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Clovis News Journal offering free trial of online newspaper

CNJ staff Starting Monday, the latest issue of the Clovis News Journal is a mouse-click away. Freedom New Mexico is debuting its e-Paper feature, and is giving readers a 30-day free trial to test the online version of Freedom New Mexico’s three publications — the Clovis News Journal, the Portales News-Tribune and the Quay County […]

Estrada, Audenago “Nago”

Audenago “Nago” Estrada, 48, of Texico, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Jan. 23, 1957, in Apaceo Nieves, Zacatecas, Mexico to Antonio Estrada and BaceLisa Hidrogo. He married Maria Eva Velasquez on Jan. 26, 1978, in Mexico. He was a laborer and a member of San Jose […]

4/26 Military digest

Estrada Army Spec. Nathan N. Estrada has returned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, after being deployed to Afghanistan, according to a news release from Army and Air Force Hometown News Service. A cannon crewmember with two years of military service, he is the son of Margaret Estrada and brother of […]

Man sentenced in 2004 killing

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Victoria Estrada, right, mother of stabbing victim Victor Estrada, and friend Samantha Aguirre observe the sentencing of Joel Cordova Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Cordova and the victim were childhood friends. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They were good friends. As boys they played sports together, had sleepovers and […]

Jury delivers guilty verdict in slaying case

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A tearful procession exited the Curry County Courthouse on Friday afternoon just minutes after a jury delivered a guilty verdict against Joel Cordova for second-degree murder. After more than four hours of deliberations, the jury returned the verdict amid a crowded, yet subdued, courtroom. Beginning Tuesday, the state argued […]

Defendant in slaying takes stand

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Joel Cordova testifies Thursday in his trial for the slaying of 19-year-old Victor Estrada. Cordova is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence stemming from the July 26 incident. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of stabbing to death an acquaintance last year took the witness […]

State opens murder trial

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matthew Chandler said Joel Cordova committed “cold” and “calculated” murder July 26 when he plunged a steak knife into the chest of an acquaintance. Chandler laid out the state’s case Tuesday against Cordova, who faces more than 30 years in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and […]

Jury selection begins in murder trial

CNJ staff Jury selection begins today for a Clovis man facing first-degree murder and tampering with evidence charges. The charges stem from a July 26 incident, when according to police reports, Joel A. Cordova, 25, stabbed Victor Estrada in the chest during an altercation at 201 Pinon St. Estrada, 19, was taken to Plains Regional […]

Estrada, Enrique

Enrique Estrada Services: Have been held. Enrique Estrada, 55, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 30, 1949, in El Paso, Texas.  He graduated from Los Angeles United School District in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1969 until 1981. Family members said he […]

Reading specialist teacher of the year runner-up

by Ryan Lengerich Clovis reading specialist Connie Cox was named runner-up for the New Mexico teacher of the year honor at a banquet in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Cox is the Literacy Program Specialist for grades K-6 throughout the Clovis Municipal School District. She is based out of Parkview Elementary this school year. Cox was named […]

Estrada, Victor

Victor Estrada Services: Have been held. Mr. Victor Eric Montoya Estrada, 19, of Clovis, a carpenter, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 3, 1985, in Clovis, to Tommy Montoya and Victoria Estrada. Family members said he loved basketball, football, and camping. He was preceded […]

Stabbing suspect says he acted in self defense

By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man accused of stabbing an acquaintance to death Monday afternoon told police in interviews he was acting in self defense, a detective with the Clovis Police Department said. Joel Cordova, 24, of Clovis, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on an open count […]

Stabbing city’s sixth homicide of 2004

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 19-year-old Clovis man was stabbed to death at 201 Pinon Street about 12:45 p.m. Monday, Clovis police said. Victor Estrada, father of a 5-week-old daughter, died after being transported by private vehicle to Plains Regional Medical Center, his relatives said. “All that I know at this point is we had […]

Weddings 5/2 – Roybal

Roybal Mary Ann Sanchez and Chad Roybal of Clovis were joined in marriage on April 25, 2004, in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Mary Lou Estrada of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Edna Jaynes and the late Arsenio Roybal. The maid of honor was Georgia Garcia. The best man […]

Senate Democrats use same old plays to hinder candidate

Freedom Newspapers Miguel Estrada meet Mike Leavitt: Utah’s governor is the latest political football to be kicked around Capitol Hill by Senate Democrats hoping to score a few points with their key constituencies, and chip away at the president’s policies and popularity. Estrada, as readers will recall, was a Bush administration selection for the federal […]