Truck hijacking in ’83 was comedy of errors

Don McAlavy The 1983 hijacking of a tractor-trailer truck loaded with 38,550 pounds of meat should have been made into a Hollywood comic-action movie by now. The hijacking of the meat truck in Friona, Texas, was not funny, but the incident became comic when an assorted cast of characters brought the meat truck into Curry […]

White, Lorine

Lorine White Services: Have been held. Lorine White, 83, of Friona, died Monday, June 2, 2003, in Friona. She moved from Alba, Texas, to Parmer County in 1938. She attended the assembly of God Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She married Raymond White on Dec. 16, 1937, in Duncan, […]

Talley, Patsy

Patsy Talley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Patsy Talley, 75, of Friona, a housewife, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, in Dallas, Texas. She was born on Aug. 9, 1927, in Abernathy, Texas, to Jewel and D.O. Robason. She graduated from Friona High School in 1945 and attended Draughns Business College. She married Calvin Talley on […]

Schueler, Gilbert

Gilbert Schueler Services: Have been held. Mr. Gilbert Jacob Carl Schueler, 82, of Homelake, Colo., died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Colorado State Veterans Center. He was born on May 25, 1921 in Parmer County, Texas, to Herman and Emma Gaumeier Schueler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Anetta Pehr Schueler. He […]

Tornados pepper Texas towns

By Darrell Todd Maurina Up to five tornadoes touched down Tuesday evening in the rural area between Friona and Bovina, but no major structural damage was reported. “We had several reports of small tornado touchdowns in Parmer County, one four miles southwest of Friona, and several to the west of Friona and north of Bovina,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Q&A with Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis is retiring as owner of the Friona Star and the Bovina Blade. In 2001, he was named Man of the Year by the Friona Chamber of Commerce, as well as being elected to the Panhandle Press Association’s Hall of Fame. Q: How long have you been active in the field of journalism? A: […]