Event listings: March 2

All times Mountain Today The Laramie Project 7 p.m. Lubbock Community Theatre Information: www.lubbockcommunitytheatre.org Today and Saturday Big Love 7 p.m. Charles E.Maedgen, Jr. Theatre (west entrance) 18th St. between Boston and Flint Ave. Lubbock Tickets are $10 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Information: 806-742-3603 La Traviata 6:30 p.m. Civic Center […]

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 […]

Engagements —

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Jackson-Parkey [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Richard and Vicki Jackson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jackson of Clovis to Matthew Parkey of Portales, son of Mike and Betty Parkey of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 8, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. The reception will be in Lubbock. The […]

Engagements —June 19

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Sanderson-Stevenson [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Stelvin and Tangie Sanderson of Loop, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Stephanie Sanderson of Seminole, Texas, to Trace Stevenson, of Semionle, son of Stephen and Karen Stevenson of Farwell, Texas. The couple will exchange vows on July 30, 2011, at Redbud Baptist Church in Lubbock, […]

Lubbock man injured in crash

PNT staff report James Buchanan, 70, of Lubbock was in serious but stable condition at a Lubbock hospital Saturday after his three-wheeled motorcycle left the road and crashed through a fence in Roosevelt County, according to Sheriff Darren Hooker. The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday on New Mexico 202 near Portales. Buchanan was the […]

Former Portales resident involved in shooting tragedy

Staff and wire reports A 9-year-old Lubbock girl is dead after her grandfather shot her while rabbit hunting in what investigators are calling “a very tragic accident” at the family farm about 20 miles northwest of Lubbock. Lubbock Christian School Superintendent Peter Dahlstrom, 61, was hunting with four grandchildren on the family farm Friday evening […]

Engagements —

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Apodaca-Hutcheson Paul Apodaca of Clovis and Carla Lueras-Fisher of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Paula Apodaca of Lubbock, to Lee Hutcheson of Lubbock. He is the son of John and Yolanda Hutcheson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 11, 2011, at Emmanuel Worship Center in Lubbock. The bride-elect […]

Cannon personnel made honorary citizens

By 27th SOW Public Affairs A mayoral proclamation designating Cannon Air Force Base as Lubbock, Texas’ “hometown military installation” was presented to Col. Wesley Norris, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group commander, at the monthly meeting of the Lubbock Lions Club on April 5. The proclamation further declared all U.S. Air Force personnel stationed at Cannon […]

Two more ENMU tracksters earn provisional qualifying marks

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Two more Eastern New Mexico University athletics earned NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks for national competition in Saturday’s Texas Tech Open track meet. Junior Bill Squire qualified provisionally in men’s shot put, finishing third in 53 feet, 5 3/4 inches, and hammer throw, where he was fourth at 188 […]

‘Eagle eyes’ keep community safe

While the arrest of the Saudi student in Lubbock has raised awareness over the likelihood of an attack against Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding community, it is important to remember that the threat of terrorism on U.S. military bases still exists since the tragic events of 9/11. Force protection specialists from Cannon agree […]

Engagements — Feb. 6

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McChesney-Shirley [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 12, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock. The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado […]