Monday morning briefing: Game of the week, filling the void and a gusher

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

Video game of the week.

The latest recommendation from our own Jenna Zamie.

Game: ilomilo
Genre: Puzzle
System: Xbox Live Arcade, phone
What is it? Charming aesthetics and devious puzzles create an engaging experience.
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Web site:

Question of the day

Did you ever have a teacher who picked on you?

Come on, get if off your chest in our comment section below.

Filling the void

The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commission Room at the Roosevelt County Courthouse.

The agenda includes a nomination for the state House of Representatives seat vacated by Keith Gardner.

Kitchen tip

To peel garlic cloves quicker, microwave them first for 10 seconds. They pop out of their skin instantly.

Today in history

On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry.

Here’s the rest of the story:


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