Javelinas end Hounds’ winning streak

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior guard Ashton Brown led four players in double figures with 19 points and Texas A&M-Kingsville obliterated Eastern New Mexico University on the boards Thursday night in rolling to a 77-69 victory over the Greyhounds in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. The Javelinas (6-3), bouncing back from […]

Grant McGee: Don’t bet on winning big

I got busted the other day. The Lady of the House found out I’ve been spending money on lottery tickets. Actually it wasn’t so much that I got busted as I told her. “Oh well we didn’t win the $20 million last night,” I said. “I didn’t know we were buying lottery tickets,” she said […]

Texico residents top State 42 tournament

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Submitted by Jerry Whitney Bill Myers of Melrose, left, and Dewey Pierce of Texico won second place at the High Plains 42 Aug. 6th at A-Me-D’s Diner in Texico. The double championship weekend was a success. Results of the first High Plains 42 Championship. This first time eight-game championship was a success with 11 teams […]

Winning season still possible for Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — It was soon apparent in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against fourth-ranked Abilene Christian that the Eastern New Mexico University football team was in a bit over its head. The Wildcats, with designs on a possible national championship, elected to take a brisk west wind […]

Cowgirls end Zias’ winning streak at five

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior middle blocker Sarah Dirmeyer had 24 kills and freshman outside hitter Darian Mullen and sophomore outside hitter Ashley Nugent both compiled double-doubles as New Mexico Highlands edged Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 13-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-11 Saturday in the Cowgirls’ invitational tournament, ending the Zias’ longest winning streak […]

Monday morning briefing: Stay-cations and winning a Mustang

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Question of the day If you have to do a stay-cation this summer, what is the one thing you’d want to do during your time off? Please share your thoughts with the others in our comment section below. It’s easy and fun. Website of the […]

Playoff beard not winning move

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Whether personal or political, the things that came to my head for this column didn’t quite stretch into the space I must fill. So here’s a small shot of each: • The playoff beard returned, and left. Consistent fans of my column, which may or may not include more than […]

Education feature: Changes help CHS band excel

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CNJ staff phtoto: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School junior Jeremy Urban said band directors pushed the students to new success this year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis High School Band recently closed its marching season achieving new levels of excellence and winning numerous awards. The band was named New Mexico Grand Champion […]

Come see Mexico’s most popular award winning export!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this special cultural event is the final performance of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Founded in […]

Zias seek turnaround

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU sophomore catcher Samantha Davis takes batting practice Monday at the ENMU softball field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough […]

Reporter’s notebook: Horse continues winning tradition

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Courtesy photo My Other Toy’s a Car, ridden by owner Mary Ann Rapp, finished ninth in the non-professional division of Sunday’s National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. My Other Toy’s a Car is the daughter of Smart Lena Boon, a My Other Toy’s a Car, the daughter of a horse co-owned by […]

Miners end Zia winning streak

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso scored the first eight points and never looked back Monday night, overwhelming Eastern New Mexico University 87-44 in women’s basketball. The Division I Miners (4-3) proved too tough on the defensive end for the Zias (5-2), who had scored 91 or more points four times this […]

Chandler, Stoddard, Bostwick win commission seats

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Caleb Chandler is returning to government, and Daniel Stoddard and Wendell Bostwick are projected to join him on the Curry County Commission. With all but about 85 absentee ballots counted, the former Clovis police chief and state senator took 61.2 percent of the vote in District 5, winning 2,726 […]

Majority of residents disappointed with presidential outcome

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dan Stoddard and his wife Joy watch and listen as Republican presidential candidate John McCain concedes the presidency race and congratulates Barack Obama on Tuesday night at Dakota’s Steakhouse. CNJ staff With news of Barack Obama winning the presidential election and John McCain’s subsequent concession speech Tuesday night, many in […]

Musical thriller comes to New Mexico

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Courtesy photo Sweeney Todd will premiere at the Spencer Theater in Alto on Sept. 18. Freedom New Mexico The Spencer Theater brings Broadway to the mountains. The first show of the season is Sweeney Todd, a 2006 Tony Winning musical thriller about a barber who robs and kills his wealthy customers. Set in London, the […]

Sept. 29, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported Cash Ramey was elected as mayor, winning by 64 votes. … The Clovis baseball team won 16-8 in a game against Grady. … J.M. Hook cleaned watches for $1, claimed a Clovis Journal advertisement.

Even worst writers can be winners

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Like many aspiring writers, I turn to the works of some of the most brilliant writers of our time for inspiration. I also turn to some of the worst writers of our time for inspiration — or at least for consolation, knowing that my writing couldn’t be any worse. Every […]

Texico faces Santa Rosa in 2A state opener

CNJ staff TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines have enjoyed plenty of recent success in the Class 1A state baseball tournament, winning the title in 2005 and finishing second to Gateway Christian last year. Now they get to try their hand at Class 2A. The Wolverines (10-7) were given the No. 6 seed and face third-seeded […]

Nursing in her future

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Cristen Wofford is a 5-foot-8 junior guard who plays basketball and volleyball at Clovis Christian. The Lady Eagles are 8-5 this season. A self-proclaimed sports lover, Wofford spoke about time away from school, some of her favorites in movies and television and her plans for the future. What do […]

Form letter simplifies holiday tradition

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’m running behind schedule this Christmas season. I’m just getting around to writing, or should I say, filling in my annual multiple-choice Christmas letter. It’s the ultimate form letter. Just circle the category that applies and bah, humbug! This standard letter is as personalized as a White House Christmas card […]