Residents upset about proposed pond retention plan

By Leslie Radford Some Tucumcari residents are concerned about a proposed retention pond in the 1100 block of Rankin Street. But Joe Garcia, project manager for the state, told a crowd of about 15 people on Monday the pond will be environmentally safe and they probably won’t notice it once it’s completed. Officials said the […]

State tries suspect as adult

William Thompson Norman Tyrell Cates, 17, will be tried as an adult in the homicide of Lena Aragon Barrett, 75. Barrett was found dead inside her Roy home Dec. 20. According to Lina Weisdorfer, district court clerk for Harding County, Cates’ attorney has filed a new motion. “Abigail Aragon, the defendant’s attorney, has filed a […]

Lena Aragon Barrett

Lena Aragon Barrett, 65, died in Roy on Monday, Dec. 20, 2004. Lena Barrett was born Nov. 18, 1939 in Mosquero. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Roy. She was preceded in death by her father Antonio Trujillo and sister Stella Frison. She is survived by her mother Mary Alewine […]

Recall petitions submitted

TV Hagenah Recall petitions calling for the recall of recently elected District 3 City Commissioner Jim Witcher have been submitted to Tucumcari City Clerk Rachel Hicklin. According to Hicklin, she received petitions with 44 signatures on them on Wednesday from George Aragon. The petitions requested the recall of Commissioner Witcher. She said If all the […]

13 speak out about city police

TV Hagenah The largest crowd in most people’s memories to attend a Tucumcari City Commission meeting gathered at city hall Thursday evening to air their opinions about the Tucumcari City Police Force and in relation to that, its chief, Dennis Townsend. As over 75 people crowded into the commission chambers, they heard more than a […]

Petition seeks police chief’s removal

William Thompson George Aragon, who stood before city commissioners July 8 with complaints about the behavior of Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend, is circulating a petition calling for the chief’s dismissal. Aragon alleges that Townsend spoke to him in a rude and obnoxious manner when Aragon asked Townsend for a copy of an officer’s radar […]

Police under fire at city hall

TV Hagenah Tucumcari police officers were accused of inappropriate behavior by five different individuals who spoke at Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting held at city hall. George Aragon, Jeff Cordova, Shari Anaya, Amber Martin and Anthony Hendron all complained about police to commissioners. Chief Dennis Townsend was not at the meeting and declined to discuss […]

Good attendance honored

Elementary releases perfect attendance lists Tucumcari Elementary School recently released its third term perfect attendance lists for preschool through second grade. Preschool students with perfect attendance were Dominic Blea, Shiv Bhakta, Shant Bhakta, Hayden Modisette, Kyle lopez, Michael Christian and Jessyka Welshenbaugh. Kindergarten students with perfect attendance were Brandi Kingston, Richard Aragon, Stephen Leyva, Travis […]

Lady Rattlers fall hard against Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari Boys Varsity squad played solid basketball but couldn’t hold on to their fourth quarter lead as they lost to Texico 62-58 Friday night. It was a see-saw game. The Rattlers were down by as much as 12 points in the first half, and up by six in the second half. The […]

Rattlers lose to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari Boys Varsity squad played solid basketball but couldn’t hold on to their fourth quarter lead as they lost to Texico 62-58 Friday night. It was a see-saw game. The Rattlers were down by as much as 12 points in the first half, and up by six in the second half. The […]