Retired officer served on base closure commission in 1995

Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Retired Maj. Gen. Josue “Joe” Robles Jr. served on the eight-member Base Realignment and Closure Commission during the last round of base closures in 1995. The San Antonio, Texas, resident and chief financial officer of USAA Financial Services talked about his experience on the commission and how the BRAC process […]

Seven vie for two school board seats

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CNJ staff Clovis residents will choose two school board members Tuesday and decide whether to prolong a property tax to fund maintenance and building in the school district. Grady and Melrose will vote on board elections and a property tax. In Texico, board openings are uncontested and the property tax question will not be on […]

Attorney general loyal to U.S., not president

Freedom Newspapers Attorney Gen.-designate Alberto Gonzales will in all likelihood be approved this week by the Senate, which can certainly be justified. A president is permitted a certain latitude in appointing the members of the Cabinet, and this president has a solid majority in the Senate. And there is a certain double standard in arguing […]

It’s firklytootling time again in Santa Fe

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the […]

Health insurance will cost reservists

Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Thirty years ago, Congress decided the nation could no longer afford to offer military volunteers a robust draft-era GI Bill, so it concocted VEAP, the most unpopular veterans’ education benefit of the last century. Last year Congress decided the nation couldn’t afford to open active duty TRICARE benefits to all drilling […]

Rodriguez, Sally

Sally Rodriguez Services: A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Sally Rodriguez, 68, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 22, 1936, in Artesia, to Victoria and Trinilado Rodriguez. She grew up in the Artesia area. In 1965 she moved to […]

Ivey, Rex

Rex Ivey Services: 4 p.m. (CST) today at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel in Lubbock. Rex Allen Ivey, 65, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 23, 1939, in Pettit, Texas, to Bervel and Mildred Ivey. He married Linda Sue Baer on Sept. 18, 1965. He […]

Greenlee, Vernon

Dr. Vernon Greenlee Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cope Memorial Chapel in Farmington. Dr. Vernon Greenlee, 83, of Farmington, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. He was born on July 28, 1921, in Clara, Mont., to John G. and Alice Greenlee. He graduated from Pacific University with a […]

Coslett, Hugh

Hugh Coslett Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. Hugh Coslett, 92, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Aug. 7, 1912, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Ollie and John Coslett. He grew up in Oklahoma. He moved to Tucumcari and […]

Bradley, Rob

Rob Bradley Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Education Complex at Texico High School. Mr. Rob Bradley, 46, of Texico, a rancher/cattle trader, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1958, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He graduated from Texico High School […]