First person: Veteran ringer

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson David Garza of Clovis has been a bell ringer for the Salvation Army for five years. David Garza of Clovis, is one of many faces behind the bells and the red kettles outside throughout the Christmas season. Garza, 46, was one of two ringers collecting money for the Salvation Army […]

Nov. 9 Engagements

Martinez-Garza Martin and Maria Martinez of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lidia Martinez to Juan Garza Jr., all of Clovis. He is the son of Juan and Mimi Garza of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 2008, at the Clovis Civic Center. A reception will […]

July 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Lethal injection humane choice Juan Garza’s remarks about outside special interest groups’ pressure to start “humane” euthanasia at Clovis’ shelter were ludicrous. (“Outside input bothers official,” Tuesday’s CNJ) It may have been outside groups that started the movement, but Clovis residents that care about treating animals with a little respect and dignity will respond, like […]

Preliminary city budget includes new position

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission approved a $33.1 million preliminary budget for the 2009 fiscal year during a special meeting Tuesday at the Bert Cabiness Government Center. The budget includes $83,000 for an assistant city manager position. The assistant city manager position has been vacant and unfunded for three years, according to city officials. […]

May 18, 2008 Graduation announcement

Rosalinda (Garza) Hollars, formerly of Clovis, graduated May 3 Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz., with a bachelor’s of science degree. She majored in public safety administration with an emphasis in criminal justice and graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average, receiving university honors.

Business Feature: Juanito’s celebrates silver anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Juan Garza and his wife, Noemi, started Juanito’s restaurant in 1982 and expanded to Portales in 1992. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The year was 1982, and Juan “Juanito” Garza was just another Muleshoe resident in his early 20s, working at a Mexican restaurant. With a family of four […]

Kingsville holds on late to edge Hounds

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Redshirt freshman quarterback David Garza threw for 310 yards and five touchdowns and Texas A&M-Kingsville held on late for a 38-35 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The Javelinas (2-7, 1-3 South) ended an 11-game division losing streak […]

Suspect found in AC structure

CNJ Staff A 40-year-old Clovis man is in jail, accused of burglary, after police caught him hiding up inside an old air conditioning structure Monday night, police reports said. Martin Garza is being held on an $11,000 bond, according to jail officials. He is charged with commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools and evading and […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats drop pair in Cruces tournament

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s softball team absorbed two losses on Friday in the 16-team Las Cruces Invitational. The Lady Wildcats (3-3) were beaten by Cibola 9-1 in the first round, then dropped a 12-10 decisiion to Deming in a consolation quarterfinal. Coach Brandi Thomas said errors plagued the Lady Cats in the […]

‘Believe in Me’ debuts

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Jenni Gee, left, and Liz Eisenbraun of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce set up the stage Tuesday in preparation for today’s VIP event for “Believe in Me,” which was partially filmed in Clovis and Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It would have been a great enough experience […]

Food fuels football fun

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Every year, sports fans around the globe gather with friends and loved ones to watch the Super Bowl, and the communities of Portales and Clovis are no different. In addition to the various decorations, jerseys and drinks, another necessary component of a proper Super Bowl fest is food. Michelle Taylor, […]

For some residents, immigration issue hits close to home

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Maria Valdez of Clovis sets a table at Juanito’s Mexican Food Restaurant. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, she came to the U.S. at 14 with her father and stepmother for work and to send more money back to Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This mild-weathered Saturday afternoon, business inside […]

3/24 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 16 through Wednesday: • Michael Robert Garcia, 23, to Renaee Ethel Phillips, 33, both of Clovis. • Randy George Rubisch, 23, to Dominique Frances Miller, 20, both of Clovis. • Jonathan Adam Lentz, 24, to Merinda Lynn Rousseau, 28, both of Clovis. • Jose […]

Two city seats contested

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Gloria Wicker signs up to run for the Clovis City Commissioner District 2 seat Tuesday at city hall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Isidro Garcia and Juan Garza Sr. will seek re-election to the Clovis City Commission in the March 7 municipal election. Garcia and Garza will run unopposed. Commissioners […]

Longtime Muleshoe resident dies in rollover

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Noe Anzaldua wanted all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be together for the holidays. A longtime Muleshoe resident, radio station manager and on-air personality, Anzaldua died in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday night while bringing his family together. Traveling with his wife of 52 years, Viola, Anzaldua had picked […]

Four city seats up for grabs

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two-term Clovis City Commissioner Kevin Duncan said last week he won’t run for re-election, while five-term Commissioner Isidro Garcia said he will. Two other commissioners up for re-election in March said they are undecided on their future plans. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution calling for a regular municipal […]

Military sacrifice includes missing loved ones at Thanksgiving

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Shannah Garza, left, plans to cook a Thanksgiving dinner at home today for 22-month-old son Ethan Garza and daughter Victoria Garza. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a short pause at the end of the answering machine message. And then an outpouring. “Um. Hi Dad,” a child begins. It […]

Jimmy James Garza

Jimmy James Garza Services: Have been held. Jimmy James Garza, 40, of Clovis died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born May 14, 1965, in San Miguel to Enrique and Priscilla Garza. Garza graduated from Mission High School in Mission, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents, […]

Garza, Beverly S.

Beverly Sue Garza Services: Have already been held. Beverly Sue Garza, 35, of Ellicott, Colo., died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in a car accident in Colorado Spring, Colo. She was born Aug. 28, 1969, to Robert and Angie (Jimenez) Sanchez in Tucumcari. Survivors include her parents; two sons, Robert Gonzales and Tony Garza Jr., both […]

Garza, Damian James

Damian James Garza Services:Have been held. Pfc. Damian James Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Aug. 4, 2005, in Afghanistan. He was born on Dec. 31, 1985, in Portales. He attended Odessa High and Zion Christian School in Odessa and in Alamo, Texas. He served as a Ranger in the U.S. Army. He is survived […]