Robinson, Annie

Annie Robinson Services:Have been held. Annie Robinson, 89, of Artesia, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. She was born June 21, 1915 in Hayworth, Okla. to Marion West and the former Mary Elizabeth Martin. She attended school at Clarksville, Texas. She married Charles Robinson in 1936. During WWII, Annie […]

Robinson’s improvement a boost for thin Clovis team

1111038857-web-chs-boys-track-3_17_05.jpg

Clovis senior Damian Robinson works on his hurdle technique Wednesday during practice at the high school. Robinson has the fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles in the state so far this year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After failing to qualify for the state track meet last season, Clovis senior […]

CHS track teams second in Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Both the Clovis boys and girls track teams opened its season by finishing second to Alamogordo at the Carlsbad Invitational on Saturday. For the Wildcats, Damien Robinson won both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Robinson’s time of 14.92 seconds in the 110M automatically qualifies him for the state meet at the […]

Trial date set for one accused brother

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A trial date has been set for one of two Portales brothers accused in the April slaying of 19-year-old Amber Robinson. Richard Baca, 18, will go to trial May 16-25, on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence, senior prosecutor Donna Mowrer said. Clifford Baca, 20, also appeared Thursday before […]

Second Portales brother arraigned on murder charge

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A second Portales man was arraigned on first-degree murder charges on Monday in connection with the death of a Portales woman who was found buried in a back yard. Clifford Baca, 20, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19, in the north part of Portales. Baca faces […]

ENMU continues Texas high school pipeline

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Marcus Robinson admits living in Portales will be an adjustment from the bright lights of Dallas. Still, with two of his former high school teammates from Dallas-area R.L. Turner High School on board at Eastern New Mexico University, he doesn’t anticipate many problems. Robinson, a 6-foot, 205-pound fullback, […]

Henry, Raymond

Raymond J. “Mutt” Henry, 80, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 18, 1924, in Howard County, Texas, to Arvil Clyde and Bertha Lee Key Henry. He married Melva “Jo” Burch on July 22, 1944, in Rock Lake. He worked in General Maintenance for the […]

Second brother charged with murder in April slaying of Portales teen

Freedom Newspapers A second man was indicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found buried in his back yard. Clifford Baca, 20, also faces charges of tampering with evidence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the death of 19-year-old Amber Robinson, according to […]

Robinson, Martha

Martha Robinson Services: Have been held. Martha Jo Robinson, 80, of Amherst, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at the Harmonee House in Amherst. She was born on Aug. 28, 1924, in Chillichothe, Texas, to Elmer and Mary Lance. She married Leon Robinson on Feb. 28, 1948, in Amherst. She moved with her family to […]

Basketball prep notes

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer No, the score wasn’t a typo. The Clovis Christian girls really did beat Bible Heritage of Amarillo 69-7. Lady Eagles Tasha Daale, Sidnee Pool, Samantha Barnett and Tiffany Medeiros each outscored Bible Heritage by themselves. The Lady Eagles (5-6) were up 27-2 after the first quarter and outscored Bible […]

New, old faces for area teams

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Two coaches who have a combined 61 years experience are among the five new high school boys basketball coaches in the area. Jimmy Joe Robinson at Clovis Christian and Jim Kneipp at Grady each return to coach after a three-year hiatus. Robinson has 528 wins and four state titles […]

Clovis roundball practice starts today

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Even after 11 state titles and nearly three decades of coaching, Clovis girls basketball coach Miles Watters will wake up today with a little extra spring in his step. He won’t be the only one. After two months of off-season workouts, the high school basketball season in New Mexico […]

Homicide cases wait on DNA results

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor A long wait for DNA evidence is a common point in Portales’ two homicide investigations. Seven weeks after the June 14 stabbing death of Jorge Prado of Clovis, no murder charges have been filed and police are still waiting on results of DNA tests conducted on knives and blood […]

Historic land site gets new name

1088317383-b-soldier-hill-2-raw.jpg

Members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers present the flags at the beginning of Saturday morning’s ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Hill. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just […]

Mr. Robinson, the grandkids will be proud

CNJ Editorial Seldom do we stand on formality or political correctness. Most times the fans of those forms of group-think use them to stifle voices and opinions that disagree with theirs. However, a recently successful effort to change the racially insensitive and derogatory nickname of an eastern New Mexico landmark deserves loud applause. The site, […]

Black man wins fight to rename hill

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor PORTALES — This is the story of a group of black men who fought for their lives, and one black man who fought for their honor. It’s about soldiers who sought shelter, and a Portales man in search of a colorless society. It’s about a 50-foot hill near the […]

Robinson, Amber

Amber Robinson Services: Have been held. Amber Robinson, 19, of Portales, was born on Dec. 3, 1984, in Portales, to Joann Martinez and Rodney Robinson. She grew up in Portales, where she attended school. Family members said she was artistic and enjoyed doing needlework, crocheting, painting and crafting. She was an animal lover and enjoyed […]

Wiegand, Vincent

Vincent Wiegand Services: Have been held. Mr. Vincent “Vince” Carroll Wiegand, 58, of Easley, S.C., died Monday May 3, 2004. He was born on Sept. 28, 1945, in Morganfield, Ky., to Vincent A. and Flora I. Wiegand. He was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a masters degree in psychology, theology and sociology. […]

Teen arraigned in death of woman found in back yard

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — A Portales teenager was arraigned Thursday morning on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Portales woman. Richard Baca, 18, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19. Her body was found in the back yard of the house where Baca lives. Baca was indicted […]

Teen charged with first-degree murder

Staff and wire reports PORTALES — A Roosevelt County grand jury has indicted a Portales teenager on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Portales woman. Richard Baca, 18, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19. Her body was found in the back yard of the house where Baca […]