Tarango, Maria

Maria Tarango Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maria E. Tarango, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Dec. 28, 1924, Chanate, Texas, to Faustina and Cruz Esqueda. She had been a resident of Portales since 1955. She married Jose Tarango on May 14, 1958. She was a […]

More questions arise in child abuse case

By Gary Mitchell After Clovis police arrested Myrena Rodriguez on Saturday for abandoning her 9-month-old daughter, family members began to question the way police handled the case. In turn, police detectives have a few questions of their own — both about the statement given by the 18-year-old mother now in custody on a $60,000 cash-only […]

Jenkins, Abagail

Abagail Dawn Jenkins Services: Have been held. Abagail Dawn Jenkins, an infant, was born June 24, 2003, and died the same day at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Survivors include her parents, Chad and Autumn Jenkins of Texico; her maternal grandparents, Devon Lenon of Clovis and Larry Lenon of Callahan, Colo.; her paternal grandparents, […]

Williamson, Betty

Betty Williamson Services: Have been held. Betty McCorkle Williamson, 67, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 22, 2003. She was born on Nov. 29, 1935, in Alamogordo to Robert R. and Vina McCorkle. She graduated from Taos High School in 1954. She married Bud Williamson in 1956. They moved to Albuquerque in 1959. She graduated from […]

Police blotter 6/11

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Monday afternoon fight between a brother and sister in the 900 block of Locust St. ended with Clovis police issuing a warrant for the brother’s arrest on charges of battery on a household member. After the 20-year-old brother accused his […]

Police Blotter 6/6

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A 44-year-old male from Clovis reported he had been assaulted between midnight and 1 a.m. on May 28 at the 800 block of Mitchell. According to the report, the man was jumped by four unknown males and received scratches and cuts […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Last Meal 2

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for story’s about mothers. Steve Deleon of Clovis wrote: “Growing up with my father in the Air Force, my mother always kept the household going even though we had to move just about every three years. “I have a sister and it was especially hard on us as […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Mother

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for story’s about mothers. Steve Deleon of Clovis wrote: “Growing up with my father in the Air Force, my mother always kept the household going even though we had to move just about every three years. “I have a sister and it was especially hard on us as […]

Bilberry, Trey

Trey Bilberry Services: Have been held. Trey Bilberry, 3, of Kenna, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 5, 1999, in Roswell, to Cheree and Jeff Bilberry. Family members said he loved life and people. He was an outgoing little boy, and independent. He was fascinated […]