Soldier with Clovis kin dies in Iraq bombing

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Linda Hernandez has three e-mails from her cousin to which she’ll never get the chance to respond. The Clovis resident saw the messages after she returned from vacation Sunday — the day she found out her cousin, Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb., died when […]

Clovis grad works her way onto Stanford rowing team

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Jessica Hernandez played soccer, basketball and ran track at Clovis High. Courtesy photo By Rick White Jim Hernandez believes athletics are an important part of the educational process. So when he dropped off his youngest daughter at college in the fall, he urged her to stay involved in sports. Jessica Hernandez played soccer, basketball and […]

Portales man convicted of 15 felony sex crimes

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS A Roosevelt County jury convicted Ernesto Hernandez, 37, of Portales, on Tuesday of 16 different felony counts, most involving sex crimes with a minor, according to a news release from District Attorney Brett Carter. Hernandez was convicted on 10 counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 and five counts of […]

Mendoza, Javier

Javier Mendoza Services: Have been held. Mr. Javier Mendoza, 52, of Rio Rancho, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in San Ignacio, Mexico, to Maria and Jose Guadalupe Mendoza. He settled in Portales around 1970. He married Sophia Lopez on April 12, 1975. […]

Martinez, Juana

Juana Martinez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Juana Martinez, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Toyahvale, Texas, to Gavina and Jose Hernandez. She married Tranquilino A. Martinez on March 17, 1981, in Pecos, Texas. They moved to Portales in 1986. […]

Ortiz, Tina

Tina Ortiz Services: Have been held. Miss Tina Louise Ortiz, 31, of Farwell, a cashier, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 23, 1972, in Muleshoe to Manuel and Janie Garza Ortiz. She graduated from Farwell High School in 1991. Family members said she loved softball, Spanish […]