Two Quay County schools miss AYP mark

QCS Staff Tucumcari Public Schools and Logan Middle school failed to make the adequate yearly progress mark for the 2011-2012 school year. The AYP standard guidelined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act has been the subject of scrutiny by educators as the system does not measure the progress that students or schools makes. […]

Quest for distraction sometimes proves elusive

Thomas Garcia So football is over and spring training has just begun. My Penguins are still without Crosby, the Suns are 18 1/2 games behind and we’re still a few weeks from selection Sunday. Go Badgers. I watch ESPN quite a bit, but what can I say? I am a sports fan. While I am […]

Tax dollars should not fund religious center

Freedom New Mexico Park 51 developers, formerly known as Cordoba House, the group behind what is popularly known as the proposed “ground zero mosque” two blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks, has catapulted its proposed project back into the news spotlight. By applying for a $5 million grant from the Lower Manhattan […]

Stock contractors rowdy behind scenes

Baxter Black Bennie Beutler got inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame this summer. He’s one of a good handful of stock contractors that have been so honored. Stock contractors are an odd lot. They’re not smilers. They’re always on the job … sort of a cross between a prison guard and the captain […]

Rattler cheerleaders take fourth

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The fourth place Tucumcari Rattlers Cheerleaders were 1.5 points behind third place Texico in the 2A State Spirit Competition in Rio Rancho. “We did not realize we were so close to beating Texico,” said Rattlers Cheerleader coach Christine Montano. Montano and the seven member Lady Rattlers fell short of […]

Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

God left behind instructions for following plan

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Men have disagreed about humankind’s role in salvation since before the reformation began in the 1550s. The reality, according to Scripture, lies between the extremes of faith and works. It’s likely more on the side of faith than works because there must be some level of faith causing us to […]

Start the new year off with a clean slate

By Leonard Lauriault Forgetting what is behind Each year, the month of December, and even more so for the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day, television shows as well as newspaper and magazine articles abound about the 10 (or sometimes even 100) most significant events of the year, by category – politics, sports, weather […]

02-21-2007: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Well, do you think the bad stuff is behind us? I sure hope so, because those with golf fever have a lot to look forward to. The high school golf is off to a good start but bad weather has put us behind with our progress. The next couple of weeks will […]

Mothers know true potential, hope

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Behind those eyes there shines a light That’s guided me from my first step Down life’s highway through thick and thin So I could tell the wrong from right. Behind those eyes there beats a heart That taught me love is what you feel And to […]