Death tax unfair burden on family farms, businesses

Freedom Newspapers A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released July 6 offers more reasons for getting rid of the federal estate tax, which is sometimes called the “death tax.” It’s the tax imposed on the estate of a person after death. The tax rate was as high as 55 percent of the […]

Full repeal of death tax needs Bush’s support

Freedom Newspapers President Bush hasn’t had much luck with his plans for Social Security private accounts and guest worker program for immigration. But it appears action on another front, reducing or eliminating the estate tax, is in the offing, and that’s good. The estate tax, sometimes called the death tax, is paid by an estate […]

BRAC news has had minimal economic impact — so far

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Michael Encinias of Plains Masonry cuts bricks to put the finishing touches on the facade of a new home Monday in the Raintree subdivision just off of Norris Street. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Yes, Applebee’s is still coming to town and, yes, Fairfield Marriott will soon be opening its […]

3/29 Business Digest

Colonial Real Estate expanding The Colonial One Stop convenience store on Prince Street shut down March 18 to make way for an expansion of Colonial Real Estate. Gayla Brumfield, president of the real estate company and owner of the land, said the property will be used for additional offices. Colonial Real Estate will officially become […]

Coleman, Judith

Judith Coleman Services: Have been held. Judith Coleman, 65, of Morton, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton. She was born on Oct. 6, 1939 in Anson, Texas. She moved from Anson to Cochran County in 1944. She married Ronald Coleman on Jan. 19, 1957, in Cochran County, Texas. She […]

Special funds invite legislative raiding, lawsuit

Freedom Newspapers We found fascinating a wire story appearing recently that reported the filing of a $442 million class-action lawsuit against our neighboring state of Colorado. It charges legislators with raiding and draining a number of special accounts in their attempts to balance the state’s budget without having to severely slash services or raise taxes. […]

Albuquerque man pleads innocent in Realtor’s slaying

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — A 27-year-old Albuquerque man has pleaded innocent to shooting a well-respected real estate agent in the back of the head and leaving his body in a closet inside a home he was trying to sell. Mario Lucas Chavez entered his plea Friday, the same day family members buried 74-year-old […]

Anniversaries 4/4 – Burch

Burch Wanda and Wayne Burch of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 28, 2004, with a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. The couple was married on Feb. 28, 1954, in Ranchvale. They have two children; and three grandchildren. He has been a real estate broker for the past 32 years and is semi-retired. […]

Realty transfer tax still double taxation

Gayla Brumfield The Blue Ribbon Tax Commission recommended a slate of tax increases to be considered in the special state legislative session held in October. While that session failed to generate a comprehensive tax reform package, it is likely these proposals will return again. One of the more troublesome suggestions made by the commission, and […]

County pays $120,000 to settle jail death suit

By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County’s insurance carrier paid $120,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a woman who died in the county jail last year, insurance officials said on Wednesday. The attorney for the estate of Joyce Acy said settlements have also been reached with other parties in the lawsuit, but he […]