Albina M. Padilla, Henry H. Smith

Albina M. Padilla Albina M. Padilla, 80, died Aug. 21, 2004 in Amarillo. She was born March 15, 1924 in Canyon Largo. Padilla is survived by her sons, Robert Froilan Padilla of Tucumcari, Joseph Padilla (Dolly) of Tucumcari, Leroy Padilla (Mary) of Albuquerque, Edward Padilla of Albuquerque, and her daughters, Priscilla Martinez of Las Vegas, […]

I-40 accidents happen near same spot

William Thompson New Mexico State Police Officers responded to two accidents on I-40 that occurred in close proximity to one another around 10 a.m. Monday. The driver of a pickup was airlifted to Northwest Plains Hospital in Amarillo where he was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. “The calls came in one right after the other,” […]

Quay County Fair comes to end

TV Hagenah According to those in charge, the Quay County Fair was a “solid success” and plans are already being made for the 2005 edition. “I think it went excellently,” said Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop about the 2004 Quay County Fair. “We had wonderful weather and everybody I talked to who went […]

School test scores show racial gap

William Thompson The New Mexico Public Education Department recently released the 2004 Standards-Based Assessment scores. Although the scores show marked improvement overall by fourth and eighth-grade students, Hispanic students continue to lag behind Caucasian students statewide in language arts and mathematics. Veronica Garcia, Phd., New Mexico’s Secretary of Education, said the differences in performance can […]

Local gladiator wins in California

William Thompson Local martial artist Jason Pacheco said ‘gaidojutsu’ training has changed his life. He recently won a fight on the under card of the Gladiator Challenge at the Colusa Casino outside of Sacramento, Calif. He hopes to fight in a main event bout in the near future. Pacheco began gaidojutsu training two years ago […]

Store gives help, bargins to area

William Thompson The St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store , 188 W. Main Street sells on average $150 worth of items a day three days a week. Most of the proceeds go to help needy individuals with food, clothing, household goods and even utility bills. Maria Elam, president of the local St. Vincent DePaul Society […]

FFA begins chili sales

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School FFA has begun selling chili and according to FFA President Brandon Sower those people who want roasted chili should contact an FFA member or call the high school FFA building to order their chili. “But we’re not just selling them privately,” said Sower about the roasted vegetables, “but we’ll also […]

Rattlers take on Mora Rangers Friday

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith sounded confident about his team’s chances against the Class A Mora Rangers Friday Night at 7 p.m. “They (Mora) don’t have a lot of numbers as far as players,” said Smith, “but they did play Santa Rosa close last year. They will probably be throwing the […]

Volleyball girls drop match to Floyd

TV Hagenah In their first official outing of the season Tuesday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School Gymnasium, the Tucumcari High School Volleyball Squad was not where head coach Alicia Trujillo wanted them to be even this early in the season in their game against the Floyd Broncos. “We did not play well,” said Trujillo […]

Youth sports registration starts

Registration hs begun for both Quay County Junior League Football and Tucumcari Youth Volleyball. Registration will run through Tuesday Aug. 31, at the Tucumcari Recreation Center which is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Football is for youth in the fourth fifth and sixth grades. Volleyball is for youths in the third, fourth, fifth and […]