La Llorona legend still wails by riverbank

By Tony Parra The Hispanic horror tale of “La Llorona” has always been used by parents to scare their children and keep them from staying out late at night and for some eight- and nine-year-olds from Portales, the tale reiterated their fears. “My mom told me that story first,” Andrea Ontiveros of Portales said. “My […]

Texans hold off ENMU down stretch


ENMU’s Ira Cross (32) and Donald Young try to grab a rebound from Tarleton State’s LaShon Sheffield (10) and John Davis during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University played hard enough, just not quite well […]

PURPLE PEPPER SHOOTOUT: Wildcats squander late lead


Amarillo High School’s coach John Smith talks with Clovis’ Jaden Isler after the Wildcats 58-56 loss in the Purple Pepper Shootout Saturday in Clovis. Isler missed a shot as he drove to the basket in the final seconds. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Playing from behind for most of the […]

1/15 Births

Green Wendy Green of Clovis is the parent of Samuel Lane Green, a 7 pound, 4 ounce boy born Dec. 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He has two brothers, Cade, 6, and Gilbert Joe, 2. Grandparents are Robert and Jessie Green of McAlister. Great-grandparents are the late Carl “Buzz” and the […]

12/18 Engagements

Garcia/Taylor The late Charles R. Bell of New York and Shirley M. Carroll of Glendale, Ariz., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sharon J. Taylor of Clovis, to Gilbert P. Garcia, also of Clovis. He is the son of the late Marcelino and the late Mary C. Garcia of Clovis. The couple […]

Mayfield eliminates two-time 5A champs

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Top-ranked Las Cruces Mayfield scored on a fumble recovery and a blocked punt Friday night and turned back two-time defending champion La Cueva 21-7 in a Class 5A state semifinal playoff game at Wilson Stadium. The Trojans (13-0) will meet either second-ranked Clovis (11-1) or No. 3 crosstown rival Onate (11-1) […]

Floyd posts win over Eagles


Cloudcroft’s Brent Wells drags down Fort Sumner running back Richard Canales during Friday’s clash in Fort Sumner. The Bears rallied with the game’s final 21 points to post a 21-18 victory over the host Foxes. (CNJ correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When Clovis Christian was able to get something going Friday […]

9-18 Weddings, Anniversaries, Honors, Club Notes, Births, How to Help, Engagements

Weddings Taylor Kristi Ray Mick of Clovis and Brian Andrew Taylor of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 10, 2005. Judge Vicky Kelly performed the marriage ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Doy Mick of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Ray and Oreda Gauntt of Clovis and Ted and the late […]

Punctuality eases with passage of time

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Have you heard of the phrase “Chicano time?” It’s not exactly being fashionably late. It’s more like being insensitively late for no good reason or dragging in whenever you feel like it. In my family, we call this rare birth disorder “Nana time.” I was thinking about this matter the […]

Clovis team looking for rematch

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis X-plosions was gearing up late Saturday night for a rematch with the Ruidoso Lady Warriors. The Clovis team did its part, holding off the Hobbs Braves 10-9 in the 14-and-under girls winners bracket semifinals of the USSSA national recreation youth slow-pitch softball tournament, being played at Guy Leeder […]