Cops and Courts: Clovis man held without bail for sixth DWI

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 42-year-old Clovis man remains in jail after being arrested June 10 for his sixth DWI, according to jail officials. Johnny Aragon is being held without bail for violating probation for an unrelated 2005 conviction. Aragon was pulled over driving a vehicle about 5 p.m. after he allegedly failed […]

Jury finds Baca guilty

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Dr. Ross Zumwalt, a forensic investigator, explains details of an autopsy done on Amber Robinson’s body. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A Roosevelt County jury returned a verdict of guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday in the 2004 death of a 19-year-old Portales woman. Richard Baca, 20, was accused of beating Amber […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats improve to 3-1 with win at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys soccer team dominated New Mexico Military Institute most of the way Tuesday, although it took the Wildcats a while to have much to show for it. Clovis’ Devin Aragon scored a pair of second-half goals to give the Cats some breathing room in a 3-0 win over […]

Torres-Aragon Engagement

Mary L. Daigneault of Dexter and Felix V. Torres of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Theresa A. Torres of Dexter, to Benjamin E. Aragon of Clovis. He is the son of Arlene D. Aragon and Ben Aragon Jr., both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows during a private ceremony […]

More delays ahead for Baca trial

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A competency hearing for a 20-year-old Portales man accused of killing a Portales teen in 2004 was postponed Monday at the request of the defendant’s court-appointed attorney. Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn pushed back the date of a competency hearing at least 30 days while Richard Baca’s new attorney, […]

Sullivan, Boley

Boley Sullivan, 81, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Southwest Regional Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 27, 1924, to Allie and Albert J. Sullivan in Post, Texas. When he was 8, the family moved to Portales. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and hit the beaches of Omaha on […]

New system can pinpoint location of 911 callers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A new system implemented by Clovis 911 dispatch will allow emergency responders to pinpoint the location of cell-phone callers. Using global positioning satellite technology, emergency officials will be able to narrow the callers’ location to within 7 to 80 feet. The previous system enabled dispatchers to zero in on […]

Gonzales, Mary C.

Mary C. Gonzales, 69, of Clovis, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born on May 22, 1936, in Vaughn, she married Alfonso Gonzales on Nov. 13, 1963. She enjoyed her grandchildren, playing bingo and cards, putting together puzzles and crocheting, family members said. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Aragon, Julia

Julia A. Aragon, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home in Clovis. Born Oct. 27, 1911, in Juan de Dios to Stephen and Senapia Sanchez (Baca), she was a longtime Tucumcari resident and resided most recently in Clovis. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Tana Garcia, and […]

La Casita honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Denise Garcia, Cristian Gonzales, Destiny Rael, Ramon Rascon, Isaac Sena A/B: Jaquelin Acosta, Miguel Altamirano, Izaiah Aragon, Julio Avina, Juan Carrera, Abraham Castillo, Savanna Garcia, Xavier Gonzales, Veronica Lopez, Maria Navarrete, Hector Ramos, Cynthia Rivas, Brandon Rosas, Joseline […]