Mesalands president found guilty of driving under influence

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Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 14 for Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry, who on Thursday was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Barry appeared Thursday before Metro Court Judge Edward L Benavidez in Albuquerque, according to court documents. Barry entered a plea of not guilty. Benavidez found Barry guilty of […]

Birthdays, wedding announcement

High five with Spiderman… Garrett Bollinger is celebrating his fifth birthday today with family and friends at a Spiderman party. Garrett was born on Feb. 28, 2003 and is the son or Justin and Kerri Bollinger of Tucumcari. He has one brother, Greyson. His grandparents are Mona Rutter of Logan, and Darrel and Brenda Bollinger […]

Rattlers trounce Falcons 48-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers made easy work the 2A Loving Falcons Friday at Loving. The 1-4 Falcons’ homecoming was spoiled with a 48-0 loss to the 4-1 Rattlers. “I was worried that a second long road trip might affect the team, but our boys came to play,” said Rattlers […]

Relay for Life reaches its $10k goal

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By QCS Staff When they took their first lap there were a few that fell behind during the June 8 Relay for Life to raise money to fight cancer. But when they came around the last corner, the ones in the lead stopped and waited for them to catch up so they could cross the […]

Joseph Senon Manuel Calbert

Services: 8:30 p.m. rosary services will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 2 p.m. on Friday a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on at St. Anne’s Church. Joseph Senon Manuel Calbert, 41, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at the Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari following an illness. Mr. […]

Youth nominated for tournament in Hawaii

QCS Staff QCS Staff With one brother playing quarterback for the Tucumcari Rattlers and another at receiver, Lucas Benavidez said he and his family have always been more interested in football than other sports. A few months from now, Benavidez hopes that will change a little. Benavidez, an eighth-grader at Tucumcari Middle School, was one […]

Tucumcari players culled for All-State team

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The All-State football teams for 2005 will soon be in a huddle, with the Class 2A including several Tucumcari Rattlers on the squad. Three Rattlers were selected for the first team on offense and two players on defense. Tucumcari also had two players make the second team offense and three make […]

All-star football team announced

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) recently selected the All-Star team and six members of the Tucumcari Rattler State Runner-up team. On the offensive side of the ball, Josh Benavidez was chosen at quarterback and Eric Holt at running back. Defensively, Marc Salas will line up as a down man, Nathan […]

Tucumcari Rattlers football year in review

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Final game score aside, this year’s overall Tucumcari Rattler football season (11-2) was a huge success, said Head Coach Dub Smith. “Our goal was to get to state and we did it,” he said of competing against Hatch in the bid for the state championship title last Saturday. “Our goal was […]

Brothers pumped, with music, to win

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler footballer Justin Benavidez said nothing pumps him up for a game more than a heavy dose of Metallica or AC/DC. His brother and fellow teammate, Josh Benavidez, agrees. Well, at least with the concept of music pumping him up, but his listening taste is more Pretty Ricky, he said. The […]