Flags at half-staff for N.M. soldier

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson today issued an executive order directing that flags in New Mexico be flown at half-staff to honor U.S. Army Pfc. Damian Garza. Garza was killed Aug. 4 when his vehicle crashed into a river near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. “Our heartfelt sorrow and gratitude go out to […]

Former area resident dies in Afghanistan

Freedom Newspapers Jaime Garza said his son wanted to be in the military since he was youngster growing up in Portales watching planes take off from Cannon Air Force Base. Army Pfc. Damian Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Thursday in Afghanistan after his vehicle slid off the road into a river near Jalalabad. It […]

Hounds won’t stop running

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Lone Star Conference’s top rushing team in 2004, Eastern New Mexico University expects to put together another potent flexbone attack next fall despite the graduation of quarterback Steven Hinson. ENMU averaged just over 220 rushing yards a game last year led by the elusive Hinson, who […]

Regulations make beer and wine licenses hard to acquire

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers By Tony Parra Freedom Newspapers tony_parra@link.freedom.com PORTALES — A beer and wine license option for restaurants passed six months ago by Portales voters is having little impact. As of last week, no business owners had applied for the license, which is significantly less expensive than a liquor license but has […]

Gallegos, Teresa

Teresa Gallegos Services: Have been held. Teresa Gallegos, 51 of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 27, 1953, in San Francisco, to Catarino and Stella Garza. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; a […]

Ringing up donations

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Salvation Army bell ringer David Garza helps Amber Wall, 6, place her donation in the kettle Tuesday evening at the Wal-Mart kettle station. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Sporting a red windbreaker jacket donning the Salvation Army logo, David Garza spent Tuesday working for the needy in Clovis. He stood […]

TexAnns take four from Zias

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Zia shortstop Misty Torrez (left) and center fielder Blair Campbell are unable to make the play on the ball in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader against Tarleton State. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Perhaps, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski mused, the Zias should just play in […]

Urioste, Joe

Joe Ubaldo Urioste, 68, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 30, 1935, at Lawton, Okla., to Anastacio and Rita Encinias Urioste. He was the second of 17 children and most of his family grew up in Sena after the family moved to New Mexico. […]

Banning media impedes suspects’ right to fair trial

Freedom Newspapers High-profile murder trials by their very nature attract a great deal of attention and interest in a community that has been touched by a heinous crime. Add the murder of children to these types of cases and the sensitivities surrounding these legal proceedings come into clearer focus. We understand and respect that appropriate […]

Students start new phase

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Class of 2003 high school graduates (counter-clockwise from bottom left) Brenda Grado, 18, Daniel Aguilar, 18, Andy Garza, 18, Isaac Arzola, 18, and Ashley Sanders, 18, will begin their college careers Monday as classes start at CCC. By Gary Mitchell Friona High School graduates Daniel Aguilar and Andy Garza as well as Texico High School […]