Crockett has 14 points, 10 rebounds in Texas Tech loss

The Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. — Clovis’ Jaye Crockett had 14 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday for Texas Tech in a losing cause, Oklahoma beat Texas Tech 64-55 on Tuesday night to keep the Red Raiders winless in Big 12 play. Texas Tech (7-10, 0-5) trailed throughout the second half but pulled within 48-47 when […]

Our people: Music fan

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Courtesy photo Petty, middle, with Mickey Thomas, left, and Bobby Vee at the 2010 Clovis Music Festival. Clovis native Randy Petty has been working at Triangle ACE Hardware since he was 11 years old. Petty is now 47 and spends his time as general manager of ACE, a volunteer with Faith Christian Family Church and […]

Curry inmate charged in attack

CNJ staff A 32-year-old Curry County inmate has been charged in connection with an attack Tuesday that left another inmate with a broken nose. Norman Bonner was arrested for aggravated battery and intimidation of a state’s witness, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Daniel Spurlin told investigators Bonner kicked and punched him in the […]

Falcons scare Sooners in comeback

By 2nd Lt. Meredith Kirchoff: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs NORMAN, Okla. — Meeting for only the second time in school history, the Air Force Academy Falcons posted 351 rushing yards against the nationally-ranked Oklahoma University Sooners in a close 27-24 defeat at Sept. 18 at OU’s Memorial Field. The Sooners took an early […]

A rockin’ good time

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Johnny Rogers, a Buddy Holly impersonator, took the stage Saturday with Kevin Montgomery to play their music, rather than Holly’s. Liliana Castillo The Clovis Music Festival drew more than 6,000 people over the course of four days. The festival was started in 1987 by Vi Petty in honor of her […]

Listening party draws around 100 visitors to museum

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Kathy Teston shows a copy of Tom Petty’s unreleased CD “Mojo” to Clovis City Commissioner Juan Garza during a Monday night “Mojo Listening Party”. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About 100 people mingled at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Monday night to hear Tom Petty’s […]

Chamber names Norman Petty studio curator as citizen of the year

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Broad walks through a standing ovation to accept his award Friday as the 2009 Citizen of the Year at the annual Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet held at the Clovis Civic Center. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The annual Clovis and Curry County Chamber of […]

Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum open on Saturday

In conjunction with the Kick Start Motorcycle Rally on Main Street and the Charlie Phillips CD Release Party at the museum this Saturday, the Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum will be open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mural captures Clovis past

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A.C. Bryant of Clovis sits in front of a mural that features him taking an order at Fox Drug store in 1937. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Giving the new Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum some of the classic ambiance is a giant photo of an old-time […]

Museum showcases Petty, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Buddy Holly is one of the featured photos on a mural at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, located on the lower level of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The museum will have its grand opening Saturday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Norman Petty is known […]

Aggies’ Reid selected all-region

CNJ staff NORMAN, Okla. — Junior Travis Reid was one of two New Mexico State University golfers chosen to the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Division I Ping All-Southwest Region team, announced Thursday. The Clovis High graduate was the Aggies’ top player his year, averaging 72.74 strokes over 38 rounds, highlighted by a 66 in […]

April 20, 2008 Library Books

Books available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Life of Graham Greene by Norman Sherry was donated Michael Pollack in memory of Elsie Heden. Through access to letters, diaries, and Greene himself, this volume reveals the life of the novelist and playwright who also served as a British double agent during World War II. Louder […]

Business Digest: Chamber, tourist officials to visit from Lubbock

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will host 22 Lubbock city, chamber and tourism officials Wednesday. According to Chamber spokesperson Liz Eisenbraun, the visitors are comprised of representatives from the city of Lubbock, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Eisenbraun said the purpose of the visit is to share tourism […]

Petty studio offers step back in time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “There is a shower in the men’s room.” Ah, I thought. My new co-worker has discovered the uniqueness of our radio station’s men’s room, courtesy of the late Norman Petty. Had he not decided to open a recording studio in Clovis there probably wouldn’t be a shower in the men’s […]

Historical marker unveiled at Petty studio

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Shirley and Kenneth Broad, owners of the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, unveil a historic marker presented Thursday by the New Mexico Historical Preservation Division. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Dozens gathered Thursday in a small court yard at the Norman Petty Recording Studio to watch the unveiling of […]

Holly, Petty proteges performing at festival

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The history of rock ’n’ roll, from the revolutionary sound of Elvis to the modern beat of Tejano, will be showcased at the 2007 Clovis Music Festival. The first concert in this year’s event sponsored by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be at 7 p.m. Thursday with […]

Historic marker honors Petty

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis’ music history is being cast in stone with a scenic historic marker by the state honoring Norman Petty, according to state and local officials. The placard will be unveiled in a ceremony in front of the Norman Petty Studios at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 to kick off the […]

Education Feature: Classes bridge language barrier

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English as a Second Language instructor Stefanie Jose, right, teaches Susana Loya at Clovis Community College, where more than 400 students are enrolled in the classes. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Interpreting is a way of life for Isabel Villarreal. Born in the United States to Mexican immigrants, the […]

Music festival draws 1,000-plus

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Music Festival was a weekend filled with rock ‘n’ roll and reminiscing. The event honored musicians from the 1950s who had ties to the Norman Petty Studios. Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Liz Eisenbraun said the festival drew more than 1,000 fans from around the […]

Petty cured: Seventh-Street studio top attraction for music lovers

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Paul Diffin of San Diego, Calif., looks at the instrument panel Thursday during a tour of Norman Petty’s recording studio on Seventh Street.Tours of the studio are part of the three-day Clovis Music Festival. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) BY Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer England native Paul Diffin called the Seventh-Street studio where Norman Petty […]