State police increase patrols

New Mexico State Police will be out in force over the holidays looking for intoxicated motorists and drivers not wearing their seat belts. According to a press release, state police will be conducting saturation patrols throughout New Mexico. Checkpoints will also be set up throughout the state. State police also wanted to remind motorists that […]

Winter concert ready to go

TV Hagenah Music will be the focus of the evening on Tuesday, Dec. 21 as conductor and Tucumcari High School music instructor Harold Sloan has the high and middle school band and choir students present their second annual Winter Concert. According to Sloan, the evening should be quite entertaining with a wide variety of music […]

Mariachi group returns to Tucumcari for Christmas

TV Hagenah The same entertainers that packed the Tucumcari High School Auditorium for Cinco de Mayo will be back with a special Christmas performance on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. “It’s a fantastic show,” said John Mihm president of the Quay County Council for the Arts and Humanities, the group sponsoring the event. “I […]

Police tell signs of drug usage

William Thompson Corporal Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police spoke at Tucumcari Middle School for about 45 minutes last week. He was there to give parents information on illegal drugs so parents could look for signs of drug use in their children. Shaw said only one parent showed up at the seminar in addition to Martha […]

DECA to serve hot lunches

DECA students at Tucumcari High School will be serving pizzas, corn dogs and burritos to fellow students beginning in January. The idea sprang from a conversation between DECA advisor Robert Pacheco and school cafeteria supervisor Brenda McDonald. Pacheco, a marketing education instructor, said his DECA students will be serving the hot food daily at lunchtime […]

Mesalands honor society inducts 18

Mesalands Community College released a list of 18 new members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society who have been inducted in a recent ceremony held by the Beta Eta Omega Chapter of Kappa at the college. According to John Yearout, a spokesman for the college, the purpose of the society is to recognize and encourage […]

Free lunch program ends

William Thompson According to a press release from Tucumcari Public Schools, the free lunch program will end as of Dec. 21. The schools met the program’s poverty guidelines but only 54.3 percent of students participated in the program. T.J. Riddle, administrative assistant for Tucumcari Public Schools, said the schools needed at least 85 percent student […]

Blood given because ‘people need it’

TV Hagenah According to Tim Gutierrez, the chairman of the Tucumcari Community Blood Drive held at Rhodes Gymnasium Saturday, the drive was a “great success.” “I think everything went well,” said Gutierrez of the Tucumcari High School Student Council sponsored drive, “We had a good turnout and we had a steady flow of people who […]

Hospice Home Tour set for Sunday

TV Hagenah The homes and businesses that will be featured on the 2004 Helping Hands Hospice Home Tour are in the final stages of preparation for their day of presentation Sunday when those who have paid the $10 for the tour will be able to see the different homes and business specially decorated for the […]

Crystal meth a problem in area

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house […]