Constitution also protects hateful speech

Freedom New Mexico Free speech and the First Amendment prevailed Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the First Amendment protects even vile and hateful speech directed at gays, warriors and Catholics. It’s a sad-but-essential victory for anyone who believes that freedom requires legal protection of radical and outrageous ideas. Westboro Baptist Church […]

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 […]

Public record —

The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court: • Michael Armijo, 20, possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor. Amount due $373. • Christopher Bell, 26, criminal trespass; knowingly entering, possession of marijuana one ounce or less. Amount due $351. • Fred Cordova, 62, driving […]

Cattle guard lawsuit dismissed

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A lawsuit against Quay County over cattle guards was dismissed Thursday in 10th Judicial District Court, according to court reports. “In my opinion, this is a frivolous lawsuit that is costing the county tax payers,” said Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland on Monday. McCasland said the case brought […]

Area bench warrants

The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court:

DUI charges refiled against Mesaslands’ president

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Charges of driving under the influence against Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry have been refiled in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. Pretrial proceedings are set to begin on Dec. 28 before Metro Court Judge Edward Benavidez, according to court records. Barry had been charged with DUI […]

Area cancellations and closures

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QCS Staff San Jon Public Schools closed.District Attorney’s Office closed.District Court Office closed.Tucumcari Public Schools closed.House Public Schools closed.Quay County Magistrate Court closed. Grady Round Robin (basketball tournament) Day 1 all games canceled.

Outstanding warrants — Sept. 2

QCS staff The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court: • Donna Stordahl, 53, six counts cruelty to animals. Amount due: $167. • John Stordahl, 44, six counts cruelty to animals. Amount due: $167.

Ingram waives hearing rights

Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girfriend has waived his rights to a preliminary hearing in Quay County Magistrate Court. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, was scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett at 2 p.m. Thursday. Garnett ordered Ingram bound over for trial in district court. […]

8-1 Bench warrants

The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court: • James Apodaca, 31, driving under influence of liquor or drugs (first offense). Amount due $515. • Robert Harrison, 30, possession of controlled substance (felony) attempt to commit a felony. Amount due $167. • Christopher Murray, 32, […]