La Llorona legend still wails by riverbank

By Tony Parra The Hispanic horror tale of “La Llorona” has always been used by parents to scare their children and keep them from staying out late at night and for some eight- and nine-year-olds from Portales, the tale reiterated their fears. “My mom told me that story first,” Andrea Ontiveros of Portales said. “My […]

Luevanos, Adela

Adela I. Luevanos, 71, of Clovis died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born June 5, 1934 in Newkirk to Juan and Tiofela Aragon. She married Luis Luevanos on April 25, 1985 in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Angelina Sandoval and Margaret […]

Margaret Torres

Mrs. Margaret Torres, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in New Kirk to Teofila and Juan B. Aragon. She grew up in New Kirk, lived in Tucumcari, in Clovis, and moved to Portales in 1961. She was preceded in death […]

Cats cruise to soccer win over NMMI

CNJ staff Sophomore Luis Esparza recorded a hat trick and added two assists Tuesday to lead the Clovis High boys soccer team to an 8-2 rout of New Mexico Military Institute at Yucca Soccer Complex. Seven players contributed at least one goal or one assist for the Wildcats (3-1), who were coming off a second-place […]

Aragon, Mary

Mary Aragon Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Stella Zamora Aragon, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 11, 1930, in Roy, to Benito and Valentina Zamora. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Jose de La Cruz Aragon, Eddie […]

Salas , Jose

Jose Salas Services: Have been held. Jose Guadalupe “Grampy” Salas, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1927, in Anton Chico, to Isidoro and Antonia Aragon Salas. He married Alice Sena on June 12, 1951, in Clovis. He served in the U.S. Army during World […]

Garcia, Beatrice

Beatrice Garcia Services: Have been held. Beatrice D. “Grandma Bea” Garcia, 71, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. She was born on Sept. 20, 1933, in Tapia, to Claudio and Frances Whipple. She was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Carmelitas Society of the Mission of Mount Carmel. She worked […]

Tucumcari man wants chief out

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari man is circulating a petition calling for the dismissal of Police Chief Dennis Townsend. George Aragon’s petition states: “We, the undersigned Citizens of Tucumcari are petitioning the City Commissioners to request the dismissal of Police Chief Dennis Townsend because of his unprofessional and aggressive tactics toward […]

Police: Shooting may have been gang-related

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A shooting early Sunday morning that sent a Clovis man to a Lubbock hospital may have been gang-related, Clovis police say. Jaime Aragon, 21, was transported to a hospital in Lubbock after he was shot by unknown assailants about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, according to Detective Matthew Solari. The […]

Aragon, Rogelio

Rogelio Aragon Services: Have been held. Rogelio “Charro Negro” Aragon, 75, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Amarillo Nursing Center in Amarillo. He was born on May 12, 1927, in Villanueva to Estanislado and Antonia Gonzales Aragon. He married Paublita Salas on July 1, 1953, in Guymon, Okla. He came to Clovis in 1955. Family […]