2/12 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Daniel Gutierrez, 31, was found guilty by a jury of kidnapping (first degree), aggravated battery against a household member, aggravated assault against a household member and is ordered to serve 18 years imprisonment followed by three years supervised probation and pay […]

Widener, Glenn

Glenn Widener, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Mount Ida, Ark., to Ida and Joseph E. Widener. In 1925, the Widener family moved to the Floyd community. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1940. He married Ila Faye Lee on June 26, […]

2/5 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Billy Martin, 51, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact of a minor (a child under age 13, four counts) and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for two years, three […]

Curry County district court jurors to serve shorter time

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Judges and lawyers agree justice will be better served now that Curry County jurors serve less time in the 9th Judicial District. The adjustment from three months to one month was made by Curry County District Court Clerk Dianna Hunt because of increased court traffic, and has resulted in […]

1/29 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Tina Louise Le Clear, 38, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and is ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for seven months […]

1/15 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Rafael Garcia-Munoz, 32, pleaded guilty to abandonment or abuse of a child and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment followed by two years less 88 days supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for three […]

1/8 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Russel Lasner, 28, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and was ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for one year and 16 days against his […]

12/25 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Leeann Garcia, 26, pleaded guilty to abuse of a child (first offense), and is ordered to serve one year less one day imprisonment followed by one year less one day supervised probation, She will receive credit for one year less one […]

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 […]