Card game bridges generation gap

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun My Aunt Helen died last week. She was 84 and the last of my mother’s bridge group. Her death is a marker of memories and a reminder that those of my generation are becoming the family sentinels. She and my Uncle Jack raised five children. And I can’t help […]

Violin maker straddling two centuries

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Rudy Gonzales is known locally as a sign painter. But here in the 21st century, Gonzales is really a 17th century artist and craftsman. When he paints signs, he does it the old-fashioned way. You won’t find Gonzales hunched over a computer screen. There are no computer print-outs, no […]

Man convicted of vehicular homicide

By QCS staff A jury found an Albuquerque man, Steven Chavez, guilty on Wednesday of vehicular homicide under the influence of intoxicating liquors in connection with the death of James Callison, 34, of Tucumcari, according to a press release from the state’s attorney office. The two-day trial was held in U.S. District Court in Tucumcari. […]

State approves MainStreet for Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s official. Tucumcari’s Main Street is now part of the MainStreet program. Rick Homans, the state’s secretary of economic development, on Thursday made the announcement at Lena’s restaurant, which is naturally on Main Street. “What MainStreet does is give you a structure and a process,” Homans said. “MainStreet establishes […]

Elida overtakes San Jon

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County teams are reeling after encountering the Elida Tigers. The San Jon Coyotes dropped to 2-4 after they fell prey to the Tigers Friday night. And, several weeks ago Elida beat the Rattlers 49-64 on Nov. 28 in Tucumcari. “This is the first time we have played the […]

12-06-2006: Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Wednesdays ongoing: Vintage Quilting Society meets 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Citizen’s Building on Third Street. There is no cost. For information, call 461-6186 or 461-2342. Thursday: 6 p.m., regular meeting, City Commission, City Hall. […]

Rattlers wrestlers take No. 8 spot

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team placed eighth overall at the Randall Greater Gold invite at Amarillo. “We are very happy with how we did on our first outing. We wrestled against some tough Texas schools. Randall’s coach was suprised at how well we […]

Cecilio Pat Garcia

Cecilio Pat Garcia Services: At 6 p.m., today at there will be a celebration of his life at the French Mortuary in Albuquerque; on Thursday there will be funeral service at First Family Church; an at 2 p.m. on Friday, there will be a memorial service at the First Assembly of God Church, 524 S. […]

12-06-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Friday l At 7:19 a.m., a female reported vandalism at a business on South Second Street. An officer advised that a window on the building […]

Rattlers pull split at home

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers improved to 1-2 after a 75-63 win over the Fort Sumner Foxes Tuesday night. “We did very well tonight. We worked on keeping scoring opportunities down and making sure we picked up every one through their transition,” said Coach John Span. “We play two games this […]