Our people —March 21

Aragon Miranda Apodaca and Nicholas Aragon of Tucumcari would like to announce the birth of their son, David Joseph Aragon “Baby D.J.” Baby D.J. was born at 9:24 p.m. on March 1, 2012, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. Baby D.J.’s grandparents are, Valentin […]

Honor rolls — Nov. 9

Tucumcari High School 4.0 or higher Seniors Christopher Apodaca Sonam Bhakta Bethany Bishop Kirsten Dunlap Jacky Fang Anna Maestas Kassidi Ulibarri Rachel Welborn

Commissioners talk bank building purchase

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Russell Anglin After returning from executive session at their regular Thursday night meeting, Tucumcari city commissioners voted unanimously to send a non-binding letter of intent to purchase the Wells Fargo building on South First Street. Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Apodaca said the building would cost $1 million. “There is an opportunity to look at property […]

Our page — Feb. 9

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Lauriault recognized The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities presented “Arena King,” a pastel white-on-black painting by Sharon Quarles to Leonard Lauriault for his years of dedicated service to the organization. Pictured from left to right are: Kenna McKenzie Young, Sharon Quarles, Leonard Lauriault, Benjie Torres, and Mary Ann Apodaca.

Tucumcari Mayor found not guilty

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Thomas Garcia After seven hours of eyewitness and expert testimony, Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett on Wednesday found Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca innocent of an animal-cruelty charge. “Thank God that justice prevailed and is well and alive in Tucumcari,” Apodaca said after Wednesday’s court appearance. Apodaca, 61, was accused of dragging a dog with […]

Mayor’s animal cruelty court proceedings postponed

Freedom New Mexico A pre-trial conference regarding animal cruelty charges against Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca was continued Wednesday because the prosecuting officer was not available to appear at court proceedings. Apodaca’s pre-trial conference will be held in two-to-four weeks, said Donald Schutte, the mayor’s attorney. “The court was told that the prosecuting officer had to […]

Animal cruelty case against Mayor continued

QCS Staff A pre-trial conference regarding animal cruelty charges against Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca was continued Wednesday because the prosecuting officer was not available to appear at court proceedings. Apodaca’s pre-trial conference will be held in two-to-four weeks, said Donald Schutte, the mayor’s attorney. “The court was told that the prosecuting officer had to go […]

Tucumari mayor charged with animal cruelty

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca, accused of dragging a dog alongside his car, has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor charge, according to court records. Apodaca’s attorney, Donald Schutte, said the mayor is innocent of the charges. “There is a rational explanation to what occurred […]

City wrestles with budget deficit

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca asked city staff Monday to come with several options to lower a proposed 15 percent

Birthday, marriage announcement, graduation and honors

Just turned one…Kamren Apodaca of Tucumcari celebrated his first birthday Saturday at the Pizza Hut with family and friends. He is the son of April Apodaca and his grandparents are Juan and Susan Apodaca of Tucumcari. Getting married…Mikaela, Jacee, Hannah, Kamber, Ally and Sadie would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their […]