Family plans to sue city over pedestrian fatality

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A lawyer representing the family of a Clovis woman who died after being struck by a police vehicle last week said he plans to sue the city. Delores Jacks, 71, was struck Dec. 13 by a car driven by Clovis Police Lt. Roger Grah while he was on duty. […]

Hounds find point guard in Maryland

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ENMU junior guard Tristan Largent leads the Greyhounds in scoring, assists, steals and minutes played so far this season. (CNJ file photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — When approached last spring by Eastern New Mexico University men’s assistant coach Mark Murdock about the possibility of coming to the school to […]

Garrett, Opal E.

Opal Eunice Lee Garrett died on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005.  She was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Harper, Texas, to Nancy Rose Sagerser and John Phillip Mabry.  She married Judge Garrett on June 4, 1939, in Carlsbad. They lived in Silver City and Reserve until 1947 when they moved to Bellview. In 1952, they moved […]

Clovis bail bondsman faces grand jury investigation

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis bail bondsman faces a grand jury investigation for his role in a Sept. 20 shooting that injured two people, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Chandler said the purpose of the investigatory grand jury is to determine if there is probable cause to file charges. […]

9/3 Local Roundup

Local’s death still under investigation The death of J. C. Tucker remains under investigation, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said Friday. Tucker, 67, was found dead in his office at Tucker Auto Sales two years ago Sunday. Police said he was shot three times, his left-front pocket empty of the cash he always carried. The […]

Cops and courts: Airman acquitted of sex charges

A Cannon airman was acquitted of charges earlier this month that in 2003 he had sex with a 14-year-old girl and gave her alcohol. Matthew Quigley, 25, was accused criminal sexual penetration of a minor, a fourth-degree felony, and giving or selling alcohol to a minor, a misdemeanor. The jury found him innocent after 15 […]

Many N.M. superintendents have short tenure

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — More than half of the state’s 89 school districts will be led by superintendents who have two years or less in their current positions when classes start this year. In Roosevelt County, two school districts recently parted ways with their superintendents. Fort Sumner and Clovis also have new superintendents. […]

Garrett, Walter

Walter Garrett Services: Have been held. Walter C. “Buck” Garrett, 98, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 2, 1906, in Old Greer County, Oklahoma Indian Territory, to Charles Franklin and Lexia Bullard Garrett. He married Bonnie Robertson on May 8, 1928, in Erick, Okla. He was […]

Lady Cats third in Artesia

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ARTESIA — For Clovis, a third-place finish in the Lady Dog Invitational seemed worthwhile, especially in light of the tough pitching the Wildcats faced in the semifinals and a comeback win in the third-place game. Clovis (10-4) began the tournament on Friday by clubbing Roswell 12-2. That put the ‘Cats […]

Ex-jailer’s trial ends in hung jury

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict after almost five hours of deliberations following former-jailer Robert Gonzales’ trial on Wednesday. Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial. Prosecutor Donald Schutte has six months to retry Gonzales and said he plans on doing so. Gonzales faced two counts of […]

Student Profile

Ali Garrett is the daughter of Ron and Jan Garrett and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pet(s): I have three animals. I have one dog and she is 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 Irish setter. Her name is Golda and she is 11 years old. I also have two […]

Prep soccer: Carlsbad sweeps Clovis

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Clovis’ Melissa James slides through a puddle of water after losing her footing as she tries to make a play on the ball during the first half of the Lady Wildcats game against Carlsbad Thursday at the Yucca soccer complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Clovis scored for the first time in five games, […]

Garcia, Donato Maes Sr.

Donato Maes Garcia Sr. Services: Have been held. Donato Maes Garcia Sr., 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 22, 1924, in Boreca. He worked many years for Malcolm and Michael Garrett as foreman for Garrett Farms. He was preceded in death by his parents; five […]

Billy the Kid can rest, probe dismissed

The Associated Press FORT SUMNER — Three southeastern New Mexico officials looking for answers about the death of Western legend Billy the Kid have dropped their request to exhume what are believed to be the outlaw’s remains. Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Sullivan, joined by deputy and Capitan Mayor Steve Sederwall and DeBaca County Sheriff Gary […]

Lady Cats need season of seasoning

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Goddard sophomore Christine Young, left, and Clovis’ Amanda Davis battle for the ball during the first half of Saturday’s match at the AYSO Soccer Complex. CNJ photo by Rick White By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent With his team coming off a three-win season and still painfully young, Clovis girls soccer coach Larry Jones said one […]

Market owner cooperating

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A Clovis man submerged in a year-long battle with the city over complications with his “free market ministry” said Wednesday he will obey court orders to remove unsightly items surrounding his property. In a court order filed Wednesday, Municipal Judge Jan Garrett noted that Henry Parmenter, 74, is attempting […]

Goodwill ministry cited as public nuisance

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Henry Parmenter digs through boxes in his back yard on the 1300 block of Reid Street. He was cited in Municipal Court for leaving items he collects for the poor scattered in his front, back and adjacent yards. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man who runs what […]

Clerk called year’s best

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Like a grown man who never let go of his favorite pair of Chuck Taylors, so Vicki Kelley doesn’t want to let go of her 22 years working at Clovis Municipal Court. The municipal court administrator describes herself as the “old shoe that never wears out” — and she’d […]

Burnett, Elsie G.

Elsie G. Burnett Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elsie G. Burnett, 91, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at her home. She was born on June 17, 1913, in Spur, Texas, to Jackson and Lessie Parrish Garrett. She married Elmer Burnett on Sept. 12, 1931, in Clovis. She lived most of her life in […]

Engagements/Weddings: June 13, 2004

ENGAGEMENTS Roberts-Drager Ronnie and Terry Roberts of McAllen, Texas, announce the marriage of their daughter, Crystal Shaye Roberts of College Station, Texas, to Jeremy G. Drager of College Station, Texas, son of Aaron and Ginger Drager of Clovis. The couple exchanged vows at 4 p.m. (CDT) on June 12, 2004, at the Bethel Lutheran Church […]