12/7 Honors

Pintoris Art League Artist for the month Ruben Armenta is this month’s Pintoris Art League Artist for the month. The Clovis-Carver Public Library has 19 of Armenta’s works on exhibit. Armenta is a retired Air Force graphic artist and

Two sentenced in child’s murder

Clovis, NM. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Demetrio Salas, age 22, and David Griego, age 31, were sentenced this morning for the September 15, 2005 shooting death of 10 year old Carlos Perez. In October of 2007, a Portales jury found Demetrio Salas guilty of First Degree Felony Murder of […]

Lied to death: Criminals end up victims

By Leonard Pitts Jr.: Syndicated columnist So I read in the paper where another man is about to be lied to death. The first such story I am aware of was published last year in the Houston Chronicle. It concerned a street punk named Ruben Cantu, who was executed in 1993 for shooting two men, […]

Sandoval, Ruben

Ruben Sandoval, 70, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Las Vegas, N.M. Born May 8, 1935, in Watrous to Gabriel and Ramona Rael Sandoval, he grew up in Clovis and served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a policeman for the city of Clovis, starting as a rookie and working his […]

Car wash raises funds for slain child’s family

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Friends, family and volunteers from the community gathered Saturday morning at Taco Box in Clovis for a car wash to raise money for the family of Carlos Perez. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer At least 30 school kids from Gattis, Yucca, Cameo, Lockwood and Clovis High schools volunteered their time […]

Perez, Carlos

Carlos Perez, 10, of Clovis, died Thursjnant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 16, 1994, in Portales to Carlos Guerro and Lupe Perez. He was a fifth grade student at Cameo Elementary in Clovis. He is survived by his parents; four sisters, Valerie Perez, Patricia Perez, Araceli Perez and Selena Perez, all of Clovis; […]

Keeping our community safe is group effort

CNJ Editorial This is one of Clovis’ darkest days. A little boy died at 2:30 Thursday morning, shot in his sleep by cowards who, many suspect, were aiming to kill his sleeping brother. Police say someone fired nine shots through the window of a bedroom where Carlos Perez and his brother, 17-year-old Ruben Perez, were […]

Police: Three arrested in shooting case; none charged

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Waldo Casarez with the Curry County Sheriff Department investigates the scene where10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot Thursday at 1316 W. 15th St. Perez died later at that night at a Lubbock hospital. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A 10-year-old Clovis boy, shot in the head while he slept early Thursday, […]

Anaya, Ruben

Ruben Anaya Services: Have been held. Ruben Michael Anaya, 50, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Los Lunas. He was born on May 19, 1954, in Clovis, to Gilbert I. and Virginia Salas Anaya. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and was a self-employed air conditioning and heating repairman. He was a […]

Reyna, Israel

Israel Reyna Services: Have been held. Mr. Israel Reyna, 56, of Clovis, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 27, 1947, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Guadalupe and Elodia Champa Reyna. Family members said he loved to be around the family and was a hard […]

Arvizu, Hilda

HILDA ARVIZU Services: Have been held. Hilda Arvizu, 90, of Roswell, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003. She was born on Sept. 1, 1913, in Azusa, Calif., to Pedro and Ramona Romero. She married Ruben Arvizu on Jan. 4, 1930, in Arvin, Calif. She was a resident of Roswell since 1976 where she was a homemaker. […]

Honors

Bryant Cindy Bryant, of Carrollton, Texas, recently completed degree requirements for the master of business administration at Amberton University in Garland, Texas. 28th Annual Pintores Art Show Best of show: Adeanna Carlysle Pastels: 1. Ingrid McNamara; 2. Randy Wray; 3. Ginnie Siefert Merchant Award – Ginnie Siefert; Merchant Award – Liz Eisenbraun Drawing: 1. Scott […]