Israel, Palestine have opportunity for some peace

Freedom Newspapers Recently we have been skeptical of the prospect — trumpeted in some quarters — that the death of Yasser Arafat and the election of his longtime aide Mahmoud Abbas was likely to create a significant opportunity for a useful Palestinian-Israeli “peace process” to begin. Well, when it comes to this issue skepticism is […]

Fears: Stupid is as stupid does

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun I love meeting new people and learning about who they are and where they come from. That could be the very reason I chose this profession. I’m always up for a chat about me, as well. I grew up as redneck as a person can get. But I can’t […]

Johnny Carson treated me with respect

By Baxter Black People sometimes compare me or some of my cowboy poet friends to Will Rogers. I remind them that in the 1930s Will Rogers was the biggest movie star in the world. He was an international celebrity, a man of exorbitant wealth who was loved by the workin’ man. That description also fits […]

Rattlers win homecoming

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers gave Coach John Span a birthday present Friday evening— a 62-40 homecoming victory over the Floyd Broncos. Hanging onto a slim lead in the second quarter, the Rattlers began to pull away. The second half turned out to be a cake walk for Tucumcari as they […]

Free throws save Lady Rattlers from defeat

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a pair of clutch free throws not once, but twice in the final minute of the game to seal a 42-38 homecoming victory Friday over the Lady Broncos of Floyd. The score was tied 38-38 with less than a minute remaining. Montano stole the […]

Coyotes beat House, Lady Coyotes fall

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The San Jon High School boys basketball team defeated the House Cowboys on Thursday, 71-63 while the San Jon girls lost to the Cowgirls 60-24. Boys Despite a 38-point scoring effort by House’s Nathan Foust, the Coyotes of San Jon won in overtime by eight points Thursday. San Jon […]

Jan. 29, 2005

Raymond M. Mares Raymond M. Mares, 44, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 at his residence. Mares was born on April 27, 1959 in Tucumcari to Dorothy Mares-Vigil and Jimmy Chavez. He graduated from Tucumcari High School and entered the U.S. Air Force. For the past few years, Mares had worked in Albuquerque in […]

City commission reviews roads, anticipates landfill

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Larry Moore gave a presentation at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Commissioners meeting at City Hall. The presentation included updates on the maintenance of city streets. Currently, the City of Tucumcari Street Department maintains 84 streets (roughly 61 miles) based on a 1996 Street Inventory Survey. […]

Three Rattlers named All State

By William Thompson Tucumcari High School football players Justin Garcia, Eric Holt and Chris McCasland were recently named to the Class 2A 2004 All-State Team. Garcia was selected to the first team as a center. Holt was selected to the first team as a running back and McCasland was named first-team defensive back. McCasland was […]

DA searches for victim in stabbing

By William Thompson Quay County District Attorney Ron Reeves said a Tucumcari stabbing victim, Dustin Raines, recently left an Amarillo Hospital and cannot be found. Reeves said there is a possibility that attempted murder charges against Raines’ assailants could be dropped if he is not found. “I’ve got an investigator looking for him,” Reeves said. […]