Texico ag teacher recognized by NMSU

Texico agriculture teacher Tod Pinnell was recognized as the Outstanding Agriculture Teacher of the year by New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. An NMSU alumnus, Pinnell has trained 24 state championship teams in areas including parliamentary law, livestock evaluation, entomology and dairy evaluation. His students have won the Production Sweepstakes […]

Dairy fire caused minor damage

CNJ staff A fire started by a tractor at a dairy Wednesday morning southeast of Clovis caused minor damage, fire officials said. Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said the fire began around 8:30 a.m. at the Heritage Dairy on Curry Road F, south of U.S. 60/84 and quickly spread to hay and tire piles. Firefighters […]

No injuries reported in Texico fire

CNJ staff A grass fire Tuesday at the old Texico Feed Lot on Highway 108 took 17 minutes to contain, according to the Clovis Police Department. There were no injuries reported, according to Clovis PD dispatch. The fire, which burned from 5:22 p.m. to 5:39 p.m., was contained to four acres inside the Texico Feed […]

Engagements — June 12

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Odegaard-Owen Roger and Paula Odegaard of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Odegaard, to Trevor Owen, son of Billy and Ruth Owen of Muleshoe. [image #1, align= left, size= medium] The couple will exchange vows July 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Texico. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate […]

Engagements — June 5

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Richardson- Scott Ted and Deanne Richardson of Texico announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Richardson, to Ryan Scott, son of Chris and Traci Scott of Cloudcroft. The couple will exchange vows July 30, 2011, at the Richardson’s farm in Texico. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Texico High School and […]

Education digest — May 26

Texico senior receives scholarship award Texico High School senior Fallon Scanlan won a 2011 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award, according to a news release. The award comes with a $7,500 college scholarship. Each year, the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign and USA Today recognizes 25 outstanding high school senior student athletes […]

Roch appointed to task force

CNJ staff Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has been appointed to the New Mexico Effective Teaching Task Force, according to a release from Gov. Susana Martinez. Roch, the assistant superintendent at Texico Schools, serves on the House Education Committee. The 12-member task force was created through an executive order by Martinez to develop and propose policies […]

Texico fifth-graders bring literary characters to life

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico fifth-grader Matthew Barriga’s stall was popular with a group consistantly gathering to hear his presentation as Harry Potter from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Liliana Castillo Texico fifth-grader’s living museum was more like a living library. One of the school’s three gyms was transformed Friday into 46 individual […]

Anniversaries — May 8

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Martinez [image #2, align=left, size=right] Leroy and Juana Martinez of Clovis celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on May 7 at the Texico Community Center. The celebration was hosted by their children, Armando (Marisela) Martinez, Felicia Martinez and Daniel Martinez. The couple was married May 9, 1981, in Clovis. They have three children and one grandchild. […]

Texico students overhaul trailer for area resident

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Courtesy photo: Terry Whitener Texico senior Logan Garner works to remove rusted metal from the frame of the trailer at the beginning of the project. Liliana Castillo Texico Municipal School’s agriculture mechanics department spent six weeks doing a total overhaul on a trailer for Texico graduate Kip DeFoor. The trailer belonged to DeFoor’s grandfather and […]

Texico schools gather to celebrate success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico kindergartners Angel Salas, left, and Aviana Hall applaud for their fellow students Friday during the schoolwide Assembly of Success in the Educational Complex. Liliana Castillo The entire Texico school population and community members took part in a 12-year school tradition Thursday morning. Once each semester, Texico schools gathers together […]

Asbestos found in Texico schools

CNJ staff Asbestos has been discovered in the Texico Municipal Schools cafeteria and an elementary school classroom, school officials said Wednesday. Superintendent R.L. Richards said safety precautions include roping off the cafeteria while students use a newly-constructed cafeteria. Richards said Cures Environmental of Albuquerque, a licensed abatement company, was hired to perform removal of the […]

First person: Office worker

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Courtesy photo Stephanie Bailey of Texico is serving as a legislative assistant for Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico. Stephanie Bailey has gone from Grady to Texico to Portales to Bethany, Okla., and now to Santa Fe. Bailey, a legislative assistant for Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, and her family have a long history in the area. Her […]

James Bickley fourth-grader wins County bee

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Garcia Alisa Boswell The annual Curry County district school spelling bee took place Saturday at Texico Elementary School with 10 students from five Curry County schools competing. Schools competing included James Bickley, Zia Elementary, Yucca Junior High, Texico Elementary and Texico Junior High. Jody Burrage, a teacher on the James Bickley spelling bee committee, said […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 12

Area Class 2A Quarterfinals Texico 14, Estancia 10 Class 1A Semifinals Fort Sumner 54, Escalante 16 8-man Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 12 New Mexico Class 5A First Round Carlsbad 35, West Mesa 19 Eldorado 28, Cibola 7 Mayfield 27, Rio Rancho 3 Class 4A First Round Farmington 42, Bernalillo 12 Los Lunas 42, Santa Teresa […]

School construction offers hands-on learning

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The new 11,244 square foot cafeteria and pre-kindergarten at Texico Municipal Schools will be ready for use when students return from the holiday break. Liliana Castillo One Texico Municipal Schools agriculture mechanics class used construction of a new school cafeteria as a learning tool. Ag mechanics instructor Terry Whitener said […]

Area FFA members take national prizes

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Courtesy photo: Tod Pinnell The Texico FFA poultry team, left to right, adviser Tod Pinnell, Fallon Scanlan, Erin Scanlan, Morgan Pinnell and Garrett Foote, took fourth place at the FFA National Convention in October. They’re standing with Roy Brister, far right, of contest sponsor Tyson Foods Inc. Argen Duncan Local FFA members recently stepped into […]

Weekly update — Oct. 24

Texico school boss gets raise Texico Schools Superintendent R. L. Richards has received a raise of nearly $26,000 a year, according to a three-year contract approved by the school board in September. Richards is to be paid $138,700 annually through June 2013. The increase started in July. Richards’ previous contract was not due to expire […]

Engagements — Oct. 17

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Brown-Parsley Randy and Christi Brown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter , Megan Lea Brown of Texico to Charles James “CJ” Parsley of Vega, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Chip Parsley of Corpus Christi, Texas and Jaylene McFaul of Vega, Texas. The bride-elect graduated from Texico High School in […]

Meetings watch: County to prioritize projects

During a regular meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Texico Fire Department, Curry County Commissioners are expected to: • Consider a five-year road maintenance plan which would be effective in 2012. • Consider a resolution for an Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan from 2012 to 2016. The plan would prioritize projects the county plans […]