Christmas program entertains more than 200 people

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By TV Hagenah Over 200 family members, friends or acquaintances sat in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium Tuesday to listen to the second grade’s annual presentation of “Christmas in Rhyme and Song”. “I thought it was just wonderful,” said Tucumcari Elementary Principal Teresa Salazar about the program that featured the talents of 68 different area […]

Just Passin Through: Miserable vacation teaches traveler lesson in trust

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By Angela Peacock Cross-country traveling has taught Kelly Thomas a huge lesson about the trustworthiness of strangers. Thomas and her family of Pittsburg, Texas had been saving for countless months to take a family vacation to Florida so their daughter Kimberly could go to the amusement parks but more importantly so the family could create […]

Holidays can be tough time for pets

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By TV Hagenah In the excitement of the holidays, veterinarians say that often pets can fall from the focus of many people’s daily lives. “It is unfortunate,” said veterinarian Dr. Jean Corey of the Tucumcari Animal Hospital. “But it definitely happens.” The veterinarian said a number of different things can happen to a pet that […]

Shelter brings hope, love

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By Angela Peacock Freezing in a rundown trailer with no electricity or running water praying the babies father wouldn’t come home and beat her again is how Janey Smith spent Christmas day in 2002. “I left Oregon in a truck with no license, insurance or tags and had trouble making it run the whole way, […]

TV technology to teach Tucumcari

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By Angela Peacock Earning college credits by staying home and watching television is soon to be an option for Tucumcari residents. Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry was recently granted permission by Tucumcari City Commissioners to manage and operate an educational television station, which the city technically owns through their contract with Comcast Cable, the […]

Blood brings Tucumcari out

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By TV Hagenah For many, losing blood usually brings to mind thoughts of Dracula and his minions. But for some people in Tucumcari on Saturday at the blood drive being sponsored by the Tucumcari city government, the possibility of losing some of their life-supporting fluid was a pretty good feeling. “It’s important to give blood,” […]

Local woman claims police harass her son

By TV Hagenah A Tucumcari woman on Thursday told city commissioners her son is a victim of police harassment. Elizabeth N. Garcia said police have been following her son, Jose Roberto, since he was found not guilty in municipal court for an alleged seatbelt violation. She read from a letter written by her 16-year-old son. […]

TMS messages those fighting for America

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By Angela Peacock Mission Merry Christmas in the Middle East is currently underway. In a few short days troops overseas will receive a personal card containing a letter of blessing and thanks courtesy of Patti Bell’s seventh grade language arts students at Tucumcari Middle School. “I’ve thought about going into the military after high school […]

New England natives value western America

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By Angela Peacock Bill and MaryAnn McCarthy want to clarify a common misconception they believe some people have about Americans from the east coast. “You always hear people saying the people from the New York area are cold. That’s not true it’s just that there are so many of them if you stop to worry […]

Local lodge reaches century mark

By Angela Peacock The city’s oldest fraternity proudly announces its 100th birthday is less than a week away. Two years after the City of Tucumcari was established as an organized community, 21 local residents went through the process to create a Masonic Lodge in Tucumcari. According to a Masonic Lodge history pamphlet, the city’s lodge […]