12/18 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Johnny E. Fulgham, 52, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of liquor or drugs (first offense) and is ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment followed by 18 months […]

12/11 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Mark E. Catanzaro, 36, pleaded guilty to embezzlement ($100-$250), receipt of stolen property ($100-$250) and is ordered to serve two years imprisonment followed by two years, two days supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. His imprisonment was suspended. • […]

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy needs repeal

Freedom Newspapers Can colleges, in this instance law schools, bar military recruiters from their campuses because of the schools’ policies not to discriminate, as the military does? This was the central question in oral arguments heard Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court in Rumsfeld vs. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights. The latter is an […]

12/4 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Roseanne Cordova, 44, pled guilty to aggravated burglary (armed after entering) and is ordered to serve nine years imprisonment followed by four years and six months supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for eight years […]

11/6 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court between Oct. 19 and Oct. 29: • Ismael S. Marez, 47, driving under the influence of liquor or drugs (Seventh or more offense). He was ordered to serve two years less 69 days of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised probation and […]

Lincoln-Jackson School began with only two students

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Lincoln-Jackson School, a segregated school, had its beginning in 1924 in the Patterson Chapel Church which was then located at 609 West 1st Street. Miss Marjorie Ford was the first teacher. She came from Temple, Texas to teach two students, Ray Love and Herman Dillard. Mrs. Ida O. Jackson replaced Miss […]

Portales makes bid for top seed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales volleyball team wanted to have two things by the time the weekend was over — the District 4-3A championship, and the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. After earning the first Saturday night, the team has no doubts it has earned the second. “I think we […]

10/30 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court between Oct. 5 and Oct. 19: • Steven Lujan, 22, was found guilty by a jury of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, concealing identity, failure to carry proof of financial responsibility, evidence […]

10/23 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filled in the Ninth Judicial District Court between Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, 2005: • David Jones, 41, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon. He was ordered to serve three years supervised probation and pay a […]

10/16 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court between Sept. 28 and Oct. 5: • Elias Chaves, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer, to resisting, evading or obstruction of an officer and to possession of marijuana (1 ounce or less). He was ordered to serve probation. […]

Clovis representative sits on impeachment committee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Among 10 representatives chosen to serve on an impeachment committee is a Clovis resident, Rep. Anna Crook, R.-Clovis. The bi-partisan committee, comprised of five republicans and five democrats, developed procedures and determined whether or not there was probable cause to impeach State Treasurer Robert Vigil. State legislators will enter […]

Laurence Choate

Sharna Johnson Drafted, Choate says he knew it was coming, “I figured anytime.” Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Date of birth: Feb. 18, 1915 Dates of service: Oct. 1941 […]

Tiffin, Curtis

Curtis Tiffin Services:Have been held. Curtis Tiffin, 80, died Aug. 8, 2005 at University Medical Center in Lubbock Tiffin was born Mar. 25, 1925, in Maude, Okla. to Effie and A. N. Tiffin. Tiffin’s family moved from Maude, Okla., to Ranchvale when he was four years old. He graduated from high school there in 1943, […]

Curry County Commission

Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Highlights from Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: – The La Casa Senior Center requesting funding to improve services for area senior citizens. The commission would accept bids and serve as contractor if the funds are granted. – Commissioners Tim Ashley and Pete Hulder were chosen by lottery to serve on […]

8/7 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Robert Celestino Cordova Sr., 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, robbery and is ordered to serve five years supervised probation, complete a substance abuse screening program and required treatment, complete and anger […]

7/24 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Joe Gonzales, 27, pleaded guilty to theft of a credit card and is ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation, submit to drug/alcohol screening, comply with recommendations of screener, pay $5 for the domestic violence offender treatment fee, pay probation costs, submit a […]

7/17 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • George Chaparro, 26, pleaded guilty to abuse of a child, battery upon a peace officer and is ordered to serve three years supervised probation, complete parenting classes, complete anger management, pay $5 for the domestic violence offender treatment fee, submit a DNA sample […]

6/26 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Kenneth R. Bair, 46, pleaded guilty to DWI (fifth offense) and is ordered to serve one year imprisonment by Department of Corrections followed by one year supervised probation, pay $5 for the domestic violence offender treatment fee, submit a DNA sample and pay […]

6/19 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Chris Kerby, 25, was found guilty by a jury trial of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and possession of alcoholic beverage in an open container in a motor vehicle and is ordered to serve six days imprisoned by the Curry […]

6/12 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Louis Tenorio, 40, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, possession of a controlled substance, is adjudged to be a habitual offender and is ordered to serve four years imprisoned by the Department of Corrections followed by two years supervised parole. […]