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Tuesday morning briefing: School stuff, flat bacon and kissing the bricks

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

Going to market

Tops on the agenda for the Clovis school board today is a resolution approving the bond issue to fund a new middle school and renovations at existing buildings.

It’s the final paperwork before heading to market with this multi-million dollar bond issue.

The board meets 5:30 p.m. at school administration headquarters, 1009 Main St.

It’s open to the public.

Holiday cooking tip

No "curly" bacon for breakfast when you dip it into cold water before frying.

Christmas breaks

Winter recess for Portales Municipal Schools students begins Dec. 20 with classes resuming Jan. 4.

Offices in the district will be open Dec. 20, 21, 27 and 28.

Question of the day

How often do you go over the speed limit?

Come on, you can be honest by sharing in our comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1909, workers placed the last of 3.2 million 10-pound bricks that pave the

Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind., a town surrounded by the city of Indianapolis.

Since then, most of that brick has been buried under asphalt, but one yard remains exposed at the start-finish line.

Kissing those bricks after a successful race remains a tradition among Indy drivers.

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Today — It you thought yesterday was nice...mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight — Here comes the wind...breezy with lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. West winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph.