Thursday morning briefing: Showing off, hot chili and a taste of honey

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Showing off Catabration — also known as parent night — is 5 p.m. 6 p.m. today at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. It’s a parent night to showcase the students work. Hot chili The Portales Kiwanis Club’s 49th annual Chili Dinner is 5 [...]

Ticket feature: Slide Ireland performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Slide Ireland’s sound is described as traditional Irish “with attitude.” The band will perform in Clovis March 31. Freedom New Mexico A spirited revival of tradition, Slide Ireland is posed to bring a taste of Ireland to Clovis audiences March 31. The five person multi-instrument band, with everything from wedding fiddles to mournful [...]

One size doesn’t always fit all

For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a barber, so son, too, had [...]

Portales hosting Summer Wine Fest

Portales will get a taste of New Mexico Friday during Portales MainStreet’s annual Summer Wine Fest. A fundraiser for the non-profit organization, the event, cosponsored by First Community Bank, gets under way at 7 p.m. at The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. The $25 per person ticket price includes food, music, art viewing and [...]

Now for a taste of Broadway

Broadway has come to Clovis. Check out Liliana Castillo’s report under “Local video and promotions” on the Clovis News Journal Web site: http://www.cnjonline.com • • • Country living columnist Glenda Price tells us: “Summertime in the Southwest is rodeo time. We’ve got 4-H rodeos, high school and junior rodeos, amateur punkin’ rollins and, of course, [...]

Meats leave bad taste in mouth

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were in one of Clovis’ supermarkets when we stumbled on two frozen heads in the freezer section.

Critic job indeed an acquired taste

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist In a former life, I was a restaurant critic. Yum! Sounds like an appetizing job, right? Well, this was not always the case. I eventually discovered that one man’s chicken is another man’s tuna. What I really mean is, one reporter’s good restaurant experience one day can be one editor’s [...]

Clovis tap water not that bad after all

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I had to leave Clovis and go back to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., last week. It seems I need to issue a public apology for writing horrible things about their traffic. I’m sorry, I was just kidding! Really, we had to return to take [...]

Nothing never tasted quite so sweet

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When your governor seeks the presidency, it’s reassuring to know your lieutenant governor can replace him in New Mexico’s most important times. And the other times too. My e-mail inbox was flooded Monday night with a variety of press releases. The one that got my attention features Lt. Gov. [...]

Coach splits time between family, chili

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Sesario Ramos holds a spoonful of asado Wednesday at his home in Clovis. Ramos has competed in chili cook-offs for more than 30 years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Torn between two loves — chili and family — seasoned chili chef Sesario Ramos chose family. Instead of attending the International [...]