Officials investigating allegations of forged criminal citations

By David Stevens Authorities are investigating whether dozens of citations issued by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety include forged signatures of criminal suspects, according to court documents filed in 9th Judicial District Court. The court records do not explain why citations may have been forged. Investigators have learned that at least some of […]

Special agent placed on leave for investigation

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor A special agent with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety has been placed on administrative leave with pay while authorities conduct a criminal investigation against her, the agent’s attorney said on Tuesday. Delores Ledezma-Pinon, who works with the Special Investigations Division in Clovis, was placed on leave last week, […]

Perry Jr, Alfred “Al”

Alfred Robert ‘Al’ Perry Jr., 67, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born March 11, 1938, to Alfred Robert and Nora Lalley Perry in San Francisco. He graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco. He attended college at San Jose State, Hayward State, and Eastern […]

Pastors plan similar Christmas sermons

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Bethel Assembly of God Pastor Lemuel Perry said he will conduct a simple worship service for Christmas. (File photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The story is as old as time; originating from the New Testament Gospel of Matthew. The saga chronicles the miracle of the virgin birth that resulted in Jesus Christ being […]

Texas’ legislative soap opera hurts law process

Freedom Newspapers The Texas Legislature’s struggle to enact some sort of public school finance reform is beginning to remind us of a soap opera. After all, the plot is full of twists and turns. But following bouts of high drama and much anguish, we always seem to end up back in the same place — […]

Man charged in deer killings sentenced to 30 days in jail

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis man charged with killing and beheading five deer last year has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and slapped with a $1,000 fine. Darin Hunt, 22, was convicted of five counts of unlawful hunting, five of waste of game and five of unlawful possession of deer, […]

Rally attracts area bikers

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Kay Stanton of Farwell rides her Honda Goldwing with granddaughter Brinn Reeves of Clovis on back Saturday afternoon at the Badlands Motorcycle Rally at High Plains Harley-Davidson. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Biker Don Lenau was visiting Clovis from his home in Muleshoe when the pack of motorcycles outside High […]

Brent , Ralph

Ralph Brent Services: Have been held. Ralph Perry Brent, 83, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born April 25, 1921, in Dodd City, Texas, to Floyd and Zora Sue Perry Brent. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Jewel Marie […]

Orchestraaahh delights

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From left, Raymond Jenkins, Eileen MacNaughton and Lemuel Perry make up the first violin section of the Clovis Community Orchestra. They are practicing on Monday at First United Methodist Church for their Sunday performance. (Staff photo: Tova Fruc Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community Orchestra members are on the lookout for string-instrument musicians, and […]

Texas special session seen as waste of time

The Texas Legislature’s 150 state representatives and 31 state senators debated and bickered, but ended up adjourning May 17, two days before the scheduled end of the special session called by Gov. Rick Perry. They concluded their session without finding a new way to pay for the state’s public schools. All Texans have to show […]