State releases school report cards

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Nearly two-thirds of New Mexico’s schools received a grade of C or better under new ratings announced Tuesday by the Public Education Department. Clovis High received a C, as did its Freshman Academy. Marshall Middle School received a B; Yucca received a D. The state plans to use the […]

New Mexico celebrates 100 years as state

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s celebrates its 100th birthday Friday with a host of events that kick off a yearlong Centennial party. An official birthday party will be held from 11 to 1 in the Roundhouse, to be followed by Centennial Ball Friday night at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Communities around the […]

Press release: Governor changes higher education funding

SANTA FE – Today, Governor Susana Martinez met with a large group of regents, governing board members and post-secondary institution presidents in Socorro to discuss the state’s new higher education funding formula. The new formula will reward New Mexico’s higher learning institutions based on outcome measures that reflect student achievement and preparedness for New Mexico’s […]

Letters to Santa

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The following letters to Santa Claus are from area children given to Freedom New Mexico by teachers and the post office.

Police departments give gifts to more than 600 children

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Jamie Hacker of PPD: Courtesy photo Lt. Mark Cage of the Portales Police Department said 50 people were lined up at the door for Operation Santa Cop when the department opened. He said the department gave toys to about 400 children. Alisa Boswell and Kevin Wilson Santa sometimes dresses in blue this time of year. […]

Hounds win fifth straight

Freedom New Mexico SANTA ROSA — Stefan Mirabal and Devone Davis led a balanced attack with 19 points each and the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 104-98 Wednesday for their fifth straight win. Curtis Wilkinson added 15 points for the Hounds (5-1), who shot a 58 percent from the field while […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 18

Area Santa Rosa 48, Texico 13 Muleshoe 43, Goldey 27 Bovina 34, Vega 26

Educators weigh in on school grading system

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Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Educators on Monday cautioned Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration against rushing the implementation of a new law that will assign grades A to F to rate the performance of public schools. Teachers, superintendents and others raised questions Monday about proposed rules by the Public Education Department for the school […]

Legislature adjourns after House OKs capital bill

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Deeply divided Democrats and Republicans headed home Saturday from a special legislative session dominated by partisan conflict over plans to draw new boundaries of districts for elected offices. The session ended after the House approved an $86 million package of capital improvements that supporters say will help create […]

Press release: Clovis woman among governor’s appointments

SANTA FE – Governor Susana Martinez announced today that she has made four appointments to the New Mexico Partnership. Tom Hutchinson of Las Cruces is currently the president of La Posta Group, the vice-president of MCBE Partners, and chairman of the board for Citizens Bank of Las Cruces. He served as a commanding officer in […]