Mexican brass performance scheduled

Freedom New Mexico Metales M5 Mexican Brass quintet will perform Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, according to a press release. The band was founded in 2005 in Morelia, Mexico. Since then, Metales M5 has performed hundreds of concerts throughout Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. M5’s programs break […]

Ticket feature: Mexican folk music, dance coming to Clovis Civic Center

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Freedom New Mexico Sunday afternoon will bring Mexican folk song and dance to the stage in Clovis. Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Intertwining the trumpets, violins and guitarrons of Reynaldo Maestas, Mariachi Buenaventura and the dancers of Baila! […]

Play highlights New Mexican culture

Clyde Davis I’m admittedly jaded when it comes to theater, maybe more than I should be at first glance. When I was a kid, my parents used to take us into Pittsburgh every New Years’ Eve to see the Tamburitzans, a group from Duquesne University who did a theatrical presentation of eastern European culture and […]

Legal process complicates border security

Freedom New Mexico Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 […]

Tuesday morning briefing: broken pencil and Mexican food for a cause

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

State hiring despite freeze

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican State government in the past seven months has hired 21 new employees despite an ongoing hiring freeze, state personnel records show. The records obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican under the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act show that three people were added to the payroll […]

State accused of covering up bribery, kickbacks

By Steve Terrell and Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican By Steve Terrell and Kate Nash The New Mexican A man who is at the center of an ongoing whistle-blower lawsuit involving millions of dollars in lost state investments told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that the state is spending millions of dollars to […]

La Hacienda open again

La Hacienda Mexican food restaurant reopened Monday after being closed since late last year. New owner Nick Bara said he kept the same menu but changed prices. The restaurant is open 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Audio webcasts popular among lawmakers in poll

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Audio webcasts from the House floor could begin as soon as today, a move that appears popular with lawmakers who responded to an informal survey by The New Mexican. Twenty of the 21 legislators who took part in the poll said they support webcasting from the floor and committee […]

It’s Their Job: Tanya Bustamante

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Editor’s Note: It’s Their Job is a regular feature on the occupations of people around Portales Name: Tanya Bustamante Job: Waitress at La Hacienda Mexican & American Restaurant Background: Bustamante was born and raised in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. Time on job: Six years What does your job entail? Normal waitress duties. […]

Sept. 7, 1954

Mac’s Drive In advertised their Mexican plate which included an enchilada, tamale with chile, ‘toastada’, and taquita, all for 49 cents.

Rush declares for Dist. 63 rep

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PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County resident and fourth generation New Mexican, Matt Rush,

Laws still important in flag flaps

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico I’ve heard both sides of the Confederate flag debate, once as a student participating in an online intercultural communication class discussion, and last summer, as an instructor teaching an Upward Bound class in multicultural history. In both debates, the overwhelming consensus was the Confederate flag is more divisive and […]

Taquerias offer authentic Mexico taste

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A taqueria is a small taco stand popular along the beaches and city streets of Mexico. In the High Plains, however, a taqueria is a brightly-painted restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine. Taqueria Jalisco and La Espiga de Oro of Clovis and La Paz restaurante in Portales are not your typical […]

Traditions can be fun, touching

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer There’s nothing like a wedding dance to remind your family what a bad dancer you are. But when I was with familia at my sister Becky’s recent wedding, I was like, “What the heck?” I just had to dance “La Marcha,” which no Mexican wedding would be complete without. […]

Hispanic needs shouldn’t be ignored

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Shame on our politicians! As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and runs through Oct. 15, some politicians are only concerned about being re-elected and are leaving millions of concerned citizens and Mexican immigrants in limbo as they delay immigration reform. They cried “state of emergency” last […]

Cinco Celebration

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer No Cinco de Mayo would be complete without the breaking of piñatas, colorful Mexican ballet folklorico dancers and plenty of festive fiesta foods. Hundreds of people attended the Portales Cinco de Mayo celebration at Lindsey Park on Saturday which featured all of the above, plus performances by Native American […]

Immigration: Compromises only solution

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers To translate the Holy Bible and read or recite it in a language other than Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin or any of its original forms is un-Christian. Does that sound ridiculous to you? The notion that singing the National Anthem in Spanish is un-American is also ridiculous. Some people may not […]

Live music, games, piñatas, to be featured at eastern New Mexico celebrations

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers When a band has been together for more than a dozen years, it’s only natural that every once in a while they get sick of each other. “It’s kind of like being married,” E.J. Rodriguez said. “You have some good days and some bad days.” Zumbale, a Clovis dance band, […]

Residents march for immigration reform

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By Tony Parra:PNT Staff Writer Clovis home healthcare employee Maria Elena-Bojorquez took the day off Monday to participate in a “Day Without Immigrants” rally. The nationwide boycott, aimed at raising awareness of the economic power of immigrants, was organized by activists upset by proposed federal legislation that would criminalize illegal immigrants. Elena-Bojorquez said she’s tired […]