Texico superintendent opts out of Clovis schools search

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Texico Superintendent R.L. Richards withdrew his name from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent. CNJ staff Texico school superintendent R.L. Richards has withdrawn his name from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent. A news release from Clovis Municipal Schools said Richards withdrew on Friday in a letter to CMS board members. The […]

Texico municipal candidate profiles

The following candidates are running for election in the city of Texico on March 2. All candidates are running unopposed. The candidates recently answered brief questions from Freedom New Mexico about why they are running and what they hope to accomplish if elected.

Texico woman injured in rollover

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Texico woman was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital Tuesday morning after a crash north of Texico. Maria Soto De Chavez was traveling north on N.M. 108 in the area of Curry Road 17 when slid on the ice covered road, lost control and entered the soft shoulder of the road, according […]

Floyd, Texico rank among best high schools

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Floyd High School students, from left, Ashlee Banister, 18, Madeline Love, 18, Levi Nicholson, 17, Alex Rodriguez, 18, and David Slusser, 18, participate in a computer class at school Monday. Floyd, Logan and Texico High Schools were named U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best High Schools. By Clarence Plank […]

Municipal elections candidate filings

CNJ staff The following candidates filed for the March 2 municipal election: Texico Mayor • Jerry Cunningham (I) Village Council Two positions • Monnie Cunningham (I) • Oran J. Autrey (I) Municipal judge • Dean Henninger (I) Melrose Mayor • Arlie M. Mitchell • Donald E. Harrell • Tuck N. Monk City counselor Two positions […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 20

Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 21, Onate 13 Class 2A Semifinals Tularosa 7, Texico 6 8-man Championship Melrose 64, Tatum 14 Go to www.emnvarsity.com for game stories and photos

Texico railroad crossing closed

This week U.S. 70/84 in Texico will be closed for repairs to a railroad crossing. The New Mexico Transportation Department and BNSF are expecting to work on the crossing from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Friday, according to a press release. Traffic will be detoured to Texas State Route 292.

Jenkins qualifies for PBR finals

CNJ staff L.J. Jenkins of Texico has qualified for the PBR World Finals for the fifth straight year. Jenkins is 17th in earnings in the PBR this season. The top 40 riders qualify for the event Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev. Jenkins, 22, won the PBR Finals in 2006.

Texico, Fort Sumner schools receive capital outlay money

Freedom New Mexico Texico and Fort Sumner Municipal School districts were awarded money from the Public School Capital Outlay Council Thursday, according to a news release. Texico will get $3.8 million in state funds to renovate its schools and Fort Sumner will receive $5.6 million in state funds to renovate the middle and elementary schools. […]

Festival on the border

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Christian Barrett, 8, dressed up as a cowboy to fit the Honoring the Pioneer bike contest theme for Saturday’s Border Town Days parade. Jana Barrett said her son enjoys dressing up and playing a character. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is […]

Storm knocks out power for Farwell, Texico area residents

Freedom New Mexico About 1,100 customers were without power following Friday night’s storm, with restoration not likely to take place until midnight or later. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said a substation in Curry County, located just outside of Texico, was damaged in the short rainstorm, and crews were working on rebuilding the substation. Reeves […]

June 7 Engagements

Price-Plummer Jeff and Diane Queener of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacy Price of Texico, to Wade Plummer, of Floyd, son of Renee Haught and Bill Plummer of Arizona. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. June 20 at The Rose Garden on State Rd. 77. A reception will […]

May 3 Anniversaries

Lasiter Tim and Debbie Lasiter of Texico will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 9, 2009, at the Ingram Room in the Clovis-Carver Library. The celebration is hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married May 9, 1969 in Roswell. They have three children and five grandchildren. […]

April 12, 2009 Engagements

Abernathy-Simmons E.G. and Judy Abernathy of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Misty Abernathy of Clovis to George Simmons, of Amarillo, son of the late Delano and Dolores Simmons. The couple will exchange vows July 4, 2009 at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. A reception will follow. The […]

March 22, 2009 Engagements

Caselman-Odeguard Kelly and Kara Caselman of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alexandra Caselman to Billy Wayne Odegaard. He is the son of Roger and Paula Odegaard of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. May 30, 2009, at First Baptist Texico in Texico. A reception will follow in […]

Texico High School to be honored

Public Education Department to Honor 18 Schools For Math and Science Achievement

Feb. 22, 2009 Engagements

Cherry-Ware Floyd Cherry of Texico announces the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mikayla Brianne Cherry of Texico to Justin Lyn Ware of Farwell. He is the son of Pat and Donna Ware of Farwell. The couple will exchange vows April 18 at 4 p.m. (CST) at Hamlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Farwell. […]

Fire destroys barn in Curry County

Fire destroyed a barn near Pleasant Hill Saturday, according to Texico fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper. Fire departments from Clovis, Texico, Pleasant Hill and Farwell responded to a barn fire Saturday on 1720 curry Road C, according to Cooper. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. and no injuries were reported, according to Cooper. The Pleasant […]

First person: Not easy being green

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Doug Scioli began volunteering as a fire fighter in Texico in 1978. Doug Scioli, 48, is the reason fire engines for Texico’s volunteer fire department are green. When Scioli’s boss first saw the green fire engines, he was upset. But Scioli held that making the fire engines from each of […]