October 1935

Roy Hutchens from the Quay valley constructed a tank on his place and stocked it with catfish. Ducks were already on the lake, so he got his ducks and fish right in his own back yard. …Six hundred men, drawn from Quay, Guadalupe, San Miguel, Harding, Mora and Union counties, were at work on Conchas […]

October 1974

C.J. Wiegel was the THS senior class student saluted by the Elks for the month of October. … J. Bronson Moore was appointed Magistrate Judge. … Dan Barks began his 75-hour marathon walk to raise money for the parks of Tucumcari. …The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education was declared its own Board of Finance, […]

October 1963

Bill Speed was student council president for the 1963-1964 academic year at ENMU. …Violet McBryde was named Woman of the year by the Tucumcari Business and Professional Women’s Club. …Thomas B. Hoover, medical advisor for the selective service, received a certificate of appreciation from President Kennedy and Gov. Jack Campbell. …Donna Kinkead, daughter of Lewis […]

October 1964

Arch Hurley and city crews sprayed mosquito breeding places to eradicate the threat of encephalitis from the Texas Panhandle area. … U.S. Rep. Thomas G. Morris returned to Tucumcari for a Democratic rally. … FHA Emergency Loans were made available to Quay farmers because of a … Alan Green, president of Alan Green and Associates, […]

October 1953

American Legion Post, No. 20, conducted a membership drive to attract Korean War veterans. … Mayor Tito Trujillo of Mosquero proclaimed an 8:30 p.m. curfew for all persons under 21. … Gov. Ed Mecham missed a Conchas Dam hearing because of a delay in receiving an invite. … The Amateur Radio Emergency Corps had a […]

October 1966

Ray Nials of Tucumcari was the leading Bareback Rider of 1966 at the Big Ben Rodeos. … Mrs. Billie James Rose, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband, Quay County Commission Chairman T. G. Rose, was sentenced from two to 10 years in prison . … Army privates […]

September 1942

Postmaster T. N. Lawson reported an increase in requests for V-mail letter sheets. Only three sheets a day were allowed per person to write letters to soldiers overseas. … Sid Latham, who lived northeast of town, reported excellent rains in his area. … A truckload of furniture arrived for pre-glider school students housed at the […]

September 1984

Karen Lamb of San Jon was named Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s 1984 World Champion Steer Undecorator. … After 15 years of operating Third Street Grocery, Jim and Glenda Gentry sold to Charles and Joyce Watson of Albuquerque. …Lillian Redman, owner of the Blue Swallow Motel, was featured in National Geographic. … Girl Scout Troop No. […]

September 1951

Physician T.B Hoover was the new Tucumcari golfing champ. … Quinnie Flint of Bard was awarded Eagle Scout badge, the first of San Jon’s Troop 62. … Principal of Four Points and Central schools, Otis Houpt introduced all the schools’ teachers at a watermelon feast. … Police Chief Houston Bragg ordered the force to crack […]

Setempber 1974

Citizens Bank of Tucumcari opened its new drive-in facility. … The Pinata Queen was Kim Bowen, daughter of Barbara and Charles Bowen. … There were 50 entries in the turtle race at the Pinata Festival. And the winner was: Ambrose Gutierrez. …Enrollment at Tucumcari schools reached 2,128. … Joe Cooper of was installed as president […]