Romero, Alvin

Alvin Romero Services: Have been held. Mr. Alvin Theodore Romero, 43, a rancher, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Garita. He was born May 11, 1959, in Las Vegas, N.M. He grew up in Trujillo and attended Robertson High School in Las Vegas. He had ranched for 25 years at the Hage and Webb Land […]

Van Winkle, G.W.

G.W. “Rip” Van Winkle Services: Have been held. Mr. G.W. “Rip” Van Winkle, 76, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Rogers to Albert and Sybill Horn Van Winkle. He graduated from Rogers High School. He served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He […]

Watts, Marvin

Marvin Watts Services: Have been held. Marvin Watts, 71, a former state senator, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He was born April 6, 1932, in Portales to William Ellis and Jewel Holder Watts. He married his wife Mary on July 25, 1952, in the Baptist Bible Chair Chapel […]

Clovis hopes to make playoffs

By Dave Wagner Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger doesn’t want to just settle for making the playoffs, he’s more interested in winning the district crown. The Cats (14-9, 6-3 district) enter the weekend tied for the district lead with Carlsbad (15-7, 6-3), but the Cavemen hold the tiebreaker after taking two of three in games in […]

Lady Cats set for doubleheader

By Eric Butler The Clovis High softball team, with most of its main ingredients still underclassmen, may have much to look forward to next year. And, with prom night scheduled for Saturday, that day is sure to be filled with anticipation as well for team members. So, putting all expectations aside will be the goal […]

Reid hits 64 to win Clovis Triangular

By Dave Wagner Travis Reid had to hit challenging shots on the first and last holes. In between, the Clovis High sophomore was as perfect as the weather. Reid shot a 7-under-par 64 Thursday to lead Clovis High’s boys to the team championship in a triangular tournament at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. The Wildcats posted […]

17 candidates are vying for U.S. Rep. Larry Combest’s seat

By Gary Mitchell Texas voters will make their way to the polls Saturday for local elections as well as a special election to decide on a replacement for U.S. Rep. Larry Combest, R-Lubbock, in District 19. There are 17 candidates running for the District 19 seat, according to Parmer County officials. Those 17 include: E.L. […]

Muleshoe man killed in one-vehicle rollover

By Angela Peacock A Muleshoe man and Bailey County employee was killed Thursday in a one-vehicle rollover involving the work truck he was driving. Mario Melendez, 24, was 13 miles south of Muleshoe driving westbound on FM 746 when his right inside rear tire blew out causing him to lose control and roll the Bailey […]

Commission considers closing Wheaton Street

By Jack King Residents from the Wheaton Street area argued heatedly Thursday the City Commission should postpone considering an ordinance that would close a portion of street to make way for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad expansion. Charging the expansion will put BNSF’s new tracks near their backyards and Curry County needs more time […]

Answering the call to prayer

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By Gary Mitchell The blowing of the shofar, or ram’s horn, called a solemn assembly to pray and praise the Lord Thursday as part of the local observance of the 2003 National Day of Prayer. “We stand in honor of our risen Lord Jesus Christ,” said Mike Teague, organizer of the Clovis prayer event held […]