Clovis grad honored by Texas Bandmasters

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Courtesy photo Randy Vaughn, a former Clovis band member was inducted into the Texas Bandmasters hall of fame. Randy Vaughn, retired band director at Klein High School, was installed July 26, in the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in ceremonies held in conjunction with the annual Convention of the Texas Bandmasters Association meeting in San […]

Hereford to hold tennis tournament

Freedom New Mexico Hereford Schools is hosting a summer tennis tournament June 4-5 at the high school’s tennis courts. Friday play will include junior singles competition, with 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U tournaments for both genders. Saturday’s play features youth doubles, also 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U, with the age of the oldest player recognized. […]

Train strike victim identified

CNJ staff The investigation continues into how Larry Green, a signalman, was struck and killed by a train near Hereford, a BNSF Railway spokesman said Thursday. Green, 54, of Amarillo, died Wednesday morning at the sceen.

Clovis woman killed near Hereford

A 38-year-old Clovis woman was killed early Friday morning in a crash north of Hereford. Tina Howell was killed around 3 a.m. (CDT) when a tractor trailer she was driving crashed into another on Highway 385 about 3 miles outside of Hereford, according to Texas Highway Patrol Communications Operator Carolyn Wakefield. Omar Wharton, the driver […]

Military Digest: Lucio

Lucio Army Pvt. Luis A. Lucio has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Seliciano and Dora Lucio of Clovis. Lucio is a 2006 graduate of Portales High School. Davis Air Force Airman Harley E. Davis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, […]

Cats topple Hereford

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler slides into third as Hereferd’s, 32, waits to catch the ball at Bell Park on Thursday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Ice packs taped to his right arm, Clovis senior Cade Wheeler talked about the importance of staying calm on the mound. Wheeler had […]

Cats host annual Invite

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Jonathon Ware said the Wildcats struggled with team chemistry last season. Ware believes those problems are in the past as the Wildcats host the three-day Clovis Invitational at Bell Park. Clovis faces Hereford at 5 p.m. today in one of four first-round games. “We are just so […]

Hereford restaurant employee diagnosed with hepatitis A

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer More than 2,600 shots to prevent hepatitis A have been administered this week in Hereford, Texas, following the diagnosis of a Hereford Sonic Drive-In employee with the virus, according to officials. The Texas Department of State Health Services began administering free shots Monday afternoon to anyone who patronized the […]

Religion digest: Hereford church hosts arts festival

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hereford church hosts arts festival Wesley United Methodist Church in Hereford, Texas, will host its 26th Annual Festival of Arts and Crafts on Dec. 2. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center in Hereford. According to a church press release, there are […]

Hereford man confesses to assaulting grandfather

CNJ Staff A Hereford man wanted in connection with assaulting a family member in Texas was arrested Sunday by Clovis police in a stolen semi-tractor trailer. Aaron L. Warden, 27, slit his grandfather’s throat earlier Sunday, according to Lt. Esrael Silva of the Hereford police department. Hereford police will be seeking his extradition from Clovis, […]

Myrick, Matthew

Matthew DeWayne Myrick, 36, of Hereford, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006. He was born June 8, 1969. He graduated from North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Naval Armed Forces from 1989 to 1991. On Jan. 2, 1993, He married Christy Alison Butler in Austin, Texas. He graduated from […]

CNJ earns top Panhandle Press Association honors

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal picked up 14 awards on Saturday, including the two top prizes, in the Texas Panhandle Press Association’s 2005 Better Newspaper Contest. CNJ staffers were honored with PPA’s General Excellence award for the fourth time in five years. The organization also presented its Community Service award to the CNJ for […]

Lady Cats finish second in Hereford meet

CNJ staff HEREFORD — The Clovis High Lady Wildcats claimed five first-place performances and finished second to host Hereford in the two-day Hereford Invitational track meet. The Lady Whitefaces took the team title with 114 points to 104 for Clovis. Amarillo Palo Duro was third in the 11-school competition with 90 points. Clovis’ boys, meantime, […]

CHS tracksters score in four events on first day of Hereford Invitational

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Clovis High athletes scored in four finals on Friday on the first day of the Hereford Invitational track meet. The girls came away with 14 points, including a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 relay with Vanessa Croke, Nicole Russell, Nicole Johnson and Lula Hita running a time of 12 minutes, 19.25 […]

Green, Artie W.

Artie Wreathel Green, 85, of Hereford, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005. She was born July 20, 1920, in Quay County to Ben and Nellie Morrison. She married Estel Green on Sept. 6, 1939 in Portales. She was a homemaker and a member of Frio Baptist Church near Hereford. She was preceded in death by […]

Officer laid to rest

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Friona High School students line Highway 60 Monday to pay tribute to Texas Department of Public Safety officer Matt Myrick, who died in a traffic accident Friday near Hereford while on duty. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Law-enforcement officers throughout the region on Monday mourned the loss of one of […]

Fuller, Jessie L.

Mrs. Jessie Lee Fuller, 85, of Hereford died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Lubbock. She was born May 10, 1920, in Bell County, Texas, to George Thomas and Eva Kate Wilson. She married Ham Fuller in Bell County on May 20, 1939. They moved to Dawn, Texas, in 1948 and ranched on the HB family […]

Luce, Euel

Euel Luce, 71, of Portales, died Oct. 7, 2005, at the Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born May 15, 1934 in Clovis to Fern and J. W. Luce. He moved with his family to Floyd in 1947, graduated from Floyd High School in 1951, married Kay Buzzard on Nov. 25, 1951, and divorced […]

Langford, Elmer

Elmer Milton Langford, 95, of Farwell, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Oct. 25, 1909, in Kirk, to Jason and Susan Langford. He married Ogetha Maye Gann on Nov. 25, 1931, in Clovis. He was raised, went to school and farmed in the Pleasant Hill. He was a […]

CHS cross country teams host invitational

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Clovis High School sophomore cross county runner Bryan Davis, left, leads fellow sophomore runners Marisa Burton, center, and Nicole Johnson, right, during a workout last month at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy has mixed feelings about the relatively small number of teams […]