School bond election set for Tuesday

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The Arts Academy at Bella Vista is in desperate need for more classrooms, according to Principal Shelly Norris. More than 400 students are packed in cramped rooms, and some attend class in portable classrooms. “We’re really packed in tight. The biggest priority is additional classrooms,” Norris said. And like […]

Bilingual services offered for voters

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Bilingual services are available for voters in the March 4 Curry and Roosevelt county elections. Spanish-language voters will have the aid of bilingual precinct workers and an translating device at each of the precincts. Called AutoMARK, the device has an audible and visual translation of the ballot for voters, […]

School board seats available

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three seats are up for grabs on the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education. Elections for Districts 3, 4 and 5 seats will be held in February, according to an election document. Currently, the District 3 seat is held by Lora Harlan, District 4 by Mark Lansford and District […]

General Election 2006

CNJ staff There are two contested races in today’s General Election for state and national offices. Poll are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Democratic incumbent Doug Miller and Republican candidate Duane Castleberry are vyingfor District 1 magistrate judge. Democrat Gloria Wicker and Republican Kevin Duncan are competing for probate judge. Several other local […]

Parmer County election day precincts

Precincts and voting locations in Parmer County for the Nov. 2 election are as follows: Precints Precinct 101 Calvary Baptist Church 1500 Cleveland Friona, Texas Precinct 201 Bovina EMS Building 109 3rd Street Bovina, Texas Precinct 202 Friona Community Center 601 W. 15th Street Friona, Texas Precinct 203 Rhea Community Center Rhea Community Highway FM […]

Friends vie for commission seat

By Michelle Seeber Parmer County voters on Tuesday chose Democrat Michael Haseloff and Republican Ronald Byrd as candidates for the Precinct No. 3 County Commission seat. The two, who said they were “good friends,” are from Farwell. They will run against each other in the Nov. 2 general election. Voters also determined Republican Kirk Frye, […]

Texas residents prepare for primaries

By Michelle Seeber Texas residents will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on more candidates, this time in their primary election. At the local level in Bailey County, contested races for county commissioner exist in Precinct 1 and Precinct 4. Republican Floyd “Butch” Vandiver and Democrat Rodney Baker are up against incumbent Jack Dunham, […]

Texas primary looms for Muleshoe voters

By Michelle Seeber MULESHOE — Voters will have 12 local candidates from which to choose in the Texas primary election on March 9. Seven are vying for Bailey County Commission seats. Two are running for sheriff. The remaining offices — two constable positions and the county tax assessor’s seat — are uncontested. County Clerk Sherri […]

Prospective councilmen have differing goals for Muleshoe

By Michelle Seeber Daniel Guzman wants to bring new businesses to Muleshoe and continue to see the community progress while Richard Orozco wants more of a sense of community in Muleshoe and to better the road system. They are the final candidates in a runoff election for city councilman, District 1, which tentatively has been […]

Schools await bond funds

By CNJ Staff Clovis Public School district residents will find out this week if millions of dollars will be put forward for structural and technological improvements at schools districtwide. A special school bond election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to decide whether the community will put forth $5 million in […]

No winner declared in Texas election

By Michelle Seeber No winner was decided Tuesday in the Texas special senate election to replace resigning Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, received the highest number of votes with 34 percent but failed to obtain the required 50-percent-plus-one to win the election outright. Seliger and contender Kirk Edwards, R-Odessa, who earned 22 percent […]

Texas area to vote on new senator today

By Michelle Seeber CNJ STAFF WRITER michelle_seeber@link.freedom.com Texas voters in Senate District 31 will cast their votes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today to determine who will replace resigning Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo, who recently was appointed by President Bush to be the new ambassador to Sweden. There are seven candidates vying for the […]