Police: Shooting suspect arrested in Texas

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Thomas Garcia A man accused of killing two Tucumcari men was captured after U.S Marshals and Texas Rangers got a tip and set up surveillance at a Conroe, Texas, Denny’s restaurant. Deputy U.S. Marshal Cameron Welch said Muziwokuthula “Muzie” Madonda was arrested without incident Monday. “Madonda surrendered quietly,” Welch said. Welch said Texas Rangers had […]

Death notice: Marguerite Hodges

Marguerite Hodges, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, in Tucumcari. She was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Conway, Ark. Survivors include her children, Dean Hodges, Dale Hodges, Bobby Haddon and Patsy Langley. Services have been held. Information: 461-3815.

Suspect pleads not guilty in assualt case of man, 76

By QCS Staff Bobby Vandiver, 22, plead not guilty Wednesday to three felony charges at his arraignment in Quay County Magistrate Court. Vandiver is charged with hitting, and kicking 76-year-old Joe Sandoval in the head to rob him of $5. Vandiver requested an attorney and a trial by jury. He is in the Quay County […]

Sorry, Duke’s not for sale

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Duke has a fancy schmancy AQHA name, but Bobby calls him Duke “because John Wayne would’ve liked him just as much as I do,” he says. Bobby and Duke hit it off the first time they met. The usual “horse breaking” activities were not necessary. “I pretty much just got on him and we went […]

Bobby McAda

Services: Private services scheduled. Bobby Eugene McAda, 75, formerly of Tucumcari, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, in Niceville, Fla. Mr. McAda was born in 1932 in Floydada, Texas, to Grady and Bernice McAda. He was a graduate of Tucumcari High School and operated Gulf Gas Stations on Route 66 in the 1960s and 1970s. He […]

Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler

Services: None will be held. Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler, 72 died on Monday July 9, in Albuquerque, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Mr. Hagler was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lola Mae and his sister Marion Robinson. Hagler is survived by two sons, Adam of Amarillo and Jeff of Walsh Colo., […]

Herman Aragon

Services: At 7 p .m. today a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. Friday a mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Herman Aragon, 54, died Monday, July 2, 2007, in Albuquerque following an extended illness.   Mr. Aragon was born Aug. 19, 1952 in […]

Notable Notes

Police set to employ saturation patrols The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols from now through Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. During this time, officers will be out enforcing DWI laws. Riddle set to compete in AQHYA championship Vatlie Riddle is among 2,000 youths participating in the Ford American Quarter […]