Sayings add color to local language

My wife thinks I just like to embarrass her in public, but it’s probably just the way I was raised. We were out of town in a restaurant recently and while we waited on our food I was busy looking around at all the vintage decorations. You know the type popular in restaurants these days […]

Book review — July 28

“It was a time of unrest, unemployment, and the search by Americans for stability and security, when J. H. ‘Jim’ Stiles opened his sign shop in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The date was 1935, and he saw a small vibrant community in need of his talents. As a sign painter of recognition across the upper areas […]

Sports drinks not often beneficial for regular activity

If watching sports on TV is any indication, you would think sports drinks are critical for optimal performance. During almost every professional sporting event you see, your favorite athletes are drinking from cups or bottles covered with the most popular sports drink labels and logos. But are sports drinks really necessary for sport and exercise […]

Meeting former students brings back fond memories

Once again, this teacher had a great week in which she was greeted and treated by former students. Of course, I am privileged to see some former students almost every day, but those from last week do not live in the area. One afternoon while sipping coffee, I looked up to see a family enter […]

Senior menus — July 28

The following are the lunch menus for July 29 — August 4 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Pork ribs, corn, broccoli, wheat roll with margarine, pear cobbler. Friday Tuna salad sandwich, buttered squash, strawberry, banana, peach and cantaloupe compote. Monday Barbecue beef sandwich, pickle and onion slices, pasta salad, green beans, peanut butter cookie. […]

Community calendar — July 28

Today • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Saturday • Cake Walk benefit for Lewis (Louie) Martinez at 2 p.m., VFW Hall. Tuesday • Golf Course Advisory Board at 5:30 p.m., Golf Course. Wednesday • Red Hat Society at noon, Del’s Resta-urant. Aug. 6 • Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board at 10 […]

Police blotter — July 28

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 9:43 a.m., a man reported vandalism of a vehicle on the 300 block of North Third Street. • At 11:51 a.m., a man reported vandalism of a vehicle on […]

Motor tour draws more than 40 to Tucumcari


Thomas Garcia On Saturday the vintage classic cars, newer cars, trucks with campers in tow and RVs set out from the Tucumcari Convention Center on the first leg of the Route 66 Motor Tour. “I am from Amarillo and love Route 66,” said Bob “Crocodile” Lile. “When I found out this tour was going to […]

New Logan superintendent: AYP priority

Thomas Garcia Maintaining the students’ achievements in Adequate Yearly Progress is one of the main goals of Logan Municipal School District’s new superintendent. “This school has a great record of meeting the AYP year-after-year,” superintendent Richard Hazen said. “That type of success is possible because of the dedicated faculty and outstanding students.” Hazen said he […]

Drunken driving trial delayed


Thomas Garcia A drunken driving trial for Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry has been continued for the third time. Barry’s trial was moved to Sept. 2, Second Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson said Tuersday. Stinson is prosecuting the case. [image #1, alignright, size=medium] “Mr. Barry’s attorney, Dean Border, was ill and out […]