TexAnns take two from Zias

CNJ staff Arianna Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run and Tarleton State beat Eastern New Mexico University 6-1 in the nightcap to complete sweep of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader at Zia Field. Tarleton State beat ENMU 5-1 in the opener. Samantha Swanda and Katie Smith combined to limit […]

Banned drugs provide great medical benefit

Freedom New Mexico Baseball player Alex Rodriguez finally came clean Monday, admitting he took performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003 while he played with the Texas Rangers. The admission follows a Sports Illustrated report that Rodriguez was one of 104 players who tested positive for such drugs in a 2003 survey. It’s important to note that at […]

Escaped inmate sparks ankle bracelet controversy

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Rodriguez By Sharna Johnson An 18-year-old escaped inmate is the object of a police manhunt and the center of a developing controversy in a defendant monitoring program. Police are searching for Fermin Rodriguez, who is accused of cutting off his electronic ankle bracelet and escaping Tuesday, according to Curry County Jail Administrator Lois Bean. Tuesday […]

Education feature: Clovis school gives 50/50 language mix

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School kindergarten students Halynn Garcia, right, tells Katelynn Wideman the instructions the teacher gave the class in Spanish moments before. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer When Ana Rodriguez asked her second grade class for words that begin with the letter “B,” birthday was rejected. “Yes, but words […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Engagements

Brown-Rodriguez Chuck and Rachael Brown of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Danielle Brown of Clovis, to Teofilo J. Rodriguez of Portales. He is the son of Reofilo and Inez Rodriguez of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. […]

Clovis man sentenced in jail escape

Clovis, NM. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Guadalupe Rodriguez, age 31, pled guilty to Escape from a Jail Facility and was ordered to serve time in the New Mexico Department of Corrections until the year 2020. On December 23, 2006, Rodriguez was a jail inmate in the Curry County Detention […]

Clovis man sentenced for jail escape

CNJ staff A man who stuffed his bed to fool detention officers and escaped through a broken jail door in December 2006 will serve about 12 years in prison, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Guadalupe Rodriguez, 31, of Clovis pleaded guilty Wednesday to escape from a jail facility, Chandler said in a press release. […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part I

ames of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade A Honor Roll: Emilio Armijo, Maria Amaro, Yailin Arevalo, Veronica Baiza, Rachael Candelaria, Dalton Fulcher, Trenton Gaither, Emma Godbey, Mariah Griego, Joshua McLauren, Esther Mendoza, Rachel Mendoza, Albert Ortega, T.J. Richardson, Brianna Sena, Isabella […]

Funerals not always sad occasion

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I told my sister Maria recently, “You missed a good funeral,” and she looked at me like I was nuts. “No, I mean it,” I explained. “It was a good funeral, getting to meet and visit with Dad’s side of the family.” It’s something we rarely got to do while […]

Traditions add more reason to season

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I get carried away with Christmas spirit. My daughter Laura rolls her eyes, calls me a Christmas freak and blushes in embarrassment when I pull up to her work with waving Santas on my car. Yes, I like Christmas. No, I love Christmas. It is truly the most wonderful time […]

Victims remembered

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Sandra Valdez helps her son Hugo Ochoa Jr., 3, decorate a Christmas tree with an ornamental angel bearing the name of his father, Hugo Ochoa. Ochoa was shot and killed in 2006 outside of his Clovis home. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Paula Rodriguez of Clovis fought through her […]

Education Feature: Freshmen’s grades improve

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chris Sharp, 14, studies Wednesday during class at Clovis High School’s Freshman Campus. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Teresa Rodriguez said a teaming concept in place at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus would have helped her when she was in school. Rodriguez said she wasn’t the best student. […]

Nov. 16 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 8 through Wednesday: Ryan Jason Martinez, 23, to Mayra Alejandra Moreno, 20, both of Clovis Shawn Thomas Schiller, 21, to Tinamarie Ann Garcia, 20, both of Clovis Shannon D. Young, 38, of Santa Fe, to Kimberley Michele Monroe, 38, of Clovis Nicholas Anthony Rodriguez, […]

Oct. 26 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from October 18 through Wednesday: James Richard Paquette, 29, to Josie Thomas, 36, both of Clovis Julio Soria-Escobar, 29, to Phyllis A. Henderson, 34, both of Clovis Anthony Duane Frederick, 48, to Bernette Marie Jennewein, 40, both of Clovis John Edward Moyle, 25, to Heather Diane […]

Muleshoe farmer killed in tractor crash

CNJ staff A 41-year-old Muleshoe farmer was killed Sunday morning in Bailey County when a tractor he was driving overturned on U.S. 70/84 after being struck by a pickup truck, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Paul Fulcher was driving eastbound around 11 a.m. (CDT) when the tractor was struck by a Dodge […]

Wedding really reunion in disguise

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I thought it was going to take another funeral to get our familia together again, but low and behold, my sister’s wedding in Vegas this weekend is becoming an unplanned Rodriguez-Madrid family reunion. My sister Becky and her fiancée, Billy, are tying the knot in Vegas this weekend — Las […]

Commissioners endorse jail plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A corrective action plan put in place in the aftermath of an inmate escape last month earned the stamp of approval of the Curry County Commission. Warden Leslie Johnson detailed policy and procedural changes during Wednesday’s Curry County Commission meeting, which include mandatory visual head counts and better documentation. […]

County mum on jail report

CNJ staff Investigation reports into an escape and a stabbing last month at the Curry County Detention Center are complete, but officials have so far declined to release them. Curry County Assistant Manager Lance Pyle said a report was completed Wednesday evening and Warden Leslie Johnson has met with Curry County Manager Dick Smith. “Appropriate […]

Missing county inmate caught

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center was arrested Thursday without incident in Dimmitt, Texas, according to Dimmitt police. Guadalupe Rodriguez, 29, was arrested by local police about 8:30 a.m. (CST) at a Dimmitt hotel, according to police. “We knocked on the door and that’s when […]