Texas schools begin practice on Monday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texas high school football teams kick off preseason practice on Monday, and for second-year Farwell coach Mark Anglin it couldn’t come soon enough. “I’ve been ready to start football since June,” Anglin said. “It’s what I love doing.” The Steers went 5-5 last season, including 1-3 in District 4-1A. […]

Hounds hope to prove preseason poll wrong

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer he Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to prove the pundits wrong. Picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, players began checking in on Saturday for Monday’s first practice session. ENMU opens the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College at […]

Taxes get the ax

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Layton Guthals, 8, tries on a pair of shoes Saturday at Randy’s Shoes on Main Street. New Mexico’s sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers continues today. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico shoppers filed into stores Friday and Saturday to take advantage of the […]

Flea market option comes to Clovis

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Vendors set up their stands Saturday at the Clovis Flea Market on Seventh Street and R.L. Moreno Road. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers The last flea market brought the Purriers to Clovis from Minnesota about two years ago. But when they got here, it closed. So, Sherry Purrier said, they […]

School time nears

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Wednesday not only marked the beginning of the month, but the beginning of back-to-school training for 11-year-old Christian Smith of Portales. That means no more late movie nights and lights out at 8:30 p.m. With only a little more than a week before area school bells ring, school counselors and […]

Retired journalist Huber dies at 76

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers He liked a laugh and a good cigar. He enjoyed plenty of both. Robert “Bob” E. Huber, journalist, freelance writer and newspaper columnist, died early Friday morning at his home in Portales. He was best known in Portales and Clovis for his weekly humor column that ran in the Portales […]

Aug. 5, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 12:15 a.m. July 28 an officer was dispatched to a hotel in the 2600 block of Mabry Drive for an unknown situation. A woman said a female guest had come to her room to say her boyfriend was battering her. The […]

Applicants sought for judgeship

Applications are being accepted for a judgeship position in the 9th Judicial District Court vacated last week by former District Judge Joe Parker, according to a news release from the Judicial Nominating Commission. Attorneys meeting statutory qualifications may submit applications until 5 p.m. Aug. 17. Applications are available by calling 277-4700 or visiting http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.php. The […]

Hayride accident claims life of Fort Sumner girl

CNJ Staff A hayride turned into a tragedy Friday evening when an 8-year-old Fort Sumner girl was killed after falling beneath a trailer being pulled by a tractor, according to officials. Anna Marie Unruh was riding on the trailer with a group of adults and children when she attempted to jump off, according to Deputy […]

Other countries show U.S. freedoms not so bad

Freedom Newspapers Civil libertarians, including us, routinely assail the administration for its restrictions on our liberties in the war on terrorism. We sometimes overstate our complaints, charging that Bush & Co. have taken so many of our freedoms that we might as well be living in the old Soviet Union. Then we see a story […]