San Jon beats Floyd in tight contest

William Thompson The San Jon High School boys basketball team finished a tournament in Texico Saturday with a 65-64 win over Floyd. The Broncos were hitting threes with abandon but it was a three-pointer by San Jon’s Richard Vasquez at the end of the game that won it for the Coyotes. San Jon opened up […]

Logan Longhorns fall to Vixens

David Wagner TEXICO — Seeded No. 1 in the 4A bracket of the EPAC Tournament, Fort Sumner’s hopes for a shot at the championship almost came crashing down against scrappy Logan on Wednesday. Junior forward Jeremy Guana scored 22 points and the Foxes made enough free throws — barely — to hold off the Longhorns […]

Man stabbed, three men charged

William Thompson A Tucumcari man stabbed on Sunday may have been targeted for revenge after his assailants believed he had reported a crime, court records show. Dustin Raines on Sunday was visiting a resident at 318 E. Turner when the incident occurred, police said. Raines told police that Frank Salas, Jr. confronted him inside the […]

Girls win big at Sandia Prep Tourney

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team dominated To’hajiilee 52-13 Sunday at Sandia Prep. Tucumcari outscored its opponent in every quarter but the third enroute to its most lopsided win of the season. Now 6-5 on the season, the Tucumcari girls still have a shot at a winning season. Head Coach Alicia Trujillo […]

Local groups offer assistance to tsunami victims

William Thompson Americans are contributing in a big way to disaster relief in Asia in the wake of massive tsunamis. Tucumcari’s St. Anne’s Catholic Church collected more than $1500 in donations from churchgoers last weekend, and a group of youths in conjunction with Center Street United Methodist Church, have been assembling health and hygiene kits […]

State tries suspect as adult

William Thompson Norman Tyrell Cates, 17, will be tried as an adult in the homicide of Lena Aragon Barrett, 75. Barrett was found dead inside her Roy home Dec. 20. According to Lina Weisdorfer, district court clerk for Harding County, Cates’ attorney has filed a new motion. “Abigail Aragon, the defendant’s attorney, has filed a […]

New county clerk steps in familiar position

TV Hagenah This is the second of Quay County Sun’s series on first-time elected office holders. Quay County’s new County Clerk is Ellen White who steps into the position with some knowledge of the office having served in the county clerk’s office for seven years and having served as deputy clerk under county clerk Jeannette […]

City gets first birth of year

TV Hagenah Tucumcari has its first baby of the year. James Truman Windham was born at 5:02 p.m. Friday evening to Amanda and Doug Windham of Tucumcari and was 6 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Both parents said they were elated that the James Truman joined their family which also […]

Local takes top honors at Ranch HOrse contest

Ranch hands from throughout the west gathered in November to competed for the title of Top working Ranch Horse and among the winners was a Tucumcari resident and his horse. Winning in the open/senior class was Terry Riddle, 23, and his horse Marvelous Sonitalena from Tucumcari. Riddle, a recent graduate at ENMU in Portales, won […]

Ghost haunts discussion topic

TV Hagenah Many people don’t know that I was in the Peace Corps when I was younger. I sometimes think that Peace Corps itself is somewhat embarrassed by the fact. Personally I don’t feel they should be. After all, most of the things I did were repairable. I bring up my Peace Corps service because […]