Christmas program entertains more than 200 people

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By TV Hagenah Over 200 family members, friends or acquaintances sat in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium Tuesday to listen to the second grade’s annual presentation of “Christmas in Rhyme and Song”. “I thought it was just wonderful,” said Tucumcari Elementary Principal Teresa Salazar about the program that featured the talents of 68 different area […]

Just Passin Through: Miserable vacation teaches traveler lesson in trust

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By Angela Peacock Cross-country traveling has taught Kelly Thomas a huge lesson about the trustworthiness of strangers. Thomas and her family of Pittsburg, Texas had been saving for countless months to take a family vacation to Florida so their daughter Kimberly could go to the amusement parks but more importantly so the family could create […]

Holidays can be tough time for pets

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By TV Hagenah In the excitement of the holidays, veterinarians say that often pets can fall from the focus of many people’s daily lives. “It is unfortunate,” said veterinarian Dr. Jean Corey of the Tucumcari Animal Hospital. “But it definitely happens.” The veterinarian said a number of different things can happen to a pet that […]

Touney begins with Rattlers’ wins

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By TV Hagenah The first round of the 2003 edition of the Route 66 Holiday Basketball Tournament is history and both the boys’ and girls’ varsity squads of Tucumcari are alive and well and in the winner’s bracket. Boys In their Thursday evening game, the Tucumcari Rattlers dominated their first round Elida opponents outscoring and […]

Shelter brings hope, love

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By Angela Peacock Freezing in a rundown trailer with no electricity or running water praying the babies father wouldn’t come home and beat her again is how Janey Smith spent Christmas day in 2002. “I left Oregon in a truck with no license, insurance or tags and had trouble making it run the whole way, […]

Undefeated Rattlers stage come-from-behind victory

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By TV Hagnenah Clearly, the game the previous evening had taken its toll as the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers took on the Logan Lady Longhorns Saturday evening. Tucumcari started slow on offense and while their defense was solid early in the game. But it was not enough for Tucumcari to overcome the full-court pressing Lady Longhorns […]

TV technology to teach Tucumcari

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By Angela Peacock Earning college credits by staying home and watching television is soon to be an option for Tucumcari residents. Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry was recently granted permission by Tucumcari City Commissioners to manage and operate an educational television station, which the city technically owns through their contract with Comcast Cable, the […]

Blood brings Tucumcari out

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By TV Hagenah For many, losing blood usually brings to mind thoughts of Dracula and his minions. But for some people in Tucumcari on Saturday at the blood drive being sponsored by the Tucumcari city government, the possibility of losing some of their life-supporting fluid was a pretty good feeling. “It’s important to give blood,” […]

Logan dominates in T-Town

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By TV Hagenah Clearly, the game the previous evening had taken its toll as the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers took on the Logan Lady Longhorns Saturday evening. Tucumcari started slow on offense and while their defense was solid early in the game. But it was not enough for Tucumcari to overcome the full-court pressing Lady Longhorns […]

Rattlers press leads to win

By TV Hagenah When the the boys’ basketball game between San Jon and Tucumcari at Rattler Gymnasium began Friday evening, everyone in the stands knew they were in for a show and they were not disappointed because the final score of 84-59 did not reflect just how competitive the game was. Tucumcari (2-0) wanted to […]