It’s hard to say goodbye to stuff

By Ryn Gargulinski Packing all your things for a massive move is about as much fun as getting a splinter. Actually, I did get a splinter while packing. Actually, actually, it was prior to packing when I was showing off my broken puke-gold Salvation Army couch to a friend while I told her it’s not […]

2-25-2006 Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturdays ongoing: Narcotics Anonymous Roadrunner Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Sunday: Tucumcari Class of 1976 meets 2 p.m. at the Elks Club. […]

Rattlers survive in District 6-2A

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Editor The Tucumcari Rattlers led for only 3:05 of Thursday night’s District 6-2A playoff game against Texico. But it was the 2:35 stretch at the end that counted most for the Rattlers, and a basket that didn’t count when the Wolverines needed it. Drew White scored a team-high 12 points, […]

Lawmakers expect OK from governor on capital outlay

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Usually, Brian Moore jokes, the only way a 30-day state legislative session is better than a 60-day session is that he’s home earlier. “This was a crazy session,” the District 67 representative said. “Trying to cram it all in 30 days is just insane.” The session resulted in $1.9 […]

Young wrestlers come up big at state meet

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The future looks bright for the Tucumcari wrestling team, but the present’s not that bad either. Tucumcari had two wrestlers earn runner-up finishes, and had seven medalists en route to a seventh-place finish in the Class 1-3A state tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque. Brian Lopez, a junior […]

Rattlers get set for Thursday showdown

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The free-throw line is 15 feet from the basket. That’s 5 yards without a defender in your face. It’s 180 inches separating the shooter from one point on the scoreboard. The math was even simpler Monday afternoon, when Rattler basketball coach John Span said free throws were the determining […]

Students dressup to avoid being dressed down

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School ninth-grader Will Bason said he was once reprimanded for showing up for class in a shirt with a picture of a horse above his left arm. “They (school officials) said it was gang related,” Bason said, noting he was not sent home but told if he […]

School passes information through Internet

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun With nearly a century’s worth of experience in education sitting at one table, Tucumcari school officials held an informational meeting Feb. 2 to pass that information along to area parents. Schools Superintendent William Reents was joined by principals Susan Montoya from the high school; Roberta Segura from the middle […]

Lewis Martinez, Candidate Close-Up

I was born and raised in Tucumcari. My parents are Jose F. Martinez ad Maria Marcella Martinez. I have three brothers and one sister. I married my high school sweetheart, Vivian Marquez, in 1978. We had two children, Apryl and Lewis Jr. Apryl is married to John Preciado and they have three daughters; Devanie Kaitlynn […]

Feb. 22, 2006 Obituaries

Rex P. Kennedy Services: 3 p.m. (CST) today, city of Lubbock Cemetery. Rex P. Kennedy of Lubbock, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006. He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Muleshoe, to William Gordon Kennedy and Ola Rosalind Page. He attended grammar school at Muleshoe and the family ultimately settled in Grady, where he graduated […]