Charges pending in Muleshoe shooting

CNJ staff The Texas Department of Public Safety is releasing few details on a Friday officer-involved shooting in Muleshoe. A release from Cpl. John Gonzales of the DPS’ Lubbock office said charges are still pending from an incident that led to an exchange of gunfire between Juan Mendoza Quezada, 44, and Muleshoe Sgt. Steve Bartley, [...]

Zias clinch program’s second LSC soccer tournament bid

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University wrapped up its second Lone Star Conference tournament berth in the nine-year history of the program on Friday, erupting for three second-half goals in a 4-1 victory over Incarnate Word at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Zias (7-5-3, 5-3-3 LSC) moved into third place in the conference, pending [...]

Chaparral CC owner: Sale not pending

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The owner of the Chaparral Country Club said despite communications to his customers that may have indicated otherwise, he has not gone beyond negotiations with the City of Clovis or anybody. City officials confirmed over the weekend they were in negotiations to buy the club, which would be part [...]

High Plains Patriots turn in petition with about 1,000 signatures

Kevin Wilson Signatures were turned in Monday in favor of a special election on a pending gross receipts tax increase passed by the Clovis City Commission last month. City Manager Joe Thomas said if more than 456 signatures are verified on petitions submitted by the High Plains Patriots citizens group, a special election will likely [...]

Bailey County detention officer on leave pending investigation

CNJ staff A Bailey County, Texas, detention officer is on leave pending an investigation into allegations he engaged in sexual relations with a female inmate and brought contraband into the jail. Sheriff Richard Wills said Tuesday after he was “informed of some accusations against a jailer.” The officer in question was placed on leave and [...]

Attorney: School board receptive to settlement

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education took no action Saturday following a special session to discuss pending or threatened litigation regarding basketball coach J.D. Isler’s lawsuit against the district. Isler was suspended from coaching Dec. 16 by the New Mexico Activities Association and later terminated by the school [...]

Man arrested for auto burglaries – more anticipated arrests pending

A 20-year-old Clovis man identified as Matthew Gonzales was arrested early this morning on December 17, 2009 for Auto Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Larceny, 3 Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Charges are pending against several juveniles that were involved in the burglaries with Matthew [...]

Bingaman holds hearing on pending administration nominations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will hold an Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting to consider pending nominations. The Energy Committee will vote on the nominations of James Markowsky to be assistant secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy); Warren Miller Jr. to be assistant secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy) and director of the [...]

Bill protects ‘controversial science’ teaching

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A measure pending in the Senate Education Committee would protect teachers who want to talk about theories of a “controversial scientific nature,” including but not limited to creationism, its sponsor said. “There’s fear that if they say the wrong thing at the wrong time with the wrong student present [...]

Senators toss key amendments

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist To protect its prerogative of adding billions of dollars of pork-barrel projects to defense bills, the Senate last week passed its fiscal 2009 defense authorization bill without allowing votes on 101 pending amendments, some of them important to service personnel. About a third of the ignored amendments would have improved [...]