School super jumps to six-figure salary

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools superintendent Aaron McKinney’s salary was bumped to $100,000 at Tuesday’s school board meeting. School board members met in a closed session for more than an hour to discuss McKinney’s mid-year review. School board chairman Albert J. Mitchell said McKinney’s salary, compared to other school districts in the […]

Stores to repair, reopen

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Clean up from a fire Sunday night that engulfed the Family Dollar store and its neighbor, Movie Gallery, appears to be underway. The stores will reopen, said representatives of both retailers. A large waste container was placed in front of the Family Dollar on Tuesday. The New Mexico State […]

‘Mock up’ of fatal Pacheco shooting staged on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Attorneys and investigators gathered on Tucumcari’s Main Street about 9 p.m. on Tuesday to revisit the scene where Albert “Jason” Pacheco was shot to death on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, 33, a martial arts fight promoter from Socorro, has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to Pacheco’s death. […]

Citizens question city’s annexation plan

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Twenty-two residents attended a workshop on Tuesday by the City Commission to discuss annexation of properties just outside the Tucumcari’s city limits. Commissioner Jim Witcher outlined potential advantages to residents and the city. For individuals, Witcher said, there could be: • Savings in fire insurance • More voting privileges […]

Fire engulfs Family Dollar in smoke

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The Family Dollar store was engulfed in smoke about 8 p.m. tonight. Firefighters were concentrating on the store’s back entrance area at Hines and Third streets. No flames were visible. The discount store’s front entrance is located on the south side of Route 66 at the corner of Third Street. A Family Dollar clerk at […]

Troy J. Thomas

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Troy J. Thomas, 91, died Friday, July 13, 2007 in Muleshoe, Texas. Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 17, 1915 in Abernathy, Texas, to Reba and William J. Thomas. He grew up in Abernathy and graduated from Abernathy High School.  While in school, ran track […]

Musician leads children in upbeat program

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Ninety-six children and adults from the city’s library program enjoyed musical story telling by folk music singer Andy Mason of Portales Thursday at the Elks Club. Mason’s appearance was part of the Tucumcari Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “The children really enjoyed this show a lot,” said assistant librarian […]

Outdated maps may be link to costly insurance

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A real estate broker, Sam W. Morrow, said property owners may be paying too much in insurance because the area’s maps showing flood plain areas may be outdated. “They’re still working off of information that’s 40 to 50 years old,” Morrow told the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday. The […]

City water and delivery for treatment a priority

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun How to deliver more water and how to move more waste water out faster in Tucumcari’s city pipes received the most notice at the City Commission on Thursday. The city’s pipes from its wells at Five Mile Park are not as large as they should be and are more […]

Cochran takes plea in Montiel drowning case

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A 19-year-old Tucumcari woman has accepted a plea agreement in connection with a May 19, 2006 drowning of a 12-year-old boy that could put her in prison for nine years. Crystal Cochran pleaded guilty to conspiracy, to abuse of a child resulting in death, four charges of selling or […]