Howard, Roy

Roy Howard Services: Have been held. Roy C. Howard Sr., 92, of Phoenix, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Desert Sky Nursing Home in Phoenix. He was born on Nov, 11, 1912 in Motley County, Texas. From 1955 until 1997 he was a general contractor in Alamogordo. He was preceded in death by his wife, […]

District 3-1A race suddenly tight

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Melrose’s Jeremy Weese drives to the basket past a Texico defender during the second quarter during last Thursday’s game in Melrose. Texico defeated Melrose 56-43. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Melrose boys could have earned at least a tie for the No. 1 seed in the District 3-1A tournament […]

Howard, Mamie

Mamie Howard Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mamie June Howard, 78, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Bishop Davies Nursing Center in Hurst, Texas. She was born on Jan. 6, 1926, in Pottawatomie County, Okla., to Harmon and Viola Maples. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, William […]

Grundman, Howard

Howard Grundman Services:  Have been held. Howard “Axel” Grundman, 82, of Storm Lake, Iowa, formerly from Albuquerque, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. He was born on Nov. 15, 1921, in Pella, Iowa, to Ralph S. and Katherine Elvira Burtness Grundman.  He was baptized on Dec. […]

Eastern LB makes another All-America list

Freedom newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the third team of the Associated Press’ Little All-America selections, announced on Thursday. The Little All-America squad is comprised of players in NCAA Division II and Division III and the NAIA. Howard, a Portales High graduate who led ENMU in […]

Hounds linebacker named D-II All-American

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Eastern senior linebacker Jeff Howard forces a fumble against rival West Texas A&M. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the 2004 American Football Coaches Association All-America team, becoming the third ENMU player chosen to the elite squad in […]

Martin, Howard Braxton

Howard Braxton Martin Services: Have been held. Mr. Howard Braxton Martin, 87, of Amarillo, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004. He was born on March 23, 1917, in Leflore County, Okla., to William and Milia (Redwine) Martin. He married Lucy Ella Callaway on April 30, 1939 in Leflore County. They moved to Amarillo in 1943 from […]

Eastern mum on Elliott’s successor

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s new head football coach is already on staff, but officials on Tuesday would not be more specific about who will replace Bud Elliott. The university has scheduled a press conference for 1:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena to announce the successor to Elliott, who guided the […]

McCraw, John

John McCraw Services: Have been held. Rev. John McCraw, 85, of Elida, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 26, 1919, in Rayne, La., to Stella and John M. McCraw. He grew up in Louisiana during the 1930s. He married Wanda Ann Tobey on Nov. 25, […]

Hounds end 5-game skid against ACU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University ended a five-year losing streak against Abilene Christian Saturday night with a 28-21 Lone Star Conference South Division victory at Greyhound Stadium. Junior running back Jason Tezeno scored the deciding touchdown on an 11-yard run in the first minute of the fourth quarter, […]

Hounds WR expecting big year

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Fide Davalos is spun to the ground by defenders Will Smith (top) and Royal Bell during Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico football scrimmage. Freedom Mewspapers photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Derrick Hunter is ready to step up his role this fall for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. And he thinks […]

Melton, Bernice

Bernice Melton Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bernice Dodson Melton, 89, of Portales, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 28, 1914, in Checotah, Okla., to Maggie and William Dodson. She graduated from high school in Durant, Okla., where she was active in the National […]

There’s no place like home for ENMU’s Howard

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Jeff Howard led the Hounds in tackles last season en route to All-LSC South honors last season. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner PORTALES — After a standout football career at Portales High, Jeff Howard found himself struggling to decide where he wanted to play in college. His father, Eastern New Mexico University offensive […]

Hounds 4th in LSC South football poll

By Dave Wagner Jeff Howard admitted he was disappointed but not surprised when Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fourth place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll, released this week by the conference office. “It’s always the same every year,” said Howard, a Portales High grad and third-year starting linebacker […]

Jackson’s breast bearing leads to FCC power grab

Editorial Whether it was an innocent wardrobe malfunction or a preplanned stunt, the infamous baring of Janet Jackson’s breast at the Super Bowl in January must make members of the Federal Communications Commission quietly give thanks from time to time. The incident has given the agency virtually free rein to impose the kind of censorship […]

Wall Street wisdom meets Christianity in play

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Dalton Bequette, 12, playing a Christian rock star, left, reacts as he notices Michael Proctor, 10, playing a businessman, laying on the ground after being beaten up by a gang in the play “The Secret of my Success, Building on the Rock” on Tuesday. By Darrell Todd Maurina As a well-dressed young woman walked on […]

Area players could help ENMU this fall

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Their numbers are relatively small overall, but several area athletes could make noteworthy contributions to Eastern New Mexico University football next fall. First-team All-Lone Star Conference linebacker Jeff Howard of Portales and defensive end Larry Roybal of Fort Sumner, both of whom will be seniors, are already proven commodities. But veteran […]

Eastern’s Cobb getting battle for starting position

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Aaron Payne (right) tries to block Mark Smith during a running play at Friday’s Greyhound football practice. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Even though he started all 11 games at left offensive tackle last fall for the Eastern New Mexico University football team, T.J. Cobb knew his job would be up […]

Whitley, Kathleen

Kathleen L. Whitley, 81, of Clovis died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born June 9, 1922, in Stanton, Texas, to Edward and Cora Adcock Whitley. She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Church of Christ in Clovis, Senior Citizens, Senior Olympics and Foster Grandparents. She enjoyed […]

New Mexico clash may be more interesting than caucus

By Ned Cantwell The presidential primary season consists of a series of political contests only a little less organized than the election to decide who will be junior class historian at Clovis High School. And New Mexico is right in the thick of it. Well, at least not at the rear of it, thanks to […]