Wednesday morning briefing: stuffing demo and Amarillo hockey

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.

Press Release: Excel names Hill CEO of Southwestern Public Service Co.

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy today named Riley Hill, chief operating officer of its Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) subsidiary, to succeed David Eves as president and CEO of SPS.

Press Release: Xcel names Hill president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy today named Riley Hill, chief operating officer of its Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) subsidiary, to succeed David Eves as president and CEO of SPS.

Press release: Armed robbery suspects arrested in Amarillo

Amarillo, Texas Police Officers arrested three Clovis residents on Wednesday, September 15, 2009 during a shoplifting investigation at an Amarillo Grocery Store in which the Officers located the stolen Toyota RAV 4 from the Armed Robbery and Motor Vehicle Theft that had occurred in Clovis the night of September 7, 2009. They are currently being […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 25

Prep Class 5A Rio Rancho 21, Clovis 17 Class 3A Goddard 46, Portales 7 Class 2A Texico 21, Hagerman 7 Tucumcari 39, Loving 7 Class 1A Santa Rosa 47, Fort Sumner 7 8-man Melrose 76, Springer 6 Clovis Christian 60, Foothill 0 Tatum 20 Logan 12 6-man House 54, Evangel Christian 6 Elida 54, Vaughn […]

Train strike victim identified

CNJ staff The investigation continues into how Larry Green, a signalman, was struck and killed by a train near Hereford, a BNSF Railway spokesman said Thursday. Green, 54, of Amarillo, died Wednesday morning at the sceen.

Dec. 19 -Dec. 25 What's Happening

Friday Amarillo Gorilla Hockey trip — 3:30 p.m., Depart from Community Center. Cost is $24 a person and includes game ticket. Information: 784-6131.

Jail escapee caught in Amarillo

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Escaped Clovis homicide suspect Larry McClendon Jr. was captured around 10:30 a.m. (CDT) in Amarillo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff A suspected killer who escaped from the Curry County jail six weeks ago was recaptured Saturday morning in Amarillo. Larry McClendon Jr. was taken into custody after a brief chase around 9 a.m., near an […]

Organization devotes time to veterans

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airman 1st Class Timothy Lopez, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, takes a walk with retired soldier William Conrad, during a visit to the Thomas E. Creek Veteran Medical Center in Amarillo, Texas on Aug. 28. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs History lies […]

Amarillo man dead after Monday morning crash

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Amarillo man died Monday morning following a three vehicle crash on East Mabry Drive in Clovis. Donnie Burris died during helicopter transport to a Lubbock hospital for trauma care, according to a press release from Clovis police. The crash occurred just before 7 a.m., the release said. A 2005 GMC Panhandle […]

Xcel Energy upgrades Energy Alert; asks for further reductions in demand

AMARILLO –

July 22, 2009 Business Digest

CNJ starts newscasts next week KVII-TV in Amarillo will broadcast a five-minute news and weather segment produced in part by the Clovis News Journal from 7:25 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The segments start Monday. The newscasts will also be available online at www.cnjonline.com New barbecue restaurant opens Fat Boys & More Barbecue […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use Monday afternoon

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation and transmission capacity on Monday afternoon. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

June 2008 Obituaries

The following people with area connections died in June according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Allen, Eual E., 86, of Amarillo, June 18Baca, Rudy, 54, of Clovis, June 15Baird, Robert, 43, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and formerly of Portales, June 20Belcher, Jerry, 72, of Hobbs, June 20Blakeley, Beryl, 97, of Santa Fe […]

July 13, 2008 Engagements

Westall/Oliver Tim and Tracey Westall of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Westall of Amarillo, Texas, to Martin Oliver of Olton, Texas. He is the son of Stephen and Jenny Oliver of Olton, Texas. The couple will exchange vows August 2, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe, Texas. […]

June 8, 2008 Cops and Courts

Amarillo Homicide Unit Coordinator Lt. Gary Trupe said investigators have been unsuccessful in obtaining the identity of a woman a Clovis convenience store clerk said paid for cigarettes with painted quarters that could be connected to the May beating death of an Amarillo man. Police believe the person or persons involved in the death may […]

Brooks comedy on tap

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Courtesy photo Starring, left to right, Richie Garza as Max Bialystock, Annika Johansson as Ulla and Jeff Jarnagin as Bloom. Amarillo Little Theatre is currently staging Mel Brook’s comedy “The Producers through May 25 Freedom New Mexico Amarillo Little Theatre is treating audiences to one of Mel Brooks’ signature works, “The Producers.” A down-on-his-luck Broadway […]

Police investigating Clovis connection to Amarillo homicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Amarillo police are investigating the possibility of a Clovis connection to a recent homicide in Amarillo. A 45-year-old Clovis man called local police Monday after he saw an evening news story that reported painted quarters were connected to an Amarillo homicide, according to a report filed by Clovis police. […]

Broadway show hits Amarillo

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Courtesy photo playsMichael Newman, left, Katurian in Amarillo Little Theatre’s production of “The Pillowman.” Freedom New Mexico Amarillo Little Theatre is presenting “The Pillowman” as its final production of the 2007-08 Adventure Space season. The Tony-nominated play, written by Martin McDonagh, is the winner of England’s Olivier Award for best play. The show runs tonight […]

Looks like a blustery day

Steve Kersh, weather forecaster at KVII-TV in Amarillo — one of our media partners — predicts this will be a lousy Saturday for badminton in the yard: