Jaques, Rita

Rita Sena Jaques, 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Pintada to Timoteo and Rita Sena. Family members said she loved playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Jaques; and a brother, Ermicio Sena. She is […]

Isabella Bono

Isabella Bono, 3 months, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 2005, in Lubbock, to Sherry and Frank Bono. She is survived by her parents of Portales; her brother, Nicolas Bono of the home; grandparents, Maria and Charles Bono of Dexter, and Anita and Fernie Tapia of […]

Tapia, Trinity

Trinity Natalia Tapia, 21-months, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 29, 2004, in Clovis, to Teresa and Johnathan Tapia. Survivors include her parents of Portales; two sisters, Alexis Sierra Barges of Portales and India Rayne Tapia of the home; maternal grandparents, Natalia and […]

Police arrest teen in Saturday shooting

CNJ satff A 16-year-old has been arrested for the shooting of Efrin Tapia, 15, who suffered a gunshot wound to his left forearm late Saturday night while walking on Main Street, according to a release from the Clovis Police Department. A 16-year-old black male, whom police would not name, is charged with aggravated battery, aggravated […]

Gonzales , Diego

Diego Gonzales Services: Have been held. Diego Augustine Gonzales, 3 months, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 3, 2005, in Lubbock, to Larry A. Gonzales and LuCinda Silvas. Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Larry and Mona Gonzales and Lena Wilkomn, all of Clovis, and […]

Clovis man found guilty of identity theft

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Ricardo Mendez, 37, of Clovis was found guilty of accessing a computer with the intent to commit a crime and two counts of theft identity on Friday by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker. District Attorney Brett Carter said Mendez was placed on adult probation for four years. Mendez and […]

Tapia, Salomon

SALOMON TAPIA Services: Have been held. Salomon A. Tapia, 77, of El Paso, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2003, in El Paso. He was born on July 5, 1926, in La Masa de los Cobs, to Jose Isabel and Rufina Aragon Tapia. He was raised in Moriarty where he attended school. He married Eloisa Gallegos […]

Birthdays 11/21

The following people are celebrating their birthday today: n Felix Armijo n Henry Armijo III n Nadine Armijo n Celeste Chaez n Deborah Garcia n Thomas Garcia n Bill McCormack n Jennifer Mascarenas n Diego Mileg n Christine Solano Saturday: n Terry Gonzales n Nicole Lopez n Brayden Daniel Maes n Alysa Rei O’Shea n […]

Lopez, Juan

Juan Lopez Services: Have been held. Mr. Juan Jose Lopez, 54, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003. He was born on Aug. 22, 1949, in Fort Sumner, to Augustine and Macedonia Barela Lopez. He married Diana Tapia on July 28, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nev. Family members said he enjoyed swimming, diving and […]

Third person believed involved in scheme

By Mike Linn Special agents are exploring the possibility that a third person was involved in a scheme to steal funds meant for low-income Portales residents. On Friday, two employees of the Portales Income Support Division were arrested attempting to withdraw money from a fraudulent account at an ATM machine on Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Two arrested in fraud sting

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two state employees face charges of stealing at least $2,900 from accounts meant to assist low-income Portales residents, according to 9th District Attorney Brett Carter. Ricardo Mendez, 37, of Clovis, and Julia Tapia, 49, of Portales, were arrested Friday on charges of fraud over $250 and conspiracy to commit fraud over […]