Monday morning briefing: Surplus sale, crime awareness and the makings of war

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

Surplus for sale

The city of Portales is auctioning off surplus property, including vehicles and fire department equipment, according to its website.

The auction is open to the public.

Items are available for review at

Crime awareness

The Clovis version of National Night Out, the crime awareness program, is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Greene Acres Park.

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Kitchen tips

Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

Today in history

On this day in 1914, World War I begins.

Four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany and Russia declare war against each other, France orders a general mobilization, and the first German army units cross into Luxembourg in preparation for the German invasion of France.

The “Great War” that ensued was one of unprecedented destruction and loss of life, resulting in the deaths of some 20 million soldiers and civilians.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph.