Rodeo Hall of Famer to lead parade

By Gary Mitchell Rodeo stock contractor Mike Cervi is not the type to toot his own horn — but this year, he’ll get to lead the parade. Cervi, 66, of Greeley, Colo., was recently named as 2003 inductee into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. He, along with six others, will […]

Man indicted in death of Friona cop

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Parmer County grand jury handed down a capital murder indictment Tuesday in what Sheriff Randy Geries believes is the county’s first capital murder case in at least 40 years. Jose Adam Gomez, 38, of Dumas, Texas, faces either the death penalty or life in prison if convicted of the April […]

Couple picks interesting wedding

CNJ Staff Daniel Hackett and Jill Chandler of Portales will make themselves part of Clovis’ Pioneer Days in a special way Sunday — they plan to get married during one of the balloon launches scheduled for the celebration. Hackett, a graphic designer at the Portales News-Tribune, said he and his fiancee will exchange vows at […]

Neugebauer leading in Texas runoff election

CNJ Staff In Bailey and Parmer counties, Randy Neugebauer, a Lubbock land developer, defeated Mike Conaway, a Midland accountant, in a run-off election Tuesday night for the U.S. 19th Congressional District formerly held by Larry Combest, a Lubbock Republican who retired Saturday. Statewide, Neugebauer held a 4.8 percent lead over Conaway, with 96.6 percent of […]

Broome, Beth

Beth Broome Services: Have been held Mrs. Beth N. Broome, 80, of Clovis, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Glenville, Ga., to Lee Roy and Mary Harvey Nelson. She married Frank Broome Dec. 24, 1942, in Rossville, Ga. She taught second […]

Hitt, Opal

Opal Hitt Services: Have been held. Mrs. Opal Hitt, 96, of Portales, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona. She was born on March 9, 1907, in the Rogers and Dora communities, to Luna and Ethel Pruett. She attended school at Long’s and Dora. She married James “Sid” Hitt on […]

Animal rights activists do draw the line

Tibor Machan Two years ago, a shark bit off the arm of a boy in Florida and was shot by a ranger in an effort to recover the boy’s arm. I wrote about how revealing it is that animal rights/liberation folks — those who claim there’s no basic difference between people and other species — […]

Bush deserves applause for AIDS effort

By Mona Charen This may mark me as a bit of a crank, but I still recall Bob Geldof’s heated denunciation of the United States back in the 1980s. He was the moving force behind Live Aid and the “We Are the World” recording that raised money for famine relief in Ethiopia. But in typical […]

Paranoia seems justified in Texas lawmakers case

Many critics dismissed those worried about the federal government’s massive power grab after the Sept. 11 attacks — all in the name of “national security” — as paranoid radicals or rabid government-haters. Those in favor of the expanded surveillance powers that Congress granted federal agencies said those capabilities would be used to track down terrorists […]

Judge rules in favor of Portales patrolman

By Mike Linn Police 1, Judge Fred Arnold 0. Portales officers appealing fines issued by the city’s municipal judge scored a victory in court on Monday. Ninth Judicial District Judge Robert Brack found patrolman Anthony Sanford not guilty of contempt of court and overturned a $100 fine that Arnold levied on the officer who missed […]