May 1974

Fifty pounds of popcorn and a case of popcorn boxes were stolen from the local theatre’s basement. … Randy Worley and Brad Baskins recovered two, 15-pound hairballs from a local cow’s stomach. …A “large amount of drugs” was stolen from Sands Dorsey Drug after a break-in. … There were 126 seniors who graduated from Tucumcari […]

May 1956

A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 30 days in the County Detention Ward for habitual truancy. …The American Legion Auxiliary collected $255 from their

May 1940

The City of Tucumcari made a

May 1947

Tucumcari men started growing their beards in hopes of winning the Sheriff’s Posse whisker-growing contest to be judged in August. …

May 1953

City Police Court Judge J. Wylie Parker collected $825 in fines in one week. … The Princess Theatre was showing “Road to Bali” with Bob Hope, and the Canal Drive-in featured “Flying Leathernecks” with John Wayne. … Robbie Wellborn passed the written test and reported to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. … Seventeen Explorer […]

May 1962

Fishing was closed for the year at Tucumcari Lake so the state could kill the unwanted fish and restock the lake with 350,000 game fish. … Bob Fife’s western band played at the Stadium Park recreation building for a dance sponsored bt the 4-H Wranglers Club. … A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Mountain States […]

May 1936

Jack Davis was arrested in Colorado Springs, Colo. Davis was charged with slaying

May 1934

The Spanish baseball players and fans

April 1955

The County Board of Education and rural school district directors met in Tucumcari to discuss a proposed merger of the Forrest district with the McAlister and Fields schools. … “The Beauties and Cultures of the Iris” was discussed by Lillian McIntosh at the meeting of La Esperanza Club in the home of Mrs. Bennie F. […]

April 1946

R. S. Shiplet filed for reelection as county commissioner for district 3. … New Rotary Club officers were Ed Hadley, president; Tom McCarty, vice president; Burt Thompson, secretary; and G. Wilbur Jones, treasurer. …J. H. Bender was hired as city manager. … Beatrice Besse was appointed to the post of district court clerk by Judge […]