Farwell woman killed in vehicle rollover

By CNJ staff A 34-year-old Farwell woman died Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover south of Texico, according to state police. Lourdes Garcia Mora was driving a 2001 Ford pickup south on State Road 348 about 5:30 p.m. with two of her children as passengers when she lost control of the vehicle, according to a […]

Historical research counts 68 cemeteries, 17,000 names

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist When we published our High Plains History Book in 1980, following the 1978 Curry County History Book, we made the effort to record as many area cemeteries as we could, listing the names and dates of 68 cemeteries that contained nearly 17,000 names. The cemeteries we recorded covered all those […]

Sound of silence won’t be heard

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Farwell City Councilors are opposed to creating a quiet zone at railroad crossings in fear the city would be liable for collisions at the crossing. Councilors voted 4-0 this week against the zone, according to Wayne Gruben, a Farwell city councilor and a chief deputy at the Parmer County […]

Wolverines top Plains for tourney title

CNJ staff TEXICO — Texico boys coach Richard Luscombe said in order for the Wolverines to beat the up-tempo Plains Cowboys in Saturday’s boys finals of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout, they would have to control the game’s pace. They did just that Saturday night, posting a 51-35 victory to capture the title. Junior Daniel […]

Priorities not crossing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A train situation in two towns that straddle Texas and New Mexico is at a standstill, in more ways than one. Texas has set aside funding for an overpass that would save border residents from daily traffic delays caused by trains, but New Mexico hasn’t. The Texas Department of […]

Fillies, Wolverines advance at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — The Bovina Fillies hit six 3-pointers and rode a 19-point outing from junior guard Ruby Vela to beat district rival Farwell 53-51 on Friday and advance to the girls championship game of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout. Vela hit three of the team’s 3-pointers, and got support from three teammates with […]

Host Wolverines hold off Bovina in tournament

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Lovington defenders Stephanie Hernandez, left, and Shae Garcia try to block a shot by Bovina’s Lucero Saucedo during Tuesday’s girls quarterfinals in the Citizens Bank Border Shootout at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — For three quarters, the Bovina Mustangs were on course to knock host Texico […]

In tribute — November obituaries

CNJ staff The following list of people died in November, according to obituaries submitted to the CNJ. • Aguilar, Stephen Van “Steve,” 46, Clovis, Nov. 1. • Anderberg, Lucille, 91, Riverside, Calif., and formerly of Elida, Nov. 10. • Aragon, Frances “Panchita,” 76, Clovis, Nov. 14. • Aschbacher, Melvina Jane, 94, Floyd, Nov. 19. • […]

Friona outguns Texico in Farwell Invitational championship

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Texico’s Josh Murray (22) dripples down the court against Friona at the Farwell Invitational championship Saturday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer FARWELL — Friona defeated Texico 57-47 Saturday night in the Farwell Invitational boys championship game. Why it happened: Friona junior guard Sawyer Reed started off slow but […]

Friday prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Boys Logan 58, Fort Sumner 53 Portales 40, Tucumcari 26 Artesia Invitational Consolation semifinals El Paso Jefferson 54, Deming 46 Lovington 58, Silver 35 Championship semifinals Clovis 63, Roswell Goddard 44 Artesia 59, Carlsbad 49 Farwell Invitational Consolation semifinals Clovis JV 56, Melrose 16 Bovina 55, Grady 49 Championship semifinals Friona 46, Vega […]

Farwell girls down youthful Lady Bronchos

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Bovina’s Jesus Rocha grabs for a loose ball during Thursday’s boys quarterfinal matchup in the Farwell Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — Grady girls coach Alicia Rush still gets nostalgic when she returns to her alma mater. In her eighth season at Grady, Rush could only sit […]

Farwell girls finish second at state

CNJ staff FARWELL — The Farwell girls cross country team finished third in Class 1A state competition two years ago, then was fifth last fall. Now, after placing second in Saturday’s 2006 state meet at Round Rock, the Lady Blue hope to take one more step up next season. Junior Chanel Castillo posted a season-best […]

Texas prep football capsules

CNJ staff All Times CST Farwell at Bovina When: 7:30 p.m. today Records: Farwell 5-3 (1-1 District 4-1A), Bovina 5-3 (1-1). Coaches: Farwell, Mark Anglin; Bovina, Hector Guevara. Last meeting: 2005, in a game of field goals, the Mustangs won at Farwell 6-3 on James Lara’s 40-yarder as time expired. Last week: Bovina lost at […]

Train noise troubles residents

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The blaring sound of honking trains rips Donald Gunter from his sleep three to four times a night. “It just drives you up the wall,” said Gunter, a Farwell resident who lives about five blocks from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks. Gunter has had enough. He is one […]

Teenagers killed in Farwell accident

By CNJ Staff Two Farwell High students died in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday two miles south of Farwell, according to the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office. Billy Hernandez, 14, and Frankie Reyes 14, were killed when the Suburban they were traveling in with six other area students rolled over several times on County Road 1 about […]

Anniversary

Inman Marlon and Karolene Inman of Farwell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7, 2006, at their home. The couple were married Sept. 7, 1956, in Muleshoe, Texas. They have two children and three grandchildren. He is a retired farmer and she is a retired teacher.

Prep football roundup

CNJ staff Cass Dimitroff sparks Foxes CARRIZOZO — Cass Dimitroff ran for 195 yards four touchdowns and threw for another score as the visiting Fort Sumner Foxes defeated the host Grizzlies 38-26. Dimitroff ran for got TDs of 28, 25, 14, and 2 yards for the top-ranked Foxes (2-0), kicked four PATs and threw a […]

PREP FOOTBALL: New PHS coach feels at home

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Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel, left, celebrates with an assistant coach after the Foxes beat Texico 14-7 to win the Class 1A state championship last November. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Andy Correll may be from Knox City, Texas, but he feels quite comfortable in Portales. A former assistant at Portales […]

Border towns celebrate unity

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGabriela Velez, left, 14, and Janie Balch, 15, both of Clovis, ride the train Saturday at the Border Town Days festival in Farwell and Texico. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A hunk of brisket to his left, a white apron masking most of his shirt, James William, a member of […]

Border Days Information

CNJ Staff What: 40th Border Town Days Where: Farwell and Texico When: 10 a.m. (CDT) today Background: Originally a rodeo event, Border Town Days is now a yearly gathering of members of two strikingly similar towns on each side of the Texico-New Mexico border to chat and eat. To do: There will be an arts […]