Boxcar crowned ‘Queen’

Winnie Hagenah Ruby Ann Boxcar was crowned Queen of the Tucumcari Route 66 Festival Friday evening, July 9, at the Tucumcari Convention Center in front of a crowd of nearly 200 people. Queen Ruby Ann presented copies of her five books as door prizes along with hugs for the ladies and kisses for all the [...]

Festival features variety of fun

Johnnie Meier On Thursday July 8th, the Tucumcari Route 66 Festival will kick-off with a unique Tucumcari event, the Second Annual Trail Ride Through the Trails West Lounge. That evening, around 7:30 PM, riders on horseback will ride their horses into the Trails West Lounge. Each will ride up to the bar, and order a [...]

Route 66 Festival to feature dinner show

William Thompson The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and the New Mexico Route 66 Association are bringing a nationally known comic, Ruby Ann Boxcar, to Tucumcari for the Route 66 Festival. The event’s dinner show is set for 7 p.m. July 9 in the Tucumcari Convention Center Ballroom. Boxcar, a male, portrays a female in his [...]

Three travel to recital

Three piano students of Patricia Davidson traveled to Amarillo early in May to take part in the 34th Annual Greater Southwest Music Festival. Performing in Amarillo at the festival May 8 were Ellen Bone, Matthew Trujillo and Jessyka Trujillo. Bone played Bagatelle by Tcherepnin and received an “Outstanding” rating. Matthew Trujillo played Spanish Nocturne by [...]

Arts Festival begins Thursday

William Thompson The second annual Tucumcari Arts Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with nearly forty artists participating. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said this year’s festival will emphasize quality over quantity. “There will be a higher quality of art for sale this year,” said [...]

Arts festival prepares to kick off

By Dave Gragg The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is looking for more artists to join an already impressive lineup during a three-day arts festival. The festival will run Friday, Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the Tucumcari Convention Center, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday. Middle and high school [...]