Family uses teen’s death as warning against texting while driving

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Thomas Garcia A family shared the tragedy of losing a loved one with Tucumcari High School students in hopes of stopping other famillies from suffering the same tragedy. Alex Brown, 17, of Wellman, Texas, died Nov. 10, 2009, in a one-vehicle rollover. Alex was texting friends while driving to school that morning. “I want to […]

Tiggers take championship

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The Tiggers won first place in the girls city softball league. They competed against the Blue Angels and the Sluggers. Back row, from left, Coach B.J. Molinas, Olana Romero, Sista Powell and Brianna Molinas. Front row, from left Madeline Wiegel, Heidi Strong, Alex Garcia, Melissa Garcia and Rosario Lucero.

Virginia Solano Sisneros

Virginia Solano Sisneros, 73, died in Amarillo on March 21 following a long illness. Sisneros, a former Tucumcari resident, was a homemaker. She was born on Oct. 1, 1931 in Amarillo. Survivors include her husband of 52 year Tony of Amarillo; her children, Anthony Sisneros (and wife Ausgustina) of Amarillo, Blasie Sisneros (Yvette) of Tucumcari, […]

Kindergartner wins new Mustang

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By Angela Peacock Cruising his neighborhood on a brand new 10 speed is Alex Mills’ ideal choice of transportation, instead the 5-year-old will have to settle for traveling as a passenger in his brand new Ford Mustang. Alex’s father Steve Mills purchased the winning ticket for the annual Tucumcari Altrusa car party, but put Alex’s […]

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Virginia Wood Virginia “Gina” Wood, 57, died Sept. 18, 2003 in Bernalillo. She was born May 9, 1946 in Tucumcari. Mrs. Wood is preceded in death by her mother, Lucy Barreras; a brother, George Molinas and stepson Leroy Smith. Survivors include her husband, Gene Wood of Bernalillo, three sons, Joseph Montano, Dean Montano and wife […]

Rec. center keeps kids off streets

By Angela Peacock When school is out Orlando Nathan and his friends Antonio Vasquez, Alex Page and Emilio Castaneda can be found at their favorite hang-out, the local recreation center. The 15-year-old boys meet at the recreational center after school each day around 5:30 p.m. to play basketball, lift weights but mostly they said to […]