Rattlers have that special feeling

By Lnn Moncus By the time this is published, we will be in the midst of Rattler Reunion and will be having a great time visiting with people of all ages who attended school here and continue to return each year to celebrate our school years. We know that the Class of ’77 will have […]

Former Rattler chosen for NMAA Hall of Fame

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Former Tucumcari Rattler T.J. Parks will be inducted into the New Mexico Activities Association’s Hall of Fame. “The NMAA is very near and dear to my heart,” said Parks. “To have been part of the organization and to be inducted into their hall of fame is a true honor […]

Former Rattler Jack of all trades

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Former Rattler football star Billy Jack Turnbeaugh is being considered for the list of nominees for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. If inducted, Turnbeaugh will be in the company of sports greats such as baseball’s Henry “Hank” Aaron, football’s Joe Willie Namath, and basketball’s Charles Barkley. “It will […]

Not just oil-for-food but U.N. itself needs reform, accountability

QCS editorial Some of the words were stern. Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker lectured the U.N. Security Council, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan in particular, that Annan and members of the entire organization need to change the way they operate or face a worldwide loss of support from the public. If Kofi Annan had any […]

Former Rattlers catch up with old friends in new times.

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Maybe high school sweethearts Mike and Sara (nee Sanders) Morris will not take their former classmates by surprise when they show up to this weekend’s reunion as husband and wife — but that’s not why they are planning to attend. Mike and Sara Morris, both from Tucumcari High School’s […]

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-jailer’s trial begins

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William Thompson: Quay County Sun A former Quay County Juvenile Detention Center guard admitted in videotaped testimony that he had consensual sexual activity with three juvenile female inmates. Robert Gonzales faced his first day of court Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal […]

Ex-DA honored

TV Hagenah Former Tucumcari area District Attorney Victor C. Breen was chosen by the National District Attorneys Association Executive Committee as one of the five individuals’ names to be placed on the Prosecutors Memorial at the Ernest F. Hollings National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C. The memorial honors prosecutors killed in the line of duty. […]