Mesalands students earn scholarships to four-year schools

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College students Shelly Giannino and Alex Nielson have been selected to the 2012 All-State New Mexico Academic Team. This honor recognizes their commit-ment to academic excellence. Each student will receive renewable full-tuition scholarships for up to four consecutive semesters towards a bachelor’s degree at a New Mexico public university […]

Tucumcari man sentenced in bank robbery

Russell Anglin One of four men police say was chased down by a daring bank executive is facing 12 years in prison for robbing the American Heritage Bank in Melrose. Santos Preciado, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and tampering with evidence, according to Ninth Judicial […]

Feds revoking U.S. citizenship unconstitutional

U.S. citizenship is a right protected by the Constitution; it is not a privilege that can be taken away at will. That truth needs to be maintained. Several members of Congress have sponsored a bill that would allow the government to take away citizenship and kick certain people out of the country. The Terrorist Expatriation […]

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 […]

Teens appear in court

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari juveniles, charged with conspiracy to commit murder, made court appearances on Wednesday. All three pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, court records show. The juveniles, two 17-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, were brought before Judge Ricky D. Purcell in the 10th Judicial District Court […]