From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
Feb. 10, 1963: A Sunday “Blue Laws” bill prohibiting business and commercial activity on Sunday has been introduced in the House and sent to the Ways and Means committee. The bill makes it unlawful for any person to “engage in, to undertake labor for, or to conduct a business, vocation, profession or commercial enterprise on Sunday.” But the bill then lists 11 sub-sections of exceptions. The exemptions include peace officers and firemen and public employees doing emergency work or on conservation projects. The bill provides specific exemptions for motion picture exhibitors and radio and television broadcasters, but there does not appear to be an exemption for persons in the newspaper profession. Service stations and businesses engaging in the retail dispensing of fuels or lubricants are also exempted.
Feb. 10, 1988: There was a cake, an applauding crowd and even a Valentine’s Day greeting, but what great-grandmother Clara Escobedo de Martinez appreciated most Tuesday was the little green card declaring her a permanent U.S. resident. Escobedo, at 98 the oldest person to apply for amnesty under the new federal immigration program, had confounded the government’s computers because they didn’t know how to process an alien born in 1889. The widow, who says her husband was killed by Pancho Villa’s men in 1914 during the Mexican revolution, first came to the United States from Mexico in 1927. She lived here legally for 35 years. Then, in 1962, as she was returning from a visit to Mexico, immigration officials at the international bridge in the border city of Brownsville, Texas, canceled her legal status. She returned to stay as an illegal alien in 1979, and lives in Brownsville with her daughter and granddaughter.