Food at the speed of life: Taco soup works when in a pinch

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When my Saturday went a little haywire, I needed quick food. Taco soup was my solution. I’ve modified a recipe from my aunt JoNell to suit my own tastes and schedule. You dump ingredients out of cans into the same pot, it tastes good and it’s low-fat. Taco soup • 2 medium cans diced tomatoes […]

Local businesses enhance public spirit

Clyde Davis The compliments must go out to local businesses which, not only during the holiday, but in other times of the year, do what they can to spread and enhance public spirit. I have lived in enough places to know that, not only Clovis, but every town, has its detractors, and that many or […]

Taco Box to host nightly Christmas light show

Clovis’ Taco Box restaurant will again feature a nightly light show, set to Trans-Siberian Orchesta music. The eight-son show, with four songs by TSO, will run every hour and half hour from 5-9 p.m. The music will be broadcast on 88.5 FM, and hot chocolate is available inside free of charge. The 2,500-light show was […]

Taco Box wins award

CNJ staff Taco Box of Clovis and Portales was named a winner Friday of the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico’s Vision, Investment, Vitality and Action (VIVA) Awards. Tom and Gail Martin are the owners of Taco Box and have been in business since 1969. The VIVA awards recognize New Mexico businesses demonstrating […]

Press release: Committee promotes stay teen quiz

Clovis ~ Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the Stay Teen Committee will be a Taco Box inviting teens and parents to take the online Stay Teen Quiz for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Free sodas and chance to win prizes will be available to quiz participants. The Stay Teen Quiz asks young people to […]

Taco Box celebrates election to Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail runs right through Portales and Clovis. Taco Box celebrated its recent election to the New Mexico Department of Tourism Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail on Wednesday. Taco Box owner Tom Martin said his restaurants were among the 20 independent establishments and chains voters, mostly visitors […]

Ticket feature: Taco Box dancing light show draws residents

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The lights decorating the Taco Box on 21st Street dance in time with music on FM station 88.5. The show runs every 30 minutes between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. Freedom New Mexico Area residents don’t need to travel far to see a dancing light show or hear the […]

Former Taco Bell employee charged with credit card fraud

CNJ staff A 17-year-old former Taco Bell employee was arrested Wednesday in Clovis, charged with 27 counts of credit card fraud for using customers’ credit card numbers and pocketing the cash. According to a police report, the manager told police he discovered the girl had been swiping the magnetic strip on cards and would also […]

Taco Bell hopes to reopen after weekend fire

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Tony Martinez, owner of Splish Splosh Window Cleaners of Farwell, cleans the windows Tuesday at Taco Bell. A small kitchen fire Sunday led to the restaurant being closed until repairs could be made, state officials said. It is scheduled to reopen today. CNJ staff Taco Bell on Prince Street is […]

Chile study burns up taxpayer dollars

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Putting our hard-earned tax dollars where their mouths are, researchers have discovered that chile peppers date back to ancient times and even taco chips are at least 6,100 years old. Now I’m not talking about the taco chips at Wal-Mart. According to these sizzling new findings, which were published in […]

Realtor awards presented

By CNJ staff Annual awards were handed out and a new board of officers installed last week by the Clovis Board of Realtors. The 2007 officers are: President Tammy Goodman, President-Elect Niki Harmon, and directors Bonnie Wright, Gayle Telshaw, Lonnie Mitchell, Maureen Burns and Marge Chalker. Honored at its yearly banquet, held Thursday night at […]

Changing the world: Texico students raise money for tsunami victims

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Texico fourth-grader D.J. Griego donated more than $5 to a penny drive Tuesday at the school started to help tsunami victims. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Mega-Hollywood stars grabbed the spotlight Saturday night with a telethon to benefit survivors of the tsunami that ravaged southern Asia. But locally — with […]

School Menus 3/21

House Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffins, cereal, toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Grilled cheese sandwich, green beans, variety of cookies, fruit, taco salad/salad bar, soup, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burritos, salsa, cereal, toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Frito pie, pinto beans, banana pudding, fruit, taco salad/salad bar, soup, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake and […]

Taco Box closes its mall location; others still open

By Jack King Tom Martin, owner of the Taco Box restaurants, said the company closed its site in North Plains Mall on Sunday because it was unable to reach an agreement on the extension of its lease with mall owner General Growth Properties. Martin said the North Plains Mall Taco Box had 13 employees, some […]