a 10-year-old child last weekend as I screamed and jumped up and down at a Brad Paisley concert in Lubbock, which also happened to be my first big concert with a music superstar. It was well worth the trip and the money to see him live, despite my envy of the […]

Ticket feature: STOMP performing in Lubbock

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Freedom New Mexico Percussive dance troupe STOMP performs Feb. 24 and 25 at Lubbock’s City Bank Auditorium. Sections of the show have been updated and restructured with the addition of two full-scale routines using props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. USA Today said, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” The […]

You can control the way you react

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A friend of mine had lunch Tuesday in Lubbock. I don’t know what she had, but I do know she’s probably not going back there. She got a fortune cookie after her meal, and the fortune read, “Did you enjoy your meal? Order another one to go.” Really? It’s one thing to try to upsell […]

Engagements — Jan. 15

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Montanez-Castorena [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montanez of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Montanez of Lubbock, to Miguel Castorena of Lubbock, son of Mrs. Sylvia Castorena and the late Gilbert Castorena of Muleshoe. The couple will exchange vows on June 9, 2012, at Marriage Island in […]

Ticket feature: Brad Paisley to perform in Lubbock

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Freedom New Mexico Country music star Brad Paisley will be performing in Lubbock 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the United Spirit Arena with three-time Country Music Award winners The Band Perry and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday and can be purchased at all Lubbock Select-a-Seat outlets, www.selectaseatlubbock.com […]

ENMU women sixth at Tech rodeo

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Senior Shambrae Williams and junior Victoria Codgill won the first go of barrel racing and breakaway roping, respectively, in last weekend’s Texas Tech rodeo, pacing Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a sixth-place team finish with 95 team points. Weatherford College took team honors with 450 points for the women, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Battle won in Lubbock, and one fast car

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Births —

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Spriggs Keenen James Spriggs was born Sept. 16, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock to Philip and Jeanette Spriggs of Clovis. [image#1, align=left, size=medium] He weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Bryan and Louise Kos of Melrose; Kim Pruit of Las Cruces and Debbie Spriggs of Clovis. Great-grandparents: Rosemary Smithhesler of Clovis; Florine […]

Anniversaries —

Duke Shirley and Darrell Duke of Broadview celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27. The couple was married May 27, 1961, in Clovis. They will be going on an Alaskan Cruise with their daughter and her husband, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary Aug. 30. They have two children, Brent (Teresa) Duke of Broadview […]

My turn: Language still barrier

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When I was growing up, I thought everyone in Lubbock spoke Spanish. We went to the tienda down the street from my grandparents’ house; they spoke Spanish. At the park; Spanish. The music was Ramon Ayala. At Mass and cursillos (religious retreats) it was pure Spanish, with joyful shouts of “De Colores!” But then we […]