Motherhood serious business for aide

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series of introductions to our neighbors in Quay County. What is your idea of a perfect day? My idea of the perfect day is doing something with my family. It could be anything; watching movies, playing board games, or even going to Disneyland. Whatever it is I […]

Car chase ends in gunfight

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun   An 80-mile car chase, from Amarillo to San Jon, ended Monday morning with a 33-year-old man shot in a gunfight with police.   Mario Montes, the driver of the fleeing vehicle, was shot in the lower abdomen by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper following the […]

Railroad Days brings back history

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Model train sets and historic railroad equipment drummed up memories and childhood enthusiasm on Saturday and Sunday during the third annual Tucumcari Railroad Days. “Seeing all of these displays and photographs brings back memories of my past,” said Tucumcari’s Viola Pacheco. Pacheco attended the two-day event that drew […]

Jail log 10-26

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 18 through Monday morning: • David Lopez, 20, possession of a controlled substance •Raymond Pacheco, 53, extortion • Angelica Armadillo, 22, warrant • Racheal Carbajal, 25, improper sale, disposal, removal or concealing encumbered property • Darius J Martinez, 27, warrant • Patrick […]


The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for today through Nov. 2:     Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily     Thursday Lemon backed chicken, rice, cucumber salad, beets, spice cake     Friday Kraut dog, California vegetables, baked French fries, peaches, oatmeal raisin cookie […]

Rattlers set to host Texico

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   A win Friday against Texico would help the Tucumcari Rattlers football team secure its footing in the District 5-3A standings. The game is set for kickoff at 7 p.m. at Rattler Stadium.   Texico is 2-5 this season, but 2-0 in district play. Tucumcari is 1-7 and 1-1. […]

Race Across Texas 1000 riders make end of line

By Steve Hansen Correspondent   For the third straight year, Tucumcari has marked the end of a long, hard journey on dirt and gravel roads for hardy cyclists who have pedaled their way to town from Texarkana, Texas.   The ordeal is called the Race Across Texas 1000, RAT 1000 for short, and actually bumps […]

Lady Rattlers need win to keep district standing

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers volleyball team looks for its second district win against Clayton on Thursday at the Snake Pit. Clayton is 1-14 for the season, 0-4 in district play.   The Lady Rattlers, 11-6 and 1-3, need the win to stay in third place in the District 5-3A […]

Fishing report

Compiled by Department of Game and Fish   The fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and […]

Budget cut has unknown effects on DWI program

By Steve Hansen Correspondent   Quay County’s state-funded anti-Driving While Intoxicated programs have received a major blow from the state’s budget ax —a 35-percent cut in their funding for Fiscal 2017, which began July 1.   The budget cut, from $92,569 to $60,110, is the sole funding for three salaries and other program expenses.   […]