Mrytle D. Byrd, Glynn Burland Martin

Myrtle D. Byrd Myrtle D. Byrd, 81, died Friday, April 23, 2004 in Amarillo at the Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital. Myrtle Byrd was born Dec. 3, 1922 in Vinson, Okla. She had been a long time resident of Tucumcari. She had been the bookkeeper for Byrd Truck Repair in Tucumcari and attended the First Baptist [...]

Volunteers help clean Tucumcari

TV Hagenah A record number of people ranging in age from 10 to 89 turned out to help beautify Tucumcari Saturday morning as the Chamber of Commerce and a number of other groups sponsored its annual Keep Tucumcari Beautiful campaign by picking up trash in the city. The campaign was part of the nation-wide campaign [...]

Youth learn about agriculture

TV Hagenah Fourth graders from Tucumcari, Logan and House learned about agriculture Tuesday at a special program put on by the extension services of New Mexico and Texas, and by Mesalands Community College. The program called “Kids ‘n’ Cows” came to Tucumcari and was housed in the MCC Ag Sciences building and corrals and it [...]

Residents enjoy free landfill week

William Thompson A number of Tucumcari residents are taking advantage of the free dumping allowed by city government at the Tucumcari landfill just north of town. The free dumping remains in effect through May 1. City employee Louis Molinas, who works at the landfill, said he was seeing more people than usual out at the [...]

Cook-off serves up good grub

William Thompson Around 250 people turned out at Ute Lake Saturday to sample homemade fixings cooked in late 1800’s- style cookware over wood coals. The Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce held the chuck wagon cook-off to raise funds for chamber activities. Members of the American Chuck Wagon Association, based near Amarillo, provided the meals. There [...]

Tracksters place high

William Thompson Tucumcari High School Track Coach Wayne Ferguson took only a few of his track athletes to Estancia for a 13-team meet Saturday. The few who went did well, however, as the boys’ team finished third and the girls’ team finished sixth. “I took only a few of the kids because a lot was [...]

Rattlers beat Clayton

William Thompson In a must-win game, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team defeated the Clayton Yellow Jackets 4-1 Tuesday at home to advance to a tournament game at Estancia today. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning. Freshman Drew White started a Rattler rally with a well-hit single. Ray Johnson followed with [...]

Husband increases reward

TV Hagenah Local rancher James Vance, whose wife was killed on Jan. 20, said he and several friends have raised their reward for information on the killing to $2,000. The $2,000 is in addition to the $1,000 currently being offered by area Crime Stoppers, “for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) [...]

New Mexico Arts to meet at Holidady Inn

New Mexico Arts, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will be holding a public input session Monday, May 3 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. According to representatives of New Mexico Arts, the purpose of the session is to gather public input about, “the needs of New Mexico [...]

Vacation time creates quandary

TV Hagenah With summer approaching, it behooves me to begin thinking of vacation destinations (I have long been a fan of the word “behooves.” Of course, as a child I would use it incorrectly. I would say things like, “They don’t be feet on that horse. They be hooves!”). There are many schools of thought [...]