12/17 Public Record

Compiled from court records from Friday through Thursday. Marriage Licenses Benito l. Rodriguez, 65 to Gloria Dawn Grooms, 48 both of Clovis. Jorge Armando Rodriguez, 22 to Rocia Loya, 24 both of Clovis. Ronald James Doll, 36 of Alamogordo to Elaine Kathryn Smolenski, 36 of Clovis. Joseph David Brockman, 26 to Cheryl Lynn Barker, 26 […]

Perez, Jose Alejandro

Jose Alejandro Perez Services: Have been held. Jose Alejandro “Alex” Perez, 3, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in Roswell. He was born on Jan. 27, 2001, in El Paso, Texas, to Jose Maria Perez-Aguilera and Irma Elsa Jimenez. He came to Clovis in 2002 and he attended Our Lady of Guadalupe. He was […]

Clovis boy killed in accident: mom charged

CNJ staff Clovis boy is dead and his mother faces a charge of homicide by vehicle following a one-car rollover early Wednesday morning 20 miles east of Roswell. Jose Alejandro Perez was killed when he was ejected from a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by his mother, according to officials with the New Mexico State […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps WT

CNJ STAFF CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team brought out the big sticks this weekend. The Greyhounds also threw some pretty good pitching at Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M. ENMU pounded out 48 hits while its pitching staff limited the Buffaloes to 10 runs in 25 innings […]

Hounds gain series split at NW Oklahoma

CNJ STAFF ALVA, Okla. — Junior right-hander Jesse Garcia-Perez pitched five innings of three-hit relief and junior Mark Wallace belted a pair of solo home runs as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Northwestern Oklahoma State 11-6 on Tuesday to gain a split of their two-game series. The Greyhounds (9-17), who were routed 16-1 […]

Argument ends with man’s death

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 21-year-old Clovis man is being held on murder charges in connection with Monday night’s shooting of two Clovis men, one of whom died at the scene. Mark Madrid faces an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Porfirio “Po” Gonzalez, 53, police said. Madrid also faces […]

LCU gets two in ninth to edge Hounds

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Down to their final two outs, the Lubbock Christian Chaparrals pushed over two ninth-inning runs despite hitting only one ball out of the infield to edge Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 in college baseball Tuesday. Sophomore Jesse Garcia-Perez, ENMU’s third pitcher of the day, worked two scoreless innings before running into […]

Perez, Francisco

Francisco Perez Services: Have been held. Mr. Francisco Perez, 29, of Clovis, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Palomas, Mexico. He was born on Oct. 9, 1973, in Mocula, Mexico, to Francisco and Dolores Perez. He is survived by two daughters; three sisters; and two brothers. Arrangements were by Rios Funeral Home of Juarez, Chihuahua, […]

New school year, returning career

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Mary Finifrock de Perez, a third grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School, unpacks books in her classroom Friday at the school. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Mary Finifrock De Perez is a teacher who never stops learning — or, apparently, teaching. After working in the Clovis Municipal School District for 28 years as […]

Muleshoe man killed in one-vehicle rollover

By Angela Peacock A Muleshoe man and Bailey County employee was killed Thursday in a one-vehicle rollover involving the work truck he was driving. Mario Melendez, 24, was 13 miles south of Muleshoe driving westbound on FM 746 when his right inside rear tire blew out causing him to lose control and roll the Bailey […]