June 26 Obituaries

Melba Hampton, 71 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Melba June Hampton, 71, of Texico, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Portales, to James and Edith White. She married Von Hampton on Oct. 29, 1950, in Espanola. They moved to Utah […]

5/19 Obituaries

Mary Aragon, 75 Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Mary Stella Zamora Aragon, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 11, 1930, in Roy, to Benito and Valentina Zamora. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, […]

Elida advances at state

Freedom Newspapers Playing in state tournament competition for the first time in 30 years, the Elida Tigers brought out the big bats on Monday. Elida pounded out 18 hits, including 11 for extra bases, and posted a 15-9 victory over Gallup Catholic in a quarterfinal game played at Cibola High School. The Tigers (7-11) will […]

Texico blanks Coyotes, 10-0

PNT Staff CLOVIS — Texico and Dora got together for the first of quite possibly three matchups Monday — two in the regular season and one in the Class 1A state tournament. The host Wolverines had most of the better of it in this one, posting a 10-0 win over the Coyotes at Brady Park […]

Wolverines, Vixens win titles

PNT Staff TEXICO — The unbeaten Texico Wolverines and Fort Sumner Vixens claimed championships Saturday night in the EPAC basketball tournament championship games. Texico (12-0) had to work hard to get past upstart Grady, beating the Bronchos 74-69 in the boys final, while Fort Sumner (12-0) earned a 49-35 victory over Texico in the girls […]

Wolverines turn back Elida

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Elida Tigers didn’t win Tuesday night in the EPAC tournament boys quarterfinals, but they made unbeaten host Texico work a little bit. The Wolverines (10-0) got off to a 14-0 lead before Elida righted itself and played competitively most of the rest of the night in dropping a 64-51 decision. […]

Texico knows target is on its back in EPAC

By Dave Wagner On paper, the Texico Wolverines look like they’ll be a tough out in the 2005 boys EPAC Tournament, which begins today. For one thing, the Wolverines have been in the finals for four consecutive years, winning in 2001 and 2004. For another, because of a scheduling conflict at Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Vixens slated as EPAC favorite again

By John Eisel Unbeaten Fort Sumner appears to the favorite going into the 29th annual EPAC girls basketball tournament. The Vixens (9-0) have the best record and one of the No. 1 seeds in the tourney, which brings together 10 area 1A schools for the double-elimination tournament today through Saturday at Texico High School. “Fort […]

Texico posts sweep of Dora

PNT Staff DORA — Guard Tony Clements scored 17 points to lead three Texico boys in double figures Tuesday night as the Wolverines posted a 73-58 victory over Dora. Seniors Garret Mayfield and Braden Vaughan also reached double figures for Texico with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Texico (3-0) led 16-12 at the quarter and […]

Sept. 9 Obituaries

Petra Lucero, 75 Petra Lucero, 75, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 29, 1929, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Aurielo and Piedad Gonzales Martinez. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member at Santa Clara Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, George […]

Man killed in wreck in Quay County

By Mike Linn Curry County sheriff’s deputy David Kube has made house calls notifying parents that their children have died. Each time he gave the bad news, he told himself the day would never come when a tragic fatality would afflict his family. Unfortunately for Kube that day came Tuesday, when police notified him that […]

Aug. 4 Obituaries

Ruthie Painter, 56 Mrs. Ruthie Mary Beavers Painter, 56, of Texico, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 24, 1948, in Clovis. She was a lifelong resident of Texico. Family members said she loved to play cards, talk on the phone, spend time with her family […]

June 8 Obituaries

Andrew Kersey, 80 Andrew Troy Kersey, 80, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, June 5, 2004. He was born on April 29, 1924, in Manitou, Okla., to Andrew and Lela Cook Kersey. He was raised in Oklahoma Lane, Texas. He was a World War II veteran. He retired from Sandia National Labs in 1986. Survivors include his […]

Petty makes tour stop in Texico

By Ryan Lengerich TEXICO — NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is accustomed to being approached by adoring fans out for an autograph. Tuesday morning, the tables were turned. Clovis residents Lexie Meyers, husband Kevin and six-year-old son Lance made a short trip to a gas station in Texico. There, Petty, two other NASCAR drivers and about […]

Texico trouble for Tigers

By Rick White CLOVIS — Elida baseball coach Jimmy Dale Ward knows some days he’ll just have to settle for small victories. Days like Tuesday when Texico routed the Tigers 18-3 in a District 7-1A/2A game at Brady Field. Overpowered by Texico starter Justin Loven for four innings, the Tigers (1-4, 0-2 district) rallied for […]

EPAC Boys: Texico claims title over Floyd

By Dave Wagner Thirty-nine points won’t win many high school basketball games. It was more than enough for Texico in Saturday’s EPAC boys championship game. Playing suffocating defense throughout, the Wolverines eventually got a few of their own shots to drop and pulled away for a 39-21 victory over Floyd at Greyhound Arena. Senior point […]

EPAC Girls: Texico beats Elida for third

By Kevin Wilson The Texico Lady Wolverines and Elida Lady Tigers had to be patient for the start of Saturday’s third-place game of the 47th annual EPAC basketball tournament, waiting and watching as a Logan-San Jon boys game that featured 70 fouls and 111 free-throw attempts ran late. Texico managed to keep its patience, ironically […]

EPAC Boys: Melrose routs Fort Sumner for third place

By Dave Wagner Senior Harvey Park scored 18 points and Melrose claimed the boys’ third-place trophy in the EPAC basketball tournament Saturday with a 51-32 win over Fort Sumner at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Park had three 3-pointers, including two in the first quarter when the Buffaloes (6-5) opened a 17-8 lead. Fort […]

Going south: EPAC heads to Greyhound Arena

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — One needs only follow Richard Luscombe to see what a difference a new arena can make. The Texico boys basketball coach used to operate out of an office comparable to supply closets, located in what referred to as the “old gym” in the brackets of this year’s 47th annual EPAC […]

EPAC Schedule

Freedom Newspapers Boys Wednesday’s games At Texico High School Game 10: Floyd 60, Grady 48 Game 12: Texico 79 vs. Dora 45 Thursday’s games At Texico High School Game 15: Logan 69, Elida 44 Game 16: San Jon 69, House 56 Game 18: Grady 56, Dora 48 Friday’s games At Greyhound Arena Game 20: House […]