Jose E. Sandoval

Jose E. Sandoval Jose E. Sandoval, 64, of Farmington died on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 in Farmington. Jose Sandoval was born Dec. 2, 1939 in Anton Chico. He was preceded in death by his parents Camilo and Beneranda and a brother Camilo Sandoval. He is survived by four daughters: Angela Thomas, Rosanna Benedetti, Alice Maxwell […]

A different kind of football

TV Hagenah When they look at me, a lot of people have problems believing I played football both in high school and college. It’s true. I did. Not well, I grant you, but I did play. In high school, I played on perhaps the worst football team in the history of Colorado high school football, […]

Reading, writing, arithmetic – a lost art?

Lynn Moncus Each year as school begins, this retired professor has a few bad moments because I still miss the classroom and the excitement of being around young people, but those moments pass when I listen to some young people and realize I would be most out of place as either a student or a […]

Recall petitions submitted

TV Hagenah Recall petitions calling for the recall of recently elected District 3 City Commissioner Jim Witcher have been submitted to Tucumcari City Clerk Rachel Hicklin. According to Hicklin, she received petitions with 44 signatures on them on Wednesday from George Aragon. The petitions requested the recall of Commissioner Witcher. She said If all the […]

Consultants hired to evaluate police

TV Hagenah The scene was set for a typical meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday evening with supporters of the embattled Chief of Police Dennis Townsend on one side of the aisle and those accusing him or the Tucumcari Police Department of malfeasance on the other side. Each side seemed waiting for the “citizen […]

Route 66 bridge officially opened

TV Hagenah As of Thursday, Aug. 26, people can once again travel from San Jon to Tucumcari on Old Route 66. The Revuelto Bridge is open. It was opened in a special ceremony that saw just under 50 people listening to dignitaries such as New Mexico State Senator Clinton Harden, Department of Transportation District Engineer […]

Tucumcari prepares for Municipal League

TV Hagenah Tucumcari City officials have been spending many hours in and around the Tucumcari Convention Center preparing it for Sept. 1-3 when over 600 dignitaries from throughout the state including New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be gathering in Tucumcari for the annual meeting of the New Mexico Municipal League. Richardson will be giving […]

Rattlers trounce Mora Rangers

William Thompson An explosive first half by the Tucumcari High School football team was too much for the outmanned Mora Rangers Friday night at Rattler Stadium as Tucumcari won easily 42-6. Head Coach Dub Smith was pleased with the Rattlers’ first-half play. “I think we have the makings of a really good football team,” said […]

Historical Research Institute traveles to Clayton

The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip for its members on Saturday, Sept. 11, to Clayton. The group plans to tour the restored Eklund Hotel at 1 p.m. and the Herzstein Memorial Museum at 1:30 p.m. The group will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 S. Adams at 9:30 a.m. Those […]

Ex-exotic dancer wins suit against police

William Thompson A federal jury awarded Vivian Martinez $80,000 Tuesday in her lawsuit against Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend and the Tucumcari Police Department. Martinez claimed she was denied a job with the police department due to her previous employment as an exotic dancer. Martinez said the jury award was a victory for women. “What […]