Hobbs’ First Teacher

Mrs. Harold P. Collier, formerly Miss Olive Manning, was hired to teach in Hobbs in 1915. She recounted her early memories in a newspaper article in the Hobbs Daily News back in 1936. The first school building was also completed in 1915, but in stages. Only the basement had been dug by October of that … Continue reading Hobbs’ First Teacher

An Advertising Balloon Gets Loose

On May 6, 1978, an advertising balloon became detached from the ground at a motor vehicle dealership in Hobbs. A doctor and an employee of the dealership noticed that it was coming untethered and got in touch with Lea County pilot Zip Franklin who first flew after the loose balloon and finally brought it down … Continue reading An Advertising Balloon Gets Loose