Thursday morning briefing: Closings, important meetings and Pat Boone tops the charts

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.

Holiday closings

A reminder that most government offices and financial institutions are closed Monday for the New Year holiday.

For a complete list, check this website.

Meetings watch

Two important meetings Tuesday:

Roosevelt County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in the Roosevelt County Courthouse.

Portales City Council meets at 7 p.m., Council Chambers in Portales City Hall.

Both are open to the public.

Fun holiday facts

New Year is the oldest of all holidays, as it was first observed in ancient Babylon as many as 4000 years ago.

Today in history

On this day in 1957, Pat Boone earned the second of his three career No. 1 hits when “April Love” topped the Billboard pop chart.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pat-boone-earns-second-1-hit-with-quotapril-lovequot

Weather

Today — Sunny, with a high near 62. West wind around 10 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.