Karl Terry: Recent hail battering no comparison to ’84 storm

By Karl Terry Guest Columnist Like many others in my neighborhood,  it looks like I’ll be getting a new roof, thanks to our recent hailstorm. In case my insurance agent is reading this, I want him to know this is the first roof claim I’ve had in 30 years. But it doesn’t matter, 30 years […]

Helena Rodriguez: Chilly weather brings chili season

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist When I was a reporter for the Abilene Reporter-News in Texas in 2000, I wrote a column lamenting how much I missed New Mexico green chili. It wasn’t the first time. A few days later, my editor came to my desk. “Here!” She handed me a FedEx package. “And I […]

Helena Rodriguez: Clima de frío trae temporada de Chile

By Helena Rodriguez Guest columnist Cuando era reportera de Abilene Reporter-News en Texas en el año 2000, escribí una columna lamentando cuánto le echaba de menos al Chile verde de Nuevo México. No era la primera vez. Unos días más tarde, mi editor vino a mi escritorio. “Toma!” Y me entregó un paquete de FedEx. […]

Wednesday newspapers delayed

Wednesday’s newspapers will be delivered late. We had electrical problems with our press on Tuesday night. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and will provide more information as it becomes available.

City holds cultural venue hearings

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Tucumcari city commissioners held two public hearings during Thursday’s regular meeting at City Hall for the purpose of helping cultural venues — such as the Princess and Odeon theaters — qualify for economic development funds. The public hearings were for the second and final readings of Ordinances 1125 […]

School officials puzzle over PARCC results

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The New Mexico Public Education Department released results Oct. 9 from the state-mandated — and somewhat controversial — Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Area school administrators are trying to understand what they mean. Students across the state were tested in nine categories: […]

Tucumcari man awarded

Special to QCS Daniel J. (Joe) Martinez of Tucumcari received the 2015 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Castle Award on Oct. 6 during the district’s end-of-year town hall meeting at Conchas. Martinez, a maintenance mechanic supervisor at the district’s Conchas Lake project office, was presented the award by district commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 28

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Oct. 19 • 9:33 a.m., a man walked into the Police Department on the 200 block of East Center Street to report a theft. • 4:16 p.m., a man reported an unwanted man […]

Family stories history books for next generations

I was watching TV with my grandson, Giovanni, recently when out of the blue he asks me, “Grandma, did you wear glasses when you were a little girl?” “No, I didn’t, mijo,” I shook my head and laughed. What Giovanni was really doing was trying to picture me at a time when I didn’t wear […]

Libro de historias de familia para la siguiente generación

Recientemente, estaba viendo la tele con mi nieto, Giovanni, cuando de la nada él me pide, “Abuela, ¿usabas lentes cuando eras una niña?” “No, no, mijo,” sacudí mi cabeza y me reí. Lo que realmente estaba haciendo Giovanni estaba tratando de imaginarme en un momento cuando no usaba lentes, porque eso es todo lo que […]