Congress renews assault on Internet

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” abolitionist Wendell Phillips warned in 1852. Nothing’s changed. Congress was forced to shelve two similar bills that nearly made it into law, the Stop Online Piracy Act, commonly called SOPA, in the House of Representatives; and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA, in the Senate. The bills […]

Herd dog perpetrates fowl assault

Darrie took a likin’ to Hangin’ Tree cow dogs. They are slick, short-haired and promoted for their endurance and stamina. They have that hound dog look and come in various colors. Darrie bought her pup out of Missouri and brought her to Arizona. It was female so she named her Billie. Billie soon adapted to […]

Officer arrested on assault charges

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Thomas Garcia State police say a Tucumcari police officer assaulted his wife over text messages to another man. Robert Vargas, a four year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department was arraigned Monday morning in the Quay County Magistrate Court on the charge of aggravated assault and battery of a household member. Vargas pleaded not guilty […]

Service for sexual assault vicitims coming to Quay County

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Thomas Garcia A special service to assist in the investigation of sexual assaults in Quay County was introduced Tuesday to area law enforcement agencies by a representative of the state’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. The Satellite SANE Unit is a service that will soon be provided in Quay County by the SANE of Eastern New […]

Police: Man, 76, in hospital after assault for $5

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Thomas Garcia An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack on Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. On Tuesday Sandoval was listed in fair condition at […]