ENMU graduate working with abandoned youth

Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University alumni Andrea Elizondo left Feb. 8 for Ghana to work with City of Refuge Ministries, a non-profit organization that works with trafficked and abandoned youth. The El Paso native majored in physical education with a minor in athletic training and played soccer for ENMU. The ENMU soccer team sent […]

Hounds post win over UTEP

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO — Senior forward Curtis Wilkinson posted a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Eastern New Mexico University upended Texas-El Paso 75-64 in an exhibition game on Thursday night at the Don Haskins Center. Wilkinson shot 8-of-12 from the floor and led four Greyhounds in double figures as ENMU […]

Miners cruise past Zias 79-48

CNJ STAFF EL PASO — Texas-El Paso scored the game’s first seven points and never looked back en route to a 79-48 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s women on Saturday night. The Division I Miners (2-1), members of Conference USA, put 10 players between four and 12 points, led by forward Anete Steinberga and […]

Miners outlast Hounds for 80-76 victory

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team nearly pulled off an impressive upset Saturday night, albeit in a preseason exhibition. ENMU led most of the first half, including an eight-point margin with under five minutes left, before Texas-El Paso rallied for an 80-76 victory before nearly 7,000 fans. […]

Day trip: Historical family’s home turned into museum

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Courtesy of Texas Historical Commission The Magoffin Home State Historic Site was home to the Magoffin family for over 100 years. The adobe structure is a museum with a collection of artifacts from the Magoffin family. Place: Magoffin Home State Historic Site Location: 1120 Magoffin Avenue in El Paso, Texas, is 317 miles or 5 […]

Miners end Zia winning streak

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso scored the first eight points and never looked back Monday night, overwhelming Eastern New Mexico University 87-44 in women’s basketball. The Division I Miners (4-3) proved too tough on the defensive end for the Zias (5-2), who had scored 91 or more points four times this […]

Clovis team wins AAU state title

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Cats, an AAU team from Clovis, took first place in the 11-and-under division of the AAU State/District championship Sunday in Albuquerque. Brandi Gomez and Danni Williams posted double figures in a semifinal win over the El Paso Longhorns (Gomez 15, Williams 11) and the title game victory over the […]

Amber Alert cancelled, El Paso child found

CNJ staff Law enforcement officials canceled an Amber Alert issued throughout eastern New Mexico and Texas for a 3-year-old El Paso girl they said was abducted from her home Wednesday. The child was found Thursday afternoon and listed as “OK,” according to an update on www.beyondmissing.com, where the alert flyer was originally posted. Jaylin Marie […]

Sept. 2 Weddings

Reeves-Lemon Christine Reeves of Clovis and Jake Lemon of Portales were joined in marriage Dec. 30, 2006, at Kingswood United Methodist Church. The bride’s father, Dr. Brad Reeves, performed the double-ring ceremony. Reeves was assisted by Josh McAlister, minister of discipleship. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Brad and Sherrie Reeves of Clovis. She […]

Aug. 13, 1929

A racing-type plane crashed in Clovis, killing Lt. O.L. Stephens, Thos. E. Scully and Phil Berry. … Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bon Anglin said he received pledges from many cities in support of organizing a “366 Highway Association” for a route running from El Paso through Nebraska. … Mandells Department Store claimed to have “Advance […]

Aug. 3, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that a rainbow forming a perfect circle around the sun was visible for several minutes around 11:30 a.m. … The El Paso Texans handed the Clovis Pioneers’ baseball team its fifth straight loss by a score of 13-6. … Clovis TV Service, located at 1005 Main, claimed to offer the latest […]

Don’t call it a purse; call it convenient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I saw my friend Shannon, who’s a girl. It’s a bad song, but it’s a true story. We went out to bowl, we went out for walks, we went out to see her friends. All throughout, we took photos and […]

Friday prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Boys Logan 58, Fort Sumner 53 Portales 40, Tucumcari 26 Artesia Invitational Consolation semifinals El Paso Jefferson 54, Deming 46 Lovington 58, Silver 35 Championship semifinals Clovis 63, Roswell Goddard 44 Artesia 59, Carlsbad 49 Farwell Invitational Consolation semifinals Clovis JV 56, Melrose 16 Bovina 55, Grady 49 Championship semifinals Friona 46, Vega […]

Miners shut out ENMU

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — Cortney Casey scored two goals and Ashleigh Decker had two assists Friday night as Texas-El Paso shut out Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 in a women’s soccer match. The Division I Miners (3-1) scored twice in each half in posting their third shutout of the season. ENMU goalkeeper Stephanie […]

Lady Cats reach semifinals in CHS volleyball invitational

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CHS hitters Siobhan Flatow, center, and Jasmine McDonald, right, block a shot by Hobbs setter Cynthia Mendez (11) in pool play of the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament on Friday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Whether it was because they were mad about losing a pair of […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats host invitational

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament has a recent history of two things — producing a champion that eventually wins a state title in its classification, and showcasing unusually talented small school teams. Tatum fit both criteria last year as the Class 1A Lady Coyotes swept through the Clovis tourney and […]

June 25, 2006 Sports Briefs

Zias sign El Paso center Eastern New Mexico University has signed center Kristal Hill of Hanks High School in El Paso Texas, Zia basketball coach Linden Weese announced. “Kristal brings a good power game to our program,” Weese said. “She should be a strong rebounder and scorer for us.” Hill was an all-district selection three […]

Wall, Billie L.

Billie LaRue Wall, 77, of El Paso died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at her residence in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was an employee of Coldwell Banker until 2003. She was a member of the El Paso Realtors Association and a longtime member of the Westside Church of Christ in El Paso. She was preceded in […]

Gonzales, Fred

Fred Gonzales, 84, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Dimas and Virginia Gonzales in Elida, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Severiana (Cleo) Contreras in El Paso, where […]

Martinez, Guadalupe

Guadalupe Martinez, 82, of Texico, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his home in Texico. He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in San Marcos, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Francisco and Maria Martinez. He was married to Catalina Martinez for 52 years. He was a longtime resident of Texico. He was preceded in death by his […]