Morales, Arnold

Arnold Morales, 57, of Morton, Texas, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Palestine, Texas. He was born Nov. 10, 1948, in Morton to Alfredo Morales and Anita Barrera. He lived in Morton all his life. He was a self-employed construction worker for several years and worked as a welder for the oil industry. He was […]

Cardenas, Consuelo

Consuelo Aguirre Cardenas, 64, died March 8, 2006, in Morton. She was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Dallas to Felix Aguirre and Petra Santigo. She married Ridolfo “Rudy” B. Cardenas Sr. on Sept. 7, 1972, in Clovis. They moved to Morton in 1997 from Georgia. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother, family members said. […]

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Steers lose on buzzer-beater

CNJ STAFF Game of the night Morton’s boys beat Farwell 46-44 in a Texas District 3-1A contest at Morton on late-game heroics by senior James Cornish. Cornish grabbed a rebound and made a six-footer at the buzzer, his only points of the game, to give the Indians a win on senior night in Morton. Cornish […]

Bordayo, Ivan

Ivan Bordayo, 11, of Portales died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital as the result of a riding accident. He was born June 3, 1994, in Seminole, Texas to Maribel and Giermo Bordayo. The family moved to Portales several years ago. He attended the Portales Public Schools and was a student at Lindsey […]

3rd & short — Safety haunts Bovina

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer News and note from last week’s area prep football games. Leading Morton 7-0 late in the fourth quarter, Bovina faced fourth-and-forever deep in its own territory. Bovina elected to take a safety instead of giving Morton potentially great field position. But the move backfired when Morton quarterback Brandon Eubanks […]

Clayton, Jessie

Jessie Clayton Services: Have been held. Jessie H. Clayton, 85, of Morton, Texas, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton. He was born March 17, 1920, in Plainview, Texas. His grandparents raised him in Lingo. He graduated from Lingo High School in 1940. He married Waydia Green in 1941, and she […]

Prep Notes 1/18

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer About 1,400 non-reserved lower bowl tickets for the Clovis-Hobbs boys basketball game on Jan. 25 go on sale today at 9 a.m. in the athletic office at Clovis High School. Usually CHS doesn’t sell tickets to games so early, but it’s making an exception for the rivalry game. “It’s […]

Coleman, Judith

Judith Coleman Services: Have been held. Judith Coleman, 65, of Morton, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton. She was born on Oct. 6, 1939 in Anson, Texas. She moved from Anson to Cochran County in 1944. She married Ronald Coleman on Jan. 19, 1957, in Cochran County, Texas. She […]

Chancey, Lindy

Lindy Chancey Services: Have been held. Mr. Lindy “Red” Chancey, 64, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at his residence. He was born on May 6, 1940, in Ozark, Ark. He married Sandra Palmer on April 21, 1961, in Morton, Texas. He moved from Morton to Muleshoe in 1969. He was a truck driver […]

Texas cemetery opens for American Indians

Don McAlavy: Local columnist MORTON, Texas — This story began in the late 1950s when a wooden box containing human bones was found in the old Cochran County Museum in Morton. Morton is about 30 miles south of Muleshoe. The box was labeled “Indian bones — part of skeleton found in southern Cochran County.” Maxine […]

Lady Mules advance; Steers eliminated

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Sara Benham scored 23 points and Tori Barton added 15 as the Muleshoe Lady Mules advanced to the Texas Class 3A regional semifinals for the first time under the current format Tuesday night with a 67-47 victory over Tulia at Lubbock Christian University’s Rip Griffin Center. Muleshoe (30-5), ranked third in […]

Texas prep playoff capsules

CNJ staff All times CST Girls Region 1-3A Quarterfinals Muleshoe (29-5) vs. Tulia (22-7) 7:30 p.m. today Rip Griffin Center, LCU In district: Muleshoe is District 2-3A champion. Tulia finished second in District 1-3A Last time out: Muleshoe beat Sweetwater 52-36. Tulia beat Kermit 60-40. Players to watch: Muleshoe, 6-0 Sr. P Sara Benham, 5-7 […]

Hileman, Anna Joyce

Anna Joyce Hileman Services: Have been held. Anna Joyce Hileman, 88, of Clovis died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Senior Citizen Resident Center. She was born Oct., 18,1915, in Elgin, Okla., to George and Nellie Montgomery West. She married James Polk Hileman on Feb. 6, 1946, in Clovis. She was a homemaker who loved to […]