Tucumcari Mayor found not guilty

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Thomas Garcia After seven hours of eyewitness and expert testimony, Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett on Wednesday found Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca innocent of an animal-cruelty charge. “Thank God that justice prevailed and is well and alive in Tucumcari,” Apodaca said after Wednesday’s court appearance. Apodaca, 61, was accused of dragging a dog with […]

Press Release: House Republicans seek ideas from public

State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Tucumcari, announced today that the House Republican Caucus has established a new e-mail address where citizens can submit suggestions for how to address the estimated $650 million shortfall in the state budget.

Three questions with Aaron McKinney

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Have the students and staff adjusted well to the active construction at the high school? It has not effected anything going on in the classrooms. We have been observing the class rooms since school has started and have not seen a difference. What is the status of phase I […]

10-24 Passing through

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By QCS Staff Name: Tracy Hardy Where we found her: A garage sale on the 400 block of West High Street. Where was she going? Traveled from her home in Amarillo to attend a funeral. She stayed in Tucumcari an extra day to help her sister with a garage sale.. Where did she come from? […]

Using clotheslines a matter of opinion

An item in a recent edition of The New York Times caught the eye and caused a momentary pause. In some areas of our country, hanging clothes on clotheslines in the yards has been outlawed. Some communities simply wrote those lines out of existence and would not permit their use. Some realtors even reported the […]

10-21 Senior menus

The following are the lunch menus for Oct. 22 – 28 the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Hawaiian pork, toss salad/dressing, whole wheat bread, strawberries, vanilla pudding, milk. Friday Salmon patty, baked potato, wheat bread, hominy, spinach, chocolate pie, milk Monday Chicken sandwich, celery sticks, tater tots, cottage cheese, peaches, milk Tuesday Meatballs, wild rice, carrots/peppers, […]

10-21 School menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Sausage & biscuit sandwich, juice, milk Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, garden salad w/ ranch dressing, frozen fruit bars, milk. Friday Breakfast: NO SCHOOL Lunch: NO SCHOOL Monday Breakfast: Yogurt, blueberry muffin, apple juice, milk Lunch: Chili con carne, cornbread, cheese stick, apples, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick, grapes, milk […]

Movies usher in holiday

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer As seasons change and holidays approach I often notice the signs or omens if you will of their arrival. Take Halloween for example. You can drive down the street and notice a few houses with decorations in the lawn or in their front windows. In some office buildings decorations […]

10-21 Police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Quay County to receive more flu shots

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Thomas Garcia Quay and Harding County public health officials are working to ensure the county’s residents there is no shortage of flu vaccinations. “We have only received 50 percent of our seasonal flu vaccination order,” said Rebecca Jeanne Moralez, nurse manager of the Quay County Public Health Office. Moralez said a new batch of vaccinations […]