Wednesday morning briefing: Shrimp on the boil and racing wiener dogs

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

Shrimp on the boil

The Eastern New Mexico University Portales Alumni Chapter and the ENMU Alumni Affairs Office is hosting their annual Shrimp Boil fundraiser to benefit ENMU scholarships Aug. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Yam Theatre in downtown Portales.

Entertainment will be provided by the Good Ole Boys, a local group of musicians that includes ENMU Athletic Director Jeff Geiser.

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by contacting ENMU Alumni secretary Melissa Sena at 575-562-2125.

Website of the day

The city of Portales has city council meeting agendas and minutes, as well as a calendar of proclamations of special days, available at

Housing meeting

The next city-sponsored neighborhood meeting on the upcoming Aug. 2 Affordable Housing referndum is 6 p.m. today at Lockwood Elementary, 400 Lockwood Drive, (District 2).

It’s open to the public.

Putting on the dog

The Wiener Nationals, featuring local racing dachshunds, start 9 a.m. Saturday with a check-in at Hillcrest Park.

Preliminary heats are at 11 a.m.

Kitchen tips

To easily remove burnt-on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop-skillet will be much easier to clean.

Today in history

On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommends that America’s 37th president, Richard M. Nixon, be impeached and removed from office.

The impeachment proceedings resulted from a series of political scandals involving the Nixon administration that came to be collectively known as Watergate.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

Tonight — Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.