Good morning. The Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing is the best way to start your day:
Fifth Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. today features special sales at stores open late, food and entertainment in downtown Portales.
There’s a car show 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Sands Shopping Center in Portales.
Bless the beasts
Do your dog a favor by taking them to the Animal Pet Blessing 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clovis.
Or maybe your cat, or rat, or whatever is your favorite pet.
Quirky quote of the day
“I wear a necklace, cause I wanna know when I’m upside down.” — Mitch Hedberg
Today in history
On this day in 1955, movie star James Dean dies at age 24 in a car crash on a California highway.
Here’s the rest of the story:
Today — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.