Detention officer one of six charged in drug exchange

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Courtesy photo Detention officer Jaime de la Cruz was arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s investigators say he smuggled drugs into the jail in exchange for two hamburgers. CNJ staff A Curry County Detention Officer was one of six charged Wednesday after investigators said he took drugs to inmates in exchange for hamburgers. Three inmates and two […]

Clovis man critical after bitten by boar

Freedom New Mexico Lubbock doctors are working to save a 26-year-old Clovis man’s arm after he was attacked Monday by a 900-pound boar he was feeding. Juan Cruz’ arm was nearly severed at the elbow around 1 p.m. as he was feeding pigs in a pen at a residence in the 1000 block of Curry […]

Texico rides stellar defense to 2A state title

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Texico’s Victoria Richards, center, looks for an opening between Penasco defenders in the Class 2A state championship at The Pit in Albuquerque Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Depth and tenacity earned the Texico Lady Wolverines their first Class 2A state basketball championship since 2002. Fighting from […]

Girls 2A title preview

CNJ staff Today Championship No. 3 Texico vs. No. 1 Penasco 4 p.m. at Santa Ana Star Center Records: Texico 26-4, Penasco 23-1 How they got here: Texico beat Tularosa 47-34; Eunice 52-27; Navajo Prep 42-30. Penasco beat Escalante 54-29; Capitan 68-31; McCurdy 53-41. Lowdown on Texico: Texico already captured the state volleyball championship this […]

Muleshoe man wins truck roadeo

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer JAVIER CRUZ OF Muleshoe won the Texas Department of Transportation’s annual Truck Roadeo for the Lubbock district in September. SINCE 1988, the TxDOT has held an annual Truck Roadeo, where employees weave through obstacle courses in single-axle trucks, squeeze through narrow spaces, and inspect vehicles for defects. “IT NOT […]

Police: Robber forgets getaway car

CNJ Staff A 24-year-old Clovis man who left his getaway vehicle behind was arrested Monday and charged with robbing a Prince Street tobacco store, according to a Clovis Police Department press release. Andrew Dela Cruz was arrested about 20 minutes after witnesses said he entered K.C. Express at 801 N. Prince St. and demanded money, […]

Darrow, Harold “Tex”

Harold “Tex” Darrow of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Feb. 25, 2006, in Santa Cruz, Calif. A Shamrock, Texas, native, he lived in Santa Cruz, Calif., for more than 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Yorktown in the Pacific during the Korean War. A member of the National Association of Retired […]

Cannon spouse member of group that assists grieving families

Keith Pannell: CNJ correspondent Honoring those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending the interests of the United States is something many do. Helping their families during one of the toughest times of their lives is something else entirely. One local spouse is helping a non-profit organization do exactly that, and she’s doing it […]

Cruz, Bernadine

Bernadine Cruz Services: Have been held. Bernadine “Bernie” Cruz, 41, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 in Clovis. She was born Dec. 16, 1962 to Walter and Phyllis Pierce Youngquist in Victorville, Calif. She has been a resident of Clovis since 1969. She worked for Twin Cronnies, Taco Villa, and K-Mart in Clovis. She […]

New lemon law protects buyers

By Jack King Clovis used-car dealer Benny Pacheco said there used to be a saying among some used-car dealers: “If a customer buys a car and it breaks in half, the customer owns both halves.” A lemon law, passed by the New Mexico Legislature in 2003 nullifies that piece of grim humor, eliminating the possibility […]