Lubbock man charged in Portales robberies

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of a residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with […]

Something to do on January 5

The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, located at 221 W. First St., is open noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Call 762-0066 for information.

Something to do on January 4

This could be a good day to go for a brisk walk around Greene Acres Park at 21st and Main Streets. Don’t forget to bring bread to feed the ducks.

Nov. 16, 1927

Denhof Jewelry Company, Fourth and Main, offered a selection of ladies watches ranging in price from $28.50 to $75. … Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. McClelland made plans to leave for Amarillo, where they planned to spend the winter. … A six-room home with a garage and a coal shed located at 208 Hinkle St., […]

Nov. 14, 1975

John Hadley, a Texico cattle grower, defeated Richard Miller to become the president of the Curry County Farm Bureau. … Bob Vinson TV and Appliance Inc., located at 20th and Mitchell streets, offered a microwave cooking cookbook with the purchase of a microwave. … “The Other Side of the Mountain” was playing for the fourth […]

Nov. 13, 1935

C.C. Cagle, head of the Gateway Auto Co., was named president of the Clovis Kiwanis Club at the club’s regular luncheon. … Plans for construction of Highway 60 were discussed by the directors of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce at their regular meeting. … Wood Motor Co., located at the corner of Main and Sixth […]

Meth lab discovered in empty Melrose house

CNJ staff Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are anticipated […]

Oct. 20, 1920

A fire demolished the Oklahoma Hotel, located at 213 S. Connelly St. … The Clovis News reported that more than 10,000 visitors attended the three-day Curry County Harvest Festival and Live Stock Show. … Croft Music Co., located at 119 E. Monroe Ave. sold Starr Phonographs.

Sept. 26, 1931

An anteater that escaped from the zoo was captured at the J.W. Smallwood farm, one mile north of the zoo. … A. Hefner, magnetic masseur located on Gidding Street, reduced his price of treatments from $14 a week to $10 a week. … Manager Russell Hardwick’s announcement that the Lyceum Theatre was going to sponsor […]

Sept. 24, 1915

J.R. Walker Market, located on Main Street, sold fresh and cured meats. … The Clovis Journal reported about 800 pupils attended the city’s schools. … John Boykin, nephew of S.J. Boykin of Clovis, was visiting from Mara Vias.

Aug. 26, 1939

L.T. Shirley of Clovis was elected president of the New Mexico Laundry Owners Association during the final session of the convention held in Clovis. …Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, located at 412 Pile, was taking registration for dance classes. … State Police Sgt. A.P. Winston said “a nominal charge of 50 cents would be made […]

Aug. 24, 1982

Curtis Mathes, located at 1611 N. Prince St., announced its grand opening special in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “The Beast” were showing at the Hilltop Twin movie theater. … Officers and board members of the “Old Lyceum Theatre, Inc.” met in the Lyceum Theatre building to formulate plans […]

Aug. 23, 1954

Clovis High School principal Dave St. Clair said “For successful integration of African-American students into the Clovis High School system, parents from both sides must cooperate.” … The Clovis Wildcat football team returned to practice after weekend rains flooded the field and stadium. School officials were facing the tough task of draining the field. … […]

Ranch gives everyone chance to show artistic side

It’s been an unmistakeable feature of West Texas, and Cadillacs, for more than three decades. It’s been the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper stories, documentaries and even a theatrical film. It can be a day of fun for a family with a few cans of spray paint. The Cadillac ranch, located a few miles […]

City offers variety of activities

Filled with history that dates back to the 1800s, Pampa, Texas, has a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors to experience. Located in the Texas Panhandle, northeast of Amarillo, Pampa is home to industries that include oil and gas, cattle and railroad. High school sports are also an integral part of the community, […]

July 18, 1980

Clovis’ Brooks Jennings was doing well after backing a driver’s-education car through a gate. Jennings said it was an experience that he intended to use in his teaching of driver’s education. … Residents of Paseo Village met to discuss participation in the neighborhood watch program designed to help protect residents against crime. … The Dairy […]

July 16, 1969

The Clovis Municipal Board of Education named Delman Farris as principal of Marshall Junior High School and Bill McDaniel as director of federal programs for the Clovis schools. … The Clovis News Journal’s front page reported “Apollo 11 Blasts Into Space on Moon Trip.” … Kentucky Fried Chicken, located at 116 E. 21st, advertised a […]

July 15, 1926

The Clovis-News advised that people driving their cars purely for pleasure should avoid Commerce Way so that wheat haulers can rush the crop to market. … Clovis was selected as the next meeting place for the State Federations of Labor. … A Dr. Chapman offered to help “save your teeth” at his office located over […]

Far out fun: Rosewll offers out of this world experience

Compiled by Freedom Newspapers There are few cities in this area with as varied a choice in museums a Roswell, just a short 90 minutes to the west of Portales. For a quick and easy day trip to Roswell, visitors can begin their day at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, then drive a few […]

Billy the Kid remembered in museum

For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of one of the West’s most feared outlaws, where visitors can relive the days of gunslingers, wanted men, and lawmen who ruled the West with […]