Orphaned calf now sharing home with exotic creatures, great and small

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Thomas Garcia Two days and 619 miles through holiday traffic with 400 pounds of cargo that is not afraid to let you know how it feels – sounds like a Hollywood plot? But this story is very real. “It was quite the drive but it was well worth it,” Leona Gallegos said on Thursday. “We […]

Lawsuit winner graduates from academy

By William Thompson Vivian Martinez, the former exotic dancer who won an $80,000 lawsuit settlement against the Tucumcari Police Department in August, has graduated from the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Hobbs. Martinez, now a sheriff’s deputy with the Lea County Sheriff’s Department, was previously denied employment by the Tucumcari Police Department. She […]

Ex-exotic dancer wins suit against police

William Thompson A federal jury awarded Vivian Martinez $80,000 Tuesday in her lawsuit against Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend and the Tucumcari Police Department. Martinez claimed she was denied a job with the police department due to her previous employment as an exotic dancer. Martinez said the jury award was a victory for women. “What […]

City police sued in federal court

William Thompson A woman denied employment by Tucumcari police has filed a lawsuit claiming she was a victim of discrimination. Vivian Martinez claims she was not hired because of her former employment as an exotic dancer. Paul Baker, office manager for the law firm Linda G. Hemphill, P.C., which represents Martinez, said her trial began […]