Meaning of Cinco de Mayo lost

Happy Cinco de Mayo. I am your Cinco de Mayo myth-buster. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday. It’s a Mexican-American holiday, and prior to the recent commercialization of Cinco de Mayo by cerveza and taco peddlers, Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday that was celebrated only in Mexico. […]

Thursday morning briefing: Cinco de Mayo, good eats and rodeo

Good morning, happy Cinco de Mayo and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Good eating Portales Municipal Schools lunch menus for May are available at the district website http://www.portalesschools.com/ And here’s a link to the Clovis Municipal Schools menu http://www.cms.k12.nm.us/food_service/index.html Rodeo fun The Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo kicks off at 1 p.m. today […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis named to ESPN the Magazine squad

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior Alex Mayo Otis was selected to the third team of ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All-American squad. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or higher, play in at least of the team’s contests and been on the team […]

ENMU’s Mayo Otis honored by ESPN

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior Alex Mayo Otis has been selected First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 6 for her performance in the role of designated player and in the classroom during the 2010 season. The Phoenix native was a second-team selection last season in addition to making the Lone […]

Cinco de Mayo celebrations scheduled at ENMU, Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Daniela Garcia, right, of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU and student Isabel Gonzales show Friday how the Mexican sash will be placed during a Cinco de Mayo banquet at the university’s Cub ballroom By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — is a Mexican holiday embraced […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis sets school hits record with ‘slam’

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Alex Mayo Otis broke an Eastern New Mexico University career record on Saturday, and she did it in style. In what was otherwise a tough weekend for the Zias, the senior outfielder from Phoenix became the program’s all-time hits leader with a third-inning grand slam in a 15-12 loss to […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis honored

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University outfielder Alex Mayo Otis has received a plaque from the NCAA recognizing her as the toughest hitter to strike out in Division II softball during the 2009 season. Mayo Otis, from Phoenix, struck out just twice in 160 at-bats over 47 games. She tied for the lead […]

Mexican dance company to perform in Clovis

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a visual fiesta of Mexican culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. This talented dance company performs traditional folkloric dances while musicians play authentic stringed instruments. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this […]

God’s promises can take us past life’s milestones

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., there is a large brass captain’s bell in the lobby of the radiation therapy department. The bell represents an important milestone for all those undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. As a cancer patients completes the last radiation treatment, he or she rings the […]

Cinco de Mayo: American history as well

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Welcome to Cinco de Mayo 101. For today’s history lesson — which will not include step-by-step instructions on how to make the ultimate taco; watch the Today show for that — we’ll learn actual history. Some of you may ask, “Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the U.S.?” After […]