Birthdays — Aug. 7

Mares Carlos Mares celebrated his 29th birthday on July 29, 2011.Mares was born July 29, 1982, in Clovis.

Texico police chief quitting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico police chief John Mares has resigned and is running for sheriff in De Baca County. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer John Mares said Wednesday he has resigned as Texico police chief effective March 28. Mares, who has worked in law enforcement in Clovis and Curry County for almost […]

Cerda, Richard

Richard Lee Cerda, 33, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 in Clovis. Mr. Cerda was born May 31, 1972 to Richard and Rosalinda Vera Cerda in Amarillo. He married Anna Marie Mares on Dec. 22, 1993 in Clovis. He was an employee of Wilhite Construction, previously employed by Blue Beacon in Amarillo, Texas, where he also […]

Opinions mixed on DWI checkpoints

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Determining the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints in Clovis and Curry County can’t be judged on numbers alone, according to Clovis police. DWI arrests in Clovis fluctuate from year to year. The number of DWI arrests in 2005 reported by Clovis police (238) increased 12 percent over 2004, but the […]

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The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 23 through Wednesday: • Jared Wood Smith, 27, to Carlita Michelle Vicars, 24, both of Clovis. • Marcus Dwan Brown, 25, to Natalie Yvette Gomes, 23, both of Clovis. • Donald Henery Young, 58, of Plainview to Phyllis Dianne Stidham, 44, of Tulia, Texas. […]

Mouse fire still hot news

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A Fort Sumner firefighter looks on as Luciano Mares attempts to extinguish a fire Saturday at his house on Grove Street using a garden hose. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Luciano Mares was just trying to protect his cats. He didn’t want them to eat the mouse he caught in […]

Mouse takes down house

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Luciano Mares uses a garden hose to help the Fort Sumner Fire Department extinguish a fire Saturday at his house at 1137 Grove Street. Mares said he inadvertently started the fire when he tried to burn a mouse. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Dry conditions throughout the region have resulted […]

Mares , Joan

Joan Evelyn “Joy” Groce Mares, 71, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 4, 1933, in New York City to John Gavy and Evelyn Stanley Robertson Richardson. She was a Matel Toy Factory Floor Lady Supervisor Trainer. She was preceded in death by her parents. […]

Lindley, Eva

Services: have been held. Eva Mares Lindley, 65, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Yeso, to Margarito and Eulogia Marquez Mares. She married Bill Lindley in Santa Rosa. She was a waitress, and a member of St. Rose of […]

Grand jury indicts three men in January homicide

Darrell Todd Maurina Three men were indicted Friday for murder by a Curry County grand jury in connection with the Jan. 4 shooting death of Carlos Murillo, 27, of Clovis, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter. Santiago Miguel Calbert, 19, Christopher Meier, 20, and Eric Duran, 26, all of Clovis, face charges of […]

Police say trucks stolen

By Darrell Todd Maurina Someone stole three semi tractors and two trailers from area businesses in the past week, according to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher and Texico Police Chief John Mares. Unlike private vehicles which usually bring only a few thousand dollars if cut up and sold for parts, Hatcher said semis can bring […]

Romero, Nicolasa Maria

Nicolasa Maria Romero Services: Have been held. Nicolasa “Nicky” Maria Romero, 66, of Clovis died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at her home. She was born on March 18, 1937, in Pastura to Juan and Estephanita Dimas Mares. She was a counselor for the State of New Mexico. She came to Clovis six years ago. She […]

Texico cracks down on cat house

By Darrell Todd Maurina TEXICO — Texico police spent Monday afternoon working with Clovis animal control officers rounding up dozens of cats at an undisclosed address. “It was deplorable in there,” said Texico Police Chief John Mares. “The smell was unbearable, and they had a family of three living there.” Mares declined to release the […]