Common sense and bureaucracy rarely meet

By Curtis K. Shelburne Lately at our church we’ve been studying the “fruits of the Spirit.” We plan to talk about “Patience” soon, but I think I need the lesson right now! Recently, I had under my care a genuine, certifiable, hurricane refugee (excuse me, “evacuee”). She was and is my sister, flown up to […]

Leave market mechanisms to work out

Walter E. Williams Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus — carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees — caught fire in a traffic jam. It’s thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and […]

Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison Services: Have been held. Robert J. Ellison, 79, of Galveston, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston, Texas.  He was born on March 4, 1926, in Lorenzo, Texas. He was a resident of Galveston since 1968. He served in the U. S. Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel […]

Thompson, Jerrold

Jerrold Thompson Services:Have been held. Mr. Jerrold Dwain Thompson, 81, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Loveless Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on May 30 1924, in Grandfield, Okla., to Benjamin Franklin “Frank” and Sara Elizabeth “Sadie” Houston Thompson. His family moved to a farm in the Floyd community when he was […]

Osborn, Billie

Billie Osborn Billie Doyle “Moses” Osborn, 66, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Edinburg, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1939, in Clovis, to Calvin and Flossie Osborn. He came from a family of pioneers and ranchers who settled in the Portales area. He graduated from Chicopee High School in Massachusetts […]

Molina, David

David Molina Services: Have been held. David G. “Uncle-Tio” Molina, 67, of Nogales, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Kindrad Hospital in Tuscon, Ariz. He was born on Dec. 28, 1937, in Clovis, to Frank and Amalia Tenorio Molina. He was a journalist who worked at Clovis News Journal and Nogales International newspaper. He […]

Rehorn, Harlan Roger

Harlan Roger Rehorn Services: Have been held. He was born Aug. 5, 1943, to Harlan and Vera Johnson Rehorn in Kansas City, Kan. He married Sharon Rehorn on May 22, 1986, in Houston. He went to Houston in 1961 and returned to Clovis in 2005. He was a retired court reporter. He is preceded in […]

The God of the Universe Is the God of All Beauty

Curtis Shelburne I made more than a few miles a couple of weeks ago and made them in style — the wrong style, but style. My younger brother, Jim, and I decided to take his little, old, once-red Mazda pickup on our trip to Houston to see our sister who is in the hospital there. […]

Jones, Pheobia

Pheobia Jones Services: Have been held. Pheobia Grace Jones, 77, of Clovis, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 15, 1927, in Lorena, Texas, to Benjamin Franklin and Bessie Mae Cooper. She graduated from A.J. Moore High School in Waco, Texas, in 1942. She graduated from […]

Some days bring a lot of waiting — and wondering

By Curtis Shelburne Some days bring a lot of waiting — and wondering Last week my brother Jim and I were in Houston. What follows is an article he wrote for his church newsletter. As I write this late at night from a computer in Houston, I’m struck by the strangeness of the situation I’m […]