Clark, Patricia

Patricia Clark Services: Have been held. Patricia Ann “Alexander” Clark, 60, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Laurel Ridge Care Center. She was born July 16, 1944, in Houston, to Dick and Maxine Alexander. She was reared and attended school at Roswell, graduating from Roswell High School. She attended Eastern New Mexico University […]

Texico girls third in 2A

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Texico senior Logan Brown launches a shot in the shot put Saturday at the Class 2A state track and field meet at the University of New Mexico. CNJ staff photo: John Eisel By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — It’s not often that three freshmen can bring a high school senior to tears. But Texico’s […]

Parmer leads Texico girls to second-place finish

CNJ STAFF CLAYTON — Senior sprinter Amber Parmer led Texico to a second-place finished Saturday at the District 6-2A girls track meet. Santa Rosa outlasted Texico 151 to 147 1/2 in the team race. Parmer won the 100 (13.38), 200 (27.1) and 400 meters (1:03.81) and the long jump (15-2). She also ran the anchor […]

Black, Arvel L.

Arvel Lee Black Services: Have been held. Arvel Lee “A.L.” Black, 86, of Friona, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona. He was born on July 16, 1918, in Hollene. He married Clyde Alice Caroland on July 16, 1939, in Clovis. They moved to Parmer County in 1944. He was […]

Business feature: Area cotton farmers catching up on harvest after wet weather

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Cotton is harvested Saturday in a field off Texas Farm-to-Market Road 145 east of Farwell. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Warmer weather and sunnier skies have allowed the delayed cotton harvest to get back into full swing. However, cotton producers say the record yields predicted earlier this year probably won’t […]

Write-in candidate elected Parmer County attorney

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor For the first time in roughly 40 years, a write-in candidate won an election in Parmer County. And this time it wasn’t because an incumbent candidate forgot to file. Write-in candidate Kathryn Gurley of Friona defeated Farwell Republican Jeff W. Actkinson 2,014 votes to 1,606 on Tuesday night. Bonnie […]

New jail now housing inmates

By Michelle Seeber Parmer County facility capable of housing 48. The new Parmer County Law Enforcement Center, which cost just under $3 million, is now housing inmates. The 48-bed facility, which officially opened for habitation on March 24, holds 28 more beds than the old jail. Because the new facility is state-of-the-art, and because of […]

Inmate found dead in cell

By Darrell Todd Maurina Parmer County Sheriff: Reason for death remains a mystery. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said he doesn’t know what he could have done differently to prevent the Feb. 22 hanging death of one of his jail inmates. Phillip Morris Griggs Jr., 22, of Bovina was found hanging that afternoon in a […]

Police, deputies search for subject

CNJ STAFF Bovina police and Parmer County deputies spent much of Tuesday evening hunting for a man who fled police for unknown reasons, according to Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries. “The (Bovina) chief of police was dispatched to some disturbance; he was talking with a bunch of kids and was outnumbered quite a bit, so […]

Parham, Eulan “Tony”

Eulan Anson “Tony” Parham Services: Have been held. Eulan Anson “Tony” Parham, 89, of Lazbuddie, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Friona. He was born March 25, 1914, in Comanche County, Texas. He married Minnie Mayfield on Dec. 26, 1935, in Anson, Texas. She preceded him in death in 2001. He moved to the […]

No winner declared in Texas election

By Michelle Seeber No winner was decided Tuesday in the Texas special senate election to replace resigning Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, received the highest number of votes with 34 percent but failed to obtain the required 50-percent-plus-one to win the election outright. Seliger and contender Kirk Edwards, R-Odessa, who earned 22 percent […]

Schlenker, J.R. “Chick”

J.R. “Chick” Schlenker Services: Have been held. Mr. J.R. “Chick” Schlenker, 94, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Oct. 24, 1908, in the Rhea community in Parmer County to Amelia and Charles Schlenker. He was the first baby whose birth was recorded in […]

Texico wins seeding playoff

CNJ staff SANTA ROSA — Amber Parmer collected 15 kills and 12 blocks and Sissy Loper dished out 43 assists as Texico beat Estancia 25-18, 20-25, 25-12, 24-26, 15-12 in a playoff game for the top seed in this week’s District 6-2A tournament. The teams finished the regular season tied for first. With the win […]

West Nile invades region

By Darrell Todd Maurina West Nile has invaded the region full force, with new confirmed or suspected human cases reported in Curry, Roosevelt, Bailey, and Parmer counties. Until mid-August, no human cases had been confirmed in the area, though a number of cases had been confirmed as early as last year in horses. Although West […]

Farwell begins construction for new county jail

By Darrell Todd Maurina Builders broke ground last week on the new Parmer County jail. County Sheriff Randy Geries said replacing the existing 18-bed jail is critical. “We are constantly fighting capacity issues,” Geries said. “In our current little bitty jail we run out of room real quick.” Parmer County’s problems aren’t limited to the […]

Neugebauer leading in Texas runoff election

CNJ Staff In Bailey and Parmer counties, Randy Neugebauer, a Lubbock land developer, defeated Mike Conaway, a Midland accountant, in a run-off election Tuesday night for the U.S. 19th Congressional District formerly held by Larry Combest, a Lubbock Republican who retired Saturday. Statewide, Neugebauer held a 4.8 percent lead over Conaway, with 96.6 percent of […]

Runoff may be needed for Combest’s seat

By Jack King The special election to replace U.S. Rep. Larry Combest, R-Lubbock, in Texas, seemed likely to go into a run off at press time Saturday. Although there were clear leaders, none of the 17 candidates in the race had the “50 percent plus one vote” needed to win, according to the Texas Secretary […]