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Calderon Derek Roberto Calderon was born Aug. 30, 2011, to Fernando Jr. and Roberta Calderon of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces. He has one brother, Reyes Calderon, 3, and one sister, Julissa Garcia, 13. Grandparents: Fernando and Yolanda Calderon of Portales and Maria E. Garcia and […]

Press release: Shooting suspect surrenders at border

COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Columbus port of entry Monday took custody of a man being sought on homicide charges in New Mexico. CBP officers arrested 36-year-old Fernando Lopez Villegas of Portales at approximately 12:05 p.m. after he entered the U.S. from Mexico to surrender to […]

Balbuena, Antonio

Antonio Balbuena, 44, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at University Medical Center, Lubbock. He was born Dec. 26, 1961, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Andrea and Antonio Balbuena. He grew up in Portales where he attended school. He then began working for local dairies. On March 15, 1986, he married Donna Balbuena. He later worked for […]

Jury: Innocent of murder

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Fernando Garcia hugs attorney Jim Klipstine Jr. of Hobbs at the Curry County Courthouse after being found not guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence Thursday. Garcia was found guilty of dogfighting. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ STAFF WRITER Dogfight guilt seen by panel Jurors spent two hours trying […]