Why capitalism is always suspect

Tibor Machan is a professor of business ethics and Western Civilization at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and author of ” Few people who criticize corporate crime mention that we hardly have a genuine free market in place anywhere on earth. So, business corporations operate, as does the rest of commerce, in a mixed economy, [...]

Creating needed holiday pressure

Lynn Moncus This surely is a most special season although some of us are a bit slow in going into action. As I receive each beautiful Christmas card and letter, I wonder when I am going to begin sending mine. As friends mention that their shopping finished, I wonder when I am going to begin. [...]

San Jon drops Lady Rattlers

By TV Hagenah The San Jon Lady Coyotes came into the Rattler Gymnasium on Friday evening with thoughts of taking down the Lady Rattlers, and when the dust had settled, take them down they did 60-44. Early on it looked as if it would be a decision in Tucumcari’s favor as the Lady Rattler’s jumped [...]

Local woman claims police harass her son

By TV Hagenah A Tucumcari woman on Thursday told city commissioners her son is a victim of police harassment. Elizabeth N. Garcia said police have been following her son, Jose Roberto, since he was found not guilty in municipal court for an alleged seatbelt violation. She read from a letter written by her 16-year-old son. [...]

TMS messages those fighting for America

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By Angela Peacock Mission Merry Christmas in the Middle East is currently underway. In a few short days troops overseas will receive a personal card containing a letter of blessing and thanks courtesy of Patti Bell’s seventh grade language arts students at Tucumcari Middle School. “I’ve thought about going into the military after high school [...]

New England natives value western America

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By Angela Peacock Bill and MaryAnn McCarthy want to clarify a common misconception they believe some people have about Americans from the east coast. “You always hear people saying the people from the New York area are cold. That’s not true it’s just that there are so many of them if you stop to worry [...]

Local lodge reaches century mark

By Angela Peacock The city’s oldest fraternity proudly announces its 100th birthday is less than a week away. Two years after the City of Tucumcari was established as an organized community, 21 local residents went through the process to create a Masonic Lodge in Tucumcari. According to a Masonic Lodge history pamphlet, the city’s lodge [...]

Local WTAMU student wins public speaking contest

QCS Reports CANYON, Texas — Katy Hipps, a West Texas A&M freshman nursing major from Tucumcari was a finalist at the university’s Best Speaker competition on Dec. 2. The event is sponsored each fall and spring semesters by the speech communication program in the University’s Department of Art, Communication and Theater. Students competing in the [...]

Volunteer reminds residents purpose of Christmas

By Angela Peacock Remembering the true meaning of Christmas has some area businesses and organizations on a mission to make a difference in someone’s life. Allen Angel has been a member of the Tucumcari Knights of Columbus for 10 years. His organization is designed to serve the community, but he said of all the volunteer [...]

Local man dies in crash

By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari man was killed on impact Saturday night when his car crashed into the home of two local residents, local police said. Joseph Carlson, 71, was driving a tan Ford station wagon when he wrecked into the front wall of John and Lilly Mahill’s home at 1824 S. 5th St. Tucumcari [...]