‘Assertive restraint’ needed to deal with Iran

The specter of a showdown with Iran over that country’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is a crisis of Iran’s own making. The nation has sought trouble, you might say, and at times is practically daring the world to do something about it. This country is too much like North Korea, and that is by no […]

Country music has its own appeal

Kevin Wilson I don’t listen to country music. OK, that’s a lie. I have four country songs on my mp3 player, by four artists (guess one and I’ll owe you a Coke). Since my player’s got about 5,000 tracks, that’s a 99.93 percent truthful statement. I may joke every so often to my friends that […]

Ticket feature: Will Banister performing on way to England

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Courtesy photo: Johnny Mulhair Country music singer Will Banister will be performing Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Country singer Will Banister will be performing 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in celebration of his upcoming appearance at the Country Music Festival at Wembley Stadium in England. Tickets are available […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Brunch with a star and clockless casinos

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Brunch with a star Eastern New Mexico University is holding a brunch Feb. 18 to honor Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor inductee Jennifer Goble-Poyer. She is the first ENMU student athlete to be inducted by the conference. Tickets are $10, must be purchased […]

Thursday morning briefing: Singing with Andy, country Christmas and garlic the right way

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Sing-a-long with Andy Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a “Brief History of Christmas Music” by Andy Mason at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Buchanan Hall at the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. The evening includes […]

Ticket feature: Events center to host Oak Ridge Boys

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Courtesy photo The Oak Ridge Boys are performing Jan. 20 at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The Oak Ridge Boys, one of the most distinctive and legendary country music groups in the country, will be performing 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Curry County Events Center with doors opening at 6 p.m. […]

Ticket feature: Brad Paisley to perform in Lubbock

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Courtesy photo: Cindy Harper Country music star Brad Paisley will be performing 7:30 pm. Feb. 16 at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock. 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 […]

A Tale of Wind and Sausage, War and Beauty

Curtis Shelburne The wind showed up early last Sunday. The country around here doesn’t need even close to that much of a head-start to be flying by in dingy brown grit-clouds and switching counties by noon. The afternoon would be a brown mess, best ridden out inside with doors and windows sealed, a comforter pulled […]

Group organizing troop care packages for holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Corissa Breeden of Clovis brushes up on her social networking skills during a break Wednesday at the Hastings coffee shop. Breeden’s suggestion on Facebook to gather items for deployed troops has turned in Operation Home Front Cares, which will put together care packages for military members and military working dogs […]

ENMU wins LSC men’s cross country title

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year reign as Lone Star Conference cross country champions on Saturday, as Marv Albert might say, “with authority.” Led by individual winner Isaiah Samoei, ENMU because the league’s first men’s cross country team champion not named ACU since 1990, placing six […]