Charges against teens dropped

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Charges of conspiracy to commit murder have been dropped against two Tucumcari teenagers, said assistant district attorney Kirk C. Chavez. “The facts were not sufficient to continue with a criminal complaint against the 15-year-old,” said Chavez. “For one of the 17-year old juveniles facts did not support the conspiracy […]

Anniversaries – Birthdays

Couple goes silver.. Charlie and Bertha Chavez will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary next week. The couple was married on Jan. 23, 1982 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. The Chavez’ have three children Sonya, Felimon and Charlene. It’s been “25 beautiful years,” said Charlie Chavez. “Hope to have another 25.” Birthday for […]

Man convicted of vehicular homicide

By QCS staff A jury found an Albuquerque man, Steven Chavez, guilty on Wednesday of vehicular homicide under the influence of intoxicating liquors in connection with the death of James Callison, 34, of Tucumcari, according to a press release from the state’s attorney office. The two-day trial was held in U.S. District Court in Tucumcari. […]

Chavez faces drug charges

By QCS Staff Stella Chavez, 35, was charged on Friday with three felony charges for possession of drugs, battery and tampering with evidence. Chavez appeared in the Magistrate Court before Judge Edwin Bruhn. Chavez is the mother of Augustine Montiel, the 12-year-old who died in a Tucumcari canal. Montiel’s autopsy revealed that he was intoxicated. […]

Students getting fix by helping people

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College diesel instructor Jerry Welch said it’s not odd to fix a car or two even though his class is geared for big trucks. Nor is it odd, he said, for students to bring in their own cars once in a while when they need something tinkered […]

1/11 Obituaries

Celia Chavez Services: 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Celia M. Chavez, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in Tucumcari. She was born May 15, 1922, in Newkirk and had been a longtime Tucumcari resident. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and had been a homemaker who loved […]

Nicolas S. Pacheco

Nicolas S. Pacheco, 99, died in Schertz Texas on Friday April 22, 2005 following an extended illness. Pacheco was born Dec. 23, 1905 in Santa Rosa in the then Territory of New Mexico. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Hew as a retired construction worker. He was preceded in […]

Battle of Bands set

William Thompson The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is hosting a battle of the bands Saturday June 12 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Five bands are slated to perform at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said the event is designed to foster greater […]

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 […]

Obits, jan 3

Pauline Martinez Pauline Martinez, 64 died on December 26, 2003. She is survived by one son Anthony Martinez; six daughters Margaret Martinez, Mildred Camacho and husband Luis, Rosie Martinez, Jeanette Martinez, Gina Martinez and husband Weldon Porter and Bernadette Martinez; five brothers Julio Chavez, Tim Chavez and wife Helen, Reyes Chavez and wife Trinie, David […]