Monday morning briefing: Local fireworks video and relatives in Texas

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

Video of the day

Check out our videos of the fun and fireworks in case you missed them in…or saw them and just can’t get enough.

Relative help

Are you looking for ancestors from Texas?

The General James Smith Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas in Lubbock is scheduled to spend July and August helping others trace and document Texas ancestral lineage prior to Feb. 19, 1846.

The Lubbock DRT Chapter includes members from 20 Texas cities and the states of New Mexico, Iowa and Florida.

For assistance or to become a member: 806-799-7298 or 806-794-2032.

Website of the day

The Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine allows users to search for web pages that are no longer online.

According to the Internet Archive, “the average lifespan of a web page is 44 -75 days.”

There are also links for hard-to-find images and videos, i.e., the Bush twins ad – “Vote for our Dad” and the 1970 Grateful Dead “Live at Fillmore East” concert.

Question of the day

What’s the best place to go camping in New Mexico?

Please join the discussion in our comment section below.

Today in history

On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveiled a daring two-piece swimsuit dubbed the “bikini” at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Enjoy a day off work…partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.

Tonight — Back to the grind in the morning…partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid 60s.