2/20 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed recently in the Curry County Magistrate Court: n Juanita A. Gonzales, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentenced to 364 days in county jail, all but 75 suspended, and $192 court costs and fees. Placed on supervised probation with 98 hours community service. n James R. Ellison, […]

West Texas gas prices skyrocket

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Linda Porter put six months of her time and effort starting up Box Office Video Copper Cove n’ More in Farwell. But when she received her January gas bill, she just couldn’t go on, she said. It was the final straw, and on Sunday she officially closed her doors. […]

Dispositions 2/22

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Brandon Joe Scott Cordova, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated battery (armed after entering) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to consecutive terms totaling 4 1/2 years in state prison, all but four suspended with credit for 296 days served, […]

Put debt on a diet/Finances find a friend

By Michelle Seeber o Getting out from under credit card crunch calls for self-restraint. By Michelle Seeber CNJ STAFF WRITER michelle_seeber@link.freedom.com About four years ago, Danny Keith Duncan owed more than $10,000 in credit card debt. Since then, the 43-year-old Clovis resident has learned the secret to staying debt-free — self-restraint. Facing debt, his income […]

Dispositions 2/1

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Christopher Parker, 19, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering. Proceedings suspended and placed on 18 months supervised probation with $20 monthly probation costs and special conditions of full restitution to be determined, 30 hours community service and reporting to probation office within 24 hours. Harold […]

Pentagon rejects raising retiree drug costs, for now

Tom Philpott Defense Department officials have defeated a White House budget initiative that would have raised prescription fees for military retirees, their spouses and survivors next October. The plan included imposing first-ever co-payments on retiree prescriptions filled at base pharmacies. Higher pharmacy fees remain a possibility by October 2005. The Office of Management and Budget’s […]

Court Dispositions

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Armando Ortiz, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Judgment deferred 18 months, ordered to pay $175 fine and DNA testing fee, and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs. Subject to one-year parole release supervision if incarcerated with credit […]

Court Dispositions 12/7

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District and Magistrate Courts: David D. Patrick, 27, entered Alford plea (admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict while maintaining innocence) to possession of psilocybin with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, and trafficking cocaine. Sentenced to four concurrent terms totaling […]

Court Dispositons 11/23

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: ° Raymond A. Gabbert pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary including battery. Sentenced to nine years in state prison, all but three suspended, with credit for 333 days served, and subject to two years parole release supervision. Placed on five years supervised probation with special conditions […]

Court Dispositions 10/26

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Elsi Hill, 41, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property over $250, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Determined to be a habitual offender and sentenced to consecutive terms totaling 2 1/2 […]