Garcia has NFL hopes after Tech

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent He was Joey when he left Clovis. Now, he’s just plain Joe. But Joe Garcia is certainly no ordinary Joe as far as the Texas Tech Red Raiders are concerned. Expected to be one of the leaders this year for Tech’s defense at strong safety, the 6-foot-1 inch, 222-pound senior […]

Airmen excel on CDCs

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Twenty-three airmen received a 90 percent or higher score on their Career Development Courses in the second quarter of 2007. 27th Fighter Wing Airman Elliott Sprehe — 94 27th Operations Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Robert Royals — 91 27th Aircraft […]

Education Digest: Local students receive Texas Tech scholarships

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Six Clovis High School graduating seniors and two Farwell High School students have been awarded Cotton Simms Scholarships at Texas Tech University, according to an alumni association news release. The following Clovis High School students received scholarships: Conner R. Best, Laura Stephanie Evarts, Brittni D. Jimenez, Jessika G. McGarvey, […]

Curry County native selected as Masked Rider

CNJ Staff A Curry County native has inherited a famed cape and mask. Texas Tech University student Kevin Burns was named the 2007-2008 Texas Tech Masked Rider, Lubbock university officials announced Friday. The Masked Rider has been a symbol of Texas Tech for decades. Atop a black quarter horse, wearing black clothes, a mask, bolero […]

Tragedy prompts prayers

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Everyone is talking about the Virginia Tech tragedy. We are shocked as individuals and as a society. As a parent, I cannot imagine the pain and anguish families and students must be experiencing. I then think about the young man’s family and the anguish they must be going through. I can’t […]

Criminal control, not gun control, will ease violence

Few details were known about Monday’s senseless killings on the Virginia Tech campus before many analysts jumped to the same conclusion they always reach: The way to stop gun violence is to impose further controls on the legal ownership of guns. In an editorial Tuesday, for instance, The New York Times opined: “What is needed, […]

Eastern student’s siblings are Virginia Tech alumni

By Freedom Newspapers One Eastern New Mexico University student has connections to Blacksburg, Va., and Virginia Tech University where a gunman killed 32 people Monday. Michael Harman, an ENMU junior history major, admits he spent some tense moments Monday morning until he was able to talk with family members who live in Blacksburg. He said […]

Greenwalt back with Sky

CNJ Staff Former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt is back for a second try with the Chicago Sky. The 6-foot-5, 183-pound center from Texas Tech is listed on the Sky’s 2007 roster as WNBA training camps begin. Greenwalt was traded to the Sky June 30 of last year after playing limited minutes for the Seattle […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Seefeld glad to be back in area

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer It wasn’t the mild climate, the bustling campus life, or the baseball team for that matter. For Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld, leaving the University of Arizona was all about returning to his roots. After a productive freshman year at the Pac-10 school in which he batted above .300 […]

CHS grad Garcia earns Big 12 honorable mention

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Clovis High grad Joe Garcia, a junior safety on the Texas Tech football team, has been named All-Big 12 honorable mention in selections announced by the league office in Irving. Garcia was second on the team this season in tackles with 78, including 43 solo stops. He also had three tackles […]

Garcia, Tech roll past Baylor

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Texas Tech junior Joe Garcia of Clovis, left, jokes with teammate Darcel McBath during the final minutes of Saturday’s 55-21 win over Baylor at SBC Jones Stadium in Lubbock. Garcia had two tackles and an interception. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor LUBBOCK — Even a fat lip, courtesy of […]

All I want for Christmas

Janet Taylor-Birkey An informal survey of Cannon’s middle tier asked the question, “When you were deployed, what would you have enjoyed receiving in a package?” Here are some of the responses we received, ranging from humorous to sentimental, practical to just-for-fun. No federal endorsement implied. Socks (white) Cheap insoles for our boots Plain notepaper/envelopes Batteries […]

ENMU cross country teams place fourth, fifth at Tech

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Junior transfer Nimrod Lelei finished seventh in a time of 25 minutes, 7.64 seconds to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a fourth-place team showing with 82 points on Friday in the Jackrabbit Open cross country meet, hosted by Texas Tech. The Red Raiders took the team title in the […]

Hudson-Cole Engagement

Hudson-Cole David and Debbie Hudson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shannon Hudson, to Ronnie Cole, both of Lubbock. He is the son of Glen Cole of Lubbock and Joanna Cole of Seguin, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Clovis Christian School […]

Engagements 7/30

Skipworth-Boney Buddy and Susan Skipworth announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Skipworth, to Michael Boney, son of Kim and Treca Boney, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate […]

Lubbock Lake Landmark still digging into past

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Compiled By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If you’re looking for a daytrip to stretch your mind as well as your legs, a trip to Lubbock Lake Landmark could be for you. The attraction, operated by Museum of Texas Tech University, combines an archaeology and natural history preserve with exhibits and a learning center. The site […]

4/23 Engagements

Bizzell/Kuruvilla Brock Bizzell and Bincy Kuruvilla of Dallas announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows during a private ceremony June 16 at the wedding pavilion of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A reception will follow in the Epcot Living Seas Salon. The bride-elect and prospective groom are […]

Making a good impression, being a dental lab tech

Sgt. Richard Reed, 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, uses the tools of his trade to make sure porcelain crowns match a patients other teeth. Janet Taylor-Birkey His name is Tech. Sgt. Richard Reed, he works full time at the 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, and believes few people on base know he exists. “People who work in […]

3-12 Wedding

Chancy/Foskey Stephni Chancy and Addison Foskey, both of Clovis, were married Jan. 26 at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nev. The double-ring ceremony was performed in the presence of 22 close family members. The bride is the daughter of Kim and Charlie Roberts and Steve and Michele Chancy, all of Clovis. […]

Owens, Michael

Michael Owens, 58, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, in Clovis. He was a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and had lived in New Mexico for the past six years. He attended Trimble Tech High School and Tarrant County Junior College. He had been a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Worth before moving […]