State Police search for sixth suspect in homicide

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Courtesy Photo Dennis Joseph Hendren 36 , of Tucumcari is being sought by State Police in connection to Pacheco’s homicide. QCS Staff State police have arrested a fifth suspect and are asking the community for help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Henry […]

20-year-old charged in Pacheco homicide

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Courtesy photo Orlando Martinez, 21, of Tucumcari, charged with tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence. Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday. Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday with murder in connection to the […]

Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide (Updated)

Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday. Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday with murder in connection to the July 9 homicide of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco. Johnson said Jones was also charged with aggravated burglary, unlawful taking […]

Suspicious death now homicide in Tucumcari (Updated)

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Police late Sunday named a person of interest in the homicide of a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman. Officers responded to a residence at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Arapahoe Street in Tucumcari, where they discovered Shirley Pacheco deceased inside of her home, said Sgt. Tim Q. Johnson Initially, police called the […]

In Tribute: Military man remembered as nomad

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Monico Pacheco loved California, and he loved boxing. But he loved his family more. After a life spent halfway across the country, Pacheco returned to

March 30, 2008 Engagements

Mr. Keith Riden and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Pacheco announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alisha Riden, to Kris Everhart, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rodriguez, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows May 10, 2008 at Parkland Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School. […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 10 through Wednesday: Andrew David Forrest, 22, to Tiffany Iris Douglas, 24, both of Clovis Richard Stephen Nickerson Jr., 61, to Lonnie Jo Johnston, 56, both of Clovis Gordon E. Payne, 41, to Amy J. Davis, 33, both of Clovis Jarret Lee Austin, 39, […]

Education Feature: Proposed allied health center downsized

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed allied health center at Clovis Community College has been downsized and construction delayed because of higher than expected bids, according to school officials. CCC Vice President for Administration David Pacheco said the college solicited bids for a 16,000-square-foot facility with a budget of about $4.2 million. Out […]

Billiard boys

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jerry Judah aims for the four ball Wednesday at Baxter-Curren Senior Center. “That’s the cowboy way to shoot,” Bud Johnston said as Judah sank the ball in the side pocket. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amid the clack of billiard balls, laughter and wisecracks, four old friends try to […]

Sept. 21 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 13 through Wednesday: Alfredo Quiroz, 27, of Texico, to Ana Rivera 21, of Clovis Cody James Hilsman, 23, to Brittainy Lynn Klintworth, 28, both of Clovis Charley Leroy Cansler, 88, to Brenda Allen Edwards, 66, both of Littlefield, Texas Celso Abran Anaya, 36, to […]

July 6, 2007 Sports Briefs

Boosters meet Tuesday The Clovis High Football Boosters Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis High film room. The meeting is for parents of freshman through varsity football players. Information: Mike at 760-2085. Golf clinic upcoming A junior golf clinic is being held from 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at Clovis […]

Martial arts fight promoter arraigned

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by his […]

Promoter tells police he fired shot

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was taken […]

Fighter shot, killed in Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Tucumcari martial-arts fighter was shot to death Thursday night. Police said Albert Jason Pacheco Jr., 31, was killed following a fight on the city’s Main Street, near a gym where fighters were weighing in for a martial-arts event slated for Friday night. The event, called the Desert Xtreme Blood […]

Baskett’s CHS peers watching with interest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent J.C. Pacheco can easily remember one of the first times that Hank Baskett was tried out at wide receiver. He recalls the pure athleticism, the jumping ability, the good hands, the overall potential. Of course, it’s a fonder memory for Pacheco than most defensive backs because the two were teammates […]

2/26 In memory

Benny Pacheco Jr. on his father Benigno “Benny” Sena Pacheco Sr, a professional gambler: “My father taught us that there’s really no gambles. You have to do sure things. (He said) ‘If you’re guessing, you’re losing. Don’t play a game you don’t know how to play, because then you’re playing another man’s game.’ “If it […]

Higher wage would tax school budgets

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer While it was unclear on Wednesday if lawmakers could agree on a bill to increase the minimum wage across New Mexico, the proposal could cost taxpayers more than $1 million — and that’s just counting employees of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University. Payroll at Clovis Community […]

Pacheco Sr., Robert

Robert J. Pacheco Sr., 75, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at the Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 12, 1930, in Encino to Fidelina and Rosalio Pacheco. He married Connie Martinez on July 9, 1950, in Portales. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Helen Baca; two brothers; […]

Pacheco, Benigno

Benigno Sena “Benny”’ Pacheco, 78, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center He was born March 30, 1927, in Wilcox, Ariz., to Rudolfo and Arcelia Sena Pacheco. He married Tiodora “Lola” Griego Sept. 4, 1950, in Hereford, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was […]

2/3 Public record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 25 through Wednesday: • Jerry Dean Morris, 53, to Jamie Heather Frye, 30, both of Amarillo • Michael Anthony Sentell, 41, to Sandra Annette Shaw, 37, both of Clovis • Devin Shae Herrington, 17, to Jenna Marie Farmer, 17, both of Clovis • Tim […]