Property rights becoming thing of past

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Kelo v. New London decision, ruled that the private property of one American could be taken and given to another American as long as it served a public purpose. The public purpose in that case was greater tax revenues for the fiscally […]

New Orleans deserves chance to celebrate

Freedom Newspapers In some of the media reports on this year’s Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans there was a distinct and unmistakable tone of scolding. How can you have a frivolous party, how can you celebrate and be happy when so many neighborhoods are still in ruins, when so many New Orleanians are still […]

Gras, Bobby

Bobby Gras Services: Have been held. Bobby Gras, 47, of Levelland, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He was born May 28, 1956, in Portales. In 1979 he moved to Levelland from Portales. He was active in league bowling in Levelland and was on a number of championship teams. […]

Smith, Hilda

Hilda Smith Services: Have been held. Mrs. Hilda Smith, 87, of Levelland, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in Portales. She was born on Dec. 31, 1915, in Yorktown, Texas. She lived in Portales and Levelland for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Family members said she loved quilting, embroidery […]

Gras, Adelene

Adelene Gras Services: Have been held. Mrs. Adelene Gras, 81, of Portales, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 30, 1921, in Yorktown, Texas, to Marie and Emil B. Storch. She married Herman F. Gras on June 23, 1942, in Yorktown, Texas. They moved to a farm […]