Portales family welcomes home son stationed in Iraq

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Manuel and Esperanza Garcia feel that every moment spent with their children is precious. Those moments are magnified when one of those children is visiting between stays in Baghdad. Army Capt. Lupe Garcia, 35, has been in Iraq since August, assigned to the multi-National Security Transition Command and the civilian […]

Sena, Santos

Santos Sena, 2, of Portales died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 28, 2003, in Clovis, to Sonia DeLaCruz and Ricky Sena. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Sonia DeLaCruz and Lupe Chavez of Portales; his father, Ricky Sena of Clovis; two brothers, Ramon Sena and A. J. […]

Car wash raises funds for slain child’s family

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Friends, family and volunteers from the community gathered Saturday morning at Taco Box in Clovis for a car wash to raise money for the family of Carlos Perez. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer At least 30 school kids from Gattis, Yucca, Cameo, Lockwood and Clovis High schools volunteered their time […]