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Famous People from Hale County Texas

Amazing People from Hale County Texas

Fascinating stories about people from Plainview, Hale Center, Petersburg and Abernathy Texas who lived or are living extraordinary lives. Some are famous, some infamous and some just plain amazing. Tap the photo to read their surprising stories.
 
Gene & Elna Bloys 1947A True Texas Love Story

What Happens when a Rowdy City Boy from Plainview Meets a Pretty Farm Girl from Lockney Texas? The true love story of Gene and Elna Bloys . . . Tap the photo to read more

 
James H Clark born Plainview Texas 1944James H Clark

Born in Plainview March 23, 1944, James H Clark is is a billionaire entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, and Healtheon . . . more

 
Lanora CuellarLanora Cuellar

Lanora Cuellar was born in Plainview Texas December 12, 1975. A 1995 graduate of Plainview High School, today she is an actress, screen writer and producer.  more about Cuellar

 
Jimmy Dean from Plainview TexasJimmy Dean

Famed country singer, actor and entrepreneur Jimmy Ray Dean was born on August 10, 1928, in Olton, Texas, to working-class parents. Raised in Plainview . . . more about Jimmy Dean

 
Clint FormbyClint Formby 

Renowned radio broadcaster called the "Old Philosopher" who was born in McAdoo Texas in 1923. He attended school in Hale and then Dickens County . . . read more

 
Leonard GarciaLeonard Garcia

Born July 14, 1979 in Plainview, he was raised on a farm in Hale County and played football for Plainview High School. Garcia is a retired American mixed martial artist . . . more about Garcia

 
Todrick HallTodrick Hall

Born in Plainview Texas April 4, 1985, Todrick Hall is an up and coming singer, actor and producer who came to fame after making it to the semi-finals in American Idol in 2010 . . . more about Todrick

Lawrence McCutcheonLawrence McCutcheon

Lawrence McCutcheon was born on June 2, 1950 in Plainview, Texas. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1968. McCutcheon is a former running back in the National Football League. He is also an actor having played himself in the TV series Wonder Woman . . . more McCutcheon

Carl NafzgerCarl Nafzger

Born in Plainview, Texas on August 29, 1941 , Nafzger  is a Hall of Fame horse trainer and has been inducted into Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame . . .  read more

J. Frank NorfleetJ. Frank Norfleet

Hale County Rancher and Farmer who at age 55 became a famous manhunter and captured a gang of conmen who had swindled him out of $45,000 in 1919 . . . read more

Lavern RoachLavern Roach

Lavern Roach was born just north of Plainview on February 22, 1925. A natural athlete from the beginning, he was a high school football star and an outstanding golfer. Roach first laced on a pair of gloves at the age of 10. At the age of 13, Roach fought at a county fair in Memphis, Texas . . . read his tragic story

Marsha SharpMarsha Sharp

Sharp graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1974. She launched her coaching career in Lockney. She coached Lady Raiders for Texas Tech until her retirement after 24 years. In 2003, Sharp was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame . . . more about Marsha Sharp

Arland ThompsonArland Thompson

Born in Lockney September 19, 1957, Arland attended Plainview High School. He is a former NFL player who turned scientist after his retirement from football in 1987 . . . read more

 
Jamar Wall 2019Jamar Wall

Born in Plainview Texas January 10, 1988, Jamar has won football honors in High School, College and Professionally. He played for Plainview High School, Texas Tech, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles and for the last several years with Calgary Stampeders.

 
Books about Hale County People and Places

Books about Hale County People and PlacesBooks about People from Plainview, Hale Center, Petersburg and Abernathy Texas

 

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Rare Artifacts, Books, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Plainview, Abernathy, Hale Center, Petersburg, Edmonson, and Cotton Center Texas

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