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Articles from the April 24, 2018 edition

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  • Eastern softball team swept in Lubbock

    The Staff of the News|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    LUBBOCK, Texas — Monday’s Panhandle weather was pleasant, but Monday’s doubleheader was not especially so for Eastern New Mexico’s softball team, which gave up 25 total runs while getting swept on the road by Lubbock Christian. Eastern dropped the first game 10-2 and the nightcap 15-7. The Greyhounds, though, actually led the opener 2-1 in the second inning. They trailed 1-0 in that frame when Samantha Brockman led off with a walk. Two outs later it seemed the Hounds might not get any runs, but Karina Moreno then belted a two...

  • Clovis boys tennis team nips Santa Fe

    The Staff of the News|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    CLOVIS — Clovis High's boys tennis team knew what the stakes were, knew what a victory would bring. So the Wildcats went out Monday and won those stakes. Battling Santa Fe at Clovis Community College for third place in District 2-6A behind LaCueva and Eldorado, the 'Cats managed to squeak out a 5-4 victory. That meant a 3-2 district record and No. 3 on the district ladder for the purple and white. Clovis also ended the regular season at 7-3. "This was big," Clovis coach B...

  • High-achieving students, faculty to be honored

    The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will honor high-achieving students and faculty members at tonight's meeting. Members of the middle and high school bands and choirs will be on hand following strong showing at the state competitions held recently On April 13, the Clovis High Women's Select Choir finished second and the CHS Chamber Choir finished fourth at the State Choir Contest; last week, the Gattis, CHS and Yucca Symphony Bands picked up first-, s...

  • Pages past - April 24

    The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    On this date ... 1983: The Clovis High School basketball program was gearing up to host its fifth annual recreation basketball camp in late May, under the direction of head coach Jimmy Joe Robinson. Three former Clovis all-Americans had signed on to assist with the five-day camp: Texas Tech University's Bubba Jennings, University of New Mexico's Nelson Franse, and Eastern New Mexico University's John Robbins. The camp was open to students in grades 1-12. Besides a T-shirt and...

  • Response plan better bet than pet

    Sharna Johnson|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    Animals are often credited with superior senses that allow them to intuit danger — from atmospheric changes to storms, tornado and even earthquakes, stories of changes in the behavior of domestic animals, pets and wildlife abound. It sure would be nice to have advance warning before the ground trembles, the walls shake violently, windows shatter and buildings crumble — but alas that’s not likely. What is more likely is that an earthquake will hit with no notice and those...

  • Training course offers basics on transgender issues

    Eamon Scarbrough|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    PORTALES — The first step in understanding and accepting transgender people is as simple as realizing there are more than two kinds of people in the world, according to the director of the New Mexico Transgender Resource Center. Adrien Lawyer presented a “cultural humility” training course for a group of Eastern New Mexico University faculty, staff and students Monday afternoon, where he said that cisgender people — or people who are not transgender — will never be experts about their transgender fellows. “It’s not just abou... Full story

  • ENMU's Parker stars again

    The Staff of the News|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    CANYON, Texas — Marcus Parker continued his stretch of dominant performances on Sunday afternoon while leading the Eastern New Mexico University track and field team at the West Texas A&M Invitational. Parker automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200-meter dash, while Danee Bustos and Ivar Moinat had provisonally qualifying marks in the 200- and 800-meter dashes, respectively. The Greyhound men’s team placed fourth with 60 points, while the women’s team placed sixth with 44.5 points. Altogether, ENMU... Full story

  • Landowner still refusing pipeline payment

    David Grieder|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    CLOVIS — Phillip Chavez may have to let the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority build its pipeline in his land, but he still refuses to accept its payment offer or continue in the court proceedings on the matter, at least for now. “There’s nothing that I can do,” he told The News, referring to the eminent domain dispute more than a year in the making. “They got what they wanted, they stole it fair and square. It’s unfortunate I have to feel this way, but that’s what I feel has transpired.” Chavez said he and his fath... Full story

  • Texico routs NMMI to start busy week

    The Staff of the News|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    TEXICO — The weather was warm on Monday. And the Texico bats were scorching. Hosting New Mexico Military Institute, the Wolverines erupted for 13 runs in the fourth inning and collected 13 hits overall, as they walloped NMMI 17-3 in five innings, starting a busy week in impressive fashion. Monday’s game was the first of five the Wolverines will play this week. “I thought the bats really came alive today,” Texico coach Ty Thatcher said. “I was pleased with the performance we had today at the plate. We had some really good at-b...

  • Jail logs - April 24

    Updated Apr 23, 2018

    Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Charles Banister, 35, aggravated driving while under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance • Daniel Tapia, 40, failure to pay fines, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Albino Baca, 52, probation violation, failure to pay fines • Wesley Chapman, 40, driving while under the influence • Victoria Billegas, 42, contributing to the delinquency of a minor • Gerardo Marquez, 34, battery upon a peace offic...

  • Two hospitalized after crash

    The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 23, 2018

    CLOVIS — Two were flown to a Texas hospital Monday afternoon when a truck collided with a van in front of an east Clovis gas station, according to Police Chief Doug Ford. Ford said he did not know the conditions of the injured and he declined to release their identities, but said their gray Nissan Quest had California plates. Police were called to the Pilot Travel Center on the 4100 block of East Mabry Drive (U.S. 60-84) just before 1 p.m. Monday, where they say the eastbound van was struck on its passenger side by a westboun...

  • Meetings calendar - April 24

    Updated Apr 23, 2018

    Today • Clovis Municipal School District Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. in the CMS District board room, 1009 Main St. Information: 575-769-4322 • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m. at the Fred Anthony Conference Room at RGH, 42121 U.S. 70, Portales. Information: 575-359-1800 Wednesday • Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Portales Municipal School District Board of Education — Noon at the...

  • Events calendar - April 24

    Updated Apr 23, 2018

    Today • Clovis Community College Student Recognition Ceremony — 3 p.m. in the CCC Town Hall, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Students from the fall 2017 Executive Vice President Honor Roll list, students nominated by faculty and staff for outstanding achievements, and CCC Foundation scholarship recipients will be recognized. Information: 575-769-4115 • Legislative event — 6 p.m. at Yam Theatre, 219 Main St., Portales. Local, county, state, congressional candidates will be in attendance. Information: 575-356-6629 Wednesday • Tiny...

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