Jury Convicts Clovis Man of Kidnapping and Rape Charges

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today Anthony Morgan, age 36, was convicted after a two day jury trial on one (1) count of First Degree Kidnapping, one (1) count of Criminal Sexual Penetration, two (2) counts of Aggravated Assault, one (1) count of Aggravated Battery, and six (6) counts of […]

ENMU squads finish seventh, ninth

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished seventh out of nine teams in men’s competition and ninth out of 12 in women’s standings Saturday in the Lone Star Conference cross country championships, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Abilene Christian took five of the top six individual spots and ran away with its 18th […]

Man sentenced for stealing copper wire

Portales, N.M. – Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Pedro “Pete” Galvan, age 52, was convicted and sentenced today to five and a half (5

TV, Internet exposure may help capture fugitive

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Courtesy photo Noe Torres, 29, is wanted on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the 2005 shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Noe Torres is the second fugitive from the Ninth Judicial District to be featured by America’s Most Wanted, according to the show’s associate producer, Jena Naranjo. […]

Man sentenced to 15 years for molestation

Clovis, NM. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Roy Johnston, age 50, was convicted of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor Child Under the Age of 13 (a Second Degree Felony), and Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Johnson to serve the next 15 years in prison.

Victim’s rights breakfast Tuesday

Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that during the week of April 14th through the 18th, the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office will join together with crime victims and victims’ rights services to publicly promote victim’s rights and educate the Ninth Judicial District’s communities about the devastating impact of crime […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams in middle of standings

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Sophomore Tyler Fontenot shot 38-41 — 79 to lead the Clovis High boys golf team to ninth place in the first day of the 17-team Class 4A-5A Leroy Gooch Invitational Monday. Las Cruces High and Roswell High shared the lead with scores of 319, with four other teams within three strokes. […]

Ninth-grade academy gets official name

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Students walk the hallways of Gattis Junior High School, which will be converted into a ninth-grade academy. (CNJ staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Plans for the Clovis ninth-grade academy are progressing smoothly, according to Clovis Schools officials. Officials have decided to name the academy the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, […]

Academy approved

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Lendra Hailey, a counselor at Marshall Junior High School, speaks Tuesday night to the school board at Clovis High School. She spoke on behalf of Marshall’s teachers in support of the realignment. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis ninth-graders are bound for an academy all their own beginning with […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting When: 5:30 p.m. today Where: The Clovis High School Lecture Hall to accommodate a larger crowd. On the agenda: Board members will vote on the proposal to realign Clovis Junior High Schools. If it passes: A ninth-grade academy will be created […]