Thursday morning briefing: Top teacher, the Portales band and Billy the Kid

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

Top teacher

Adam Quintero, a Clovis native, has been accepted to the Teach for America 2011 corps.

Teach For America says it is national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.

Website of the day

The 2011-2012 Portales High School Band schedule is out. It’s available at

Quirky quote of the day

“On cable TV they have a weather channel – 24 hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window.” — Dan Spencer

Today in history

On this day in 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett shoots Henry McCarty, popularly known as Billy the Kid, to death at the Maxwell Ranch in New Mexico.

Garrett had been tracking the Kid for three months after the gunslinger had escaped from prison only days before his scheduled execution.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.