Public Record 2/22/08

CNJ Staff Reports The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 14 through Wednesday: • Albert Sandoval Jr., 23, to Melissa Ann Reyes, 20, both of Clovis • Michael Allan Collier, 22, to Tina Dianna Pender, 23, both of Clovis • Bobby A. Lee, 26, to Victoria Ann Graves, 19, both of […]

Education Feature: Former student returns to class

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Teresa Juarez was awarded a two-year scholarship at CCC. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Books brought Maria Teresa Juarez back to nursing school. The 31-year-old dropped out of college when she got pregnant with her first child. In the 10 years that followed she had two more children […]

Trial begins for 2004 shooting case

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Prosecution witness Chris Altman testifies in the trial of William Riley at the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis Monday. The trial resumes today. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recounting shots that pierced the windshield of his car and shattered his passenger window, prosecution witness Chris Altman described the events that […]

Acosta, Oscar

Oscar Acosta, 49, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a car accident. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy; two daughters, Melissa Acosta-Lee of Roswell and Amanda Acosta-Harris of Clovis; a son, Ryan Acosta of Safety Harbor, Fla.; his mother, Connie Acosta of Portales; […]

Juan Astorga

Juan Astorga, 74, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Ramos, Mexico, to Otilia and Manuel Astorga. He grew up in Durango, Mexico. At 14, he moved to the Unites States to work in farming in various places. For the past 12 years he […]

2/3 Local roundup

Former prosecutor joins DA’s office A former Albuquerque prosecutor joined the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office this week. Roderick Juarez, 50, was a prosecutor in Albuquerque from 1998 to 2000 and worked in private practice until this year, he said. “I like being a DA better (than a private attorney) …I have a strong sense […]

Sierra, Jose

Jose Sierra Services: Have been held. Jose Eduardo Sierra, 51, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 13, 1953, in Guadalupe la Rueba Durango, Mexico. This summer he moved from Portales to Clovis to live with his daughter. He moved to Muleshoe in 1971. […]

Soto, Narcizo

Narcizo Soto Services: Have been held. Narcizo “Chi-cho” Hernandez Soto, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Nov. 28, 1940, in St. Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Felix and Simona Hernandez Soto. He married Maria Garcia on Dec. 5, 1974, in Albuquerque. He worked as […]

Monarrez, Maria

Maria Monarrez Services: Have been held. Maria Raquel Monarrez, 64, of Texico, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1939, in San Jose, Durango, Mexico, to Jose and Josefa Enriquez Barraza. She married Vicente Monarrez in 1960 in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was housewife, a member of San […]