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  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 26, 2014

    Free Thanksgiving meal
    El Sombrero Restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the restaurant located at 825 Mills Ave. Everyone welcome.

  • Weather - Nov. 26, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28. West wind around 5 mph, becoming northwest in the evening.

    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunny, with a high near 69. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:47 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 26, 2014

    • No Story Time at Carnegie Library on Wednesday, Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Obama was right to act

    Most Americans agree that the United States is in need of comprehensive immigration reform, and while the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill last year, the legislation stalled in the Republican controlled House of Representatives.

    By some estimates, 12 million immigrants are in the U.S. illegally.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 26, 2014
  • Work of Art: How to use all that money

    “One dollar and 87 cents.” Those are the opening lines to  O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” the Christmas classic about a couple struggling and each wanting to buy a gift for the other. That was in 1906, when a dollar bought  something.

    Most people know the story: Jim sells his watch to a jeweler so he can buy Della a set of beautiful brushes. Meanwhile, she’s undergoing the same struggle and agrees to sell her hair to buy Jim a gold watch fob.

  • Cowgirls fall to 0-2 on Odessa trip

    NMHU Sports Information

    ODESSA, Texas  — The Cowgirls led by as much as 14 in the first half, but a run that spanned both halves by the Falcons gave Texas Permian-Basin (2-0) a 76-55 win against New Mexico Highlands University (0-2) 76-55 Saturday afternoon.

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  • RHS cheerleader to perform in Thanksgiving Day parade

    Submitted to the Optic

    Madeleine A. Morse, a freshman from Robertson High School, is one of more than 300 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who will perform in the 63rd H-E-B Holiday Parade on Thanksgiving Day in Houston.

    The event is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country.

  • Highlands’ Tanui earns weekly honor

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country freshman Raymond Tanui has been honored as the Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week. The university and area Subway manager Regina Denardo announced the award on Monday.

    Tanui finished 23rd at the 2014 South Central Region NCAA Division II Championships to earn All-Region honors. He helped the men’s cross country team finish 10th.

    It is the second such honor for Tanui in three weeks. Tanui is from El Doret, Kenya.