Crook, Bill

Bill Crook Services: Have been held. Bill Crook, 73, of Chandler, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004. He was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Clovis, to Buck and Sallie Mae Crook in Clovis. Family members said in his youth he was a rodeo cowboy and won prizes in calf roping. They said he served in […]

Anniversaries 3/21 – Smith, Crook

Smith Don and Herma Loy Smith of Brenham, Texas, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2004, at Volare’s Restaurant in Brenham, Texas. The celebration is hosted by their children, Lisa Smith and Shay Ballew. The couple was married on March 30, 1964, in Portales. They have four children; and seven grandchildren. He […]

Legislative session sparks ire at ending

By David Arkin Gov. Bill Richardson termed this the “year of the Legislature.” Many lawmakers left Santa Fe on Thursday using different words. “This session was mean, ugly, nasty and vicious,” said Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis. “We didn’t get off the floor until 5 a.m. on Thursday. Thank goodness this is over.” Many veteran lawmakers […]

Capitol Clippings 1/21

By David Arkin And they’re off. Gov. Bill Richardson helped kick off the 30-day legislative session with his State of the State address Tuesday in Santa Fe. The governor touched on a variety of issues during his speech, including DWI legislation, an early childhood education program and cuts to taxes on food and medical services. […]

Republicans discuss issues at state convention

By Darrell Todd Maurina Saturday’s meeting of the Curry County Republican Convention didn’t have much official business on its agenda — 14 delegates were elected by unanimous consent to a state convention expected to be quiet with little business — but it provided an opportunity for State Rep. Anna Crook and State Sen. Clint Harden […]

Teachers’ retirement fund $2.3 billion short

By Michelle Seeber New Mexico lawmakers on Monday told retired educators they’ll have to fix their retirement fund themselves. The fund is $2.3 billion short of what actuarial studies projected it would grow to over the last three years, with assets totaling $6.1 billion instead of $9.3 billion, according to information provided at the forum, […]

Area reps wary of funding for plan

By Gary Mitchell While Gov. Bill Richardson drummed up support Wednesday in Portales and Clovis for two state constitutional amendments designed to revamp education, a couple of area legislators remained cautious on at least one of those amendments. Constitutional Amendment 1 would create a cabinet-level Secretary of Education position, and Constitutional Amendment 2 would increase […]

Simmonds, Glendell

Glendell Simmonds Services: Have been held. Mrs. Glendell Alice Simmonds, 79, of Clovis, a receptionist/secretary, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Wellington, Texas, to Loren and Glendora Gillespie Trout. She married Frank Simmonds on Feb. 7, 1941, in Mountainair, where they were members of the […]