Bovina is a city in Parmer County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,874 at the 2000 census. City Website One of the best-known Bovina residents was John Elmo Sherrill, Jr. (1925–2007), who held four different public offices in Bovina and Parmer County, including Bovina alderman, mayor (1956–1960), school board member, and city judge (1997–2007). Sherrill, a son of J.E. Sherrill, Sr. , and the former Myrtle Porterfield, was a native of Lynn County and was married to the former Patsy Clem (1931–2003). In 1953, the couple moved to Bovina, where Sherrill operated his former Sherrill Lumber Company for many years. In 1976, Bovina adopted the city manager form of government, with Larry D. Gilley first filling the position. Gilley later became the manager in Abilene and San Marcos, Texas. The last city manager was Ernest Terry, who served from 2001-2007. Terry later became the manager in Fritch, Texas. Currently, filling the position as part time city manager is Jana Pitcock.