Asbestos found in Texico schools

CNJ staff Asbestos has been discovered in the Texico Municipal Schools cafeteria and an elementary school classroom, school officials said Wednesday. Superintendent R.L. Richards said safety precautions include roping off the cafeteria while students use a newly-constructed cafeteria. Richards said Cures Environmental of Albuquerque, a licensed abatement company, was hired to perform removal of the […]

Weekly update — Oct. 24

Texico school boss gets raise Texico Schools Superintendent R. L. Richards has received a raise of nearly $26,000 a year, according to a three-year contract approved by the school board in September. Richards is to be paid $138,700 annually through June 2013. The increase started in July. Richards’ previous contract was not due to expire […]

Driver in fatal accident charged

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The driver of a wrong-way vehicle police say claimed the life of former Portales High three-sport standout Ashleah Richards is facing felony charges. Jimmey Scott Barnhill of Midland, Texas, was indicted Nov. 19 on one count of intoxicated manslaughter for the death of Richards, 21. Police said on Oct. […]

Proposed annexation on agenda for city commission meeting

CNJ staff Little debate is expected over a proposed annexation on the agenda for a Thursday Clovis City Commission meeting. At issue at the meeting, set for 5:15 p.m. at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, is roughly 11.1 acres of land in what is known as the Pheasant Run Subdivision, a residential […]

Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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CNJ file photo The Hull Street overpass was closed in July due to safety reasons. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Anniversaries

Richards Marion and Mary Jo Richards of Texico are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 2008, at Leal’s Restaurant, 2115 N. Prince St. R.L. Richards, Lecil Richards, Damon Richards and Quata Casaday are hosting the luncheon. The couple was married Oct. 26, 1948, in Fame, Okla. They have […]

Texico boosters not seeking donations

CNJ staff Texico Municipal Schools Superintendent R.L. Richards said the district’s booster clubs are not currently asking for donations for posters for the school’s football and soccer teams. Richards said several businesses have called the school district saying unknown persons have asked for donations for the posters on behalf of the school. “They said they’re […]

Jonquil Park homeowner seeks residential vehicle restrictions

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer One man’s vehicles are another man’s nuisance — at least according to Don Maggio, who is asking the city to pass an ordinance restricting the number, age and condition of vehicles parked in residential areas. Maggio, who lives in the Jonquil Park area of Clovis, presented his concerns Wednesday […]

Recommendation downsizes rate hike

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A state Public Regulation Commission hearing examiner recommended a smaller water rate increase for the city’s water provider, according to a PRC document. Hearing examiner Elizabeth Hurst recommended in her Feb. 12 report a 12.6-percent hike, which would generate about $1 million annually in additional revenue for New Mexico […]

Girls 2A title preview

CNJ staff Today Championship No. 3 Texico vs. No. 1 Penasco 4 p.m. at Santa Ana Star Center Records: Texico 26-4, Penasco 23-1 How they got here: Texico beat Tularosa 47-34; Eunice 52-27; Navajo Prep 42-30. Penasco beat Escalante 54-29; Capitan 68-31; McCurdy 53-41. Lowdown on Texico: Texico already captured the state volleyball championship this […]