Securing border starts with fixing immigration

Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 by U.S. authorities […]

Birthdays, weddings, graduations …

Fresh from training… Army Pvt. Shane A. Strand has graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, […]

chime crafts, law school, birthdays, U.S. Navy, straight As

Chimes for the times… Libraian volunteer Gienoveva Mediamo helps four-year-old Natalie Hayes with her wind chime craft. It was this past week’s activities at the summer reading program at the Tucumcari Public Library. Sanovia studying law… Sanovia Paris Garcia is attending Duke University Law School. The daughter of Daniel and Phyllis Garcia of Tucumcari, she […]

She help to keep Hounds rolling

By Chelle Delaney One of the drivers calls her grandma. And some of those buying tickets may call her the “Greyhound lady.” The small gray-haired woman behind the red counter at the Greyhound Bus Lines ticket office in Tucumcari is LaRose Hicks Szaloy. Her office, 10 feet by 16 feet, sits on the edge of […]

Ramon Aragon

Services: 7 p.m., today a rosary will recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. on Thursday a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church. Ramon Aragon, 58, died Feb. 26, 2007 at his residence in Tucumcari following an illness. Mr. Aragon was born June 20, 1948 in […]

Udall to visit Tuesday…

U.S. Rep. Tom Udall will be in Tucumcari at 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesday for a Town Hall Meeting at the Tucumcari City Hall. Udall is expected to discuss the first 100 legislative hours at the House of Representatives covering legislative items from alternative energy to Homeland Security to stem cell research, said an official in […]

Herminia Hernandez-Cordova de Dunbar

Services: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Herminia Hernandez-Cordova de Dunbar, 61, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.   She was born on Sept. 10, 1945 in  Las Cruces, Chihuahua Mexico. She and her husband had made their home in El Paso, […]

Richard Lon Bull

Richard Lon Bull Services: 2 p.m., Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa,Texas. A local memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Richard Lon Bull, 61, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in Lewisville, Texas. Mr. Bull was born in Oklahoma City on Nov. 20, 1945. He was reared […]

May 24, 2006 Obituaries

Agustin Montiel Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Agustin “Augie” Christopher Montiel, 12, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Tucumcari. Agustin was born May 16, 1994, in Tucumcari. He was a student at the Tucumcari School System and a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Agustin was preceded in death by his […]

Fireworks sales booming

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QCS Staff David Hernandez, manager of Phantom Fireworks on West Route 66 Boulevard, said the store is prepared to sell about $60,000 of fireworks before Tuesday. Hernandez has an arsenal of rockets, artillery shells and exploding gadgets going out the door at a fast clip and said he expects sales to really go through the […]