Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th […]

Rattlers prepare for NMMI

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s head football coach Dub Smith must prepare his team for the toughest game so far this season. The Rattlers are studying their opponent, New Mexico Military Institute, amidst all the hoopla of homecoming week. “We are going to try to focus on the ballgame rather than the distractions of homecoming,” […]

50 out for Mesalands Rodeo

According to Mesalands Community College Public Information Director John Yearout, 50 students are participating this year with the Mesalands Rodeo Team. Yearout said the 50 athletes come both from all over the state and across the country. Not only do they hail from towns throughout New Mexico, he said they also come from Texas, Colorado, […]

FCCLA pair visit Chicago

TV Hagenah FCCLA state officer Maria Garcia of Tucumcari and the local FCCLA sponsor middle school instructor Jodie Lamm recently returned from Chicago where they attended the FCCLA National Leadership Meeting. “I thought it went extremely well,” said Lamm about the conference. “I learned quite a bit and I intend to be a bit more […]

Chamber Rodeo set for June 25, 26

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Annual Rodeo is set to go said Virginia Wright and according to her and others involved with putting on the event everything is looking pretty good for another good year. According to First National Bank vice president Will Cantrell, one of the driving forces behind the […]

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. […]

Local couple heads to Washington D.C. for memorial dedication

TV Hagenah The last time Frank Garcia was in Washington D.C. World War II had just ended and he was returning to the United States after a number of years with the Army in Europe. Now he is returning to the nation’s capital and that very war he was returning from 60 years earlier, is […]

Mate, Bell, Coughenour, Meeks, Budley, Garcia

Shirley Bell Shirley Bell, 67, died at Trigg Memorial Hospital Tuesday, May 11, 2004 following a brief illness. Shirley Bell was born Feb. 7 1937 in Burleson, Texas. She had been making her home in Tucumcari for 25 years. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church of Tucumcari. She had been […]

TMS excels at FCCLA state

Tucumcari Middle School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter participated in state competition April 29-May 1 in Albuquerque. A number of local students took honors at the competition. In addition to the competition prizes, one student, eighth grader Maria Garcia, was installed as a state officer and will represent New Mexico on the […]

Education secretary visits area

William Thompson Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, New Mexico’s Secretary of Education, concluded a whirlwind visit of Quay County Schools Thursday. Garcia visited Logan, San Jon and House schools all within a 24-hour period. Additionally, Garcia met for two hours with Tucumcari’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Reents, Wednesday evening. Reents said he discussed President Bush’s […]