Judge keeps busy

William Thompson From the beginning of July until Aug. 26, Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez has seen around 350 motorists inside his court for various traffic violations. Dominguez said the high number of motorists ticketed is due to seat belt and DWI blitz campaigns on the part of local and state police. “I really don’t […]

Ex-jailer faces June jury

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Detention Center employee charged with criminal sexual acts involving minors, is scheduled to appear before a jury in Tenth Judicial District Court June 22. Gonzales was indicted by a grand jury on Feb. 10 on two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of […]

Domestic violence rises

William Thompson Local police and court officials are dealing with a number of domestic violence cases on a daily basis. According to the 2004 Tucumcari Police incident log, police officers have already responded to nearly 80 domestic disputes this year. Tucumcari police officer Darrick Shaw said he has had to help a number of victims […]

House girls take Logan

HOUSE – As good as the Logan girls were behind Nicole Rogers, they simply were not good enough to take out the House Lady Cowboys on Thursday night as they lost 59-38. Simply put the House girls were dominating in their command of the court and their fierce shooting from inside. Most spectacular for the […]

Jailer indicted by grand jury

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

Charges dropped against jailer

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

2003 top ten news stories

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QCS Staff A handful of stories each year get much of the community stirring. The Quay County Sun staff believes these are 10 such stories. No. 1 WIND FARM OPENS, ANOTHER ON THE WAY Quay County became a national leader in the race for alternative energy in 2003. The world’s third-largest wind farm opened at […]

Undefeated Rattlers stage come-from-behind victory

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By TV Hagnenah Clearly, the game the previous evening had taken its toll as the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers took on the Logan Lady Longhorns Saturday evening. Tucumcari started slow on offense and while their defense was solid early in the game. But it was not enough for Tucumcari to overcome the full-court pressing Lady Longhorns […]

Logan dominates in T-Town

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By TV Hagenah Clearly, the game the previous evening had taken its toll as the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers took on the Logan Lady Longhorns Saturday evening. Tucumcari started slow on offense and while their defense was solid early in the game. But it was not enough for Tucumcari to overcome the full-court pressing Lady Longhorns […]

Ten Commandments: Local monument similar to many challenged across country

By Ryan Lengerich Prominently displayed on Tucumcari City Hall’s front lawn on E. Center Street is a seven-foot tall black marble Ten Commandments monument surrounded by three flag poles bearing the American, Mexico State and Tucumcari Rattlers flags. On Aug. 28, a 2 1/2 ton granite Ten Commandment monument was removed from the Alabama state […]