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 […]

Local WTAMU student wins public speaking contest

QCS Reports CANYON, Texas — Katy Hipps, a West Texas A&M freshman nursing major from Tucumcari was a finalist at the university’s Best Speaker competition on Dec. 2. The event is sponsored each fall and spring semesters by the speech communication program in the University’s Department of Art, Communication and Theater. Students competing in the […]

Volunteer reminds residents purpose of Christmas

By Angela Peacock Remembering the true meaning of Christmas has some area businesses and organizations on a mission to make a difference in someone’s life. Allen Angel has been a member of the Tucumcari Knights of Columbus for 10 years. His organization is designed to serve the community, but he said of all the volunteer […]

Local man dies in crash

By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari man was killed on impact Saturday night when his car crashed into the home of two local residents, local police said. Joseph Carlson, 71, was driving a tan Ford station wagon when he wrecked into the front wall of John and Lilly Mahill’s home at 1824 S. 5th St. Tucumcari […]

No more nasty needles

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By Angela Peacock Preventing the spread of blood borne disease has Quay County officials looking into a new disposal option for regular needle users. People who use injection drugs at home to treat allergies, diabetes or hepatitis C, as a few examples, are often instructed by health care providers to dispose of their dirty needles […]