Food fuels football fun

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Every year, sports fans around the globe gather with friends and loved ones to watch the Super Bowl, and the communities of Portales and Clovis are no different. In addition to the various decorations, jerseys and drinks, another necessary component of a proper Super Bowl fest is food. Michelle Taylor, […]

For some residents, immigration issue hits close to home

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Maria Valdez of Clovis sets a table at Juanito’s Mexican Food Restaurant. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, she came to the U.S. at 14 with her father and stepmother for work and to send more money back to Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This mild-weathered Saturday afternoon, business inside […]

3/24 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 16 through Wednesday: • Michael Robert Garcia, 23, to Renaee Ethel Phillips, 33, both of Clovis. • Randy George Rubisch, 23, to Dominique Frances Miller, 20, both of Clovis. • Jonathan Adam Lentz, 24, to Merinda Lynn Rousseau, 28, both of Clovis. • Jose […]

Two city seats contested

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Gloria Wicker signs up to run for the Clovis City Commissioner District 2 seat Tuesday at city hall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Isidro Garcia and Juan Garza Sr. will seek re-election to the Clovis City Commission in the March 7 municipal election. Garcia and Garza will run unopposed. Commissioners […]

Longtime Muleshoe resident dies in rollover

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Noe Anzaldua wanted all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be together for the holidays. A longtime Muleshoe resident, radio station manager and on-air personality, Anzaldua died in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday night while bringing his family together. Traveling with his wife of 52 years, Viola, Anzaldua had picked […]

Four city seats up for grabs

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two-term Clovis City Commissioner Kevin Duncan said last week he won’t run for re-election, while five-term Commissioner Isidro Garcia said he will. Two other commissioners up for re-election in March said they are undecided on their future plans. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution calling for a regular municipal […]

Military sacrifice includes missing loved ones at Thanksgiving

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Shannah Garza, left, plans to cook a Thanksgiving dinner at home today for 22-month-old son Ethan Garza and daughter Victoria Garza. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a short pause at the end of the answering machine message. And then an outpouring. “Um. Hi Dad,” a child begins. It […]

Jimmy James Garza

Jimmy James Garza Services: Have been held. Jimmy James Garza, 40, of Clovis died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born May 14, 1965, in San Miguel to Enrique and Priscilla Garza. Garza graduated from Mission High School in Mission, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents, […]

Garza, Beverly S.

Beverly Sue Garza Services: Have already been held. Beverly Sue Garza, 35, of Ellicott, Colo., died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in a car accident in Colorado Spring, Colo. She was born Aug. 28, 1969, to Robert and Angie (Jimenez) Sanchez in Tucumcari. Survivors include her parents; two sons, Robert Gonzales and Tony Garza Jr., both […]

Garza, Damian James

Damian James Garza Services:Have been held. Pfc. Damian James Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Aug. 4, 2005, in Afghanistan. He was born on Dec. 31, 1985, in Portales. He attended Odessa High and Zion Christian School in Odessa and in Alamo, Texas. He served as a Ranger in the U.S. Army. He is survived […]