Whitney Houston dead at 48

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unclear. At her […]

Two accidents claim lives over holiday

Freedom New Mexico Wintery Christmas day weather is being blamed for two separate but deadly crashes that have claimed the lives of three children and a young mother. Mya Gonzales, 4, of Tucumcari died of injuries suffered in a late night Christmas day rollover crash about 16 miles north of the city, according to Curry […]

Reader-submitted content: 5-year-old to begin chemotherapy this month

Jack is the son of Josh and Heather Sullivan. He was diagnosed with ganglioneuroblastoma in Nov. 2009, followed by surgery in December. He begins chemotherapy treatments in Houston later this month. Jack’s family participated in American Cancer Society’s 2011 Relay For Life of Melrose, forming “Jack’s Neuroblastoma-Outta Here” Relay team. Jack was officially recognized as […]

Houston teacher arrested after Curry County online sting

CNJ staff report A Houston area school teacher was arrested Friday for child solicitation following an investigation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Crawley, 30, is being held in Harris County, Texas, in lieu of $200,000 bond, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Monday. Curry County deputies contacted the Harris County Texas High Tech Crimes Unit, […]

Special Olympics cancels events in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Special Olympics Texas has canceled its spring games across the state amid concerns about swine flu. Games that were scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Houston, Wichita Falls, Dallas, Waco, Amarillo, San Antonio, Laredo and the Gulf Coast area have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The move comes a day […]

Inaugural state 42 championship set for Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jerry Whitney of Texico shows off Thursday, what could be a great hand in the upcoming inaugural New Mexico state 42 championship this Saturday at the Texico Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As a resident of Houston, Jerry Whitney had been to the Texas 42 dominoes championships in […]

Family feud no game in 1924 Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist The affray was reported to be the termination of a factional neighborhood quarrel resulting from ill feeling over different affairs of several years standing. The shooting occurred just at the close of the evening’s church service at the Moye-Sunrise schoolhouse about 7 miles southwest of Clovis. The evening service of […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens

Dec. 2 Engagement

Rump/Vernon Kent and Linda Rump of Katy, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy Rump, of Katy, Texas, to Geoff Vernon of Houston, Texas. He is the son of Steve and Ilene Vernon of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 2008, at Duchesne Academy of the […]

Zias sign Houston spiker

CNJ Staff The Zia volleyball team has announced the signing of setter/right side hitter Karen McIntyre from Houston to play for the team in the 2007 season. McIntyre helped J. Frank Dobie High School finish as the District 22-5A runnerup in her junior and senior seasons, and was named as the district’s most improved player […]