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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kennedy, Rex

Rex P. Kennedy of Lubbock, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006. He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Muleshoe, to William Gordon Kennedy and Ola Rosalind Page. He attended grammar school at Muleshoe and the family ultimately settled in Grady, where he graduated from high school. He moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University […]

Hounds avoid no-hitter late in loss to Tech

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Things had already gone badly enough for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team. The last thing they needed was the ignominy of being no-hit. ENMU senior and Clovis High grad Justin Gee whacked the first pitch from reliever Brian Cloud up the middle for the Greyhounds’ first hit with two out […]

Hounds beat Illinois Tech for third

CNJ staff HAYS, Kan. — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson scored 15 points, including six in a row in the final 2 1/2 minutes to put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good, and the Greyhounds turned back Illinois Tech 72-65 Saturday for third place in the Westlink Classic men’s basketball tournament. Jackson’s layup with 2:05 […]

Former Clovis standout transfers to Texas Tech

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis High baseball standout Jason Seefeld will ply his trade closer to home this year. The 2004 CHS graduate spent last season as a part-time designated hitter at the University of Arizona, but has transferred to Texas Tech. Seefeld, who hit .316 in 57 at-bats at Arizona last […]

Officials say vocational school would help fill need for skilled workers

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Stylist Angie Jones cuts a customer’s hair Wednesday at Solutions in Clovis. After working a minimum wage job for several years, Jones now co-owns a Norris Street hair salon. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The blue-eyed foreman climbed his way to the top. He graduated from high school and “went […]

Superintendent proposes possible restructuring of district

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Ranchvale Elementary Attendance Secretary Cheryl Forrest works in the office Tuesday afternoon. “This school is cool. I am going to miss it … I truly love this school,” said Forrest about its possible closure. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Ranchvale Elementary teachers and staff wore black to Tuesday’s school board […]

Greenwalt leaves mark on Tech

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent The first hurdle Cisti Greenwalt had to clear four years ago had nothing to do with basketball. It was her name. Fans in Lubbock couldn’t pronounce it. Kisti, Sisti, Christi … not since Michi Atkins in the mid-90s had Lady Raider fans had such a phonetic dilemma. It wasn’t […]