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 […]

Hall of Fame coach returns at 68

By Dave Wagner After three years away from coaching basketball, Jimmy Joe Robinson is ready to give it another shot. The 68-year-old Robinson, who retired from coaching after guiding Melrose to the Class 1A boys state championship in 2001, will be back on the sidelines again next winter — at Clovis Christian School. “They’ve got […]

Teen held in killing

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES —A Portales teenager was charged with murder on Wednesday. Richard Baca, who turned 18 on May 2, is accused of killing Amber Robinson, 19, of Portales. Robinson’s body was discovered fully intact Friday afternoon, buried in the back yard of a residence at 717 N. Ave. J, where Baca […]

Girl’s body ID’d

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor PORTALES — Portales residents expressed shock and grief on Tuesday after police identified the body of a woman found on Friday, buried in a Portales back yard. Amber Robinson, 20, a former student at Broad Horizons in Portales, made a lasting impression on friends, who described her as a […]

Robinson, James

James Robinson Services: Have been held. James Fred Robinson, 92, of Lovington died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at the Good Samaritan Center in Lovington. He was born on July 3, 1911, in Lovington. He married Loeta Fowler on Oct. 18, 1930, in Lovington. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1923. […]

The spirited sound of gospel: Concert set for Saturday

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Clovis High School choir director Chuck Tipton leads the gospel choir in “Praise His Holy Name” during rehearsal Wednesday at the high school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Choir group members are used to singing a wide range of music. Gospel music, however, is best known by singers in church choirs rather […]

ENMU alumni to be honored at homecoming breakfast

By Mike Linn In his heyday, Jimmy Joe Robinson was a consummate coach on the hardwood, a strategist of the local high school basketball circuit. A coaching record of 528-213 and four state championships lend support to his ability to inspire teams in gymnasiums laced with the aroma of sweat and popcorn. Now retired, the […]

CHS alumni game scheduled tonight

By Dave Wagner David Lansford knows he can’t do everything on a basketball court that he could when he was in high school a quarter of a century ago, but he’s still looking forward to Clovis High’s second annual alumni game scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Rock Staubus Gym. First off, it’s a chance […]