Gay marriage: Let speculation begin

Whenever somebody tells me that allowing same-sex marriages will decimate heterosexual marriage, I tell them gay marriage will make hamburgers tastier. As long as neither of us has proof … A slightly more rational argument is taking place after New York’s Legislature approved same-sex marriage. There’s already talk of a domino effect, how New York […]

May 29 — marriages and divorces

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 21 through Wednesday:• Ralph R. Cano, 52, to Donna D. Davis, 56, both of Amarillo• Aaron Kyle Osborne, 30, to Maricia Leigh Chavez, 29, both of Albuquerque• Carl Chris Gonzales, 37, to Cynthia Ann Flores, 41, both of Clovis• Robert Eugene Porras, 38, to […]

Marriages and divorces

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 14 through Wednesday: • Robert J. Betancourt, 20, of Clovis to Brittany Roxanne Villanueva, 18, of Portales • Tyler Gordon Anthony, 23, of Mansfield, Texas, to Casey Nicole Richards, 23, of Lubbock • Jose Angel Graxiola, 39, to Manuela Garcia, 35, both of Farwell […]

Public record: Marriages and divorces

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 7 through Wednesday: • Jason Alexander Olds, 22, to Megan Kristine Cotton, 20, both of Clovis • Eric Clayton Wuest, 52, to Nora Ann Cross, 45, both of Clovis • German Rascon, 25, of Friona, Texas, to Denise Luna, 22, of Bovina, Texas • […]

May 1 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 23 through Wednesday: • Christopher Eric Mendoza, 21, to Kelly Lynn Prather, 20, both of Clovis • Richard Derek Thomas, 20, to Lindsay Christine Hale, 23, both of Clovis • Francisco Javier Sandoval, 21, of Hereford, Texas to Karla Robledo, 19, of Bovina, Texas […]

April 24 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 16 through Wednesday: • T. Steven Lucero, 20, to Yvette C. Nanez, 21, both of Clovis • Michael Joseph Tardy, 59, to Pamela Kay Millender, 53, both of Amarillo, Texas • Derrick Shawn Barnes, 24, of Clovis to Sherry Marie Harris, 31, of Denver […]

April 17 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 9 through Wednesday: • Gad A. Garcia, 27, to Sarah Yuriko Yagi, 25, both of Clovis • Jaime Honorato, 19, of Clovis, to Denae Ri Don McBroom, 22, of Portales • Ryan Tyler Blakley, 23, to Meegan Anne Maines, 27, both of Clovis • […]

April 10, 2009 Marriages and divorces

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 2 through Wednesday: • Garylee Joshua Apodaca, 23, to Krystal Marie Romero, 23, both of Clovis • Tommy G. Salas, 61, to Dolores D. Salas, 58, both of Portales • Adam Galvan, 47, to Tia Dianne Rippetoe, 29, both of Clovis • Robert Michael […]

April 3 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 26 through Wednesday: • Brent James Herren, 39, of Broadview, to Dawn Johanna Myers, 29, of Clovis • Mark A. Watson, 23, to Amber N. Rosales, 23, both of Clovis • Angel Garcia Carrasquedo, 48, to Antonia Lopez Avitia, 42, both of Clovis • […]

March 27, 2009 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 19 through Wednesday: • Jonathan Edward Martinez, 21, to Heather Michelle Lopez, 27, both of Clovis • Gayland Neil Griggs, 55, of Farmington, to Karen Kay Edwards, 52, of Clovis • Mauro Alberto Ramon Ojeda, 19, of Garden City, Kan., to Brittni Danielle Jimenez, […]

March 8, 2009 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 26 through Wednesday: • Jose P. Dominguez, 39, to Rosalinda Avilez Medina, 33, both of Clovis • Frank Chavez, 55, to Mary Guerrero Bridges, 58, both of Hereford, Texas • Leslie Ray French, 44, to Marla Dawn Curtis, 38, both of Clovis • Cameron […]

2-27 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from February 19 through Wednesday: • Leonard Clark, 83, to Unia Alene McClelland, 60, both of Clovis • Paul Cletis Windham, 37, to Donna Kay Frost, 45, both of Clovis • Lavodrick Hogues, 22, of Clovis, to Jolynn Michelle Sena, 27, of Amarillo • Delane Lee […]

Feb. 20, 2009 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 12 through Wednesday: • Joshua Bryant Bumgarner, 21, to Sarah Marie Brady, 19, both of Clovis • Matthew David Larra, 21, to Cindy Quezada, 20, both of Amarillo • Steven David Chambers, 47, to Norma Jean Furgason, 51, both of Clovis • Joshua Michael […]

Feb. 13, 2009 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from February 5 through Wednesday: • Matthew Gregory Speed, 25, to Jill Ann Docherty, 24, both of Clovis • Alfred Ray Robbs Jr., 24, to Frances Joanne Cortez, 17, both of Clovis • Robert Lee Ramos, 20, to Christina Kay Ciancio, 21, both of Clovis • […]

Marriage no place for big government

By Tibor Machan : Syndicated Columnist The charge that George W. Bush is merely trying to kowtow to his base with his promotion of a constitutional ban on gay marriage sounds plausible enough, but that’s really not the crucial issue. Never mind his motives. Whether the idea is sound is what counts. Should the Constitution […]

8/19 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 10 through Aug. 17: • Brian Andrew Taylor, 30, to Kristi Ray Mick, 28, both of Clovis • Kody Allen Underwood, 20, to Mandy Rae Luther, 21, of Clovis • Steven Patrick Eiduk, 26, to Dawn Marie Southern, 30, both of Clovis • Salvador […]

How can I really find happiness? By not chasing it.

Curtis K. Shelburne I’m thankful for the Brits! When the last star twinkles its last twinkle on this world’s last night, if the United States still stands, the English will still be standing right beside us as our most trusted and time-tested friends. I believe that. But I can’t help but remind you that back […]

A ministry of marriage comes to Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Building strong marriages is a priority for Russell and Marni Hawkins, who both come from homes where their parents divorced. To help avoid the same fate after they married more than seven years ago, the two joined what was then known as “Marriage Ministries International.” They became volunteer leaders in a […]

Why all the fuss about gay marriages?

Tibor Machan Canada is now recognizing gay marriages, and many in America think it is embarrassing that our country is lagging behind. Well, just wait a minute. When gay marriages are not being recognized it isn’t just that one is opposed to them. There can be full acceptance of such marriages while still resisting them, […]