Aug. 29, 1950

An advertisement for Coca-Cola listed a six bottle carton of soda for 25 cents. … Jack Skipworth, Clovis rodeo roper, filed a lawsuit in district court after his champion horse “Big Red” escaped another man’s stable and was hit by a car. Skipworth claimed the man did not have the authorization to put Skipworth’s horse [...]

Murder suspect captured

CNJ STAFF The suspect sought in connection with Clovis’ lastest homicide was apprehended early this morning. Tony Martinez was located at a hotel in Lamesa, Texas, just before 6 a.m. (CDT), according to police. Police have alleged Martinez, 51, shot and killed Hugo Ochoa on Wednesday in front of a home at 410 Rencher Street. [...]

Mac W. “Bigun” Hancock Jr.

Mac W. “Bigun” Hancock Jr., 80, of Farwell died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006. He was born March 8, 1925, in Dawson County, Texas, to Mallie Best and Mac W. Hancock Sr. He married Louise Taylor on Sept. 3, 1947, in Texico. He served in the Army during World War II. In his younger years he [...]

Bovina coach and AD takes job in Lamesta, Texas

CNJ staff BOVINA — Bovina football coach and athletic director Kent Torbert has been hired for the same positions at Lamesa, Texas, and will start his duties there on March 1. Torbert has been Bovina’s AD since 2002. He was an assistant football coach to Bruce Scroggins in his first year at the school before [...]

Torres, George

George Torres Services: Have been held. George “Billy” Torres Jr., 53, of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Nov. 5, 1950, in Sinton, Texas, to George Sr. and Susie Herrera Torres. He married Lilly Marmolejo on April 10, 1973, in Loresa, Texas. He worked in [...]

Brownlow, Ernest

Ernest Derrell Brownlow, 69, of Lamesa, Texas, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 28, 1934, in Lamesa to Luther E. and Mayme Lee Brownlow. He was a member of the First Baptist Church O’Donnell. Family members said he actively attended Bluegrass festivals. He married Claudia [...]

Pearson, Velma

VELMA PEARSON Services: Have been held. Mrs. Velma Pearson, 92, of Elida, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Dec. 2, 1910, in Stephenville, Texas, to Nora and Frank Hilburn. Her family moved to Lamesa, Texas, when she was a girl. She married Carl Pearson on [...]