Friday morning briefing: A new building, herding dogs and remembering Route 66

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Groundbreaking They’re breaking ground today at Eastern New Mexico University for a new $15.6 million residence hall. It’s at 1:30 p.m. at 17th and K streets in Portales, the former site of the now-demolished Lincoln Hall. It’s open to the public. Thunder road The […]

Thursday morning briefing: Remembering the Alamo, and trade talk

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Hounds close season against first-year Cardinals

kspx4x-116enmutarleton9.jpg

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word has had an inaugural football season worth remembering. Eastern New Mexico, meanwhile, is looking to cap off a season with both forgettable and unforgettable accomplishments. “We want to get the victory, and we want to play well,” Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo said of Saturday’s 6 p.m. season […]

My Portales: Remembering the downtown fire

51afde1d253b8.jpg

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. March 10, 1978, began like many March days in Portales, with the wind blowing. By mid-day, winds were at 50 to 60 mph … […]

Remembering Sept. 11

k72fab-912colorguardweb.jpg

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A crowd of 30 residents and members of the Portales police and fire departments gathered Thursday morning in the Portales National Bank parking lot to remember the fallen heroes of Sept. 11. Portales Fire Chief John Bridges stressed to the crowd the importance of remembering those who died seven […]

Remembering war casualties

By Sharna Johnson With a tiny paper Superman symbol no bigger than the tip of a finger stuck to the glass, Leroy “JR” Segura Jr.’s name stood out amidst the rows of golden dog tags glowing in the mid-day sun. “He always said that he was Superman,” JR’s younger brother Jake Segura said. Though he […]

What really matters? I can’t remember

Jim Lee: PNT columnist Sometimes I forget things. Wait a minute, I should correct that statement. After all, I need to be specific and accurate here — if I can remember how to do that. I rarely have difficulty remembering things from a long time ago, or other things that don’t really matter. The real […]