Cameras in police cars keep peace

By Steve Chapman: Columnist One afternoon in November, Houston Texans lineman Fred Weary was pulled over by Houston police for a traffic violation. The cops say he was belligerent and uncooperative. Weary’s lawyer says he did as he was told. What no one disputes is that the story had an unhappy ending. The officer shot […]

Clovis’ Baskett opens NFL career

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis native Hank Baskett began his NFL career Sunday with some playing time, but no receptions in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-10 win over the Houston Texans. Baskett was part of a four-wide-receiver formation with 11:42 remaining in the second quarter and the Eagles down 7-0. Two plays later, Eagles […]

Pizzitola, Sonya

Sonya Eubank Pizzitola, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Houston. Born Aug. 22, 1935, in Breckenridge, Texas, to Ross and Velma Eubank, she was raised in Clovis and moved to Houston in 1956. After raising her children, she began a career in residential real estate. An art enthusiast, she was a very talented artist, […]

Johnson, Flossie

Flossie Bowen Johnson, 97, of Clovis, died in Houston, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. She was born April 21, 1908, in Hagerman to William Edwin and Louisa Henrietta Bowen. She lived most of her adult life in Clovis until she moved to Houston in 1996 to be near her daughter, Norma. She was preceded in […]

Jerrry Don Beck

Jerrry Don Beck, 75, of Roswell died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1931, to Robert and Irene Chamberland Beck. He married Elizabeth Smith Beck on Dec. 7, 1964, in Carlsbad. Family members said Mr. Beck was a bartender. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He […]

Mac W. “Bigun” Hancock Jr.

Mac W. “Bigun” Hancock Jr., 80, of Farwell died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006. He was born March 8, 1925, in Dawson County, Texas, to Mallie Best and Mac W. Hancock Sr. He married Louise Taylor on Sept. 3, 1947, in Texico. He served in the Army during World War II. In his younger years he […]

Carroll, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ann Carroll, 86, of Houston, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. She was born on July 8, 1919, to August Gurske and Anna Soja, in Chicago. She married Lawton M. Carroll on Jan. 23, 1951, in Clovis. She worked as a Registered Medical Technologist. She came to Clovis in […]

Houston, Lillie “Imogene”

Lillie “Imogene” Houston, 76, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, to Daniel Boone and Lillie Rutherford Nation. She married Clyde Edward Houston on July 24, 1944, in Farwell. She worked for JCPenney in the catalog sales department and was a homemaker. […]

Patterson, Valerie R. “Ge Ge”

Valerie Rose “Ge Ge” Patterson, 74, of Clovis died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis from breast cancer. She was born Jan. 19, 1931 to Paul and Julia Swantek Kolosky in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. She married Donald Patterson on Sept. 13,1952 in Sturgeon Lake. They lived in many places as […]

Steele, Annie

Annie Sarabeth Fitzsimmons Steele, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1921, on a farm near Sherman, Okla., to Abram Miller and Pearl Cox Hubbard Fitzsimmons. She attended Cedardale Christian Church, which her father and neighbors built. She married Francis Howard Steele on Jan. 1, 1938. They […]