Walker, Ray “House”

Ray Lee “House” Walker, 58, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born May 22, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas, to Robert Jr. Walker and Mary Louise Walker. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Dorothy Louise Walker and Barbara Ann Walker; and a […]

Austin, Betty “Lou”

Betty “Lou” Austin, 53, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. She was born March 14, 1952, in Wheaton, Mo., to Eldon and Mary Lowe Elliott. She was an account executive at the Holmes Organization. Survivors include three daughters, Melissa Kuhn of Altus, Okla., Julie Kolmer (and husband, Tom) of Muskogee, Okla., and Shawna […]

2/4 Barry honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Blake Capati, Malik Chevry, Kiernan Cole, Skylar LeClear, Colton Martin, Dalton Roberts, Claire Shetler, Conner Williams A/B Honor Roll: Nichele Hyman, Taylor Moulton, Bianca Navarro, D’Anna Pleasant, John Rabang, Jacob Stackable, Janae’ Travier, Brandon Walston, Jimmy Wenger Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Navarra Benton, Savannah Ellis, Geoffrey Holmes, Kyla Myers, […]

Clovis should consider scenic biking routes

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Like a line or theme from an alternative country song, this idea started in Austin. We’ve only been there twice and hope to go back this October. It seems that Austin is a valid place for worthwhile ideas — like worthwhile music — to come to life. This particular idea […]

12/13 Letters to the editor

Clovis folk conservative, not ignorant Regarding Joshua Fallaw’s letter to the editor in the Dec. 11 paper: It seems he recently relocated from Austin, Texas, to Clovis and is concerned about the lack of liberal news and/or observations. He found that a column by Amy Alkon, which ran in the CNJ, was entertaining and expressed […]

12/11 Letters to the editor

Liberals want reading material, too I recently moved to this lovely little town from Austin, Texas. Of course I understand that small towns are often insular and conservative, but I have been highly disappointed by the fact that even the local newspaper provides no break in the routine. For a moderate liberal like me, it […]

Austin, Birdie

Birdie Austin, 100, of Portales, died Oct. 20, 2005 in Clovis. She was born July 29, 1905 in Buffalo, MO. to Mary and Ulysses Lane. She grew up and attended school in Missouri. She married Glen Oren Austin on March 15, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas and moved to Rogers before moving to California. After two […]

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 […]

Where have all the heroes gone?

Clyde Davis Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no knowledge of, and […]

Cancer ride full of true heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no […]