City to hold retreat

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari City Commission has scheduled a planning retreat for Saturday, Oct. 23 to begin at 9 a.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The retreat was the brainchild of Tucumcari Mayor pro tem Antonio Apodaca who expressed the opinion at the last meeting that there had not been enough time recently to sufficiently [...]

Locals win roles as movie extras

William Thompson J.R. Montoya and his wife, Maxine, recently spent a day on a movie set in Floyd. The Tucumcari couple had to dress as an early 1960’s ranching couple and sit in a church all day in order to appear in the movie Believe in Me . The movie is being filmed in and [...]

Longhorns defeat San Jon 54-0

William Thompson The Logan Longhorns dominated on both sides of the ball as they beat the San Jon Coyotes football team 54-0 Saturday at San Jon. In a game called at the half and marred by turnovers by both teams, the Longhorn defense allowed only two San Jon first downs and scored two safeties. San [...]

Mesalands awards Hispanic grants to three students

Three students at Mesalands Community College have been awarded the Hispanic Opportunity Grant for tuition and/or fees while enrolled at Mesalands. Recipients of the grant include John P. Garcia, Eric Mascarenas, and Josephine Sena. The grant has been established as a result of the Mesalands Community College Foundation Annual Hispanic Scholarship Fund raiser held each [...]

Annual Altrusa ‘Car Party’ set for Saturday

TV Hagenah The annual Car Party will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge. This year’s car for which the $100 per ticket raffle was held is a sport metallic red pontiac Grand Am which has been parked in front of the Wells Fargo Bank for a number of weeks. According [...]

House school releases honor roll

HOUSE – House schools released their first grading period honor roll and 28 House students are on the list. Representatives from House said Eight students were placed on the all “A” honor roll and the other 20 are on the “A” and “B” honor roll. “A” honor roll Seniors Nathan Foust, Lindsy Lee and Jonathan [...]

Rattlers in must-win game in Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers must beat the Santa Rosa Lions Friday night in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Santa Rosa is 6-1. Tucumcari is 5-3. The two teams have played one common opponent, Texico. Texico beat Santa Rosa by one touchdown. The Rattlers had a little more trouble with Texico. Rattler [...]

Lack of vaccine affects Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Like many communities in the United States, there is almost no influenza vaccine in Quay County this year and that is causing problems for many people in the area. “Almost nobody has any (vaccine),” said Bobbie White of the Quay County Public Health Office. Some of the doctors have some, but I can’t [...]

A jaundiced view of politics

TV Hagenah Political season is in high gear again. It is a weird sort of time of year for most of us, I think. For a few brief days every couple of years big time lawyers and businessmen, who are running for office, will sit there and listen to us as if they are really [...]

Letter from friend evokes memories of years ‘out home’

Lynn Moncus The article about the Ima-Hassell Quilters evoked a lot of memories among several friends and caused one to write a wonderful letter in which she shared some of her recollections about those years “out home.” Connie Freeman Avery is another person who has known me from the beginning and who has kept in [...]