Independence celebration planned

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A bell rung by the Rev. Idalgo on Sept. 16, 1810, signaled the start of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain. The ensuing battle lasted for 10 years before independence was gained. Today, the observance marking the day is known as Diez y seis de Septiembre. An area event commemorating […]

Social justice advocates reunite in Portales

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — They fought for social justice. Decades later, they told their stories so Portales won’t forget. More than 100 people remembered Portales’ history and spoke out Sunday against how minority Portales residents were treated during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Portales resident Dolores Penrod, a member of the Democratic […]

Portales’ fight for social justice important

Helena Rodriguez : CNJ Columnist Welcome winners …. insurgents and rabble-rousers. Those are the words that greeted people Sunday at a presentation at the Memorial Building in Portales called “The Struggle for Social Justice in Roosevelt County, 1965-1980.” Dolores Penrod, an event organizer, said those are the words the Portales News-Tribune published in reference to […]